Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Today we went to Chapada. Instead of trying to make some funny comment (which never turns out funny anyway), I'll let God's handiwork speak for itself.

Note: This is the geographical center of South America.

Monday, July 30, 2012


Since we have been here, we have had time to spend with cousins which we haven't seen in a long time... And no, I had nothing to do with Kevin's arm. The one to Kevin's right is Stanley, and the two on the outside are...well...my brothers (don't tell anyone we're related, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese).
Joshua is actually a first cousin once removed or something similar. My cousin, seated behind, did not want a picture taken, hence the strategically placed child. The cousin, whose identity will not be revealed, does NOT have a name that starts with a J and DEFINITELY does NOT end with ESSICA, and her last name is NOT a city which might be the capital of Peru.....
Now I'm in trouble. Anyway, she won't find out.......... I hope...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Somewhere in Mato Grosso

For those who don't know, our family is in Mato Grosso.....lost in the thick, humid jungle, searching for a way out... OK, not really, but it was worth a try.....
We're actually re-visiting family, doing some sightseeing, and........doing some sightseeing. We recently went to the Pantanal. It had been forever since our last visit, and we had fun seeing the animals, tearing up our car on the road (make note of the commas, otherwise what I just said means something completely different), things like that.......
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, then I've got... let's see... 15000 words in one post... plus whatever else I wrote... It's enough for now.

Water Buffalo

This bird is a tuiuiú (or something like that).


A Macaw and a Pastor


Some huge lily pads

And a sunset.....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fourth of July Pictures

Here are the 4th of July pictures (from our 4th of July celebration, of course). The only thing we didn't have were fireworks (sigh).

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Fourth of July

Hey everyone! It's Independence Day!
Just thought I'd wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. I'll probably have some pictures later on of our celebration. We won't have any fireworks this year though. So remember us, suffering here without fireworks snif snif...... all right, I'm kidding...
Anyway, remember to thank God today for the freedom He has given us, and remember those who gave their all so that we might have freedom.
Happy Fourth of July!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

     Well, I'm finally getting to my blog again. It seems like the days when I have nothing to do are the days when I don't want to do anything, so I haven't gotten around to the blog sooner (even though I'm on "vacation").
     I haven't been doing much lately, so there isn't much to write about. I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I have been giving free guitar classes to some people of our church. Maybe I'll get some pictures of my students so you can see them. I've also been working on banners for our missions conferences in November and our VBS in January. Gotta get a head start. Really, I love designing banners and stuff like that, but I don't know why.
     My biggest piece of news is my dad's birthday, which was yesterday. We had a cake here and one at the church. That's a lot of cake for one day.
This is the cake that Hannah made. I don't have any pictures of the one at the church.

     That's about all that's happened lately besides the civil case that's going on. Be sure to pray for us about that. I'll be back again, probably later than sooner . Oh well...