World Mission Day is this Sunday at Northlake. It’s a time to celebrate the wonderful diversity within our community, and it’s also a time to remember the diversity of families we’ve been blessed to know.
One family whose story changed many in our community is the Ehimare family from Nigeria. When Aburime and Ose arrived in Atlanta last July seeking safe delivery and hope for their expected quadruplets, little did they know, nor the members of this church realize, that our lives would become intertwined through their need and Northlake’s loving response. Ten months later, we still feel a special kinship with this vibrant Christian family and the body of Christ in Abuja, Nigeria.
So, you can imagine how happy we were to receive a hand-written letter from Aburime and Ose last week. We thought many of you would enjoy reading this letter from the Ehimares, updating us on the babies, thanking us for our hospitality and service, and marveling at the goodness of God’s grace.
You can read the letter below or download a PDF of the hand-written note.
We write to thank you for your hospitality while we were with you and for accepting us with so much love into your midst. It still amazes us how you could show so much love to persons you hardly knew. Love cannot be better expressed.
Each day that we see our quadruplets we remember the host of angels that worked together night and day to make our stay in the U.S. an unforgettable experience. You were God-sent and we shall never forget your kindness and overwhelming sense of love.
Your kindness remains a testimony of God’s grace in our lives. Now brethren, I want you to know that the love you showed to us has really served to advance the Gospel since we know that we are one in Christ and there is no barrier to the love that we share in Christ Jesus.
We are glad to inform you that our quadruplets, your beloved children, are doing great. Alyssa, Valencia and Bibiana are all crawling very well. In fact, Alyssa and Valencia can stand up easily. Noah seems to want to jump the gun. He prefers to stand while holding onto a surface even though he has not started crawling. He currently weighs about 18.4 pounds.
Bibiana is still the smallest, weighing about 15.4 pounds, but she is the smartest! Chavela, their eldest sister is always happy to play with them.
We shall continue to rejoice and thank God because of your prayers and the help you gave to us. What would been a VERY difficult challenge for us in the U.S. turned out to be glorious moments.
Please extend our warmest regards to all our friends and beloved brethren in Snellville Church of Christ and other congregations that responded to your invitation to assist us.
We always thank God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ when we pray for you because of the love that you have demonstrated freely towards us and for the many mission works you are doing in God’s vineyard.
May God meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Thank you very much. God bless you.
Aburime & Ose