"We are hard pressed on everyside, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Visit from the Sojoels

Traci and I invited my old host family over for supper last night and had a blast! We had wanted to do this for quite some time, but it was too hard with a house full of volunteers. Including us and Matt, their current house guest who’s working at the hospital, there were 12 at the dinner table. The young boys were energetic and excited to be visiting for supper, and everyone was eager to try out our coconut curry, deviled eggs, pumpkin bread and monster cookies. We said a prayer before the meal, then they surprised us by singing a praise song in celebration of our gathering. Unlike what we often hear from town at night, it sounded wonderful. After the meal there was a lot of talking, sipping tea, and as always with this family- laughing. We invited them back during the day so they can swim and relax, and we look forward to more time together.

1 comment:

Alissa said...

Jared and Traci,
We saw Kari, Jon, Libby, Todd, Mandi and children yesterday. We were eager to hear all about their visit with you. Wow! truly a once in a lifetime experience. I'm envious. It made me miss you even more and desire to make the pilgrimage to see you. Wish we could! You are both impressive tour guides as well as hostesses. Your culinary skills with local ingredients are quite refined & impressive in the absence of extravagant resources.
May God continue to bless and protect you these next seven months. Praying for your ministry.
Love and Hugs,
Aunt Alissa