Monday, December 15, 2008
WOW.... I can not believe that my last post was way back in November! I have a lot of catching up to do, but am going to jump to the present first and then go back and post some of the photos from my final days in Florianopolis. The first thing I saw when I entered the mission home owned by the Immanuel Baptist Church was this beautiful Christmas tree. One of the Young Womens' Missionary groups had decorated the home AND left presents under the tree. I decided I would open one present a day...but that commitment did not last long..as you can see...some were things I could use right away: shower gel, jewelry, gift card for Target...blessings abundant! I am going to save the Cracker Barrel certificate seen here for my first road trip because I love their breakfasts.
The home here is very lovely and comfortable...I am feeling spoiled with all the space, the food in the pantry and fridge, the TV in the bedroom, the piano and the heat! Here are a few photos from around the house:
....piano/Quiet time room..............bedroom with HUGE bed..............office in spare bedroom....
Some of you will be shocked to hear this, but I have already made a crock-pot dinner and have made breakfast each day since I arrived. I was not able to put a lot of my Brazilian "lembrances" into my suitcases, but there are few things in each room:
"The Lord is my shepherd...........Gift from Homero and family.......three of my boats.....
Another unbelievable blessing is the car being provided by a Dentist in Searcy whose ministry is providing vehicles for missionaries on stateside....here I am with my Ford Focus ......and eating my first breakfast in the mission home.