Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Lindsay took this photo after lunch today while we were all visiting.
Norbert and Anie and their daughters are from West Africa.  We had a lovely lunch of grilled chicken, macaroni salad, green salad and applesauce.  Raspberry tea and unsweetened tea, pineapple mango juice, coffee - sweet of course were on the menu.  Oh, and for dessert a lovely butter yellow cake, fresh strawberries, and freshly whipped cream!  Delightful!

The blessing of all of this is as Tim prayed at lunch "We have only met but because of Christ we can have instant fellowship in Him."  There are challenges preparing for guests you have never met before but there is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and to share your home and family with them.  I find that people don't often invite others' into their home.  It really means a lot to people to be thought of and invited.

Our pastor Mike, can for lunch too.  We knew he would love the opportunity to meet our guests.  Plus, we kind of like him - he is a great friend.

When they left this afternoon it was to go to Hershey Chocolate World...sounds good doesn't it?


Melissa G said...

Oh, i love Norbert and Annie and the girls! They are a great family! Elijah and Mildred are buddies. =) I love seeing your table so full of friends.

Becky K. said...

Mike enjoyed meeting them. It was so thoughtful of you to include him.

Your menu sounded yummy....and of course you know I love that cake/strawberry/light frosting combo.

See you Sunday, Lord Willing.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely sight ~ fellowship in Christ! Such an encouragement. And Hershey Chocolate World...sounds good to me!

Have a lovely day, Deanna,


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...