~Happy Women's Day. =) In the midst of our running, Sweet Phillip bought the girls and I some flowers for International Women's day today. =) ~
When Pastor Jimmy read on my blog about me PRAYING for Sis. Alba a washer and how some had sent in offerings, he suggested that since we planned to sell our washer anyway, and since ours is considered by many to be the best brand here, we could sell her OUR WASHER. You see, Our washer is a WhirlPool. We had NO CLUE when we bought it that this brand is considered a "Cadilac" brand here. Our washer is a quality washer and one that she would have never been able to afford. So we took Pastor Jimmy's suggestion, and let her have our washer for a very GREAT price. Someone from the USA paid for the shipping, and here Phillip is wrapping it up in cardboard and getting it all ready to ship.
It left our house yesterday afternoon, and Sis. Alba called us this morning with the HAPPY, HAPPY NEWS that HER WASHER had just been delivered to her house! She is SO GRATEFUL!!!
So a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to each of you who gave to BLESS our pastor's wife from Medellin who has been HAND-WASHING their clothes (they are a family of 5) for their entire 25 years of marriage!!!~
~Here's our beautiful cake they had made.~
"Dickinson Family: Thank you for these 6 years and work, for letting us see Christ in your lives. You'll always be in our hearts. Your Christian Nation Church that loves y'all!"~
Pastor Jimmy's uncle talking.~
We LOVE Pastor Jimmy's parents...they are like our Colombian parents!!
I was BAWLING the whole time they were talking!~
(To your right you will see our DEAR Nicolas, Noah's friend who lived next door to us. Since his Mommy has to work a lot, he spent LOTS of time with our family. When they asked him to talk last night, he just fell into a heap of tears. It's going to TEAR my heart out to tell him goodbye. I bawled this morning just thinking about it. He's become like another son to us!)~
He said, "We love y'all and are going to miss y'all!"~
Raul cutting the cake and Sis. Farly serving it.~
My New cookbook of American recipes that I wrote in Spanish for my Colombian friends is now ready!! My friend Marisol spent HOURS helping me write all the recipes using the correct Spanish cooking terms and then Edgar from church helped me design the front cover, added some fun details to the pages, and printed it off for me. My book has 53 of my recipes that are the FAVORITES of our Colombian people, and several fun and inspiring quotes to encourage Wives, Mommies, and Christians.
Here are a couple pages from the inside of my cookbook.~
We're holding her signed copy of my new cookbook. Praise the Lord it's DONE! =) ~
When Phillip heard them say that, he got choked up thinking about leaving the DEAR COLOMBIAN people who LOVE and have CARED for us so MUCH!!
Each of these our DEAR Colombian people have walked right into our hearts and will be there FOREVER!
Mil Gracias nuestros hermanos, por todo su AMOR para nosotros.
Les Amamos MUCHISIMOOOOOOOOOO!!
Many Thanks, to you, our Brothers and Sisters, for all your LOVE to us. We love y'all LOTSSSSSSSS!