Archive for February 2011

Belinda   Leave a comment

Belinda, a friend and long-time supporter of Josué´s from France (born in Spain), came to visit us for a few days. We celebrated her birthday and went on a boat with our friends David and Daisy—Joela´s first river trip. It was a nice time.

Posted February 27, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Youth Camp February 2011   Leave a comment

We sent 14 youth from our church to camp: Daniel and Isabel (as leaders), Vasti, Johann, Marcela (mom of one of our Club kids), Christofer, Lucero, Arquimedes, Isabel P., Anderson L., Alberto (Meshi), Rayza, Karen, Priscila. They enjoyed 3 meals a day, games, and powerful sermons (the theme was healing wounds through forgiveness). They did not enjoy getting up early to do exercises! They made friends and became closer to one another, which was my prayer. One of the boys, Arquimedes, accepted Christ. When they returned, the kids shared testimonies of changed hearts at church.

Thanks for your prayers and support which enabled us to send them.

Posted February 27, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Growing   Leave a comment

Joela: with dad on soccer ball rug (starting early!), with mom at birthday party of a little friend, more observant these days.

Posted February 20, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

VBS 2011   Leave a comment

We are grateful to the B. family who donated the $150 to make this year´s VBS possible–to buy supplies for the activities, crafts, prizes, and food. We spent another $150 on 12 sturdy plastic chairs for the elementary class (compare photos 4, 21) and a fan for the adolescent class.

Day 1: Honesty (Jesus demonstrates telling the truth))
Day 2: Friendship (Barnabas befriends Paul)
Day 3: Justice (Zacchaeus repays those from whom he stole)
Day 4: Goodness (the Good Samaritan helps the beat-up Jew)

Each day, about 80 kids met together for songs, games, and a puppet show, and then split into the 3 age-appropriate classes for the lesson (including memory verse, prayer, activity page, and craft) and snack.

Saturday, everyone stayed in the sanctuary for an overall review and prizes (photo 46 is Joela receiving her prize for being early every day—the kids said, “yeah, but she slept through each class!”). Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse came to ask the kids review questions; then they shared a meal together. It was a blessing and a lot of fun. 20 new kids attended. I especially enjoyed teaching the adolescent class, as I hadn´t spent time with those kids for several months.

Posted February 20, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Happy Second Anniversary   Leave a comment

On February 7, Josué and I celebrated a quiet second anniversary—he gave me flowers, and Joela gave me a white rose (she picked it out herself). I made him a card (with a few doilies). We went out to eat. That´s all we could manage with a baby. (Last pix of Joela´s tongue!)

Posted February 14, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Happy Valentine´s Day   Leave a comment

Lots of love from Josue, Joela and me, and from all the kids in our ministry!

My stepmom sent me heart doilies for Club; the kids used them as Valentine´s cards to give to a family member.

Posted February 14, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Club 6 February   1 comment

Presenting the newest member of the Seeds of Love Children´s Club: Joela Carís!

(Also a birthday cake for Meri and a sack relay race.)

Posted February 6, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds