|kids playing with blocks given to them by from a few teams back|
then on to see Auxana and family
We had a nice visit there , brought them blankets , food and some small gifts.
Then we headed back to Tokmok we got a call from the Baby Hospital .. there was a one year old baby there that was in need and the family was too poor to get it the operation it needed , so the director called us for help. We told them we would be right over to get the whole story and get a photo of the baby , when they said they would contact the family and have them bring the baby back in for a photo, I told them not to do that and that we would look for sponsors this time with out the picture. so instead we headed right to the home of Era . Our friend Era had passed away and today was the funeral . The kids were so happy to see us there . it was a very difficult time for them . Erra had been beaten and left to die on the street ... not a very peaceful way to go. The police have no suspects at this time.
At this point we were all a little spent and felling down , so we decided to cut the day short and invite Samat and Aieda for supper . when we got home I sent Kamalla to the store for cream.. she returned a few minutes latter to tell us that our friend at the store had just died . She was such a nice lady .. WE are all a little numb .. we made a card , and I walked back to the store with the girls to see her daughter . we got there and had a little cry together .. I shared how her mother was such a nice lady and was always so good to us and so help full .. she then told me that her mother would come home and tell them every day when we were in the store and referred to us as her favorite customers. she even had the gifts we had given her over the years displayed at her house .. Her daughter then told us everything that we had bought from her mother last night . We had another little hug and cry then walked back home .. I was questioning how could we have been such a bright spot in her day and not even known it. Bekah then pointed out that we never missed an occasion and included her every time we bought flowers or little gifts. .. " I could have gotten discouraged at this point if I had not seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" the entire time I was walking down to the store , visiting and walking home , my phone was going crazy with people emailing and face-booking to donate for the operation I shared about a few hours earlier .. As I walked in the door when we got home, we received the final donation for the little baby... Goodness of the Lord in the land of the living .. reminding us of his grace.