Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Celebrating the World Cup!

Most Brazilians really enjoy following the World Cup.  Life literally STOPS on Brazil's game days - with most businesses, banks and companies closing so that everyone in the country can watch the game.

Although Brazil sadly lost their last game, and therefore the team no longer qualifies to advance in the 2018 World Cup, we are still enjoying following and watching the games.

This World Cup season we have had a lot of fun as a family, dressing in our matching Brazil soccer shirts, and watching the games together with dear friends and family. We even watched a game with the kids at Casa Semear one day!  

On one game day we also made special pancakes! 

Josiah slept through a lot of the games, but he was so cute in his soccer outfit!

Here is a special video showing how we painted the street in front of our home as a way of celebrating and cheering Brazil's team on! 

We have made fun family memories and participated in this very Brazilian tradition more than ever before.  I must say, there is nothing like watching the World Cup games in Brazil.
We are already looking forward to the next World Cup season!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Casa Semear Camp Photos!

Last weekend the teens from Casa Semear went to camp, and here is a new post showing all the fun they had! 

Casa Semear camps are always full of fun, games, songs, and competitions with everything centered around a Biblical theme.

This year, the camp theme was the Parable of the Sower from Luke 8:1-15.  The teens heard teachings about this parable daily and participated in various activities and games to help them better understand the parable.   

As you can see it was a great camp!  
Although there was rain and it was chilly the teens had fun and were impacted by what they learned from the parable of the sower.  Please pray that the Lord will use all that they learned at camp for His purposes in their lives.  It is our prayer that all the teens would know and follow the Lord.  

On a personal note, Felipe and Sophia were at the camp all weekend long, but unfortunately Jessie ended up fracturing her arm on the first day of camp and Josiah was also not feeling well.  We decided it was best if Jessie, Josiah and I returned home, so I could take better care of them.