Friday, July 10, 2015

A Visit from Another Friend

During the month of June we also had the privilege of hosting a dear friend from our home state of Oregon, Richard McDaniel. The McDaniels have been really supportive good friends for over 14 years! Richard and his wife, Julie have been not only good friends, but also examples both in their walks with the Lord and with their marriage. Julie did not make it down for a visit this time, but Richard came and stayed for ten days!

The only bummer part was that his visit almost exactly coincided with the "Dream Teams" visit! Thankfully, he came a day before the team and left two days after, so we did have some time alone with him. He was able to spend some quality time with Rudi and Myles, evangelizing in the Plaza Bolivar one morning. He played lots of games with our children and we had some really good talks together while he was here. He also spent a lot of time with Myles. They managed to get somewhat "lost" while shopping one day. It all turned out in the end, because they made it home! Hopefully, Myles learned some more things about where the various Micros go!

One of the Sundays he shared at our church at Km. 0. A friend of ours translated for him and both did a good job and everyone was blessed!

I think the highlight of his time was the last day he was here, Rudi took Richard and some of the children driving up into the Andes. The views were spectacular and it was a blessing to be in some of God's amazing creation!

 The night he left we snapped a "selfy" in our living room. Sorry, it is so far away, but I thought it turned out nice.

Thank you, Richard, for coming down and being a part of our busy lives here in Bolivia. We were encouraged to do more evangelism by your visit and were strengthened by our mutual faith in Jesus Christ. Next time Julie has to come with you!!
Ephesians 3:20 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worth in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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