Saturday, 16 February 2013

grace (and pete)

We haven't blogged in over a week...  Busy, yes.  But also just overwhelmed with WHAT to say!  "Thank you" feels like a vast understatement for what is in our hearts.  If you're reading this and you're from Crossway Church in Lancaster, please hear us when we say the Buntings were overwhelmed by the love you expressed to us, both in your cards and gifts, and in sending the Priviteras here for a week.  They came bearing gifts such as Starbucks coffee (bags and bags of it!), chocolate chips (so expensive here!) and candy galore for our kiddos.   It was so great to spend time together as families, as well as introduce the Priviteras to our new church.  I think perhaps our friends from Lancaster left a piece of their hearts here!  It was wonderful to see Pete, Grace, and all their girls interacting with the dear people we've come to call friends in this new country.  And what a blessing for the Bunting and Privitera families to reconnect, bond, and laugh together in those 7 days!

Pete's message on leadership to the men gathered last Saturday was timely and well-received.  And in our eyes, his sermon on Sunday morning was gracious, yet full of helpful instruction and application. Hearing Pete and Grace's reactions and thoughts about the culture here, what they would perceive as difficulties and strengths in promoting gospel-living was so helpful to us as a couple.  All in all, God graciously gave us such good fellowship in the days they were here.  We are truly grateful and miss them so much already!  Thank you Crossway Church.  Thank you Priviteras.  Thank you, Heavenly Father, from whom all good and perfect gifts come.

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