Sunday, October 16, 2016

Felipe's Ministry Trip!

Soon Felipe will be leaving for a ten day ministry trip, traveling around Brazil!  
Together with a few other ACTION missionaries, Felipe will be visiting various Action International ministry locations to film and photograph.  The material he captures will be used to share about what God is doing through ACTION in Brazil, and also to raise awareness, financial support, and invite workers (both short-term and long-term) to serve on the field here.

Please pray for Felipe as he travels to the following cities:
Various locations in the city/state of Sao Paulo
Rio Grande do Sul (The southern most state in Brazil.)

May God use this trip in Felipe's life in a special way, and may Felipe be a blessing everywhere that he goes. 

Also pray for me, for grace and strength, as I care for our newborn and two daughers at home while Felipe is traveling. I am thankful for dear friends and wonderful neighbors who will be a support to me during these ten days.

We are excited about this unique opportunity for Felipe to serve the Lord through his gifts and talents.
Stay tuned for more news about this ministry trip!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Children's Day Celebration!

October 12th is Children's Day in Brazil, and it is a big deal here!

It just so happens that this special day falls on a national holiday (a Catholic holiday), therefore kids even have this day off from school.  Today lots of kids from various ABBA ministries (the local Brazilian mission we serve with) came together at the ABBA headquarters for a fun Children's Day celebration!

Around fifty kids who participate at Casa Semear were bused to the ABBA headquarters this morning.  There they enjoyed a wonderful fun-packed program organized by many volunteers. All of this was done to celebrate the lives of these precious children and to share God's message of love with them.  The kids had a blast and could enjoy simply being kids!

Here are a few photos from the Children's Day celebration!

Both Jessie and Sophia LOVED  the Children's Day celebration! They were proud of their face paintings too! 


Friday, October 7, 2016

Camp for the Little Kids!

Last weekend the Casa Semear team ran a fun weekend camp for the little kids (ages 6-8) who participate regularly at the ministry programs.  The camp actually took place at the home of Casa Semear's awesome leaders - Robert and Silvana Meikle. 

The kids enjoyed playing outside in nature, feeding chickens, picking berries, potting plants, eating yummy Brazilian barbecue, playing games, singing songs, learning from the Word of God, and having a fun sleepover! 

Check out these photos from the camp!