I long to honor my God by making my home a place of joy and rest for my family.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, our church had the pleasure of having a wonderful couple who are workers in East Asia visit us! John & Rachel (you can see her blog linked on my blog list) are also wonderful friends as well, and we were so privileged the Lord gave them an opportunity to visit us. They are home for a very short time, and it was only at the beginning of the month they emailed and said some dates had become available for them to visit us. Even though it was a busy time for us (it was the same week Josh went to Together for The Gospel), we absolutely could not pass up a visit with them.
On Thursday evening, the team (and their families) who went to visit them last summer had dinner with John and Rachel and their girls at a local restaurant. It was a great time of catching up with them and also receiving more details about people they had shared with last summer. All of the kids had a wonderful time playing together after dinner too (I think their were nine children, 5 and below, between us).
We had John and Rachel and their girls over for lunch on Friday and it was a sweet time of fellowship. I was struck with how we don't know each other all that well (other than through visiting them in East Asia and once before in the states); we really are united through the gospel. We are on the same page theologically and it that really does unite your hearts together.
Friday night there was a potluck dinner at the church and then John and Rachel shared with us about their work in EA. I am so glad that some of our church family was able to meet them and hear about how to pray for them as they labor for the sake of the kingdom.
It was a short visit, but we are so glad they were able to come! Below are some pictures of their time here.