05 October 2008

hArd 2 sEe tHeM gO...


Many people passed by this summer, but some really touched my heart in a very special way...
I've been experiencing this lately :
it's good to feel the pain when someone dear leaves... it means I love them.
I just wanted to share a bit about some of those, who left an eternal mark in my heart...
Márcia became a real sister to me during the time she spent here...she came in January and we really became close friends...I cannot describe how much she means to me...she was my friend in good and bad times, my prayer partner, my faithful supporter when it became too hard for me to handle the things I was holding...and a real servant in this place...everyone would say how wonderful and amazing she is...how dear and cheerful... I'm already missing her laugh...and what a graceful heart...I miss her presence...
she's now in Mazatlan, in Mexico, for her 6 months discipleship training with YWAM... be praying for her, that God would fill her heart constantly and show her all the things He has stored for her...you can check her news on her blog (in portuguese)...and pray for her finances too as she still needs 1000E to pay till the end of November.


Uria and Titeli...what a lovely couple...They spent 2 or 3 months with us, I don't remember, but it seemed like a really long time anyway...we immediately connected with each other...I have several memories of precious moments with them : celebrating the "Sabbath Shalom" at our prayer shelter (they are both Israelis)...hearing both of their beautiful voices... a night in the "sweat lodge"...both of their incredible smiles :-)... Uria's silly songs in the morning :-)...Their JOY, their LOVE...Their devotional hearts towards God...Uria's prompting to help and make many new things in the land... listening to their dreams about having a community in his home town near the Galilee...Anyway, these were just moments... what really touched me was their hearts...where words mean nothing and a simple look in the eye says everything...
Uria left much earlier because he had his flight back confirmed (I had to hold my tears as he was leaving, and that was weird)... Titeli stayed few more weeks... And on that time our relationship grew even closer... I have sweet memories of times we chatted and prayed together...and I have the most beautiful pictures stored in my mind of those moments... :-)...not to share, sorry !!!
Every time I prayed with her I sensed this immense Love that God has for her... :-)
I surelly miss them a lot...but strangely I feel so close still ...
I would like to go and visit them in Israel next year...they will join a 3 month Walk about Love , backpacking from south to north of Israel with people from all nations...but I'll write about that another time...

And finally Karmit...here in this picture, in the middle, between Titeli and Inbal...the 3 Israeli joyful girls :-)...
Karmit was another very special person who spent more than a month here, but it seemed much more...I felt a special connection with her as well...somehow she reminded me of myself, maybe 12 years ago :-)...she's maybe 10 years younger than me anyway...but I don't know why... it reminded me of my time traveling alone in India...
it was funny the way she came...
I got a call from a woman at the turist information in Fundao (the nearest city)...she told me there was a girl with a donkey looking for a community, and the only community she knew around here was ours...eh, eh, eh...isn't that funny?!...so she came and immediately we all loved her...it's not hard anyway...she's just a lovely person...very simple...always willing to help...and with a beautiful childlike heart...

she was traveling in Morocco for 3 months with another donkey...then she came here and got offered "Nonolito" in Algarve (south Portugal)...she was traveling through the mountains already for 3 months till she got here...It was funny the stories she would tell us about people who asked her why she would travel alone with a donkey...why this?...why that?...a lot of times she thought she might be crazy... but she was happy to know people on the way who would encourage her...
A prophet of the new days I would say... carrying the message as a lifestyle...


As "Nono" is a bit old already, she asked me if she could leave it here with us...Tsss, what a question...of course he was welcome!!!...he's a funny one..."Nono the clown" as she called him...and he surely lives it up to his name :-)... I love him !!!
We all received so much from Karmit (she might not recognize this anyway)...what a beautiful gentle person...I'm definitely gonna miss her laugh as well... and she still makes me laugh with all the signs she left on the land :-)

Now she's on her way back to Morocco, as she felt she should go back there...she got totally in love with the Arab culture, specially the Bedouines in the Sahara desert...
she would like to find someone on the way to join her, but if not, she feels she should go anyway...and maybe this time find a camel to travel with :-)...


Here, contemplating new Horizons...excited with the new things ahead of her on the Journey...
she said she loved being here, and it would be hard for her to go...she said often she likes a place because of the nature around, but here she really felt a strong love for and from the people...
God bless you Karmit...May you be guided and protected by the shadow of God's wings!!!

Yes, it's hard to see those we love going... specially those who get intimate with... but at the same time I know that's how things are to be... we should always be on the flow...coming and going... enjoying every bit of time we are together when we are together...and hoping that one day we will be forever near for all eternity :-) This brings Joy to my heart !!!

6 comments:

The Winters said...

What a thing this life is, eh Shanti B? God has brought some beautiful people to your place and we are also truly thankful for the opportunity to share only a little time with them. Marcia is gorgeous and if you are reading this sweetie, we love you and hope you are standing your ground out there in the YWAM world! Uria and Titalli were straight out of heaven; angels sent to put a new song in your heart. I look forward to seeing them again one day, even if I have to wait til this life is over and thenext eternal one begins. Things are crazy busy here with the house restoration but we want to come and see you soon. And the kids are desperate for circus lessons with Rosie and Josh. Will call soon. Memphis. xxxxxxx

tomm said...

hey baba!
I´ve seen some photos on facebook from the land and it´s beautiful to see what has changed the last time: the new trees near the kitchen, the new asphalt floor,... very beautiful!
Hope, everything is good with you - in prayer with you tomm

maryduda91 said...

Oi, espero que você entenda portugues!
Bom eu sou Brasileira e fiquei encantada com esse projeto.
gostaria de saber mais sobre ele.!
se vc puder me escrever um e-mail contando mais sobre o projeto eu ficaria muito agradecida!
maryduda91@hotmail.com
beijos
Duda

luzinha said...

Baba! Tenho tantas saudades tuas, de todos, da terra, do huck & do tom, da duma & da micho... parece q vos deixei ha tanto tempo. Mas esta tudo bem, Deus e bom e ha tempo para tudo. Espero um post sobre a "apanha da azeitona"!

dear winters, i just love your family. Hope you visit my friend Baba a lot of times!

love you all and miss you!

mucho amor de mexico

Formiga atomica said...

;D*

John said...

hey - wow! i think i must have told them about this community in my travels with both these israeli girls! or at least with tideli. glad you guys had the pleasure to meet them too! i wanna visit the land again, hopefully in a few weeks!
see you soon!
john