When we moved here to one church in the city, things changed. Ram got a salary increase but there was no parsonage so we had to buy our own home. I must stress that at both MN and ID we were financially fine. Finances are just different in the two places. Last year Ram had only been a pastor at the new church for about a month, so people at the new church didn't know us. I don't know what Christmas presents will be like this year after we have been here for a year.
Living in the city, those with gardens just raise enough for their own families. There was one family that gave us a few veggies when they had way too much and one gave us a lot of tomatoes. But that was it. Much different than being given produce from different members all summer.
So when one of the members offered to let us go pick onions in the field next to their home, we took them up on the offer. Thankfully we went right away before it rained and the onions rotted in the field.
|Yes, this is in our front entry way! This photo was taken after we gave away a bunch of the onions, this is what we had in November.|
We are thankful for all gifts from our members, even onions!