~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.~
~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.