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Moose’s Diary: Day 2 (Monday)

Oct 11, 2011   //   by hlandmissions   //   Blog, Brazil, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Hey kids, it’s Moose here again.

Today I’m going to show you around the CBC project. Here’s a picture of me in bed this morning. Can you see my mosquito net?

 

 

Today is a school day and at 8.00am the children come into the program. This is the front gate, and as soon as you go from the street through the gate you can feel a big difference. On the street outside, everything is brown and dirty but inside CBC everything is green and colorful. The children really love coming here.

 

Inside CBC there is a windmill that pumps water from a well and a bridge which goes over a little pond with lots of fish in it. There are lots of big trees too. When the children arrive, the first thing they do is run to their classroom and mark their place in line with their backpacks or flip flops. Everyone has flip flops here but they don’t wear them when they go and play. They love to run really fast and play tag and soccer.

When the siren goes, the children run to their classrooms.

There are six classrooms in this building which has green, yellow, red, and blue columns.

This morning I went to computer class with some students in 5th grade. They were playing “Worm” and learning to use the arrow control on the keyboard. It was quite hard for them and it didn’t look like they were very used to using computers. Ruth told me that they don’t have computers or video games at home like we do.

At break time, the children go to the refectory for some hot food.

Silvia is the cook and she has lots of really big pots and pans. I helped her to prepare some food and then we served it up through the hatch for the children to eat.

Everyone is very friendly but they don’t speak in English. They speak Portuguese which sounds really funny. I know that they like me though because everyone in Brazil wants to give me a hug or take my hoof so that I get up to play with them. The boys like to play soccer on the field with James and Jaymes, and the girls like to play chase (They like chasing Mr. Williams!).

The children go back to class after break. They go home at lunchtime because in the afternoon they have to go to their regular school. All the children who went to regular school in the morning come here in the afternoon instead.

Today Cali gave me a Bible verse and I learned that a missionary like me needs to be faithful every day. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2. That means that we need to be thoughtful, not just in the words that we say but in all the things that we are asked to do, even if we don’t feel like doing them. While I am here, I need to show God’s love to the children by helping wherever I can, even if it means giving something up. There are lots of children here who are really special. It feels good to know that we can help take care of them.

I think I will make some friends here, if only I could speak their language!

 

Moose’s Diary: Day 1 (Sunday)

Oct 10, 2011   //   by hlandmissions   //   Blog, Brazil, Uncategorized  //  2 Comments

I woke up to a very unusual sound this morning: it was a rooster crowing loudly just over the other side of the wall! The sunshine was streaming in the windows, and I could hear that people were already up and about. I got a bit confused when I saw I was trapped in a big cocoon, but then I remembered I was inside my green mosquito net which I had tucked in last night to keep from getting bitten by Brazilian bugs!

After I got up and took a COLD shower which really helped me to feel awake, I was all ready for my breakfast cereal but when I got to the kitchen there was no cereal anywhere and no toast either. In front of me I saw some small bananas and another fruit that I didn’t recognize. It was green on the outside but when you open it up it is orange. Ruth told me it’s called papaya. With the papaya I also had bread and cake and coffee and eggs. At first I was a bit worried I wasn’t going to like it, but everyone else had the courage to try it and I learned that to be a missionary I would have to have courage to try new food. When I tasted the papaya it was juicy and very yummy.

After breakfast we had a time of devotion and we learned all about Denzel’s testimony and how he came to know Jesus. He is a very brave man and God has called him to help other men at Heartland to use their skills but most importantly to serve God with all their hearts.

After our devotion we went to work. We started to organize all the projects we will be doing this week to help CBC be a nice place for the children to play and learn. We are going to build a new gate, paint the big columns in the gymnasium, and lay some tiles. If we were in Heartland we would be able to use big machines and lots of equipment but this morning I learned that here in Brazil we don’t have the same tools to use. We had to think of different ways to help get things done. Sometimes it’s hard and it takes a bit longer, but we all helped each other to think up solutions to the problems we faced and in the end it all worked out. I know that it is important that we do our best while we are here with the things that we have.

Oh, did I tell you about my first Brazilian lunch? We had rice and beans and spaghetti and chicken. This is what the people in Brazil eat everyday. They really like beans and rice. (I’m learning to like it, too!)

Later in the day we went to the beach. The waves were big and strong and the water was warm. Then we went back to CBC and visited a church in the evening. Mr. Williams preached the sermon and we prayed for all the people in the church. There were about 300 people there and lots of children too. We had a good time.

Philippines June 2011

Jun 16, 2011   //   by hlandmissions   //   Blog, Philippines, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Missions Conference T-Shirts

Feb 6, 2011   //   by hlandmissions   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Proclaim what God has done in your life with our missions conference t-shirt! Shirt color will be offered in black only. Price per shirt for S-M-L-XL-XXL (add $2 for XXX) will be $15. If you would like to order a shirt, please call the office by THURSDAY, February 10th. Be sure to provide shirt size and quantity (shirts will be available after March 1st). Any questions, contact Carin at 660-284-6230.

India Missions Trip in December

Dec 6, 2010   //   by hlandmissions   //   Blog, India, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

We would appreciate your prayers for the India Missions trip. Team members for this trip are: Pastor Charlie, Dave Barton, Dan White, Edmond Soo, Mark Shiveley, Jaymes Schrock, and James Powell. This trip will include an important pastors conference with several hundred pastors, several days of crusades, and a youth conference. The primary days of ministry are Thursday through Sunday, so pray specifically for strength and anointing for Pastor Charlie December 9-12. Also pray for the team’s traveling safety/connections.

Egypt Update: Beit El Wadi Pastor’s Conference

Oct 20, 2010   //   by hlandmissions   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Today we just finished the Pastor’s Conference held at Beit El Wadi. There were many denominations represented here from Catholic to Evangelicals. Pastor shared at several of the meetings and Victor Pavlovski preach a great message this morning. Heading off to Alexandria this afternoon for the last of our conferences then we head back home.

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