Delight. Literally a little squeal and shivers of excitement. Thinking creatively, outside of the box and discovering a gem, a treasure, an unexpected gift of joy ready to be shared. That is what Embrace Compassion has found.
I have met two of the most wonderful people who are passionate for serving those with disabilities and their families. These treasured individuals with so much to give, are blessed by a visit at the Quiet Waters bed and breakfast. www.quietwatersoutreach.org In the meantime, families who might rarely get respite, if any at all, are able to relax knowing their beloved family member is being loved on, cared for and treasured.
So what does Embrace Compassion have to do with this? Well, ultimately we are all in this world together giving our best to make it a better place. The delight and joy I spoke of at the beginning is when we came up with the idea together for the treasured guests of the Bed and Breakfast to make cards, banners, art or whatever they would like to make, to send to some of our favorite Americans in Ethiopia! They want to show their appreciation for our friends in Ethiopia as well! How cool is that? Quiet Waters and their treasured guests giving of themselves to bless our treasured friends in Ethiopia who are giving of their lives to serve.
Shivers go up my spine as I am humbled by a partnership that goes deep. A variety of diverse people, using their time talent and treasures to bless each other with the gifts God has given them, whether simple or complex. A whole new expanded way of thinking, to give others the opportunity to get to know our friends in Ethiopia and one more way to tell them thank you and that we care. It just doesn’t get much better than that….
Thank you Steve and Becky for your kindness to me, for your dedication to the treasured people you serve and for your partnership with Embrace Compassion to share even more love with those serving and giving of their lives in Ethiopia.
Can you imagine?
Swimming 2.4 miles, followed by 112 miles of biking and then a 26.2 marathon to complete the race. Absolutely unreal! However, with Bryan Putnam it is absolutely real. He has been training for months or you could say his whole life because training over the years builds on itself and he is no beginner to extreme sports.
He is now, only a couple weeks away from the Iron Man race he is competing in for Embrace Compassion. He has graciously agreed to share his spotlight with us for the purpose of raising funds for children who have not ever been able to attend school in a remote area of Ethiopia. This village is where our dear friend Alemayehu is from and the children are his nieces and nephews. We first met some of these children in December on our family trip. We were the first white people ever seen by this village.
Would you please pray for Bryan and his familys health and he finishes strong his final training? A cold can be terrible at his point in the game. Please pray for endurance, strenghth of body, soul and spirit. If you happen to see Bryan, give him an encouraging word and tell him thank you for his dedication and his desire to help children, the least of these, in Ethiopia.