Wow, hard to believe our time here is almost over for this season. It has been such a great blessing to once again have the opportunity to live life here with people I have come to care deeply about.
We have been super busy up until the 14th and so officially we have had only 2 days to pack and say our goodbyes...but God has provided for many situations that have blessed us along the way!
On Thursday we took our last two visitors to the airport then had to go into Beria.
There are many beggers in Beria, and I think it would be impossible to give to everyone...even if our pockets were full of coins! So we try to use discernment, and ask God to help us know which ones we should help on any given day. Sometimes there is just a look and you know immediately, this is one I have to help!
This day I saw a young boy leading an elderly blind man, and I knew! I gave him a coin and he was just so sweet as he thanked me. The children who lead the blind always hand the coin to the blind person, and as soon as he did, the elderly man, started blessing and thanking me. As they were walking away from the car Kathy called for them to stop because she remembered she had a matchbox car in her bag. We called the boy back and gave him the car...you should have seen the look on his face, absolutely priceless, he was grinning from ear to ear, explaining to the blind man what we had given him.
It was such a sweet moment! Praise God!!
This morning we were able to spend several hours with Zito and his family. We brought over food and drinks and spent time encouraging Zito and praying with him and his children. It was so good that God would allow this time for us.
Zito is getting stronger as he continues to look to the Lord for direction. We thank God for this!
I have been busy balancing the books and getting everything in order...even working on spread sheets!
Who would have ever guessed I'd be doing this!!???
With what seemed like so little time to get many things done I was thinking we would literally be running around trying to get everything accomplished.
We had prayed that God would multiply our last few days, and not only have we had ample time for work related meetings, we have also had more than enough time to hug and pray with the people we care about the most! So we continue to praise God!
This afternoon has been quiet, well sort of. There have been many visitors at our door, as everyone knows we leave tomorrow. Each one has been sweet, wishing us safe travel and asking when we will return. It's impossible to live here and not absolutely love the people!!!
So it turns out we have had plenty of time...Kathy even caught a nap this afternoon and I skyped with my daughter! Bookkeeping is done, bags are packed.... now all we have left to do is drink the rest of our Coke lite and finish the popcorn off!
Grace and peace to all~