Day 25: Sharing and laughter

HARRIET BECHTEL

Expressing gratitude is not a difficult assignment for me! My parents greeted each day with praises.  My Dad lived in Holland during the war and knew the value of food and friendship. Respect for others was part of his ministry – with nine around our dinner table, there was plenty of sharing and laughter. Living in a foreign land was a challenge, but the Taiwanese language and customs became part of my life – singing hymns was beautiful in the tonal language. Teaching English was part of my life – getting to know students and their challenges.

Gratitude is a part of my life – for health and medical care, family and fellowship, worship and service. Friendships among church friends are cherished. God has blessed me, and I am grateful.

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