St. Augustine...

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One of the oldest churches, in the oldest city, held their Annual Senior Revival and we were asked to sing and speak for one of the days.

We had a great time on this two day trip especially since our grandparents joined us! We tease them about how well they take traveling with a large family, but they laugh and say they love it. The morning of the Revival, my grandfather took it upon himself to iron the little boys' shirts, tie their shoes, straighten their "stripey" ties and brush their bed-head hair...I know he loves doing it just as much as we love the memory it creates. We can't wait till next time Abuelo and Abuela!

One thing we had never experienced before while at the revival was meeting a wonderful group of people that were deaf. We were amazed that they would even want to be there! Their faces expressed contentment and joy. Through the interpreter they told us that even though they were not able to hear our singing and listen to Dads message, they could feel it in their hearts....
It inspired a few of us to come home and start learning sign language!

To the many new friends we met in St. Augustine and reading this now, thank you for making our family feel so welcome...see you in December!

Olivia


 On the Road...
Our amazing Abuelo helping us unload...

Abuela and Dad...


The cafeteria was packed that morning....with just us:)
Feelin' all grown up in a tie...

Getting to know the wonderful people around us...



Even though Sign Language is all hand motions it's still so expressive...




The perfect wisdom of our God....


The church is just beautiful...we love all the windows.

Apparently Peter can't read that long word in red that starts with a T...


Getting ready for our drive back home...


"God has been Good...So good...We have been Blessed..."

5 comments:

  1. I agree that sign language is very expressive. I was blessed to be able to take a couple courses and learn the basics. I've forgotten more than I remember, but I still love interpreting hymns when I can. The flowing motions often can go so well with the music.

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  2. What a wonderful ministry opportunity! And SO neat that your grandparents were able to go along! : ) Such a sweet memory to cherish forever. . .

    So who all is learning sign language?

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  3. Wonderful. Sign language is,so much fun {and challenging sometimes,but I'm sure you all brzze through it}.
    Almost all of deaf read by your expressions, along with your signing.=)
    An awesome book that is very useful is "The Joy of signing." if you'ld like any extra help.

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  4. Thank you Blythe for the book title. We actually have that book! And you're right, it's a great learning tool!
    Thank you for commenting:)
    Olivia

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  5. Valerie,
    Treasure and I (Olivia) were mainly the ones to want to do it, but when one person learns something, those around you generally pick it up too:)

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