Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday musings

I hope you all enjoyed a blessed Lord's Day. What a refreshing way to start the week, meditating on God's word and fellowshipping with other believers. We need each other! So much the more as we see these last days upon us.

Friday we all went to the Seminary with Daniel, and the children and I did school while he taught his classes. Then we all ran errands and did grocery shopping together - a rare treat! All our business in town took all day, and by the time we got home everybody was exhausted.

It was still too early to go to bed, so we had a bite to eat, then some read books, some colored, some played...

...and some just couldn't last another hour.

Poor children! It was a long, busy day.

On Friday we also "chanced" to meet up with a very nice family from Pennsylvania. They have come down to Guatemala for a family missions trip. They seem to be getting along bravely by themselves, visiting different areas of the country using the bus system.

They accepted our invitation to visit our church on the Lord's Day, and we had a good time of fellowship around God's Word, and later around the table for lunch. Does that look like a crowd, or what? With our six children, and their six children (they have three more that are married), we did make a large, lively group. What fun!

Daniel arranged to transport them to the bus station this week, and they will travel to the airport in the capitol, from whence they will fly home. What a sweet blessing it is to have met these sweet believers, and to be able to help them in some small way. It is amazing how when strangers meet and find one another to be believers in Jesus, they don't regard one another as such "strangers".

May God bless you in a special way this week!


Tammy said...

How great to meet fellow Christians. Sounds like you had a good time.

~Heather~ said...

How special that you met up with that family. Like you said, once we meet fellow Christians, we don't feel like strangers anymore. =)

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. That is nice of you to link up to my blog.

Your girls did a great job with the napkins on the post below. cute!
Have a blessed evening!

Tori said...

Aww, babies are so cute when they sleep.

So glad you had a good time with your new friends. Your families look very alike.

BTW, did you ever get the graphics you ordered? If now like I said I would love to help.

Anonymous said...

New friends are always so nice :) I just loved the sleepy pictures. Those are the type of moments when you know your day was full.


Josh Champagne said...

I don't know you folks in person, but heard all about you when "that family from Pennsylvania" shared in church recently about their family visit to Guatemala. I attend the same church (Charity Christian Fellowship) and was blessed by their account of the trip. Blessings to you all and praying that God would further his Kingdom work immensely through your sacrificial labors there.