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And then God said….let them choose

Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

I was invited to “open the service” tonite at our church. Opening the service usually means a little conversation and then prayer. Below is my short message. Praise the Lord I was able to speak it in Portuguese—and I think the church even understood most of it! I have translated it into English for those […]

Finding the “good” in Goodbyes

Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Brazil,Janelle with 6 Comments

Be forwarned–it’s long.  My brain downloading…. We have said a lot of goodbyes lately. Honestly, it’s starting to wear on me. Seven weeks ago we said goodbye to a missionary family that arrived in Brazil the same time we did and studied at the same language school. They also had boys Luke & Sierra’s ages–other […]

Sierra’s B-day, fun at the park

Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Brazil,kids with no comments, please leave one

We were with a Brazilian family and an American family last Sunday and had a cookout. While we were there we celebrated Sierra’s 5th birthday!   Melhor Amigas pra Sempre (Best Friends Forever)–they had such fun playing dress-up We also had chocolate cake and a candle in the shape of a 5.   One day […]