According to the local calendar, spring begins March 1. The city becomes covered in flowers in preparation for Mother’s day and International Women’s day. You can even buy flowers from the trunk of a car, just about 50 cents for one bunch—quite a deal!
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 28
When was the last time you just stopped and sat in His presence long enough to unload your burdens? It’s in those silent moments, when we sit still in His presence, that He is able to not only relieve us of our burdens, but also restore us and renew our strength to carry on to do what He has called us to do. May you find rest in Him even now!
This blog post is a shout out to our friend, Max. He is a dear man that came to visit us here. After reading our blog, he set out to make one of the traditional breads from our country and found ways to duplicate it in America!
When he was here, he saw an antique food scale that he commented on. Because we love Max, we knew we had to find him one. So, we started the chain of questions and conversations among our friends. Sure enough, there was a market that had them.
It was a new metro stop for us, but it is so fun to explore new areas. So, we started off. We walked through an entire market, holding up pictures and trying to say the word for dough scale. Mixed answers came back, but some folks were hopeful that we would be able to find this treasure in a separate, older market area.
Stall by stall we went, asking people if they knew where we could find one. Finally, we were on the right track! We could tell we were in an old tool area! We saw one scale, then another, and then another–what a fun treasure hunt! It’s always so satisfying to find the item that needs to be found. This is the scale we decided to get for Max:
March is a very special month for women in Green Mountains. Both Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day are widely celebrated with the giving of flowers and gifts. However, in daily life, women are often treated with an attitude of disdain and disrespect.
Please join us in praying for the women of this place to know their value and identity in Christ, and as a result, be powerful agents of change. We know that, “charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
Take a peek at what we’ve been up to this week at our two-week English intensive! Please pray for our students as they give four presentations tomorrow–they’re a little nervous. AND join us in asking that each student’s life will have been impacted for eternity. Thank you for partnering with us!