A few weeks ago, some of our Dear friends told our family that they wanted to pay our way for us to go and see another part of beautiful Argentina before we went back to the U.S.A.
So Lord willing, this Friday we plan to fly to Iguazu (Voted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most intriguing natural attractions in Argentina and the World) ...... and return on Tuesday night, Dec. 15th.
Then we will get everything ready and leave for the airport Thursday night, Dec. 17th.
We will fly all night and land in the U.S.A. on Friday, Dec. 18th.
(I think I'm going to DIE with the STRESS of trying to get it all done. :-) If so, I guess, I'd spend Christmas in Heaven! ;-)
PRAYERS APPRECIATED AS WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO GET EVERYTHING WRAPPED UP!!!
So saying, this past Sunday was our last Lord's day here in Buenos Aires. :-( I had lots of pics to download, but our computer won't pull up my SD card from my camera. :-(
Thankfully, I was able to get some copies of some pics from my friends.
Bro. Tayang at our Chinese church asked our family to come forward, read some Scripture to us and gave a nice talk / blessing, and then had the whole church pray for us, then had everyone come around and say goodbye.
We WEPT!!! :-( It was soooo HARD saying goodbye to our dear friends.
~Our family listening to the pastor.~
Afterwards everyone filed by and said goodbye.
There were LOT OF TEARS!!!
WE LOVE THE DEAR PEOPLE IN THIS CHURCH!!!
They have opened up their arms and hearts, done all they could to help us, and have been SUCH A BLESSING!! They have become FAMILY to us!! ~
I gave Alicia a "cake stand" that Phillip had made for me, for she makes lots of lovely cakes.
Alicia's husband and our friend Nico, is a dentist that has treated our family royally while we have been here! They have been such a BLESSING to us.~
They sat our family down and went around the room with a lot of the young people telling their FIRST impression of our family. :-)
Their comments were hilarious and very sweet and touching!
Of course most of them thought it was funny when they first saw us... that an American family would attend a Chinese church.
There were lots of comments about them first seeing us and being SHOCKED with how many "kids" we have. :-)
There were lots of sweet comments too, that made us want to cry. :-)
~Mary and a friend.~
~Mary with 2 friends.~
~The whole group of us after the young people's fun talk.
It was such a special afternoon together and meant A LOT to our family!!
These young people have a lot of potential for Jesus and are very kind and DEAR!
We love each one of them!!!~
~Then we rode the bus home, I took a quick nap, then we got things ready, took the bus, and then a train to Fernando's house.
We had a beautiful time saying what we appreciated about each other, Phillip giving some Spiritual challenges, God's presence settled down as we were singing LOTS of hymns, then as we took communion together.
A friend of Fernando and Mariela's was there with her 3 girls. It was so nice having her there.~
We didn't know if he'd ever play his guitar again, but he is using his right arm (that got broken badly in the wreck) more and more! It was soooo NEAT hearing him play the guitar again last night. THANK YOU, DEAR JESUS!~
~Mary met a new friend... Sophia!~~The kids right before we got on the train to go home.~
We got home at midnight, happy in the Lord for such a special Last Lord's day here in Buenos Aires, Argentina!