Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Today Lisa had a pedicure and manicure at the beauty salon on the compound where we live. Every few weeks, for about $40, she treats herself.  It is money well spent given that open-toed shoes are always in season and dry cracked heels are too! A pedicure is sometimes peaceful but mostly full of fun!
Ching usually looks after Lisa`s toes and Aljean beautifies her fingers. Today Ching (on the left) told Lisa that she is returning to the Philipines for her vacation. She will be gone for two months visiting her husband and two children (aged 13 and 5 years). Ching has not been home for two years. Isn't that a sobering thought? But not an uncommon situation here in Doha. Many people come here for work so that they can send money home for their family. It is a sacrifice but gives children a "better life" and an opportunity for education that would otherwise not be possible.

As a family we never discount the sacrifice that these people are making and we thoroughly enjoy their company and their service!

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