Saturday, February 12, 2011

last nite with the tennesseans

for the last nite
with the extraordinary folks
we get to call friends...
we played tourists
and took in a quaint local town 
with shopping, views to die for,
and african dinner and dancing...

girls...i love each one of you and am blessed
by you sharing a part of this life i live here.
you have inspired me, filled me.

your heart and beauty shines to all sweet friend

the "leader" this week
mrs sharon- you rocked it!

our friends serving here with us
who do such great work for every team that comes this way

it wasn't long after this shot
that myself and natasha (seen in pic above this one)
were pulled up for some stage dance time.
let's just say
we are missing some jiggle

what  a crowd
view #1

a the other side of the troops
view #2

these guys here
could spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Joey and I are overwhelmed at the support and love we have back home in the States.
Those that made this trip
and those who held the forts down back home while their spouses ventured our way
and those that lift us up daily in prayer
and give of their finances
to support all that we do here for the Lord's calling.

We are blessed. God is good.

To you all who spent the past week plus with us...

Our hearts are forever bonded to yours.
Just sharing a glimpse of what our life is like here with those back home means so much to us.
Just having you come serve beside us fills us with such undescribable joy.
You may never understand
the depth
of comfort, joy,
love, peace,
endurance, replenishment,
you provided our family.

As I write this,
just thinking of each of you brings tears to my eyes.
My heart is so happy you were here
but goodbyes,
i have learned,
are a way of life for us now
and they are always hard.

Wouldn't trade one second of
our time together.
You each are precious to us.

as I said before,
there is a bond that forms
when you are joined
the Lord Jesus Christ.

Love to all,


Love Being A Nonny said...

What a be blessed by those who call you friend!

Sandra said...

I've been following your blog since I returned from Cape Town last fall. I came as part of the BBC VBS trip and believe we transported some of your things for you knowing you were coming.

I read posts like this one and see the pictures and it again reminds me of the beautiful city I fell in love with while I was there. I can't wait to return to South Africa soon (though it will not be in 2011). Until then, I will continue to live vicariously through your blog posts!

jennyg said...

what a great week you all had...thanks for keeping us updated :)