22 August 2007

Ciao for now!

Hey Villagers!
I leave for the Community of St. John on friday and wanted to write one last post. Mostly I just want to thank all of you for your faithfulness. It has been a blessing getting to know each of you and I am so thankful for the year the Lord has given us to grow in our faith together. The one thing I want to leave you with is something that our beloved Pope John Paul II said that has helped me tremendously in growing in my relationship with Jesus.

"Be not afraid" no matter what life brings, never be afraid of what Christ is calling you to do. Christ will always give you the courage and strength to fulfill his will!

You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful year at the VILLAGE!!!

God bless you!


So long Sister Britt!

From our own Mr. Megargle, Googuly Bear...

As we all know now, Britt has left for the convent and has gone on to become
a Servant (for those of you who do not know the name, it is The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara). On the account that you probably won't be able to ask her what we did, I have decided to share what we did with Britt during her final days. On Friday we went to Montreal for a day and visited the Cathedral of St. Joseph before going white water rafting (Woot!) in Maine for the weekend. On Monday we came to North Conway, New Hampshire and spent several days there walking around town and meeting the Servants. Finally on Wednesday, we went to Mass with the Servants before saying Adios! to Britt and leaving to drive home. So please pray for her, and she'll be praying for you guys.

So long Sister Britt! Viva La Re Hem!

10 August 2007

No Good in Goodbye

From our own Melissa...

There are times in our lives when we have to say goodbye. In the Village's case it was to our beloved Britt Megargle, Teresa Monticello, and Nate Haverland. These three amazing people have all gone their separate ways in order to fulfill the call of God. While all three of them will be missed terribly, we all know that they will always be with us in our hearts and prayers.

I'm sure we all have many many stories of different ways that these three people have touched our hearts and lives. Heck – I could go on for pages about tons of stories about them – but I won't. We don't have to. We all know that these three people shine so brightly with the light of Christ, and that's enough.

So, in the short – keep in your heart. They are really amazing people, and I know they don't want to be forgotten. Keep them in your prayers!!

And with that, I'm done!!!

Luv ya's

~Mel (and Nemo)