Friday was so much fun.
I had been looking forward to it for weeks.
All of the tribal church-planting missionaries came to town for our annual conference, and my friend, Brooke, and I got to host the ladies' coffee social.
Brooke is crazy. And by crazy, I mean she loves to bake. So she came up with a plan: She would bake everything, if I hosted it at my house. Um....O.K.!!!!! Best. Deal. Ever.
So, I got to do all the fun stuff, like clean, decorate, light candles, make things pretty, and put on some jazz music, while she was across town covered in flour and sugar!
But the best part for me, was the chance to do something special for my amazingly amazing co-workers. Some of these women live smack dab in the middle of the jungle. They deal with bugs and snakes, and a non-stop stream of visitors, and sick people, and heartache. Some sit at computers all day trying to get God's Word translated into an indigenous language. Others are sweatin' it out in the 'school room' as they homeschool their kids. Others are struggling with chronic pain and/or illnesses but refuse to retire because the job at hand is just too important.
These ladies amaze me. What an honor to do something special for them!
And so, Friday afternoon the Moffit home was filled with the sound of ladies laughing, the smell of coffee brewing, and the yummy taste of Brooke's amazing creations!
We had to get a picture of Brooke's feast! Look at how pretty all those goodies are! She is amazing. And, not to be outdone, I wanted to get a picture with my hard work too....
So, here we are in my really clean bathroom! For some reason, the gift of 'toilet-scrubbin' just isn't quite as romantic as the ability to bake tarts and pastries!
I love the picture below. Everyone is happy, delighted, at ease. Exactly what we were hoping for!
So to the missionary ladies of NTM, I salute you. And, please come by for a coffee anytime!