Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The bags are packed...

Our group gathered last night for our final preparation meeting before leaving for Brazil on Sunday. We are all so excited to meet the children and families we will be serving next week. What a privilege! Imagine that there are 24 bags like these filled with supplies for our week at Kid's Place in Recife. As Brandon shared with us last night, "All you need for the week is your passport and these bags for VFC. If your clothes and other things don't show up, you will be fine."
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Please pray now for God to continue to prepare our hearts for service.
Please pray for the families and children we will serve.

The team is assembled...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Family Mission Trip / We will be in Brazil soon!

It’s about one week until our Spring Break group leaves for Brazil. This time, there are 12 adults and 12 kids. It’s a great group! We have seen God working in so many big and small ways as we’ve prepared for the trip. As we’ve all sent letters to our friends and families asking for support, we have been so blessed by the words of encouragement and generous gifts. We are excited to have such a wonderful team at home supporting us through prayer.
We are praying God will be preparing and softening the hearts of the children and families we will meet. Will you join us in praying for them? Please also pray for God to prepare our hearts for the work He has for us to do.
In addition to working at Kids Place, each family will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with a family in the favela. Will you please pray for the Lord to work out the details of these visits? Pray for good conversation and that we would see opportunities to share Christ’s love and the gospel message with them.
Again, thank you to everyone who has teamed with us on this trip. You are a blessing! Check back with us on March 15 to begin following our daily posts!