November 15, 2011

the church here

Is awesome.

Look what they gave us - a welcome to Patagonia house-warming box filled with goodies!

our own mate carrying case and thermos engraved with our names and the church's name, Bible verses attached to little gifts, kitchen stuff, a metal colander (I've always wanted to replace my plastic dollar store one!), and on and on and on...

There was even an envelope with money in it, and a verse. Joshua 1:9,

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Very humbling. We are in a developing country and they give us money? The church even paid our first month's rent until Tony finds a job.

Can  you believe that?!?

We can't. I told Tony it's just not right. How can they do that?? We hope we can bless them in return someday, somehow. The other night at the table (our little plastic table that has plastic stools), Tony just shook his head and said, "We are so blessed. Do you realize how blessed we are?". I know he was talking not of the material blessings they have bestowed on us, but of who they are as people, as Christians.

God really hooked us up. We love it here, and we love the people.


Denise said...

Very nice! I'm so happy for you. I'm also happy that you have a metal colander to match your metal ladle! ;)

Joshua 1:9 was our Bible memory verse today!

Deb said...

Hey Chris,

This post made me cry (in a good way!!) God is being so faithful to you guys, and we "know" He always is... but it is still so unbelievably touching when we see Him prove it again and again and again! Thanks for the faith-builder!!

Love and miss you guys,


Annie said...

Hi Chris!! I am so enjoying working my way through the blog and trying to get caught up! SO cool!!

I love these precious gifts!

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