Thursday, July 5, 2012

The 4th in Brazil

We spent the 4th of July like most people in the US do.  Hot dogs for lunch, ballgame in the afternoon, and fireworks at night.  But there was a bit of a Brazilian twist.

Our hot dogs were cut up, put in some kind of ketchup based sauce and served in sub rolls.  The ballgame was a pro soccer game in a nearby city.  And the fireworks were actually because one of Brazil's pro soccer team (Corinthians) beat Argentina.  They take their soccer seriously in Brazil, if you didn't know. Did I say the fireworks went on until 12:30 and had our big kids in tears because they were literally right beside our house?

Soccer Field

The game we went to was a Division 5 game, which is apparently kind of like a minor league team. (Tried to wear red, white, & blue)

Today was our first day really on our own. Pastor Carlos and his wife Dinalda left today. He is coming back Saturday. We did have a friend who speaks English come for a few hours and Daniel, Harper, and Becca went to a few houses to visit. A few of the ladies in the village whom we know have come to check on us. They are looking out for us for sure and we appreciate it.

Our house

And now I can't get any more pictures to upload, so I'll have to do it another day.  


Melissa said...

You guys look like you were having fun! You hang in there and know that we all love you here. God's Word is so true in that He never leaves us or forsakes us and He's going to use you all in big ways there because of your obedience to GO and tell!!

Faith said...

Oh, I remember the hot dogs well! Can I just say how thankful I am for Skype?! Loved chatting the other night. We'll do it again soon!!

Love you guys and continuing to pray for you all!