August 10, 2009
Reflections On My Trip to the US
Since it has been almost a week since I arrived from the US, I thought I would share a few random observations while they are still fresh on my mind. No real order or agenda, just things that come to mind as I think back on the week I spend in my country of birth.
1. American cars are freakishly big. They probably have not grown much since I lived there, but it is all the more evident to me since I have been living in the land of Volkswagens and Fiats.
2. I had no idea how much I missed Dr. Pepper. And cottage cheese.
3. Heaven is going to look much like Books-A-Million.
4. Being in the US made me realize how much I love Brazil.
Below are some pictures from the week spent in Florida:
I stayed with Pastor Rick Piatt, shepherd of our sending church, and collector of exotic animals. This picture is from his back yard. I slept with one eye open.
We went with the family to Fort DeSoto near St. Petersburg. The fort was very nice. The beach was cool--but when one is used to Brazilian beaches everything else is just sand and waves.
Here I am in deep conversation with Pastor Peter Brock. The last time we had seen each other he was here in Brazil heading up a missions team that came down to work with us for a week.
This is me live-tweeting my brother's ordination council. Most fun I have had at an ordination--ever.
My brother Daniel, after the ordination, looking very pastoral.
Aaaaand, a less pastoral moment. Daniel and I at the McDonalds we worked at while in college. The scary part is that one of the crew-people in this picture worked there when we did.
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