GRATITUDE JOURNAL #2
What I am most thankful for this 2017
THANK YOU LEGANO FAMILY
My journey to New Zealand was highly motivated by kuya Nowell, ate Merlou and their family.
They were my all-out support, from my pre-flight preparations to my airport arrival to my squatting in their home for 2 months!
They fed me, brought me to places, welcomed me into their church family and slowly inducted me into the Kiwi culture.
Shellah brought me to places that made me want to never leave.
THANK YOU VILLAPANA FAMILY
Because of Kuya Eugene, ate Chiqui and their kids, I felt like the spirit of my CCF Abu Dhabi family followed me to this part of the world.
I would crash at their home when I wanted a ride to church. They would pray with me, mentor me and feed me like crazy.
Like this crazy!
THANK YOU COUSINS
Before coming to Auckland, I wasn’t that close to my cousins Gernon, Hallel and Ellis. We grew up in different places and had minimal contact through the years.
I stayed with them for a week during my first month here and I fell in love with them instantly!
God is funny sometimes. In the vastness of New Zealand, what are the odds that my new workplace was just 7 minutes away from their house.
When I started work, I became their new housemate and I get to see them everyday.
I like that the house is full of music, prayers and funny jokes. Through the weeks we have learned much from each other.
We appreciate our parents more and the way they brought us up in Christian homes.
THANK YOU NEW FRIENDS
In my almost 4 months in this country, I have met people who touched my life in one way or another.
Thank you for the colors you added to the start of my Middle Earth adventure!