July 11, 2009

Tie Time

Add ImageOne of the items we brought from the USA and my in-laws brought from the USA were neck ties. I know it seems weird as most Americans have an abundance of neck ties in their homes that they are trying hard to get rid of somewhere. Here in Mozambique most national pastors do not have a neck tie and can not afford to buy one. In this culture though for a man to wear a neck tie is a symbol that he is to be respected and that he is a pastor. Therefore, this is why we decided to bring ties as gifts for pastors. Today, Marc and his dad were able to give away ties. One of our national friends Antonio received a tie and along with it a lesson from Marc's dad Chuck in how to knot a tie. Antonio was anxious to learn and felt honored to receive this gift. Sometimes it is the little things in life that seem inconsequential to us that make a big difference in the lives of others.

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