Wednesday, April 18, 2012

101 uses for an old tic tac box

Okay, so I'm not actually going to give you 101 uses for an old tic tac box, but Bethany could!  Someone gave her a box of Tic Tac's, she gobbled them up, and I think she was more excited about the neat-o box than the candy!

She was just having so much fun drinking out of the Tic Tac box that I just had to share her cuteness with you all!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Incredible Edibles

We received a package a couple of weeks ago from a friend in Canada.  It was "chock full"of all kinds of goodies!  One thing the kids have really enjoyed from the package is the Lego candy she sent.  They are super cute!  You can really connect them just like real Legos, and then comes the best part--eating them!  Pure sugar! ☺

I wrote the above paragraph and then started thinking, wait, maybe these are "old hat" to all of you that live in America.  Ha!☺  In any case, we're enjoying them!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Family Camp 2012

Family camp was way back in February, but I still wanted to share some of the pictures that I took during the week.

Missionary Peter Doolittle hosts the camp for a week every year during the week of Carnival.  During that week there is lots of partying, drinking, and lewd activities that go on in certain areas of the city, and it is refreshing to be able to get away from that into the "country" for a week of rest.

Here are some snap shots of our week:

Allie and Bethany met a veteran missionary daughter, Leah, who speaks English.  She is married and grown now and still comes to camp.  She was so sweet to make time for them and pay attention to them.  The girls loved it when she let them hold her 3 month old baby!

Allie is trying so hard to make friends here in Brazil even though there is still a language barrier.  She really enjoyed playing with this little girl that was her age, Suzana.

One of the highlights of camp is the zip-line.  This year Allie mustered up enough courage to go down all by herself!  Below is a picture of her with Pastor Lorival, he just had finished "putting the gear" on her.

Here she is about to go "flying".  She did great!

Bethany went down the zip-line with Leah and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Jeremy standing at the bottom of the zip-line deck watching Allie get geared up.

A favorite for my kids during the week was the "Sunday School" classes each morning.
 Judah, Bethany, and Johnathan Schrock were in the same class.  

Judah was being such a silly boy.  I told him to smile, and he just kept "eating" his hand. 

Allie doing some coloring in her class.

Jeremy taught the young teenage boys for the week, and at the end of the week one of the boys came to him concerning doubts about his salvation.  Jeremy was able to talk with him about it and the boy went away knowing he was saved!

I helped out with the young teenage girl's class.

Missionary Peter Doolittle giving announcements one morning.

The food was wonderful!

The pigs enjoyed picking out the soggy scraps from the place where the dish water drains.  The kids enjoyed watching them.

The special speaker for the week was Pastor Marcelo from Goiania.  His preaching was excellent!

We really had an enjoyable week.  The kids still talk about how much fun it was and when they can go back!

Sunday Afternoons

So, some of you might be wondering, "What do missionary kids do for fun on Sunday afternoons?"

Well, they build Lego towers on their toes, of course!