Archive for November, 2009
How do you get through the first Thanksgiving without your life’s companion? It helps to focus on what is good in your life. I am thankful that —
Huni went to sleep today with a new velvet soft orangutang stuff animal that LR sent for me to give him for his 5th birthday. He is two years away from the time when the Doctor in Budapest forecasts that he will outgrow his weak immune system that is a constant challenge.
I’m thankful that Friday morning I had the opportunity to speak to the Advanced English High School Class.
I’m thankful that Friday evening I was able to share “my story” with 14 precious ladies in Malnas, a village about 20 minutes from here by car.
I’m thankful that Saturday Levy & Monica gave me 2 rose bushes AND planted them for me!
I’m thankful that Saturday afternoon, Vasile, Mimi and Camellia helped me prepare Harvest Dinner for the next day.
I’m thankful that I have a table to seat the 10 people who came for Harvest Dinner on Sunday.
I’m thankful that Jutka is still able to have a time for prayer in her home on Sunday evenings.
I’m thankful that Gusti and Aranka’s house is going to be ready for them to move in by Christmas.
I am thankful for loving friends and family here in Romania, the U.S., Ghana, Holland, Spain, and many other places in the world.
I am thankful for God’s love, and Jesus’ sacrifice for us…and that He is now alive, interceding for us in Heaven. — Anne
God is blessing me every day even though the pain of loss is ever with me. Hanging onto Judy N’s words, “You never get over losing your mate, but God will help you through it,” helps. The weather is unseasonably gentle with highs for the day in the 50’s. That’s good for me, but next Spring’s crops need the snow to come soon so that the melting snow will provide life giving moisture.
Last night, my Thursday evening Small Group had a goodbye dinner here to celebrate the closeness that is growing between us, and the deepening of our relationship with God that is developing as a result of our study of “Discovering God.” Today, I spoke at 9 a.m. to the Advanced English high school class of 17 year old students. In the evening, Laszlo took me to his village to speak to his congregation’s ladies class. Our hearts communicated on a very deep level. They asked me to develop some seminars for them…precious, precious people.
CONTINUING THE TOUR OF MY HOME:
May the Lord’s face always shine on you. — Anne
Before you sit down, perhaps you’d like to look around my living room in Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania.
“What we are hoping is that your growing faith…, will give an extra boost to our efforts in outlying areas beyond you. If you seek glory, seek glory in the Lord because it is not the person who stands behind himself who can be trusted. It’s the person whom the Lord stands behind .” 2 Corinthians 10: 14-18, The Unvarnished New Testament translated by Andy Gaus. — Anne
You gentlemen may sit this one out…unless you would like to see where people love to gather in my home. Here’s photos taken today of my 15′ X 18′ kitchen in Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania. Curtains are to be made and put up next week.
Thank you for visiting, via cyberspace, my kitchen. Maybe one day, if God wills, you’ll come in person to put your feet under the table and enjoy a big bowl of Hungarian goulash that Gusti cooks in a huge cast iron pot over the open fire! — Anne
The much desired, long awaited one year visa was placed in my hands today! Every year I will be allowed to apply for a one year extension.
My dog who gladly adopted me is on the mend after 2 days of being very lethargic, growling when the back of his head was touched. Unusual looking as he is, I’ve come to love him.
There are finally blinds on the windows of my two bathrooms! (Open House had a special meaning here.)
Friends in Washington State e-mailed that they have collected a LOT of good, warm clothing from their friends and will soon be sending it our way! (The Next Container is shipping out this coming weekend.)
All of the light fixtures have finally been installed in the house. The only ones lacking are the 2 in the garage, and the one on my bedroom balcony. (This has been accomplished over a couple of months!)
Five of our favorite U.S. mountain scenes, and one of the Praying Hands were given a home on the walls of my house today.
All of this is living proof that God does keep His promises. God is good…all the time! — Anne
“… everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:28
God blesses me daily with friends, and opportunities to serve others. But I can’t out-give God. The score is at least God – 1000 blessings for me / Me – 20 blessings for others : > ) Tonight I was the group facilitator for the English Small Group Bible Discussion.
We are becoming good friends. When you hang out with that crowd, you will laugh and have a good time whether you want to or not! We enjoyed drinking freshly made apple juice. Then I left there with a fresh loaf of Zsuza’s homemade apple bread (made from apples from their own trees), and 5 pounds of organic apples. Csilla gave me some of her apple/horseradish relish. Have you guessed by now that it is apple season here?
God is good. God is always good. — AnneWe met in Csilla’s lovely apartment