Before the big “Christmas in March” shopping day, Richard and I had already asked Pastor Carlos and his family to decide what they would like to buy and where they would like to shop. So, when the anticipated Monday morning arrived, we met Pastor Carlos and the family at their church/home, with the ladies loading into one car and the gentlemen in the other. Carlos wisely thought it would take the girls longer to shop. Considering “fitting room time,” that was a wise choice. The family members’ eyes were as bright with anticipation as any Christmas morning. Howard and Beverly looked like proud parents and we all had a great time.
After shopping, Howard and Beverly treated all of us to “Christmas dinner” at Pollo de Oro, which is where we usually meet with friends after Sunday morning service for “Sunday dinner.” We had to break up the party just before 3:00 p.m. to whisk Paola off to college (Mexico has morning, as well as afternoon schedules for their schools and colleges). It was a fantastic finale to a great time with our Mexican and American family in the Lord. A huge New Life Outreach thank you to Howard and Beverly Bryant!