It really is the little things
That mean the most of all…
The “let me help you with that” things
That may seem very small
The “I’ll be glad to do it” things
That make your cares much lighter,
The “laugh with me, it’s funny” things
That make your outlook brighter…
The “never mind the trouble” things,
-Mary Dawson Hughes
There are so many things that get me through each day; here is what I’m thankful for today.
Here at RGBI they have something called “The Pantry.” Normally a pantry is a place that is stocked with items that you just go grab when you need them. Well that’s exactly what this is. A retired couple have made “The Pantry” their ministry here. They get different food items donated by local businesses and they bring it to “The Pantry” and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday a couple hours in the evening all RGBI staff and students are able to go there and get what ever they like, FOR FREE. They have tons of stuff there like, veggies, bread, cereal, juice, dried goods, pastries… Seriously it’s like a mini market. Every time I use an item I have gotten from there, I am thankful, I pray a blessing on all the hands it has passed through.
You’re probably wondering why I titled this blog post diapers. Well it was while I was changing Alayna’s diaper that I really realized how so many ‘little’ things get taken for granted. After class one day we went to the Campus day care and at the door were a row of boxes full of diapers. At first I thought the day care had stoked up on ’emergency’ diapers for the children. I soon realized that a local ladies church group donates a box of diapers to each missionary child each semester. You know it may be just a box of diapers, but it meant so much more to me. It was a reminder to me that we are not alone in this, that others think and pray for us, even people we don’t know. I think of that ladies group (whom I have never met) every time I put one of those diapers on Alayna. If I had any doubt that God provides all things, that was shaken after he covered Alayna’s bum in diapers and in prayer.
I just mentioned two things I am thankful for, the list goes on and on. It is those things that keep us going with a smile on our face. All of our family and friends back home; their prayers, little notes, phone calls, emails ect. And now you know, although we are new to this area, people here care for and about us too. So many of the local people are super passionate about the ministry of RGBI. Praise GOD!
School is going fine, we are learning new things everyday. Some days are better than others. Some days we take 2 steps forward and then the next day we take three steps back again, but that is just God’s way of keeping us humble. Truly (deep down) we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Much love to each of you that reads this. And remember, to make someones day, it doesn’t need to be huge. It’s the little things that matter.
Until next time,
P.S – I just realized that while writing this I had a flow blown southern drawl going on in my head… Oh dear. Our new american friends are rubbing off on us already…. Perhaps that should be a prayer request;)