Friday, July 28, 2017

My Parents' 50th Anniversary!

Last Saturday, my sisters and I threw a small family party to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Felipe and I have been planning for many years to be in the USA to celebrate this extremely special occasion.

At the party we had yummy food, we played a few fun games, we showed a slideshow video, and in honor of the special day, we presented my parents with a photo book listing 50 reasons we are grateful for them.

 On this post we hope you enjoy seeing a few photos documenting this special family moment during our furlough in the USA.  It was such a blessing for us to be here for this! 

This candy dish was actually a wedding present to my mom and dad!

Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad!  
We love you, and may God bless your marriage in the years to come!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Serving Through Photography ~ Casa Boas Novas

One of the ways Felipe serves on the mission field is through taking quality photos of various ministries in Brazil to help raise awareness, and prayer and financial support for the ministry work.  Today I am continuing a blog series called "Serving Through Photography," featuring photos of an ABBA ministry called "Casa Boas Novas" or the "Good News House" in English. 

Casa Boas Novas is a community center reaching out to at-risk children and teens. Felipe visited this ministry and captured images of the various classes offered to the nearby slum community.  This ministry offers Bible study, English classes and music/guitar lessons.

Through the photos in this post, see a glimpse of the impact Casa Boas Novas is making on precious lives!