Recently I was on the Kjoi studios forum and I read about their blogging challenge! Sounds like fun so I´m joining in, I had actually just made a LO of myself for sugarplumpaperies challenge on her blog, I used the kit flirty skirty I was RAK-ed with, also there are some elements from Flergs (pin, bracket and leaves). So what´s there to tell about me? I just turned 30 this year. I´m Dutch but have been living in Brazil for the past 7 years, I have been married for 5 years with the love of my life, his name is Jander and he´s from the northeast of brazil. Close to a city called Belo Horizonte (see map), that´s also where we met, when I came working as a volunteer in a shelter for HIV-Aids children wheer he was working as staff. We got married 3,5 years after met for the first time!
This picture is of our wedding in brazil, 4 months later we had another weddingparty, this time in Holland!!!!!
We now live in the northeast of Brazil, in a city called aquiraz, about 30 kms of the state capital fortaleza, famous for its tourism, beaches and unfrotunately also for its sex-tourism.
The house where we met was ashleter of a mission organisation called Youth with a Mission, and were still working for the same mission. My husband is working on a farm with kids who used te be living on the streets, also he does streetwork weekly and evangelism in youthprisons. (Their blog:http://casademeupai.blogspot.com/)
I have started up a ministry for pregnant teenagers, we´re doing preventionprograms in poor areas, work with teenmoms, and currently we´re also doing streetwork, on a square where there are a lot of streetgirls/prostitutes. We really want to buy a house to be able to take better care of these girls, but there´s no money for it. You can read more on our ministry blog: (http://vidanovafortaleza.blogspot.com)
We have a 2 year old boy, he is adopted, and we got to bring him home when he was only 2 days old, he is a real joy to us!!! And a great source for photo´s to scrap!!!!! But you´ll have to look at my other posts for some LO´s about him!! There´s enough. So here´s my LO about me:
What else is there to say, I´ve always been a creative person, I already made scrapbooks of my photo´s before I even knew there was actually a hobby called scrapbooking (scrapbooking was only known in holland years after it started in the states). But besides scrapbooking I´ve done it all, making candles, making soap, crochet, fimo, jewelry, making cards, sewing, you name it I´ve done it!!!! Especially love making things out of inexpensive things, my hybrid albums have no ofiicial scrapbooking thingies as they´re too expensive for me!!! (As missionaries we live on offering, we don´t have a salary...) Well, I guess that´s enough about me, wanna know more?? Ask me, or visit our personal blog which is over here: http://jandermelanie.blogspot.com/
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