Saturday, July 09, 2011

We're enjoying life with our almost 2 month old

So we're enjoying life with our almost 2 month old. Here's some adorable pictures...

4th of  July

Melody was born on this guy (Caleb)'s birthday!

That's not all though...
There are  lots of Americans coming and going. Next week promises to be a busy one - starting tomorrow! The churches in the town where our church is (Lagoa de Itaenga) are doing a prayer walk around the city tomorrow all morning and afternoon. Three churches are getting together with ours to walk around the town and cover it in prayer! Super exciting! Please join with us in praying for our community.
Then Monday and Tuesday we will have a mini VBS with a group of Americans and next week we will be lanching our new Sunday School program for kids (starting before the service instead of during).

Please keep us in prayer. This is my (Lindsay's) first time really getting back to helping with the ministry since the baby was born!

Also if any of you ladies want to hear the birth story (it's a little long, rambling, and a bit "graphic") then click here

Saturday, July 02, 2011

What's going on now.

Well,  Jeff is off at the monthly Community Church pastor’s breakfast and I’m home with a sleeping Mel-Bel.  Time to write a blog post! 

It’s only the second of July and we’ve already seen one short-term missions team come and go.  Three more to go!   Our roles are pretty low-key this year.  By pretty low key, I mean we get to pick and choose what we want to participate in and help with.  Emily has lead organizing and planning on our end for the various outreaches, a VBS, the English Camp, and the Youth Conference.  We have some great groups coming down and they have done a lot of planning in advance on the US side.  

Jeff has an intern, Robyn Smuck, to follow the groups around to document their time here and update the ministry blog. It’s been great! Jeff still has a few projects, but now he won’t be away from home for long hours every day when the groups are here.  

I am so blessed to have Jeff around so much to help with the baby.  He has been awesome: helping cook, cleaning, and doing the “night shift” with the baby so that I can sleep! 

Ok, well I am going to try to get a little nap in, but I’ll leave you readers with a picture of Jeff's most recent project. 

Next time I'll post more Melody pictures.