Friday, April 3, 2009

She just keeps going the extra mile!

Since I started Blogging I have "met" some great people that I now consider friends. Although we have never met face to face Danae and I have become friends and she and her hubby Steve have become some of our greatest supporters in the ministry work that we are doing here in South Africa. From paying school fees for 2 of the kids to go to top schools to helping us to support our staff and always encouraging and praying for us.
Danae and Steve are "2nd mile" people. My Pastor in New York always talks about going the 2nd and 3rd mile for the Lord and for others. Steve and Danae have really grasped this concept....even if they don't realize it!! I have been receiving HUGE boxes from Danae over the past few weeks. Box 1 had her wedding dress that she has donated to Rich Bride, Poor bride. Box 2 had Bridesmaid dresses and shoes and accessories. Box 3 had a load of new clothes for their sponsor child and toys and stationary for him and his 4 brothers and 1 sister. Boxes 4 and 5 arrived today! Have a look below to see what was in box 4 and go here to see what was in box 5........ OOhhhh I LOVE samples! I will be sharing these with Sindi. As I am typing I am using one of the Colgate Wisps.........genius! These things are amazing!I am slightly obsessed with brushing my teeth and these little guys let me brush my teeth where ever I want! AWESOME!!!
I am also all over the "Say yes to Carrots" body scrub and the Deep conditioning treatment! Rock on!

She also sent a stack of these little Panda cookies. As she lives in New York I'm guessing she got these guys in China I right??? Oh how I miss China Town. I will be sending most of these out to Ali and his brothers....I will have to keep a box though cause they taste I couldn't help myself!
Last year I posted this post

It is all about some of the things that I miss from my life in New York. Shortly after I received packages from Cristy and Kelly who just wanted to bless me. Now Danae has also filled some of those cravings......I had just run out of oreos!

She also sent these great books. We have a huge library here on our property and we are trying to fill it! We have had alot of books donated and Danae has sent some more that I will add to the shelves after reading them to Joe and Jesse.
Danae (and Steve) THANKYOU so much for going the extra mile for our ministry, for our orphans and for us as a family. I really don't have words enough but I know that you know my heart. I don't know what else to say.



Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you so much, Vashti. I really do love you guys!! I can't wait to meet you. :)

My mom actually sent those panda cookies from Hong Kong for you guys.

And I am SO glad the mushroom soup didn't explode!!

Maggie May said...

How wonderful for you to have such a generous friend!!