Sunday, April 20, 2008

Almost a Year in Brazil

God permitting, on May 18 we'll celebrate one year in Brazil. It's been an amazing time of stretching, learning, depending, seeking, and trusting in God's leading. From providing for our needs to get here, to allowing us to grow in our understanding of the language and culture, to being accepted with open arms by a church made up of people who were strangers to us, to allowing us as sinful creatures to be a part of God's redemptive plan on a global level, in all of these things, we are overwhelmed by His grace.

Friends and family, we think about you often and we miss you. Thank you for the interest you've shown in our ministry and in our lives. Here's some pictures to keep you updated on ministry and family (and for those who demanded- more pictures of Daniel!).

This is a game we played at our church Marriage Seminar in April. The men are trying to eat an apple off of a string.


Aunt Barbie said...

GO GOD! HE IS FAITHFUL! The kids are too cute and precious! Sounds like things are going well, to God be the glory. We love and miss you so much. Aunt Barbie

James and Christen said...

He is a beautiful baby! We love the way you chose to name him, honoring both family and God's call on your family.

We think of you all and pray for you often. Glad to hear how God is blessing.

Christen Taylor & Family

Matt Goins said...

Hey BJ and Melissa. Congratulations on coming up on a year of ministry in Brazil. May God allow you many more as long as you stay true to His Word.

Congratulations on the birth of your son as well.

It's good to hear of the good things the Lord is doing in Brazil.