It was so HARD to say goodbye to all our DEAR Colombian family and friends.
We made LOTS of precious memories during our 26 days there in Colombia!
~Elijah lost his 2 front teeth. Here's when the first one was gone, and the 2nd one ready to come out.~
Before we left, we happened to notice that all of us (except Sweet lil' Mary) were wearing NIKE tennis shoes, so of course we HAD to get a picture! :-) ~
sand for the kids to play in, swings, playgrounds, a lake, plenty of grassy spaces, fun treats to eat, beautiful view of the Andes Mountains, a fun place to take pics, etc. ~
I know that the guy was THRILLED to sell 9 snow cones at one time, for Phillip saw his helper GRIN really big when we were walking away. :-) ~
So, I took a quick little nap, and Phillip read his Bible while the kids played.
All of the SUDDEN...I felt rain drops and heard Phillip say, "It's raining!"
We hadn't even taken any pics of Gaby and Nataly yet.
So, Phillip QUICKLY in the sprinkling rain snapped these fun pics of Gaby and Nataly, while the kids and I gathered the picnic together and tried to get something over our heads so we wouldn't get SOAKED!
~Our Sweet Colombian daughter, Gaby!~
The 2 bags must have been hiding behind the stroller when we left the park!
Our bags contained....lots of ham, cheese, a PRIZED Sam's sized bag of chips, a large salsa, (which you can only get the chips and Salsa in ONE store in Colombia) :-(
Oreo Cookies, napkins, paper plates, and plastic cups. :-( :-( :-(
Evidently, God knew that SOMEONE ELSE needed our picnic!
No taxis would pick us up in the rain!
While we WALKED in the rain, and then it started HAILING ON US....we became D!R!E!N!C!H!E!D!!!!
Thankfully, Nataly knew of a mall close by, so we went there to dry off, ordered some food and HOT CHOCOLATE AND HOT COFFEE to warm us up, and then waited for the rain to quit.
~Here we are looking like drenched RATS! :-) ~
~Kimberly and Nataly.~
Thank you for your continued prayers for the 3 Dear Colombian Pastors, their families, and their Congregations.