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 us...you are always welcome here.