Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Goodbye, Mom and Dad

My Mom and Dad left yesterday and, as always, it hurt to say goodbye. But, overarching the sadness is our thankfulness that God enabled them to come and share our life with us for a few weeks.

Here are a few more photos from their last weekend here:

Mom and Alosinda prepare some PNG food. Mom trying a sip of coconut water.
Dad taking his turn at scraping the coconut. The scraper seat was a little tippy, so Andrew's there holding Dad up, just in case! (The coconut was then mixed with water, the 'milk' squeezed out of it, and that was used to boil the sweet potato, yams and greens).
Mom and Dad saying thank you and farewell at church. Mom worked hard at learning enough pidgin to say a few short sentences. Everyone was delighted!
Showered with gifts! It's amazing how generous people are to all of our visitors, considering how little they have themselves.
A friend of ours with a nice camera took some special photos of us together.

We cherish the memories.
And on a happier note, Tim and Francine Sikkema arrived safely in Lae last evening! Please pray for a blessing over their time here and for the Lord to guide their decision-making.


Sarena said...

So glad you had some time with your parents. Love the updates on you guys. We pray for your safety and protection and God's hand of blessing as you serve Him there.


Irene said...

I'm glad to hear Tim and Francine arrived there safely. I hope they are blessed by their time with you!

Richard & YukYung said...

Nice to see the pictures and read the comments.
Looks like you had a great time together.
you guys are often in our prayers.
God bless you.
Yukyung and Richard