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Sure, Come on Over!

From the Canada REACH team blog

Greetings from the north where the weather is warming up and bringing with it lots of sunshine and smiles! It’s amazing how moods pick up when people can feel spring right around the corner! Also I love feeling like I am adapting quite well because at home 30 degrees feels pretty chilly and here it means it’s T-shirt time!

Along with this weather comes bright spirits and spontaneity. This past Sunday we were at the gathering, and normally all of the university students are hosted by someone for lunch, but no one had planned anything, so we had lots of hungry friends looking for a place to eat. On any other day I have no idea how we would even attempt to feed an extra fifteen people, but this week was not a normal one. My family had just been here to visit and blessed us greatly with an abundance of food from home and all of the extra groceries they had left over from their stay. So, we welcomed everyone to the apartment and took on all of the craziness and that came with it. It was so loud and chaotic with about twenty different conversations happening at once and people filling every corner of our little apartment. We enjoyed the most random variety of foods that you can imagine. Really it was crazy. We started off with chips and hummus as an appetizer and cut up some fruit that we had lingering around. Then for the main course we warmed up soup and mashed potatoes and made chocolate chip waffles and had some Amish peanut butter with ham and cheese. No, it wasn’t the healthiest lunch, but it was delicious and everyone was full by the end!

“It is times like these where I can look at life here and see how God has been working and helping us build friendships... I’m connected to so many people through my Father and we are all his children.”It is times like these where I can look at life here and see how God has been working and helping us build friendships. Having my immediate family here made me think about the idea of family and how it is so much bigger than my mom and dad and siblings. I’m connected to so many people through my Father and we are all his children. I will always remember days like this, and I know leaving my Canada family will be hard. I’ve grown to love all of these new friends and my life is looking a lot different because of them.

Thank you for thinking of us up here in the north and blessing to you all!

-Lexi