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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Importance of Family

If you are a regular reader you know that my husband was unemployed for 8 months and has taken a job in North Dakota.  As a result of this we have a very, dear friend who is house-sitting for us in Mississippi while we are away and we have been living in hotels for 2 months because of a lack of available apartments.

Being away from our home is difficult and not being close enough to visit makes it even harder.  This would be a very morose situation if it were not for family.

This family is not our biological family and not even our home church family (whom we miss terribly) but the family of Christ as represented at Harvest Reformed Church in Minot, ND.

We first  contacted this church before we left MS, as a possibile place for us to worship while we were up here.  Our home pastor checked the church out for us, as well, and he said it looked promising.  Our first Sunday at Harvest proved to us the Lord had definitely led us to this church.

We were welcomed warmly and the members of this church have gone out of their way to make us feel at home and a genuine part of their fellowship.  We have been included in book studies, family meals and fun excursions-and we have only been here one month.

The Pastor and his wife are a true example of Christian hospitality and love.  They have invited us for dinner, opened their home for me to set up my sewing projects, and even offered to have us spend a few nights with them when hotel rooms cannot be found. 

Others have invited us for brunch, to visit their gardens and just to get together for a good time. 

How lonely I would be without the friendship the ladies of this church have extended.  They have truly gone above and beyond in making us feel welcome.

There is no way to express our sincere gratefulness to the Lord for the blessing He has shown us by leading us to this church.  If you live in the Minot area and are looking for a church, come by for a visit.  You will surely be blessed.

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