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...|
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.