Tonight wrapped up the convention here in
Our typical daily convention schedule (and I use the term* schedule* loosely, as the Mexicans do as well) has been: breakfast at 8am, morning sessions beginning at 9:45am and going until 2pm (there were 4 speakers in that time frame), lunch after that followed by a couple of free hours, then the evening service beginning at 6 or so and going until 9:30 or so followed by a very late dinner (remember what I said about the meal times here?). After that we all simply pass out in bed!
Today, however, was the banquet honoring my parents’ 40 years of ministry here in
the traditional dancers (isn't that tiny one adorable?!)
traditional marimba players
There were ladies performing traditional
They made several special presentations to my parents and many kind and loving words were said. I am so deeply moved by the great love shown to my entire family. Even as I write this, tears fill my eyes as I think of these people who are the most loving and generous that I have ever known. They are like family to my family. And even though I haven’t personally been here in years, I know all of their names and because my dad talks of them so often, I feel as if I do know them all.