Why We’re Here

February 26, 2011 at 8:16 am 22 comments

First of all, I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start!!!!

We bought a new printer yesterday, and look who decided he like the box that it came in:

=D

So yesterday, Alex asked me why me family’s in Brasil. So, I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to what we do here.

Since 2004, we’ve lived in Recife, Brasil,population of about 4 million, located on the northeaster coast of the country, about 9 degrees south of the equator. My parents are missionaries here, and originally came to help out with a children home located in one of the poorer areas of our city. While there, they made visits to families in the surrounding community and felt called by God to start work there. About 3 and a half years ago we went to the States on furlough, and when we came back, we began working in this community, called Dois Unidos.

Here’s some pictures:

Food Bank

Soccer Project

Before/After of a house

Building a Church

Over the past 3 years, God has helped us build 25 houses, a church, operate a food bank and soup kitchen along with another church nearby, open a music studio, have activities for children in the community, and start a soccer project. We work with Brazilians, and have a couple of US work teams come every year to complete special projects. God is good and everything we do is because of Him. We’re missionaries with South America Mission and have been for about 3 years.

I love living here! Its home to me! =D If any of ya’ll have any more questions about us being here, feel free to ask them!!!! =D

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

God bless!!!!!

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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erica  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Such fabulous work! You and your family are truly saints 🙂

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    • 2. fitchocoholic  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

      God is great! We’re just doing His work here!!! =D

      Reply
  • 3. Cait  |  February 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    just came across your blog! you’re doing fabulous work! xoxo!

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  • 5. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing work! You are helping so many people.

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    • 6. fitchocoholic  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      We’re so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work and live here!!! =D

      Reply
  • 7. katshealthcorner  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    You guys are saints! And your kitty-cat is so cute!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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    • 8. fitchocoholic  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      We’re just people who God is using here in Recife. =D
      The cat says thanks!!! =P

      Reply
  • 9. Lisa  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Amazing! What an amazing setting to grow up in.

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    • 10. fitchocoholic  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      I really am lucky to have been given the chance to grow up in another culture! =D I have two homes now.

      Reply
  • 11. Katherine: Unemployed  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    this just touches my heart and I’m so glad to see this post on the blog circuit! thanks for the great pics, words, and reasons to be

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  • 13. Tara  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Aww the kitty is so cute!
    Wow, the work your family does must be incredible! I always wished I got to have some sort of experience like this.

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    • 14. fitchocoholic  |  February 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Aw thanks!
      We love being here and doing the work that God has given us to do!

      Reply
  • 15. megan @ the oatmeal diaries  |  February 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    So.. basically you and your family are amazing!!

    Reply
    • 16. fitchocoholic  |  February 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      thanks….we’re not though…our God is! =D

      Reply
  • 17. lindsay  |  February 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Its so good to hear about your family and how God is using you all!

    Reply
  • 19. Kristina  |  February 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Amazing work-that is so great!!!!

    Reply
  • 21. alex  |  February 28, 2011 at 5:59 am

    yay!!! Thanks for doing this, I was so curious!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE the post!

    Reply
    • 22. fitchocoholic  |  February 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

      No problem!
      I’m so glad that you like the post! =D

      Reply

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