Sunday, December 26, 2010 (Daniel is missing since he took the picture)
After the service we had such a wonderful time of fellowship. Since we love pumpkin pie at Christmas, I thought it would be a fun, festive treat to share. Several people had heard of pumpkin pie, but no one had ever tried it. It was a big hit! In fact, a few people had more than one piece.
Valodia eating pumpkin pie for the first time!
We invited Marita and Olga to come to our house and eat Sunday dinner with us. We were so glad they were able to come...we had a wonderful time. When we got home, the kids all went outside to play in the snow. The rest of us got busy in the kitchen - peeling pototoes, washing dishes (no, I didn't have all my dishes done before walking out the door for church), setting the table, and lots of visiting =).
Since we had already had pumpkin pie at church, I decided to let them try some of our goodies from America - chocolate kisses, peppermint kisses, peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, and tootsie rolls. It was a special treat for all of us.
After awhile our conversation turned to spiritual matters. Olga is searching! I believe that with time and prayer, Olga will understand salvation and accept Christ personally. Ron prayed with her about a personal situation that she shared with us. We assured her that we will continue to pray for her and that we love her. I can not explain in words all that happened around our table Sunday afternoon, but I believe the Holy Spirit is working!
God has given me such a love for the people that we are working with. I am so thankful that God led us to Johvi, Estonia. Ron and I are so excited about what God is going to do in 2011!