Thursday, May 20, 2010
Happy Birthday, Cassia
Last year our house church was privileged to get to know Daiana, Everton and their kids. They became part of our family. You can read about their story here (scroll down to start from the beginning).
Now they live in a suburb of Porto Alegre and we don't get to see them as much as we would like to, but our love for them is the same.
Last week, their precious daughter, Cassia, turned 1. First birthday parties are traditionally a big deal in Brazil. We were so happy to open our home on Sunday and throw a celebration for Cassia's first birthday.
Daiana that he felt so good being in our home and with our church family. We plan on getting to know him better so that can happen more often.
salgadinhos" which are little fried cheese and meat balls that just melt in your mouth. (all you Brazilians know what I'm talking about....)
negrinhos, which are called "little soldiers" in other parts of Brazil. Basically little balls of fudgey goodness.
Daiana's blood family, her church family was there as well. Here is Flavia with Clarice. We are so very thankful that Clarice and her husband João live near Everton and Daiana and are mentoring them spiritually and worshipping with them on Sundays.
Tiago and Camilla got drunk. No, not really. We just had soft drinks, but looks like Tiago really enjoyed his.
Now our challenge is to help Daiana and Everton raise these 5 great boys and sweet little girl to be solid and strong followers of Jesus.
Happy Birthday, Cassia. You are loved.