Monday, February 06, 2006

Grant and Mira (and my first Braai)

Braai is pronounced brye...

I met Mira first last Wednesday at my first Bible study here. She is Bulgarian and also a new believer. I didn’t meet her husband Grant until church on Sunday. Grant is not a believer, but Bobby and Sara tell me that he is close to becoming saved. We were invited to come to their house Sunday evening for a braai, which is the American equivelent to a barbeque or a cook-out. Grant and Mira’s son is named Dillion who they usually call Dill or Dilly (and everyone here who speaks with a British accent, so they would say it like “Deal” or “Deal-ay”)...

The Meal was delicious... Grant grilled up this meat only served in South Africa called Boerworse (pronounced Bora-voce) which means farmers sausage in English. It tasted alot like Kiabasa (sp?)... we also had chicken, salad, rolls, freshly baked bread (which is served at almost every meal here), vegetables and chips...

After the meal, Grant entertained us all with stories of his travels and business ventures... He is very animated when he talks using many hand motions and speaks loudly and passionately... He is also a very kind man, as is his wife Mira... He also talked about the latest things Dillon has been saying... Dillon is 2 and will be 3 in March... He reminds me of Nate and Lindsey’s Micah as far as his blonde hair and size of his body... We all cracked up as Grant described what Dillon had said to him the previous morning as Grant was getting him out of bed... He said: “This is what Dillon said as I woke him up... ‘Daddy (with his arm extended), just relax and calm down, or I will have to send you to your bed’.” Can you imagine a two-year old putting a sentence like that together? It’s obvious that he’s just repeating what he has heard before... Mira also told us that his new favorite word is ‘unfortunately’... I don’t even use that word!!!! unbelievable...

It was a nice evening and it’s been great getting to know so many interesting people! Being here definately makes the world feel a little smaller...

1 comment:

Jerry DePoy Jr. said...

Keep the stories coming Eric. It's awesome to hear about what God is doing on the other side of the world!
- J D