Can you believe it? We are actually here in Manaus, Brazil. We have been so busy these past few weeks. The house that we have is beautiful. We have been so blessed with everyone here wanting to help us. The Lord always provides for us.
Some amazing things have already happened since we have been here. The other day, a friend of mine was going to take me home from church when we came across a girl walking alone at night. For those of you that do not know walking here alone at day time is not smart. When it comes to night time no one should be walking at all because its not safe. We noticed she looked really tired (I am pretty sure she was a prostitute) We had cake and pop with us from a birthday party we had just been to. We pulled over and shared this with her and visited for a little while. This reminded me that the Lord puts you in the right place at the right time. There are always opportunities in front of us.
For now we are constantly busy getting settled in to our new home and helping get the apartment behind us ready for missions teams. When we have church services the nights are long!!! But, we do get in some free time and we have a fun playing games and getting to know our neighbors. We have gotten to play baseball and soccer and play tag and all that fun stuff.
That’s all for now
te amo ~ love you
Hello! It has been awhile since I have blogged. I just got back from an amazing journey. My first missions trip was a success. I went to Tijuana,Mexico March 11th. I was invited to join Gods’ Glory Tabernacle international on this trip.
While we were in Tijuana we got to do some amazing things. We started the week off with going to the dumps and painting a play set for all the kids and some kids even got to help us. We gave the parents food for their families and prayed over them. There were many who really wanted prayer and we did not let the language difference get in the way of that. Once we were done painting all the kids were home from school and we had kids jumping on us. They were so happy to have people who wanted to give them attention. They aren’t use to getting the attention that they need.
Another amazing thing we did while we were there was going to the orphanage. We woke up early one morning and got a bunch of gifts together. We headed out towards the orphanage to spend the day. The boys were outside playing and climbing on their play ground in their back yard. The boys showed me how to climb up ( since they didn’t have plain stairs) when I finally got up there,five minutes later, the kids showed me how to slide. They are so use to playing outside they invent new things so it never gets boring. They were working on jumping over a piece of wood and landing on the slide.
The girls were a little more girly which is normal and stayed inside most of the time. We went inside and played with the girls and braided their hair. Then they decided they wanted to do our hair…..very tightly hahaha. They had a little boy Juan who was the cutest thing. We had lunch with the kids and gave them all their gifts and everyone was very happy. They all gave hugs and told us good-bye.
It was nice to be able to love and play with the kids in both the dumps and the orphanage. This trip was amazing and I can’t wait to see what other journeys God has for me in the future. That is all I have for now
Love you all,
October 9th was a big day for Ellie and I. We had our first day of voice lessons. There was so much that we learned that we never thought about learning. For example, we learned about how to take care of our voices like not to yell and to wear a scarf when it is cold outside. Then we split up and I (Kenna) went in first and we sang some notes. Our teacher is very fun and teaches great. She wants to help build us up and not tear us down. She wants us to be confident in our own voices. We realize that, growing up in the missions field, music is a big part of it. Being able to worship with a decent voice ( that won’t kill anyone) will help us to be more focused on God and less on how we sound. Taking this class will help both of us and we are both excited to see what will happen and our improvements should make everyone around us happy!
We love you guys,
xoxo Kenna & Ellie
Picture above from_ http://www.assistnews.net/images13/Jamie%20Grace%20singing.jpg
p.s. This is Jamie Grace one of our favorite singers!
October is finally here! I am so excited for this month to finally be here. I would have to say October is my favorite month of the year. The leaves are starting to change colors and fall to the ground. The weather is starting to cool down but not to where it is too cold. Then, there is always harvest parties, festivals, corn mazes, hot cocoa, and chances to wear costumes. I really enjoy getting together with friends and family and dressing up. It is a time of year that memories are always made. I think I will definitely enjoy this one before we go to Brazil and don’t do it anymore. Lastly, lets be real my BIRTHDAY is in October! That would be the most exciting part. I can not believe I am going to be 16 in 4 days! My Sweet 16! I am so happy that I get to be here to take my driving test. If I get that, I will enjoy driving here in the USA before I go to Brazil and can’t drive at all……..
Well that is all I got for now!