Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Celebrating 12 years!

Since I arrived in January, one of my friends discovered that I play piano and that opened the doors for me to be able to join the praise and worship team at the local Nazarene church, Altos de Pilar. It’s been a really great experience sharing and growing with them musically. They have tons potential and great musical directors. It’s really been such a great blessing to minister with them, they have been so gracious as I learn with them and being with them is like being with family. They each have a very special place in my heart! 

Playing the piano has always been something very special for me. It’s more than an instrument for me, since I started playing I quickly learned that this was something very special. Over the years it has been a way of communication and expression in my relationship with God. Throughout the years on the journey with Christ, I have found my self sometimes without words and it was playing the piano, in a sort of prayer conversation that God has spoken to me. Being able to participate in leading the local congregation in worship has just been a huge blessing!  

This month at Altos de Pilar Church of the Nazarene, they celebrated 12 years of ministering here in this community. Here are some pictures of the celebration day, I sincerely enjoying and was blessed in joining the celebration by playing piano with the worship team and singing a special with choir!

Altos del Pilar, Church of the Nazarene - Choir 

Altos del Pilar, Church of the Nazarene - Choir

Altos del Pilar Church of the Nazarene

Altos del Pilar Church of the Nazarene
  • Continued protection and safety. 
  • New Seasons, it's exciting! 
  • Gods love, through community. 
Prayer Requests: 
  • Overall health. 
  • The ministry teams of Altos del Pilar, that God may continue to guide their vision and work at the church and in our community. 
  • That I may continue to be attentive and responsive to the opportunities that arise to minister and serve others. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

¡Bienvenido Che Reza!

For the last couple of weeks I've contemplated getting a dog, but I never actually got to looking for one. The weeks past and I would comment with my neighbors about getting one, but I didn't even know where to start looking. Adoption had crossed my mind but I had become so busy at work, that I didn't have time to look during the day.

A couple weeks passed and then my wonderful neighbor arrives to the office with a box and something wrapped in her arms. It was a puppy! As she walks through the door she said, "Lili.. I have something for you! I know you have been wanting one!" I was so happy and I couldn't find enough words to express to her how much it meant to me!

After some debating about names, finally the name was decided.. he would be called, "Che!" What most appropriate name for my new Argentine puppy!

Here are a few pictures of him. So now.. all the adventures of sharing life with him begin! I know this might sound ridiculous to you, but I grew up in a big family with noise around me all the time -- and I was really missing that. Che is the perfect roommate for me, I already love him so much!