Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Friends

Whenever our church has a guest speaker, we are sometimes called upon to host them in our home for the weekend. During the second week in July, we were able to host Ray and Lisa from West Virginia. They came to help us launch our Cleansing Stream Discipleship program.

It should come as no surprise, but Abby loves having new people in our home. It takes her a few minutes to warm up, but then she has them eating out of her hand. Or I should say, drawing pictures of "Ballet Bob" and "Ballerina Bella." Playing dress-up and getting "fancy" are also favorite activities for visitors.

Billy and I had fun getting to know them, as well. We took them to all the regular tourist spots around here - Sheri's Coffee House and Lake Erie. I think they liked the coffee better than the sand. Hmmm. I think I do, too.

Despite the extra meetings in the schedule, it was a relaxing time we were able to spend with them.

Skipping rocks at the beach.

By Monday morning, Abby was definitely attached to her new friends.

Ray and Lisa, we can't wait until we're able to host you again. Thanks for ministering to the "least of these" as well.

Thank you, God, for your servants who breathe new life and show us your love and compassion.


Beckyb said...

That's what we all need - the heart of a little one - open and willing to LOVE anyone!!! What a good world this would be!

cinnamon said...

great pics sounds like you guys had a great time glad you made new friends.

KinderSwimmer89 said...

to bad i didnt get to meet them they sound like good people to meet

Mama Lily said...

we did have a great time with them. Hope they return soon!

cinnamon said...

you can come over anytime to see my new and improved room. I did get rid of some stuff two trash bags full.