Friday, October 31, 2008

Surprises in the Mail!!

For the past 2 weeks, I've been blessed and overjoyed by lovely surprises in the mail! Thank You, Lord, for the wonderful ways you bless me through my friends back home!

Surprise #1: 6th Grade Love!

The 6th graders at CHCS have adopted me as their own personal missionary and I absolutely LOVE it! Many of these students were my students last year, and possibly the year before. ALL of the students have a special spot in my heart. I work with many children here in Belfast and even painted an elementary school and have been missing teaching the kids back home. I praise God that He loves me so much that Mrs. Apolinar and the wonderful students would write me and send this wonderful book to me. When I received the mail, i sat on one table of the cafe I work at and read each and every letter. With tears welling up in my eyes, I thanked the Lord for them all.

To Jill and the lovely 6th graders...THANK YOU SO MUCH for the letters. You don't know how much they mean to me. It was such a wonderful blessing to read each letter and remember the great times I had at CHCS. I'm so happy to hear that you are all having a wonderful start of 6th grade, and with Mrs. Apolinar as your teacher, I wouldn't doubt that one bit! =) God has been putting you guys in my heart lately and I've been praying for you often. Thank you so much for your prayers for me out in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I know that God hears them and is answering them. I hope to hear from you guys soon! I love you all and will see you soon... =)

Now...on to Surprise #2: A Special Treat this Halloween

I was working in the cafe today and Janet, our leader, told me that I had a package at the DTS office. Immediately a smile came to my face as I tried to think about who would send it to me. I wasn't expecting anything from anyone. This was a total surprise. After work, I raced over to the office to pick up my present. There, sitting on a chair, was a brown box with my name on it. =) I was so happy I wanted to cry! This was my very own surprise...totally unexpected and much appreciated. I read the name of the my secret friend, someone whom I haven't spoken to in a while, and I was beaming. =) Package in arm, I raced back home to open it and see what was inside. There, on top of the goodies, was a note from my friend, wanting to wish me a Happy Halloween.

To my dear friend: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY HALLOWEEN TREAT! You really got me and it was something that was totally unexpected. You definitely made this girl happy today. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. All the girls on my team saw the package, read the note, and was happily jealous for me...hahah... Thanks, friend, and I hope you're doing well. I shall enjoy the sweetness...every bit of it!

To my dear Lord and Savior: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE FOR ME! Thank you that you would bless me with wonderful friends. I have felt your love through their kindness and generosity. Thank you for using them to show me how much you love me. Thank you for putting me in their hearts and minds to bless me. You know that I needed encouragement from back home, and you sent these wonderful packages to me. Lord, thank You that Your timing is utterly perfect! Please bless my friends! As You can see, Your love through these packages make me smile! =)


The Hows said...

how special! i know it must be hard for you being so far away from everyone. but it's awesome how God is totally blessing you and showing you how precious life is! i love the CHCS red construction paper and yarn!

roxie said...

that was so sweet that makes every girl in the team jealous :-)

Achau said...

Neens, I enjoy reading about your stay in the U.K. and what God has been doing through you over there. Keep 'em coming! I love seeing the pictures as well. Take care. Praying for you over here on this side of the Atlantic. :)