Before the installationOne of the things that we found odd when we first moved to Brazil was the lack of amenities in our new apartment. When Brazilians move out of a home or apartment they take everything with them, and I do mean everything. I don't think that we even had light bulbs when we first moved in. The incredible oddity was that they pull all of their cabinets and counter tops out of the wall and take them along. Thus, the problem. In our kitchen I was preparing meals on the table, but fortunately the IMB agreed to pay for us to have custom cabinets and counter tops installed.
The day that these were installed was a happy one as it provides for much more convenience, and just makes the day to day business of living a little bit easier. When you give to the missions offerings you are doing a great service to those of us serving on the field. Not only does it give us the resources that we need to more effectively spread the gospel, but it also gives us the daily conveniences that are often lacking in developing nations. Thank you for all you do to support us, to pray for us, to encourage us, and to give to our efforts here.