I was especially excited for my parents to come to church with me on Sunday, because I love my church. I have written about it before; this place has been such a refuge and blessing for me here. The people are what make it. The church building itself is fine, but it is the body of Christ that dwells within Capilla Calvario that I love so much and am so encouraged by each week. To receive hugs, kisses, and genuine well-wishes from brothers and sisters always makes my week. I look forward to going there, even when I am tired and would rather lay in bed. These people mean so much to me.
We had already had dinner at my pastor Sean's house on Friday evening (and we forgot to take a picture!) so my parents had already met the famous Rafferty clan. But I was excited for them to meet the rest of my Capilla Calvario family. My friend Pablo led worship that day, which was wonderful, and Sean taught out of Genesis, where we have been for quite some time now. I am loving Genesis more than I ever thought I would, as we are taking time to go through the book verse by verse.
After church, we went to lunch with my neighbors Kevin and Wendy at Los Cedros, which was delicious. My parents were finally able to come over and see my home on Sunday after church, and then we spent some time recuperating before getting ready to go to dinner at my friend Alma's house.
|My wonderful neighbors, Wendy and Kevin.|
|You know these people...|
|Alma, her son Mario, and my parents after a yummy dinner Sunday night.|
He truly is a good and faithful God.