Just got back last night from an amazing weekend in NYC! We had such a blast and the weather was beautiful. We watched C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters Off- Broadway and we went Ice skating in Bryant Park! We walked around Times Square and had dinner at a nice restaurant in Midtown. We saw the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and the millions of people standing in line to skate… We had so much fun! And to top it off…. We were surprised to find out that our hotel reservations placed us on the top floor so we could see all of NYC from our hotel in Jersey City! What an amazing weekend. We are so thankful to our friends who gave us free bus tickets to get there! And we are thankful to God for giving us everything, even money to have fun in the city!
Today we left for Thanksgiving vacation! We headed south to Virginia. And 8 miles into our trip… the car broke down. After a delay of about 3 hours, we got back on the road! Thank you Lord we broke down 8 miles from home! The place that changed our oil yesterday looked at it and called us to say they made a mistake and overfilled the oil tank. So they apparently have taken care of it. So thankful it’s not serious. We are safe and sound in VA. God is good, even when I (Mandy) have a bad attitude! Thankful for forgiveness. Thankful for my husband. Thankful for the Newmans and their love in our life! Thankful for all of our family and all the joy and excitement He brings through them! Have a Happy Thankful Day!
Maicol has two friends that live in the area that also grew up with him in Brazil, Rod and Doug. Maicol enjoys having his friends so close. Tonight we enjoyed a dinner over at Doug and Amy’s house and Rod and Annie joined. The most amazing pork chops I have ever tasted! We had a great time around the table and Dominic, Rod and Annie’s son, is always a joy to be with!
Pastor Daniel took us to visit two churches with him today. We met wonderful people and as we drove home tonight we could not stop praising God for such an encouraging day. Our prayers are with you Calvary Baptist Tabernacle as you are praying for the right man to come in as your Pastor is soon retiring. Thank you for your encouragement to us as we journey along! Our thanks also goes out to the people at West Endicott Baptist Church. We so much enjoyed getting to talk with you! Thanks for your love and generosity! We wrapped up the evening in the lovely home of the Stoddards, if you’ve ever met this family you know what we mean! We are glad to have met you and will keep in touch!