The Blessings Go On and On

April 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

The Red Cross Booth at St. George Days. Ildeko, on far right, is one of the 3 paid employees at the Red Cross. All the other servants are volunteers who truly care about people in need. God's Children raises funds to help them provide medicine and medical equipment for children and adults living in poverty.

This week the manager of the lovely little 2nd hand shop, Flandia, returned from a scouting trip.  He brings in older furniture from Belgium and Holland.  I just “happened” to decide to go take a look.  My office only had a folding chair for seating, and the training room had been almost bare. There I found just what was needed.  Now there is nice furniture, and a beautiful old area carpet in each room for “very little money” as they say here…and beautiful curtains in the 3 upstairs rooms at a fraction of what they’d cost in the States.

The curtains were made by the brother in law of Aranka.  He is a gifted tailor, a gentle soul, with a kind heart.  They live in a village near here.  He did not want to accept any money for making my curtains.  He said that I am “family/friend.”  Hungarians/Romanians don’t take money for helping a friend.  I’ve run into that several times…young men that Dan mentored want to help me with things – i.e., put in my garden even though they are among the 30% here who have little work.  And, yes, yes, I can hear you and the young men saying, “But, Anne, you continue to help us for no money.  Now, it’s our turn.”  OK, OK so I did counsel nearly all day Friday…for no money.  But that’s different.  I have Social Security (it’s little money, but it’s enough.)

I can’t get ahead of these good hearts whom God has sent to me to love. — Anne

Jesus was asked, ” ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’  Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.'” – Matthew 22:36-39

2nd hand furniture looks lovely in my living room.

The wooden folding chairs have been replaced by lovely refinished chairs from Holland.. My counseling room actually looks like a professional counseling room now.

Rosemarie, Anne and Wanda celebrate their full LST schedule, and the delivery of Anne's new small Skoda Fabia in a local Hungarian Romanian favorite restaurant, Hundyi!


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