February 2014 Update

Maicol & Mandy Venter  (2009)

We enjoyed celebrating her 1st birthday! She enjoyed chocolate birthday cake, over 80 friends and family at her party, and lots of email birthday wishes :)

Since we last wrote, some exciting updates:

Sunday we had 99 in attendance. God is good as he continues to grow our church in many aspects.

Summer is coming to an end! The annual Carnaval celebration next week in Brazil marks the end of summer and back to school time.

The Youth Group ministry has brought us a lot of excitement. We are blessed with eager minds that are fun to be with. During our meetings we are encouraged by the enthusiastic discussion about God's word. On a daily basis, we are grateful for the many opportunities we have to connect with the teens and see them connecting with each other. God is really doing something marvelous through this neat group of young people and our church is blessed to have them among us.

Next month we are looking forward to our couples meeting. The youth will take care of the kids and the couples will enjoy a Mexican meal together. Usually we have around 30 people or 15 couples that attend.

Maicol took a break from basketball clinics after he showed up two weeks in a row to an empty court. Then we looked out our window and realized, every one opted to spend the 100 degree afternoon in the pool!

English ministries have provided us many new opportunities to meet our neighbors. We look forward to our next meeting Wednesday night.

Maicol,Mandy, and Stella Venter

Posted: 2/27/2014  Expires: 3/29/2014

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