Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My last Bible study

Today was my last Bible study in Doha. We always have a special luncheon on the last day of the semester, and today was no exception. It was wonderful how God worked everything together. I knew it was my last day, so I volunteered to sing a special, to everyone's amazement because no one knew that I sing. That was kind of by design, but that's a different story for a different day. Anyway, Connie, the Bible Study Coordinator, got up to speak a few words about walking by faith. Her final thoughts were that we can trust God because He knows us. I then sang "If You Want Me To" and "He Knows My Name." The songs couldn't have been better suited to what Connie had to say. Then, sometime between yesterday morning and today she changed her mind and played a different DVD. She was planning on showing one about Heaven and Hell by Anne Graham Lotz, but instead she showed a DVD by Jennifer Rothschild about walking by faith instead of sight. (You should really take a minute to click over to her site; her testimony is incredible.) It was beautiful the way it all worked together.

Afterward we played some games which lightened the mood considerably. I'm a little embarrassed that the picture that is going to stick in the minds of the ladies here is me sliding violently across the floor in my high heels, falling to my knees, trying to be the first one to get a feminine hygiene product in Shelly's hand. It was so bad the woman who actually won gave the prize to me.

Now, I'm exhausted from holding in tears all morning. I think I need a good cry, but I have a feeling it won't come until after Christmas.

I'm going to leave you with some pictures from today.

Our lovely table decorations:

My adorable friend, Lanny, and her scrumptious baby boy:The ladies:

Ooh, I love this baby. Did I mention he's scrumptious?

My friend and mentor, Dianne, who is also leaving this week. :(

1 comment:

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

:( I'm so sad I won't get to see you again. But wait! You sing?!?! How did you manage to keep that little gem hidden away?

And about the fall - I so totally would have done that too. I'm a total klutz. I can't tell you the number of times I've fallen in front of people, usually while going down stairs. It's a natural gift. Don't worry though. People will remember you for who you are, not the fall.