Sunday, October 31, 2010

If we don't win, then I don't know who will!

Check out Giulian's brilliant (free!) Halloween costume party idea. And this all started with just a handful of balloons...


Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Hungry

I'm thinking about this guy today. If you want to help feed him (both spiritually and physically) and other children like him in City of God, ask how here.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Movie for Christy's Birthday

I had secretly made this movie and surprised Christy with it for her birthday tomorrow! Enjoy!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Unashamed Tour - Houston

We had an AWESOME time at the Unashamed Tour last night in north Houston! Thanks to Lecrae, Tedashii, Pro, Trip Lee, Sho Baraka, DJ Official, and their team for serving us. Click below to see some highlights of the evening. It was a great time of worship and fun, I can't wait to go to the next one! Maybe I'll drive up to Dallas tonight to catch the next show! Well on second thought... I can't because we're about to go to Mr. Gatti's (haven't been there since I was a kid!) to celebrate my birthday early and my niece Haleigh's district championship in volleyball! Way to go Haleigh!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seattle, Here We Come!

Ok friends, finally I've organized all the pictures from our two week excursion to So Cal and Seattle. Hopefully this short slideshow will give you a better vision of our forthcoming mission field, downtown Seattle.


Monday, October 18, 2010

We're excited that our church is doing a new series entitled "Sent" which obviously is very relevant to our current situation as we're praying through being sent by God to Seattle. Yesterday, Pastor Bruce preached an outstanding sermon that gave me much to chew on as I consider how I can apply it to our forthcoming new context. His entire preface really resonated with us. It was about God's story of redemption and how you being a part of a church is not primarily for the peripheral things such as programs, ceremonies, social justice, etc., but for the GRANDER purpose- God's story of redemption around the world. We titled our blog "Chronicles of the Missio Dei" because we recognize that we are living out a story (in Brazil, Texas, Seattle, and wherever!) that is just a part of God's greater story "which is the greatest story ever told." (See here and here.)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Ice Cream Cone

Hey friends,

I feel ashamed at how I've been neglecting the blog lately! So much story has been going on but I've failed at retelling it because we have been so busy. We just returned from an over two week long adventure up the West coast visiting sweet old friends in San Diego and Orange County, then our new friends from Downtown Cornerstone Church (and a few old friends too ;-) in Seattle. I'm really looking forward to going through and posting some pictures and video, but until then I'd like to leave you with one story left untold from Brazil. I can't say it will be the last but it certainly merits a blog post.

This little boy is a friend of ours from the church plant in Sitio - City of God. He and Giulian really made a tight bond so needless to say, it was quite difficult to part with him. However, before we left God blessed us with an opportunity to extend grace to him and take him to the mall. The mirrors were surprising to him and he just couldn't understand why the dolls had to stay in the store windows all day, he thought they were for sale too. Here's a little montage of our fun time together, including his first bite of an ice cream cone.

Love and grace,