Saturday, April 18, 2009

~Pictures from our first Colombian Ladies meeting~

Getting everything ready on the BIG DAY!
~My helper Kimberly gave Elijah a bath.~
~My helpers Sarah and Noah helping me clean the house.~
~Since my theme was love...for our sweet treat I made heartshaped cakes. I was soooo HAPPY to find these heart shaped muffin pans. They had a deal on that if I bought 2 Betty Crocker muffin mixes, I got a muffin pan for FREE. I bought several!! =) ~
~I included a little surpise in the middle of our cakes..some cherry pie filling.~
~I was soooo HAPPY with our good attendance...27-29 of us for the very first meeting. First we sang some Spanish songs on the home and then the Lord helped me to talk to our ladies about being our husband's girlfriends. =)~

~The ladies were very good listeners and seemed to really enjoy what I had to say...especially the stories and illustrations I told them. ;} ~~Elijah had a little playmate named Valentina.~
~Going around the room taking prayer request from each lady...

~And then the person to their right would pray for that prayer request. God's presence was very close during this time. (I had given the camera to Kimberly and asked her to snap some pics.)~
~The cakes on the table~
~Since Colombians don't like a lot of really sweet things I didn't icing our little cakes.~
~The table and food.~
~The ritz crackers and tuna salad (in the v-cut canteloupe)~
~The pretty flowers that I found for our table...and the hearts the kids and I sprinkled down the table.~
~Food time.~
~The ladies were happy with my American food. =)~
~Smiling and eating at the same time.~
After we ate I taught them how to make 2 different kinds of cookies, and we ate the cookies with Colombian coffee. Then we drew names for a "secret sister" to pray for and give gifts to until our next meeting. The ladies left encouraged and happy and all excited for our next meeting at Sis. Farly's house. Thank the Lord for His help with our 1st meeting.


Denise said...

I'm so proud of you Heather! You did an outstanding job of putting a never-to-be-forgotten evening for those precious ladies! Jesus will bless you for showing them His love like this. Your food looks so yummny and it sounds like ALL had a wonderful evening- even you! Love you!
Aunt Nesi

Charity said...

Wow! Looks wonderful! Also, I wanted to comment on your last blog, that you set such a beautiful and welcoming table. :o)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Heather,
How exciting! Thanks be to Jesus for His help to you! Natasha and I were checking your blog together and we both thought that you looked beautiful! I love and miss you LOTS, Your sister,Laura

Anonymous said...

Your busy Moma finally got time to check your new post. These pictures represent a lot of very hard work. I remember working together for our ladies in Pheonix and what a help you were. We had such fun. I would not have wanted to have done it myself, oops I forgot that you had four helpers! ;-) Not sure that I could have handled all that "help"! But I would gladly try. May God bless you for taking His Story to these precious ladies. I love you, Moma

Ronda said...

What an awesome ladies' get~together! Would have loved to have been there myself! :) Everything looked beautiful and yummy! You are such an inspiration....such a blessing to these lovely ladies pictured!

Beth Stetler said...

I enjoy reading your blog and I identify with so many of the things you mention. Keep up the good work and be encouraged. Love ya.

Tammy said...

What a sweet ladies' meeting! Praise the Lord for such good attendance. You are a lovely hostess. :o)

Vonnie said...

This is really neat!! So glad it turned out so beautifully!

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