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.

Monday, June 4, 2018

More YouTube Videos!

We have made the decision to try making more YouTube videos to share about our lives and ministry in Brazil.  Lately I have not had the time to post here on our blog as often, so we are thinking it may be faster and super fun to make videos sharing updates, prayer requests and news about us.  

We hope you enjoy seeing a few of our more recent videos below, and please subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow our journey in missions!

Here is a video that Sophia made which kind of caused us to think more about making more videos as a family.  She is a natural vlogger! 

Here's a fun video we made of our kitten (named Mittens) chasing a laser.  Who doesn´t love a cute cat video, right?

Here is a little video of our girls riding their bikes in our backyard area.

Here is a video of the Easter party we held for the kids at Casa Semear.

 Felipe made a video about his seminary classes.

This is a video that shows a quick look at the work we do at Casa Semear - the ministry where we serve.

We hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our lives here in Brazil!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sophia is 8 Years Old!

Each May we celebrate Sophia's birthday, and this year Sophia turned 8 years old!  It's almost June, but I still wanted to share a few photos documenting this milestone in Sophia's life here on our blog.

This year Sophia wanted a birthday party, so we invited lots of girl friends over for an ART party!
We had lots of fun!

The party began with a little devotional (led by Felipe) and a special prayer for Sophia. 

We played Pictionary!

We also did a fun painting activitiy with bubbles.  The kids enjoyed this!

Sophia's teacher even made a special visit to come to the party!  All the children were so excited! 

These photos give an idea of the fun and wonderful celebration we had as a family, together with Sophia's friends.  Having friends over to our home to celebrate had been Sophia's request for months, so Sophia was SUPER happy to have all her friends over to our house to party. She kept saying how it was the best day ever! 

We are so proud of the young lady Sophia is growing to be. She is honest, kind, loving, considerate, and hard working.  She loves God, and loves and cares for others with true sincerity. 
Sophia is growing in wisdom and in grace, which is the meaning of her name.  We pray God will continue to bless her next year of life and grow her into a woman who brings honor to Him.  We love you more than words can express Sophia!