Monday, March 30, 2009

Special Guests

Bob and Nalani Stevenson, with Carpenters for Christ, came to stay with us a couple of nights, and what a fun time we had! While "Uncle Bob" and Daniel worked on making plans for our roof, the children and I kept "Aunt Nalani" busy.

Nalani (pronounced /Nuh-LAH-nee/) is Hawaiian. Here she is drawing us a map of the Big Island. She shared her salvation testimony with us, how she was raised Catholic, but didn't know Jesus as her Saviour until after she married and had moved away from her home state. When they returned to Hawaii some years later, they helped start an Independent Baptist Church in South Point.

She was born on the island of Kawaii, which is the one she is pointing to. South Point is located at the southern-most tip of the Big Island. Say a prayer for the church there, as they are looking for a pastor who speaks English and Spanish. Anybody want to pastor a church on a beautiful tropical island?

This couple is such a neat testimony of God's grace, and of living the Christ-life here on earth! It was a pleasure to have them in our home, even if the visit was all too brief.

...I heard that Nalani used to be a hula dancer! I'll have to get her to teach me some of those graceful hand motions next time we see each other.


Tammy said...

Glad you had a good visit. Was the roof they are helping with for your church building or for your personal home?

Unknown said...

We too had company this weekend! It´s so great to have brothers and sisters all over the world.

Unknown said...

Tammy, he drew up plans to put a roof over what is now a patio on top of our own house. The patio holds moisture when it rains, and contributes to mold and mildew problems in the house below. :o/

We're hoping to get it up before rainy season hits!