Sunday, February 11, 2007

Beach Project Pictures


I've finally received copies of the digital pics from our beach project and wanted to share them with you, as well as a little bit more about the project. Above is the official project picture with the theme of Bra├žos Abertos -- Arms Wide Open.


Many of the students who went to the Beach project are just beginning to investigate a relationship with God. Some are new Christians and others have been walking with God for several years. Regardless of where we were in our walks with God, we were challenged to live with arms wide open to the Sovereignty of God in our lives, with arms wide open in community to others and to the world as we reflect the love and glory of God.


Kate sang at the Beach Project Talent Show, all by herself, with a little help from Daddy to hold the microphone. Her song of choice? Twinkle, twinkle, Little Star. :)

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Summer Beach Project

Yes, it's summer here and we're just returning from three weeks on our Projeto na Praia (Summer Beach Project) where God did many things in our own hearts as well in the hearts of the students and staff we are ministering to. Our theme was Arms Wide Open, which allowed us to focus on themes of surrender and community.

We'll share more, including pictures over the next week or so, but I just wanted to share what one of our students said about what God was doing in her heart those three weeks. Robertinha, a student at the Catholic University here in Belo Horizonte, said, "I was having a hard time surrendering my whole life, my desires and plans, to God. I thought that I needed to be in control and that if I gave in, I wouldn't get what was best for me. But I'm realizing that the only way I'll be happy, and completely fulfilled is to live out God's plan and that it will be the best thing for me and for His glory."

May that be true for all of us, this week and always.