Thursday, October 21, 2010

To Every Thing There is a Season

Our family is now back in the United States and we are enjoying the fall season in Michigan- cool weather, colorful leaves, pumpkin pie! In this season of our lives, we plan to be in the US for one year to report to supporting churches and glorify God for His grace to allow us to be in Brazil. Below are some pictures of some of the events of the past few months.

Shortly before we returned to the US, we had the privilege to work in VBS at a sister church.
Our responsibility was to teach the 12-15 year olds.

Just three days before we left, we had our last youth Bible Study. A good group came that night. Our co-workers, the Patefields, are continuing this ministry.

At our meeting in Harrisville, Michigan with Family Heritage Baptist Church, the church put us in a nice country Bed and Breakfast. George, the owner, took Daniel for his first tractor ride.

This is the mission house that was graciously provided for us for our first 9 months in the US. The kids couldn't believe the spacious grassy yard to run in.

We visited with relatives at Uncle John's cider mill in mid-Michigan. As you can see, baby Flávia is healthy and growing!


Anonymous said...

I hope your adjustment to the USA goes smoothly and that you have lots of opportunities to catch up with friends, family, & churches. Please let us know when you are in Oregon so we can come see your family. Jenni Birch

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ and Melissa and family,

Love your pictures and blog. What a beautiful family!!!! Thanks for your wonderful updates all along. It has not been EASY but truly a blessing! God is so good. Have a good stay in the US. Also, hope you get to Portland, OR so we can see you all.

Jo Sherman (West Hills Baptist

Melanie said...

Hi Melissa! I'm guessing you don't have any supporting churches in New England, but if you do come this way at some point, you'd be more than welcome to stay with us! I'd love to see you again and to get to know your kids.

Mom & Dad H. said...

Love these new pictures of the kids and all of their different activities:) They're getting so big! Love you and miss you especially remembering (but cherishing) you being with us last Christmas! Love~Mom & Dad H.