|Posted on January 13, 2011 at 8:42 PM|
We pray that your Christmas and New Year was full of happiness and
celebration. We had a wonderful time celebrating both of these wonderful days
with Sergio's family. It has already been over a month since we left the
states....Can you believe it? This time has past so fast here in Brazil and
been full of so many emotions. We have been busy with organizing our personal
things, purchasing furniture for our apartment, visiting Sergio's family, taking
care of KayleeAna's health since she has had two viruses since we arrived, and
trying to adapt to our new life here in Brazil.
Currently the Lighthouse (where we will be serving) has not been receiving children because
the Brazilian school system has been in their summer break during December and
January. We have set aside these two months to adapt and get our house in some
type of order. We have not set a specific date when we will start serving at
the Lighthouse but it will be sometime in the beginning of February.
Right now the Lighthouse is asking the children that would like
to participate this coming year to register and in the end of January we will
be going over the list and accepting the children that we feel should
participate this year. We are expecting anywhere from 80 -90 boys to attend
Sergio's soccer club this new calendar year at the Lighthouse Community Center
and around 150 children total within the Lighthouse. We are excited for the
day we get to meet the boys that Sergio will be working with this year at the
Please feel free to write and let us know how you are doing we would love to
hear from you and your family. Again we want to thank you for your love,
support, and kindness to our family. May the Lord bless you and your
- All of our luggage arrived in Brazil without any problems and our flights were very relaxing.
KayleeAna loves to fly so this definitely helps = ).
- We were able to purchase KayleeAna a baby bed mattress, couch/loveseat, and a washing machine
(Thanks Sisters in Christ Circle Group)
- For the car that we were able to purchase in June. It has been such a blessing to our family.
- We were able to find a garage for our car the first week we arrived at a very good monthly
cost. *The owner is Christian and gave us a discount!
- We have been able to spend lots of quality time with Sergio's family
- One of our major prayer request is for a situation that happened this past monday. Sergio tried to
withdrawal our monthly support from our account at two banks and both said their
system was down - so we figured we would try again the next day. When we looked
in our account the next day it stated that the money was withdrawn at both banks
but we did not receive it. Sergio has been in contact with the bank since
Tuesday and they have not resolved anything yet and since Monday we have
been without any money. We do not know how long this will take to resolve or if
there is anything we can do. If anyone feels lead to help us financial this
month we would be very grateful for any help. Please let me know or you can
use the information at the bottom of this email to give.
- for KayleeAna's health