Sunday, January 27, 2008
Today was nice. Scott's dad shared in church and told some neat stories about training to be a paratrooper, the kids were fascinated and so were the grown ups. The best part was how well he made the comparisons to our Christian walk. Emma made it through the whole service, and did each of her Strawberry Shortcake puzzles once (Thanks Charis!!!)
We got some yummy rotisserie chicken from downtown, and made rice, veggies and Brazilian "French Bread" for lunch with Grammy's chocolate pudding for desert. A quick Junior's meeting, the Senior banquet is coming soon and we have lots to do. Then I helped Gina decorate the back wall of the chapel. I will send a picture later. It was a busy day, but after last night it is probably a good thing, keep those muscles moving.
I am enjoying Beth Moore's study on the power of words, It is from that Lifetoday.org site, very good!!!
I hope you had a nice Sunday
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Scott has also started his Bible class for the junior high class. He is enjoying being back into teaching again. He is looking at the possibility of next year cutting back the video work and teaching full time at the school, all their Bible classes. We will see if it works. I have a much lighter class schedule this semester and I am so enjoying that. And starting next week I will be babysitting a little guy just a month old for and hour or more each day while his mommy is taking Portuguese classes. I am quite excited about that. Emma didn't seem to mind him at all when they stopped in for a visit a couple days ago.
Scott is also taking care of the English service here at the school on Sundays. After he gets back from church where he is responsible for recording the Sunday message, he gets things all set up for the worship team ( we meet on Saturdays to practice) and then he also is preaching a lot of the Sundays. It is a special time. Even though we go to church in town, to have a time to worship God in our heart language and be challenged in specific areas that apply to our different life is very good.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Scott's folks arrived safely Wednesday, after 4 days of travel hassle, too long of a story to explain, some visa misunderstandings and then delays and missed flights. We are so glad they made it finally!!! They will be here for a couple weeks than travel around Brazil talking and working with Brazilian pastors who use the Chronological Bible Study called the road to Emmaus.
I, of course, have a horrible cold today, the usual let down after having a nice time with family, but it is busy and for some reason I seem to get the sick the minute the leave. Is it my form of coping with being home sick???
Scott has a million ( and I am not exaggerating) things to do these days, and I am not sure how he keeps them all straight. It is a good thing my schedule has lightened considerably. He has to make a ton of copies of all the sessions he filmed during the conference and try and get them to the people who ordered them. He has a number of prayer cards he is working on, people he saw at conference that he could take their picture and design it so they could approve it. He is very busy these days transfering audio tapes to CDs for missionaries, things they use in their ministry. Video tapes to DVD, and just making extra copies of things for people. It is crazy!!! And that isn't even his main job. Now he has Sunday services to prepare, and a Bible class he is teaching at the school. It is quite busy!!!! I think I will just stay home do laundry and cook, that keeps me busy especially since I still haven't gotten my washer fixed, maybe I will ask Scott's Dad??
And so it goes, nothing different, just the usual busy.
Here is Scott screeching down into the pool.
Laney and Jonathan sitting on the rock walk through the "jungle"
Charis brought down these dresses, what fun it was to dress them up. I thought we would go to a friend's wedding but when I realized it wouldn't start until 8, which means 9 as most weddings run very late, I decided to just dress them up at home and take lots of pictures.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
without a brain,
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Another answer to prayer was that Scott was getting stuff together for conference and came across 25 DVDs he didn't know he had???? and they were just any old brand they were SONY!!!! Isnt' God amazing!!!
We are so thankful to have some extra funds come in this month. I am praying with a specific amount that we need. And can't wait to see God bring it in so that we can "catch up".
Thanks for being there for us, your prayers and friendships, you are precious!!!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Scott - starting a new class at school Bible for 7-8th grade and as he would like to possible move to a full time teaching job (Bible ) next year, along with smaller video projects.
Scott - to finish and get copied onto DVD the mission presentation, that many will purchase it (for about $2.00 ea copy) and use it. And for the Bible School presentation he is working on. I ordered him 200 blank DVD's but they didn't make it to Charis in time, so now he is scrounging to find enough good DVD's in town, there are so few, he found 25 but it won't be enough.
For our finances, we are down to 63% support, and with the low dollar, life is just gone from hard to almost impossible. But we know with God all things are possible, so we wait and see how he will provide as we go forward.
For conference this week. We will be busy trying to do all we can to serve the many missionaries here starting monday, it really isn't a break for us as much an opportunity to serve. I know Scott will be running full tilt to do all he can, prayer cards, personal presentations, and ministry clips, plus fill in on the sound booth. and then School starts on the 14th.
Charis is here!!!!
A quick stop at McDonalds, before the 2 hour trip home,
We spent Thursday in Perinopolis a quaint colonial town just 2 hours drive from home
It is nice to have someone with us to snap a picture, so we took advantage
of Charis and got a nice shot (why do I always think I am thinner than I look in