‘Thank you so much for your patience’, I say in advance to the neighbor who is going to make our family picture, because this ‘Let ’s quickly make a family picture!’ is of course very optimistic.
With over fifty people we were together for a midweek to celebrate my parents’ 55th wedding anniversary. We had to make a long trip for it, but almost our whole family could be there. It was so good to be there and we feel so blessed.
This is what I was reminded of when a few days after our return I went to visit Zsuzsa néni. She recently turned 80, and I got to know her through the international church. A few years ago she came to a living faith through a friend that took her to church. She is alone, her husband died and they didn’t have children. Somewhere in the US there are some relatives, with whom she still is in contact, but for the rest she has nobody.
She regularly tells me about her past and also about how she feels the people from the church to be her family now. We try to be there for her and help her when it ’s needed and we pray for her. And that ’s also the reason why I am writing about her now: she also needs your prayers. Recently she got some bad news from the doctor, who told her that a tumor was found in her breast. She experiences much anxiety and insecurity about the future, what will this lead to?
I want to be there for her, but also tell her about this big family of brothers and sisters, who all have the same Father, and that this is why we are not alone. Do you want to encourage her? Please, get in contact with me and I will send you her address.
Whether our family picture was successful? Take a look for yourself! 🙂
With love from Hungary