Ha! I couldn’t resist using the title of that song! That’s what I feel like these days…Elijah, Elijah, Elijah! But, that’s what it’s supposed to be like, right? I feel like a dairy cow and he takes up all my days…and nights. Welcome once again to motherhood. I look at Micah and I think, was he this time-consuming? And I answer myself almost immediately…YEP! Then I thank the Lord for this little blessing in disguise, reprimand myself for complaining, and ask for more patience and wisdom.
We all loaded up in the car to visit Peniel, New Tribes Mission’s Bible School here in Brasil. It’s only about 3 hours away. We were a little nervous about how Elijah would do, but he did great! We stopped on the way to visit with an old Bible school friend of Daniel’s. It was so much fun! He is a pastor and they have 2 daughters. The youngest, Leticia, is 4 years old and she said she could speak English with Micah. It was so cute…she sounded like a little pirate as she invented words, “Arrrr larrr larrr!”
The Bible school is located right outside a small city called Jacutinga. It’s known for hand sewn sweaters. It’s such a beautiful area with rolling hills, green vegetation, and lots of coffee fields. Those are all coffee plants straight ahead, behind the truck.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the trip. On our way back we stopped and ate typical “mineiro” food. Mineiro is the name given to people who live in the state above Sao Paulo called Minas Gerais. It’s really just homecookin’! Yummy! They sit out all these pans and pots full of food on a wood stove. The highlight of the trip was when I gave Micah some homemade Brasilian whiskey! I thought it was fruit juice….yeah, no….it was just fruit flavored! He took a sip and spit it back in the cup and said, “My tongue is burning!”. I almost got mad at him…until I smelled the liquid. Whew!! Alcohol for sure! Oops! It makes me wonder what kind of cultural blunders I’m gonna make in Guinea! Feel free to start praying in advance:)