Thursday, April 21, 2016

Our Seattle Trip!

Felipe and I have just returned from our trip to Seattle, Washington!
We went to the Seattle, WA area to participate in a week-long orientation at the new missions organization we applied to serve with. 

We are now officially ACTION International Missionaries!  
To learn more about ACTION International Ministries, check out the website:

Here is a photo of us together with the other missionary candidates going through orientation. We all were accepted and approved to be missionaries for ACTION!

During the week we had moments of worship, devotions, various training sessions, presentations, interviews and evaluations.  

When asked by another missionary what my favorite part of our week was, I replied that most certainly it was all the people we met!  

We met so many caring, loving, and awesome people during the week, as we learned more about ACTION International Ministries.  The staff serving at the ACTION home office truly impressed us.  They faithfully pray for and serve (in a variety of practical ways) to support missionaries serving on the mission field.  These people made us feel so loved, appreciated, and supported! 

At the end of the week we took some fun photos with a few of the missionaries helping lead our orientation week.
A fun photo with the ladies!
The men! :-)
 Our week of orientation ended with a celebratory dinner welcoming all of us missionary candidates into ACTION!

During the week, we were hosted in the home of this loving couple who live in the area. We were so blessed to have a nice place to stay for the week and enjoyed spending time with this couple. They soon will celebrate 50 years of marriage, and their love and respect for one another was such an inspiration to us.  

We even enjoyed a fun game of croquet before saying our goodbyes! It was a new experience for Felipe. 

To conclude our trip, Felipe and I spent a special weekend together shopping and seeing a bit of Seattle before heading back home to Brazil.  

The very first Starbucks Coffee shop!
We also went on an outing to the famous Space Needle!

This is the view from the top of the Space Needle around sunset! The view is stunning!

Overall, we had a great trip!  God gave me supernatural physical strength for the intense and busy week that we had, and I am so thankful!  Thank you to those who prayed for us.

While we were away, our girls also had a wonderful time with their Aunt Renata, but were also very happy for our return home.  I also am especially happy to settle into normal life and routine here in Brazil again after two months of constant travel. This pregnant mama is tired! :-)

  Soon we will be sharing more news, so stay tuned...

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