Saturday, August 25, 2007

It's a Small World After All...

Born in Tawain, raised in Guatemala, converted to Christ in Honduras, current resident of Canada and graduate student completeing practicum in Ft Portal!

This lovely jewel has awakened my awareness that God is doing EVERYTHING to bring us to Himself. He can turn the world around to make it happen.

And for this treasure, He has.

I received an email several months back, from a great friend and supporter of missions (she is an missionary kid, herself!) letting me know that she had a friend who was living in Ft Portal for the summer. Would I be willing to meet her friend and offer encouragement?
But of course! We connected and met for lunch. In the course of our conversation she said the words that won my heart, forever..."I'll help teach your kids!" Agueda has become a wonderful part of every week, guiding our brood through the joys of gymnastics...or "guh-nastics" if you are Silas.
She has worshipped with our town church, amazed us with her creativity in teaching the Bible class and generally been a super encourager for me and for Jeff.
We've needed her bright spirit and cheery disposition. What a gift.

But as this international life has taught me to expect...the moment of farewell is inevitably here.
I thought about taking her passport so we could keep her around a little longer...but I'm pretty sure a certain fiance' would have some strong words to say about that.

So, we will release her to an exciting year ahead. Praying blessings upon blessings as she goes...

Dear Agueda, as God has so faithfully brought you into fellowship with His people up to now...May He abudantly supply every need of your spirit, faith and service.

We will surely miss you! We praise God for bringing you into our lives!

Come back and see are always welcome here.


Aimee Jo said...

First of all, thanks for getting that song in my head--takes me back to Disneyland!
Secondly, you've been tagged-see my blog to learn more.
Last, but not least, I'm sorry that you have to say goodbye to your friend. I am glad that you got to know her and that she could help teach the kids.

Anonymous said...

What a joy that God sends us encouragement in just the way we need it. What a wonderful joy to have a new, dear friend. God bless you today! I am praying for you.


Jonah V. Nierves said...

Holla! Its a small world after all.I really appreciate the works your doing in different places of the world. keep on doing your job in the vineyard of the Lord.God bless you.
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Steve Maxwell said...

Isn't it amazing how God sends you exactly what you need in "Present" form. You never know when your birthday might happen. I will pray that God continue to send you fellow Christ - Followers to encourage and brighten the day of you and your family. God bless you guys.