Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family Visit - Belo Horizonte, Brazil


For the last few weeks my sister (Becky), my brother-in-law (Shawn) and my nephews (Will & Ben) were visiting us here in Brazil.  They spent a week in Belo Horizonte, the city where we live and serve in missions, seeing our work and lives here.  Then we went on a family trip to the city of Rio de Janeiro and to a lovely nearby coastal town called Buzios.
In this post, enjoy seeing a few photos of our adventures in our city
 Belo Horizonte, Brazil.



We spent a fun day at a local park!



There just happened to be some special free things for us to do at the park this day.  Felipe and Shawn rode this skate boarding contraption thingy... It was pretty scary and awesome!




Ben and Will did bungee jumping! 




We often treated ourselves to ice cream and açaí!



Will really loved açaí, which is a cheap and a common treat here in Brazil!



We also took my family to the Hippie Fair, which is a huge open-air market that runs every Sunday morning in the downtown area of Belo Horizonte.



There are always interesting people and things to see at the Hippie Fair.


And delicious food!

 

At the Lighthouse Community Center, where we serve with YWAM Belo Horizonte, my nephews had a great time playing with the boys from the slum. Will and Ben invited several boys over to the Lighthouse to play soccer and fly kites a few different times.  I loved to see them connecting with the Brazilian kids!


 It is kite season here in Belo Horizonte and during this season many boys spend most of their free time making, flying and chasing after kites. It is one of the boys most favorite hobbies here in the slum. They are quite impressive with their kite flying skills too!




 Ben especially enjoyed flying kites!



As I shared in my last post, Will and Ben did a presentation about a kid's life in the USA  for my girls group.  It was cool to have my family be involved in some of our ministry here.



Coming soon, a blog post with some photos of our family get-away in the beautiful state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

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