Thursday, April 7, 2011

God. Loves. Me.

Look what appeared in stores in my little part of the world while we were on furlough! And, I did not even have to go to a "big" grocery store to buy them.
Just four packs of four. Sixteen cookies. Imported from Spain.
Not even double-stuffed.... When you've waited nearly nine years... who cares?
Got milk?


  1. Jolene, I just love reading your blog!! My husband and I traveled to Dnipropetrovs'k in October, and I stayed through November to bring our little boy home. I loved my time there, and reading your blog gives me that little taste of Ukraine that I miss. We did find Oreos while we were there too. I did miss Little Debbies though. hehe Thank you for your ministry!!

  2. Glad you got a blessing but I think I got the bigger one cause it reminded me how blessed I truly am here in the USA. Glad God gave you such a sweet blessing right where you are too.

  3. Yum! We do have Oreos here, too. (But no Double Stuff either) Have you ever tried the Golden ones~so good! Anyways, when I saw the Oreos it reminded me of a little joke we have here. It seems that the crazier the economy gets the more expensive things become while the products simultaneously shrink, too. Do you all have that problem? Well, the joke is that you know how good or bad the economy is doing by the amount of cream filling (or lack thereof) in your Oreo cookie. Sounds silly, but it seems to be true. I think I am going to have to get out a microscope soon! HA!! ;)

  4. Imported from Spain? How interesting!

    Tell us about where you can buy milk for those Oreos, OK?

  5. It is wonderful to find things on the mission field that remind of home. It was just like that for my husband only his favorite soda.

  6. YAY! :) Don't you love how God sends us little edible hugs sometimes???"

  7. What a fun blessing from God. Have a great day!

    Your friend,

  8. Jolene,

    I think I'll come visit you for "tea & Oreo cookies" !!!! Years ago, some stores in Vilnius, Lithuania had them, and I could get them once in a while. Funny thing, once they became available (even though it was a 3-hr. drive away) - then I found I didn't crave them anymore! Now that they're not available, I really want some! Goofy, I know.

    On a more serious note, I really appreciate your posts. I love keeping up with you and your family and what's going on there. Your updates are an encouragement to me, even though I haven't let you know that. Keep it up - you never know just when your words, thoughts, etc. will be just what some missionary wife needs that day.


  9. That's exactly how I felt when we found a box or Oreo's here in Zambia. :-) Enjoy them!

  10. SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
    Lucky you!

    Thank you Spain :)



Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25