Monday, July 23, 2007

41 days!

Last week my friend Sergio emailed and asked me to write a little bio about myself for them to post in the church building in Natal. Sergio has been a tremendous encouragement to me over the last year, telling me that everyone is waiting for me and can't wait for me to arrive in Natal. He continues to let me know that there are readers who are waiting for me to come and read with them and that I am going to have a lot of work to do. I can't tell you what an encouragement Sergio has been to me, and I am so thankful for his friendship. Below is what I sent to them, along with the picture that they printed off Facebook to post with it.

Hi! My name is Cristina Carpenter. I am 22 years old and live in Oklahoma, a state that is located in the center of the United States. I was born in Brasilia and lived there until I was 6 years old while my parents worked as missionaries, and so my family is very excited to be able to come and visit me while I am living in Natal! In May I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Psychology. I love psychology because I like to help people understand themselves better and learn how to get along with other people. In my free time I love to read books and spend time with my friends. I am so excited to come to Natal and join God's work at Communidade de Cristo. I have already been so blessed by your love and encouragement, and I hope I will be able to bless you in the same way! The things I am most excited about in coming to Natal are becoming part of your family at Communidade, bringing people from the community to Jesus through LST, learning Portuguese, and becoming just a regular Brasileira! (Hopefully!) I am always praying for you at Communidade, and am so excited to be with you very soon! God bless you!

Today LST called to tell me that they had my flight itinerary all set, I just needed to look it over and approve it. So, providing they got my go-ahead email back, I have a ticket to Brazil on September 3. It's 41 days away...prayers are appreciated!

1 comment:

Nancy Patterson said...

Hey Chris....this is your "old toad" friend from the FROGS. We miss you so much we could just CROAK!!!

Really, we do.

Nell said she talked to you last week. I am so happy that things are moving into place for you and you will be in my prayers.

Blog a are a good writer so it will be fun to keep up with you. God bless you as you seek to serve Him...Love ya....Nancy