Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer until Christmas in the USA!

If you did not get a chance to read our most recent newsletter, you may not have heard the BIG news.

Our family will be in the USA this summer until Christmas!

After much prayer, consideration, and talking with our leadership in ACTION, we decided to extend our furlough to give us more quality time in the USA to share about our mission work and to raise financial support.

Our Schedule
Many people have been asking us about where we will be, so here is our rough schedule so far:

Arrival date:  June 9th
We arrive on June 9th, and we will be in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area the first few weeks getting a lot of logistics in order for our stay.

End of June
We travel to Charleston, SC to see family and to another beach town to visit dear friends.

July 1st through Mid-August
We will be in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Mid-August through December
We will be staying in Rock Hill, SC with family, but this is just our home base.  We hope to speak in as many places as we have the opportunity, and we are VERY willing to travel to share.

Speaking Opportunities
If you would like for us to come and share about our mission work, or share from the Word of God at a gathering, worship service, Sunday school, small group or event, we would be very happy to do so! Felipe could even speak/teach about photography if that would be an interest for some.

We have shared in many capacities in the past and we are open to sharing in various settings.

Please feel free to contact us by email to schedule with us: laura.felipe.matias@gmail.com 
Again we are open to traveling to wherever the speaking opportunity may be!


Needs While Stateside?
We often get asked, ¨Do you need anything during your time stateside?¨
Since we will be in the USA for quite some time and we can not bring very much with us, we do have need for a few things for our kids - Sophia (7), Jessie (4), and Josiah (8 months).

 If you have any of the following baby/children´s items listed below at your home that you are thinking to donate anyway, please donate to us!  :-)

Items for our Furlough:

Clothes for our kids 
Girls clothes: Size 7 years & 5 years
Baby Boy clothes: Size 12 & 18 months


A stroller

Two small bicycles or scooters

A baby swing to hang in the yard

Indoor and outdoor toys to play with

Thanks so VERY much! 


Although we will miss our lives and work in Brazil, we are excited about our soon approaching season in the USA!




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