Saturday, July 11, 2009

Irish Giveaway

Micki at Irish Muses - see button to the right is doing an Irish Giveaway. Check it out and also check out the entire blog! Thanks Micki!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Is this girl beautiful? She is holding up the bag we gave her with a new tooth brush, tooth paste, candy (I know that defeats the purpose), a card from our school children and a little toy. The children above are holding up their bags. There were 500 children at the two daycares and this was a lot for us to carry. The next time we go we will bring another suitcase for each person and we will fill them with soap, shoes (very expensive there) and other items that they need. This is our first time there and the first time that there has been a mission group so it was a learning experience. Now we know more but as always you learn more each time. Beautiful people inside and out!! KISS for everyone!!
The two daycares have a staff that love these children very very much and once you meet them you fall in love with them also. They get noisy and act like our kids but there is a difference that they don't expect anything. So when they are given something they are very thankful and happy. These children are clean for the most part but their families are very poor. This daycare offers them an opportunity to play games with others, learn, have a snack and most important is that they have a religion class. They also have a lady that comes in once a week and teaches them gymnastics and a wonderful lady that teaches them art and making crafts that are sold to make money to run the day cares. The gymnastics that are exceptional put a program together for us and did a fantastic job.
More later about Brazil! Please leave a comment if you are interested in this group as I will be able to give you more details.
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm Back!! Brazil Trip

These are photos of the largest Power Plant in the world. This power plant is between Brazil and Paraguay and the workers are 50/50 from each country. It's an amazing site and for me I could not imagine even putting the plan together much less surpervising the workers. Paraguay receives 100% of their electric power from this plant and Brazil receives 75%. If anyone is ever in the area then this is a very interesting place to go. I know that you're thinking a power plant but it is a place worth going.

This is Judy and Ruth Anne with one of the boys at the home we were at. He was there because his father was an alcholic and he kicked him a lot.

This is our group with two men who teach the children a Brazillian dance that is like fighting without touching. The work with the children around the city to teach them skills and hopefully it will help to keep them off the streets and they will say no to alcohol and drugs.

This is one of the day care girls doing this dance. We had painted their faces that day.

Here is a photo of Dorcas II and the children.
This is a wonderful project and if anyone who reads this would like to donate money to this project; just e-mail me and I can get you in touch with the people there.
Also, I can give you additional information.
More later and lots more photos. We must have taken 2,000 between the eight of us.