I just took a lady, Gladis, (who goes to our Puyo church), her daughter, Luci, and grandson, Carlos, to the grocery to buy food for their family. This grocery is one of 2 ‘bigger’ stores that we have here. Compared to the U.S., it is about the size of a convenience store.
Gladis is 49 years old and lives 2 blocks from this particular grocery. They had never been there! She’d never shopped there ’cause they can’t afford the items there. They mostly buy the cheap fruits and veggies from the market ’cause they are much less expensive. So, what an adventure this shopping trip was for them!
I put her 6 month old grandson Carlos in the grocery cart and they were fascinated! They had no idea how to push the cart or that the baby could sit in it. They walked the aisles admiring all the ‘beautiful’ things the store had to offer, most of which they had never tasted in their lives. I found a few jars of baby food available (this is the only store in Puyo that has it), so I bought some of those for Carlos to try. He’s never had it before.
When we got in the taxi to take all the food to their house, Gladis was in tears for the beautiful trip we had made and all the wonderful food that will feed her family for a week or so. We had an amazing time, laughing in the joy of the Lord, they had a great new experience and most of all, it was blessing to their family!