Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankfulness... Day 9... The Boggs and The Patlans

Today I am so thankful for The Boggs and The Patlans-
 missionaries with whom we serve alongside here at Eagles Nest. :)

What a joy it has been to work with these two precious families who have welcomed us here with open arms, loved us, and treated us as if we are family. They have shared with us their experiences and their wisdom as well as supported us as we try to figure things out on our own. They have let us voice our opinions without judging us and encouraged us to do what God has called us to do above all else. We have watched in awe as they work amongst the people here and they have been more than willing to teach us all they know. They have been patient and loving and never once making fun of our attempt to speak the language. ;) Through their examples we have witnessed their love for orphans, birth mothers, and the people here regardless of where life as them right now. They have helped make what is a huge transition for us go so much more smoothly because of their willingness to help us in any way they can.

 I think though what I am most thankful for is while even though they have way more experience and knowledge than we have in mission work they have continually been open to new ideas- never once making it about them- and always making it clearly about God. Their love for the people of Guatemala, and their love for the Lord is so evident in their every day work.  We are so thankful that God allowed us the privilege of working along side these two beautiful families. Thank you Boggs and Patlans for letting us be on your team. We are truly blessed.
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1 comment:

Felis Patlan said...

Awww....thanks Amy! We are so thankful for you as well! We have an awesome team! :) Love you guys!