Manual Labor

Who knew being missionaries meant you had to do a lot of manual labor? But the funny thing is that it is so much fun! I just ran outside and took this picture of Michael, Vino and Brooklyn working in the garden. It’s almost 5:00 am to you guys in the eastern United States, and it’s almost lunch time here! Brooklyn stayed up til about 10:00 last night doing her school work for today, so she could help daddy in the garden this morning and help me bake cookies today.

Michael and Vino have really become friends in spite of the language barrier. Vino speaks ZERO English, so it’s excellent practice for Michael. Vino is very helpful and is always bringing some type of produce to the rock wall for us.


Later today will will go to a basketball game in Porto. Michael has been trying to establish relationships with the Americans that have come here to play ball. It is difficult not being able to share the gospel with the Portuguese people right now. So having other English speaking people to minister too helps. The guys playing ball are all single and we’ve promised them some good ol‘ homemade chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies. There eyes lit up when Michael said he’d bring some the next time he came. Help us pray that they’d let us share with them about the Lord and what He did for them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    Oh it sure looks like fun! Wow, you guys are really going to be reapers!

  • Anonymous

    I KNOW THE LANGUAGE WILL COME FOR YOU. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE GARDEN AND THE TREES AND FLOWERS. I LIKE SEEING FAITH HELPING HER DAD. IM LIKE A KID WAITING ON THIS TRIP. OH HOW I WISH I COULD TALK TO GRANDMA CUZ SHE WAS ALWAYS MY PHONE BUDDY WHO I WOULD TELL ALL MY PLANS. SEE YA IN A WEEK
    LOVE MOM

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