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๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™—๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š. This week we have been in waiting rooms, doctorโ€™s offices, an ultrasound room, and a pharmacy waiting room, and then Iโ€™ve been welcomed to my new friendโ€™s home.

This is why I work hard so I can determine my schedule & always have time & space for welcome. After the doctors office today I danced with a sweet 2 year old and then helped troubleshoot on why the washing machine is not working in their new place (a reminder to clean your lint filter).

๐˜ผ๐™™๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™™๐™ž๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ. ๐™„โ€™๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ. ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™จ. ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ & ๐™›๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ. ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š & ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ & ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ช๐™˜๐™.

Whenever I am able to help in small ways, I think about the warm and amazing welcome we received when we lived in Tanzania. We did not know how to do so many tasks that were necessary for daily lives and our friends and neighbors were so kind & patient.

They changed my life forever & Iโ€™m grateful to be able to offer translation, practical help in adjusting to America, & silly dance lessons because of the work of World Relief.ย 

Any day I get to spend speaking Swahili is a great day.
Letโ€™s always remember it is hard to be new & be diligent to welcome.

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