This Christmas, we wanted to reach out to two elderly widows in a little Bulgarian remote farming village. For the past nearly three years, we have been slowly trying to build a friendship with these two ladies. So after making the Christmas Hampers for the Tarnichani Care Home, we decided to make another two for these two sweet ladies.
Culturally, when you visit someone here, everything is kept on the street until you are considered a good friend, so we thought it would go this way again with this visit. However, when we knocked on Baba I’s door she was so shocked that she got tears in her eyes, whilst laughing and saying, ” Oh my, oh my, oh my!” Then suddenly, out of nowhere, she asked us to come in for coffee for the first time. We got to sit and hear about her life and family, but mostly show her that she is loved and valued. She told us that she was extremely happy that we had come over, as almost no one ever visits her, especially young people. When we were about to leave, with a big smile on her face she said to us, “No, I’m not letting you go now that I have you here,” then she gave us a hug, asked us to come back again for more coffee.
Later in the day we went over to Baba V’s house and caught her finally arriving home from hospital. She was so surprised by the Christmas Hamper to the point that she too cried. She was so immensely grateful and told us that the Christmas Hamper had extremely blessed her heart As we were leaving, for the first time since meeting her, she invited us to come for coffee anytime.
Thank you to those who have made it possible to reach theses two lovely widows with the love of God; it truly made their day.
“True spirituality that is pure in the eyes of our Father God is to make a difference in the lives of the orphans, and widows in their troubles, and to refuse to be corrupted by the world’s values” James 1:27 TPT