Our family is doing well, all of us are in good health and as good Brazilians we are so looking forward to Spring!
Do you remember when in our January newsletter we said that " we are thrilled and filled with joyful expectations to what our Lord has reserved for us in the upcoming months"? What a great joy to it is to report to you that we are now at 83% of our monthly support. Our Lord is awesome, and He has been gracious beyond expectations towards us lately. Praise Him!
We have now
those mixed feelings created by the already/not yet tension, meaning we are very close to reaching all the needed financial support, but we are not there yet. Nonetheless, we have begun taking concrete actions, prayerfully and hopefully, towards our moving to Portugal this coming August. These specific actions are regarding Mila and Pedro's school, to which we have to apply sooner to guaranty they will be able to enroll. Also, we have started our Visa process, which first relies on the receiving of an invitation letter from the Portuguese Presbyterian denomination. Then, we will add it to all the paperwork (including FBI background check) needed to be taken to the Portuguese Consulate in DC. (See our prayer requests below)
We are also looking forward to the Spring break in just a couple of weeks. We all can certainly rest from school work. And talking about school, Pedro was just
recently asked to draw his perspective on perseverance. Ours and his teacher's hearts were moved by the way Pedro pictured a season of challenges and delight. As we are now much closer to move to Portugal than we were last May when we first arrived in the US, we'll let Pedro's drawing about perseverance speak for ourselves.