Last Sunday, we arrived at church during a long and spirit filled prayer. We waited outside of the door until the prayer was over. As we waited, we saw a white family. This never happens! Not only were they white but the man was bald....perks! When service was over, My Dear called the man by name. I thought, "Does he know him?" But of course, he just saw his name on his Bible when we stood and decided to use it to mess with him a bit.
We introduced ourselves and Jen, the "wife" and "mom" shared that she saw our kiddos a few months ago when we had returned from Atrel. They were here visiting with our neighbors.
We talked for a bit and asked them to join us for spaghetti (cause its Sunday!) They have only been here for 3 days. They moved from Nashville but lived in Louisville for a time. Chris left youth ministry to move to Haiti with Jen and their youngest daughter who will begin college here as well as teach English. We were able to help them get a bit better situated. We had a mission that helped us transition and it was sweet to be able to give back to others. We have enjoyed our time with the Ward family!! AND our pound puppy loves Ms. Jen!
Jen and I connected on Facebook and I think today is the first day that we have not seen them this week but they know that I am a bit under the weather and did offer to come help out with the peeps. Sweet people!
Jen sent me a message a couple of days ago. She posted a blog post about our meeting. A friend messaged her and after sending a Facebook message to another "friend" to confirm the following...
Two weeks ago, 2 ladies met at the beach. One was from Louisville, KY and the other from Bardstown, KY. If you live in Bardstown, you go to Louisville to shop or whatever...they are that close. I am sure the 2 ladies at the beach found this entertaining. As they visited with one another, the lady from Louisville shared about her friend that was moving to Haiti. The lady from Bardstown shared about a family she knew that has just moved here. The ladies talked about the families and prayed that they would meet. Indeed they did, that Sunday in church when we spotted the white family at church. Two families for KY, prayed for our meeting and it was a meeting that has blessed all the parities involved. Praise the Lord! Both Jen and I received email messages from our friends to tell us about their meeting. Reminded once again of our Sovereign God!