Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sharing with Partner Churches in California

Reconnecting with my wonderful Brazilian church, Comunidade Novo Começo (New Beginning Community).

Sharing at Lawndale Wesleyan Church

I'm very thankful for the prayer and support of all my partners in this work.

It's a joy to reconnect, encourage, and be encouraged.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Sister

I've been able to spend time reconnecting with my beloved sister.
Shauna, and her husband, Utaka, in Northern California.

Their winsome cat, Bruce.

We ate lots of good food...like my first ever waffles and fried chicken breakfast.

And I was able to do lots of hikes in the beautiful mountains near their home.

My sister is pregnant with their first child!

So my mom and I planned a Baby Shower "Tea"...

My mom's homemade cupcakes...

...and plenty of tea.

We prepared a long table...

...and invited friends and family to share with us.

Lovely ladies

My beloved younger, and shorter, cousin, Gwen, was wearing heels that made her taller, so I had to stand on my tiptoes to maintain my taller status.

Special hugs for everyone.

My sister with our awesome photographer, Aunt Valerie. 

I thank the Lord for this special time with my sister, family and friends.