Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The nice things people say

I've done a bit revamping to the blog, trying to make it a little more appealing to the eye, and no matter what I do I just can't seem to figure out why Blogger insists on maintaining two different font colors on the last post. I'm assuming it bothers no one else nearly as much it bothers me, but such is the life of a perfectionist...

For the last year, (ever since I made the decision to go to Brazil...) I have been overwhelmed by the amount of encouraging words and messages that have come from friends and family. In particular, the Christians in Natal have been telling me for 10 months that they are waiting for me, and just the other day my friend Sergio signed a message with "See you at the airport!" They have given me confidence in my decision to move to Natal, and without their support I'm not sure I would be able to go through with it all!

I wanted to share with you some of the things they have said, not because I want the world to know all the great things people have to say about me, but to show you how amazing the people are who I will be joining in a few short weeks. The grammar isn't always perfect, (although it should give you a few laughs...) but the messages are more than perfect. I love these people like they are my family, and I hope that you will be able to see a glimpse of why. Enjoy!

"we had some visitors from sao paulo and they new your family... they are very happy with your coming and they gave us beautiful informations about the carpenter´s. your parents did a very good job here in brazil. i hope to know them someday. we are waiting for you and praying too." -Marisa (one of the missionaries)

"hi my special girl,
it´s very good to hear from you. everybody is waiting for you in september, 3rd. each month we are talking about you are coming and the people is asking me: are you sure cris is coming? and i answer: yes, i´m. then they ask me: can i go with you to the airport to take cris? i believe i´ll need to buy a bus until september." -Marisa

"i´m very proud of you about your graduation. congratulation baby! i´ll send you some pictures from us. we love you. even when we don´t write you we have you in our hearts and mind. we want you here. God is sending you for us." -Marisa

"Hey Cris, how are you doing? Well, i know you didn't arrive in Brazil yet, but I alreay have a job for you! We want to have a meeting for yound [young] people at the church and obvious we want to have many guests. the meeting is gonna be about that verse in the Bible when Jesus tells that we have to be like a child to enter in the hevan realms. So, we plan to have a meeting like a meeting for children, we are going to remember our plays [games] when we were a child, videos, songs, something like that. we are planning to set up that in September, because you are going to be here, so you can invite your readers and sure they are going to want to come bec. they want to speak English and to know you better! That's this, before you are here you have already been helpful. Bye! God bless you! We can't wait to pick you up from the airport." -Church member

"I'm also very excited for your coming, mainly bec. I have spoken about U for all the readers and they are very glad for knowing that someone is coming to live one year here and that they can keep practicing their English! Well September 3 is sooner than later, sure I'll be at the airport to pick you up! Bye! God bless you, love you!" -Church member

There are lots and lots and lots more, but I'll stop there. I'll be giving you plenty more to read about, I'm sure, very very soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and please leave a comment so that I know who all of you are!

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