We were so thrilled, yesterday, to receive a letter in the mail! It is one of our biggest highlights here in Italy!
We were all sitting around the table playing a game together. There was a knock on the door, and the landlady was standing there with a letter for us! How wonderful. Everything stood at a standstill until we saw who it was from and what it was.
We were greatly surprised and excited to find a card that said "Thinking of You" and signed by so many good friends from the church we attend in Oregon. It was filled with special notes and hugs and smiles.
It was also filled with a little dvd. We couldn't imagine what was on it, so, of course, our game was postponed yet again! We popped the disk into the computer and were so pleasantly surprised to find still more hugs and smiles! This time we could actually SEE the smiles!
I cannot tell you what a huge blessing this "little" act of encouragement has meant to us. We are so thankful for the thoughtfulness of this and for how the Lord used these people to minister to us.
And still others have done so many other "little" things. A packet of yeast, an e-mail, a little chat on Facebook! We are so blessed. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you!
Encourage and Uplift others, so that others can encourage and uplift still more ... isn't that just like what the Family of Christ should do.
... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.