Thursday, July 2, 2009

DESPEDIDA

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We had church outdoors this morning and invited everyone back at 3:00 for a despedida ( good-bye) for the TIME students. We also invited each of the host families as a way to thank them for opening up their home. The students each gave a special thanks to their host family and then the families expressed how blessed they were having a student in their home. These students have had a tremendous impact on their host families. David “Gordo” thanked them for helping to jump start the youth group. If that was all the TIME students did while they were here, to me, it was worth their visit. But, they did far more. Some fruit we have already seen and other fruit, I know we will continue to see as the years go on.

Abby with her mom, sister and brother.


Alyssa with her family.


Caitlin with her mom, brother and sister.


Paul "Pablo" and his family, minus an older brother working in a different town.


Julia with her mom and sister.


Dave's family is the only one that I didn't get a complete family photo (hopefully he did). This is his mom, dad and two brothers (sitting down).

1 comment:

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

What a blessing to meet these young people (and y'all, of course!!) last night. I know their lives and the lives of the families they stayed with have been impacted for good. It seems y'all really did a great job with this session of students, and we're glad you kept us posted online with their goings-on. :)