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While we lived this amazing life in a foreign
country, numerous blessings came our way.
It is wonderful to live in another culture and
observe their ways of life. We learned to eat
different foods and fruits that were delicious.
I had to learn how to cook in a new way.
When we have open and willing hearts, we
learn and live the Word of God as it speaks to
us, telling us that all things work together for
good to them that love God (Romans 8:28).
This wonderful life cannot be replaced with
anything else that would be better for our
family. It has given us lifelong friends who
speak another language. The Lord helped us
learn Portuguese in order to communicate
with them and tell them about the Lord Jesus
Christ. Many had never heard about Jesus
Christ the Lord. We would not have had
these blessings and an opportunity to travel
to another country without the calling of the
Lord. I am thankful for the church where we heard
about the will of God for a Christian’s life—
telling others about Jesus. I am grateful the
Lord led us to tell our neighbors about the
Lord when we were young. I am grateful
for the memories we will carry with us
for as long as we live. Everywhere we
went was a training ground to prepare
for the mission field—teaching things
that would prepare our minds and hearts
for what we would encounter on our journey.
The blessings are innumerable for
those who, being in the way, let the
Lord lead them. We never know
whom we may bless. To be used
of the Lord to be a blessing to
others always turned into a
blessing for us. We rejoice in
the knowledge expressed
by the writer of Luke 6:38,
Give, and it shall be given
unto you; good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together, and
running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same
measure that ye mete withal it shall
be measured to you again. W