Monday, April 12, 2010

house of blessing

not many see this side of roatan
i call it the 'real roatan'
this is where patrick lives,
he is the young drummer at our church
who is only 17 and is orphaned.
both parents died and he and his 2 brothers and 2 sisters
are being raised by his grama.

after church today,
i felt compelled to take patrick to the store to 
get groceries.
we have  friends who send us money from canada
we are so grateful for their willingness to help. 
luba sent us some money to help out a family and
this morning i knew that family would be patrick's.

he was thrilled to come groceries shopping.
bob jokingly said,
now patrick no chocolate bars okay?
and he seriously said,
what is a chocolate bar?
can you believe that?

so we loaded him up with rice, beans, flour, sugar,
pasta, plaintains, payaya, mangos, milk,
chicken and many more things.
the cart was full.
so was his heart.

i asked Patrick if he liked peanut butter and he said
oh yes but that peanut butter would be gone in one day
at our house.
i laughed and said,
well let's get it then!!
who cares if it only lasts one day.. it is probably because you love it so much.
he smiled,
his white teeth glistening against his beautiful dark skin
and said,
yes miss debi i sure do!!
bob helping bring the groceries in

we drove to his grama's house.
i call it the house of blessing because
today they felt that God has visited them
and i agree wholeheartedly.
they were so overwhelmed and grateful.
after this photo we all gathered in a circle
for a time of prayer
it was such a blessing to meet them
and share with them.

You may look at this house and see only poverty
I walked into this house and i saw 
and faith

remember the poor..
they are everywhere around you. 

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