Sophia

Sophia is my niece. She just turned 18 this June the11th. I have not been able to be in any of her birthdays. One of the things missionaries, like myself, have to undergo is missing many family events. When I go for Christmas; we have lots to catch up and literally every minute spent together is precious.

She is a very friendly, talkative, social young girl. She likes baking. She is very good at crafts and decorating. She makes people feel important. She is into details like wrapping gifts and writing little notes. She likes to share from what she has.

With her generous, giving, loving spirit, she applied to be a volunteer worker at the Operation Mobilization “Logos Hope” Ship for two years and has been accepted to start this year in September. Actually her training starts in August in Amsterdam and then flies with the rest of the new crew to Brazil to join this vessel which is home of 400 volunteers from 60 different countries and features the biggest floating bookstore.

Almost at the same age, I went to study abroad. Even though I had the support of my parents (as she does of hers); nonetheless, it’s a step of faith and courage. I know this experience won’t always be smooth sailing, but I am excited and very happy for I know she will grow, learn, mature and become a better person who will be able to serve God and others with her gifts and abilities.

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Happiness is…

Mum

Happiness is

mother-and-son time.

 

 

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Household Baptisms.

familyIt was a joy to see four of my relatives obeyed the Lord in Baptism last Saturday December the 19th. My sister’s children, Daniel and Sofia; my cousin’s daughter, Mariana, and her son Leonardo. They all gave a short word of testimony before immersion. Here I want to share Mariana’s testimony in her own words:

“For a long time I was angry with God for my mother’s death and decided to keep God far and away from my life. My relationship with God faded away with each passing day. I did not recognize all the great gifts I received from him, such as, my family.

It came as a surprise and left me in astonishment the way the Lord knocked at my door anew. My son Leonardo started to ask me questions  ‘Why don’t we go to a church?’ ‘Are we Christians or Catholics, what are we?’ ‘Am I going to do my First Holy Communion?’. I realized that my distance from God was being transmitted and affecting my children. I had to make a stop in my life, think about what I was doing and admit that I wrongfully was taking away from my children a essential part of their lives, grow up in the fear of the Lord. I want for them what I have received, Jesus’ love and forgiveness of sins.”

Sobrinos

“Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.”

 

 

Published in: on December 21, 2015 at 11:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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Holding Hands


a poem by Suzie Huitt that I dedicate to my sister

BROTHER AND SISTER,

TOGETHER AS FRIENDS,

READY TO FACE

WHATEVER LIFE SENDS.

JOY AND LAUGHTER

OR TEARS AND STRIFE,

HOLDING HANDS TIGHLY

AS WE DANCE THROUGH LIFE.

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Family in Bolivia

My mom and I in Tarija

My mom and I in Tarija

Sis and kids
Sis and kids

My Sister “Tutis” with my nephew Daniel and my niece Sofia

in the “Puente Viejo” (The Old bridge) in Camiri.
Tasting some yummy goodies from the “Cholitas” in the
streets of Tarija.
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