My husband had been inquiring about churches and we finally found an English speaking church...an hour from our home. We had visited a few Swiss churches, but found it quite difficult to understand even though we were slowly learning French. We met a few families that did speak English and enjoyed their fellowship from time to time.
How happy we were to finaly find some Christian fellowship. The church we decided to attend wasn't a huge church...people from many countries. Switzerland with it's central European location brought in a lot of foreign workers and diplomats. An older British couple befriended us...dear Jack and Anne-Marie. They invited us to dinner often knowing how long our drive was and they loved our children.
As we got to know them...they got to know us...and our present situation in life. A very caring couple. Sometimes when my husband was called into work on Sunday, Jack would drive the distance to pick up the children and I and then drive us all the way back if my husband did not get off work in time to pick us up at their house. Such kindness touched me deeply.
It seemed as though the LORD had placed this loving couple in our midst to fill that void of our family that we missed so much. Anne-Marie always had special treats for the children and each time we left, they walked us to the car and then stood in the drive waving good-bye.
Philippians chpt. 2 verses 1-2
If there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.