Sunday, 15 March 2009

A special gift!

Today, Sunday, the 15th of March, 2009 was a special day. This will be one of papa's crying days.

A couple of the ladies who are residents at the shelter where we volunteer at, sat with us at church. After church the three ladies presented mama and I with this beautiful gift basket of snack items for our drive back to Michigan. We were very surprised! This past Friday they gave us a beautiful card signed by the residents and staff. Friday was our last day to volunteer at the shelter for this winter. We head back to Michigan soon.

With very limited source of funds the residents put this basket together at great expense for them. This will be a gift that will always be very close to our hearts.

Another resident, we will call him Tony, after church came up all excited and hugged mama and I. He starts a full time job Monday. He also is able to get a car for transportation! Praise God for answering yours and our prayers! Now pray he finds a place to stay! What did mama say to Tony? "Tony, be sure to give Jesus first place in your heart." Tony smiled, hugged mama again and assured us he would.

A very good day, wouldn't you say? Yep, a very good day.


Peter Olson said...

Enjoy the gift of love! Have a safe trip back to Michigan.
Keep up the good work!

Peter J. Olson

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Peter - when we get back we will have to plan to get together.

Roxanne Kristina said...

Oh that is so sweet! But you need some pop corn. I never travel with out pop corn! Maybe that is why my elastic gets tight - maybe should rethink. :0) He, he.

Luv u.


Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - maybe its just old elastic and shrinks with age ??


Roxanne Kristina said...



I just had some more pop corn left over from the weekend.

Am loving my catch my breath day. Loved that it allowed me to be with you my Mama and Papa Judy and Jim!!!

Time for naps.


Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - it is always fun to video chat w/you - and Julia - i gotta stop - I gotta go potty! LOL


Ed said...

That is a beautiful gift basket. I can see how much love they put into it.

It is great to hear that your friend "Tony" found work.

Helping someone find faith is the greatest gift of all.

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED - Tony is so excited - we are praying that all will go well.

Tam said...

oh yes.

a VERY good day, indeed!

i love how you love. how you care so deeply for others.

and others know that. you remind those you minister to there that they are worthy to be loved.

ive said it a hundred times....but you and mama are stellar examples to all who know you.

i love you!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Papa and Mama, I want to thank you for covering our family in prayer. This was such a difficult time, but the Lord is still on the throne and I do appreciate my blogging friends. Thanks for being there and praying.

The Real Gal said...

That is one basket full of love! How so very special!!!

Life Adapted said...

Papa, you got a care package with cheese and I didn't have to be the one to send it!! See how good God is? You and Mama deserve that.

Be blessed

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - The shelter has really become family - big time. We will miss them.

Trish - hope you are doing okay - we are praying for you during this time of loss.

Gal - my basket of blessings is overflowing!

LA - papa will always take a gift of cheese! LOL