Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hello from the Middle East

Internet and time for it has been limited...but all is well and our work is going very well :) The people here are extremely hospitable, kind and beautiful. The food is awesome, but the tea is even better. I have been able to talk so some amazing women from all over the Middle East. We definitely stick out here like a sore thumb...but it works to our advantage to start conversation. I am having a blast here, i love it...minus the squatty pottys :) those are getting old. On a more serious note, this is a very dark place...my heart is constantly heavy. However, I find strength and joy in His word and Him alone. Not much time to talk now, sorry its so short! Ma' Salaama!

5 comments:

Jessica Maher said...

I'm so excited to hear that things are going well. Your love for people and culture has to be a shining light in a dark place. Be open to everything and willing to listen. Be safe and continue to move forward...this is an exciting time. I love you.

katelynn said...

good to hear an update gab. can't wait to see you and to hear the longer versions of your experiences. i love you.

Roxanna Grimes said...

so wish I was there with you. I look forward to seeing your
countenance and tired but steady joy over the situation. I love you
Gabrielle. Mom

Roxanna Grimes said...

Come on girl, let's hear more about your Middle East experiences! Blog, my beloved daughter, Blog! LOL

Natty said...

Gab im trying to get use to this blogger thing hahaha but i hope you had an amazing summer!!! i can't believe it's just abou time to go back! i would love to hear about your trip to the middle east so let me know when you're free :D God bless hun and say hi to your fam for me :)