Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sights from Brazil

It is amazing how fast the days are flying by. We are back in Manaus today and stopped by the guest house for New Tribes Mission for a little internet and air conditioning.

We have had a fun 5 days.
Saturday: I taught a 2 hour photo class.

Sunday: Chuck and Laurel went with some of the students and adults up river for an outreach Bible Study. Mom, Dad and I stayed at the base for church. Then in the evening Laurel helped the high school seniors with music and gave a testimony. Mom and Dad also were able to give a testimony. It was Grandma Joy's birthday today and my brother Shane and his wife Kristi had a little boy, Seth Jacob for her today! Happy Birthday. We spent a lot of time talking, thinking and praying for everyone once we heard he was coming.

Monday: Laurel and I painted a room in a guest house that kicked Mom and Dad out of their room for a few days. I taught the second photo class for the high schoolers. Dad and Chuck helped Phil start a wood shop project for his beginning wood shop class. Mom and Cindy kept working on the curtain project

Tuesday: We went for a tour of the Amazon river in our area. Phil drove us around both sides of the river in the launch. I have lots of pictures, but they are not downloaded yet. A couple of us spent too much time on the top deck of the launch enjoying the breeze and view...but also a little too much sun. In the afternoon I hiked up the hill with Chuck and Laurel to attempt some infrared photos... I haven't had a chance to look at them, but it should be fun to see what comes out.

Laurel, Chuck and I have started an evening ritual of jumping in the Amazon for a few minutes just before supper. A great way to cool off!

Enjoy the slide show!


Sodak Girl said...

You amaze me! I can't wait to see the other 1000 or so photos you've surely taken by now! Tell the gang there hi from us & thanks for the updates. Love ya!

Margaret said...

Carrie!! its so fun to be able to see and hear some stories :) i'm so glad you got to be there!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the sharing highlights and photos of time in Brazil. I'm so happy to hear that everyone is doing well and enjoying your time there! Sadie has become a full-fledged member of our family, and is having a great time.

Elliott John said...

Carrie! so good to hear about your travels.. what a great adventure. I've heard this is an amazing opera house in Manuas where most of the wood came from Lithuania? anyways.. maybe you can find out if this is true! I've been in touch with Missy and am so thankful for your introduction. 5-6 more weeks until baby.. all is well! enjoy your time! Thanks for sharing!!