Dear Shades Crest Family,
Lene and I want to express our deepest gratitude for all you have done for us in these recent weeks when you have rejoiced with us over the purchase of our new home here in Alabama. Every single act of service, gift, hug, card, email... everything is really appreciated. How can we thank you enough?
Last week many of you came to our new house to help paint, install the kitchen back-splash, add downlight under the kitchen cabinets and clean. Others came to bring meals to the volunteers, which was a tremendous help as well. We were amazed at all that was done within a few days; however nothing compared to the outpouring of support and love of our beloved church.
As if the hard work by all church volunteers were not enough, Wednesday night we were surprised with a pounding and house warming gifts following our dinner. What a blessing you are in our lives!
And when Lene and I thought we had already been showered with much love and support, you took hospitality to another level. On our first day in the new house, the church staff decided to surprise us with a house warming visit after getting off work. We appreciate so much the thoughtful gifts and genuine spirit of celebration over such an important day for us. It's a blessing to serve the Lord with our staff through the ministry of Shades Crest.
However, that's not the end. Then, that same day the Music Search Committee sent a delicious meal for our dinner and more gifts. Both Lene and I are really grateful for the kindness of this group since that first time we met while we were still in Louisville. We love you and thank you for being so welcoming.
If you allow us to thank you in our native language, from the bottom of our hearts we want to say, "Obrigado" (o-bree-GAH-do). If you guessed correctly, you figure that it means "Thanks" in Portuguese.
We love y'all. Once again, "Obrigado."
Lene and Hiram Rollo