Special Message, Decorations and Thomas Merritt

16 Dec

1   Sorting the bookshelves today, this precious piece of paper fell out. It is a beautiful note given to us as we left the village of Mapoch where we had been volunteering in 2007.

Message from Thabang

Message from Thabang

2   We used to keep in touch with the village through Voluntours, getting beaded decorations to sell each Christmas to help raise funds for the village. Very sadly, we have lost both Marnie of Voluntours and Pastor Peter to cancer in the last 15 months. They were each instrumental in making our time there a success and both must be sorely missed by the village. Now we have no contact, these are my last three decorations for sale.

Beaded decorations made by the Gogos of the village

Beaded decorations made by the Gogos of the village

3   At singing tonight, we learned a new Thomas Merritt carol, in one session! It is a wonderful one with the various parts coming in at intervals and sounding like peals of bells. I’ll try to get a recording of it to add here.


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5 responses to “Special Message, Decorations and Thomas Merritt

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Sometimes things happen at just the right moment…like finding the handwritten note…Brings a memory…and almost like being sent to you again…I feel these are God moments…comforting in such a small way…

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

      You are right that things happen just at the right moment, serendipity indeed! Lovely memories combined with sadness. All the best to you 🙂

  2. valeriedavies

    December 17, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Just beautiful; both the letter and the decorations… Merry Christmas to you, love Valerie

  3. Sharp Little Pencil

    December 17, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Sally, so sorry about the loss of your friends. I’d like to support the mission, so if any of those beaded pieces are still for sale, please let me know at my email address, sharplittlepencil AT gmail.

    Meantime, thank you so much and have a Merry Christmas! Peace, Amy

  4. niasunset

    December 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I am impressed so much… Thank you dear Sally, Merry Christmas, love, nia


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