A couple weeks ago Allison had the idea of trying to create a night out for several of the young mothers that are missionaries here in Curahuasi. There are two German women who have had their babies within the last months, and while there is support and friendship from the missionary community and the Quechua, it is not like being in your home country with a baby. Those first several months have hard times, as all you mothers know. So she came up with the idea of a restaurant night, and with the very strong encouragement of David, they worked to make it a reality. We invited all the German parents who had kids to come to our house without their kids to eat at our restaurant. The mothers with infants could bring their babies, and we would take care of them upstairs. Allison and her friend Konika are experienced mothers, and they are good with infants. The night was a blast. We set up every table and chair we have, covered the tables with flowers and candles. The kids dressed up in dark pants and light shirts, the girls in skirts. We slicked the boys hair back, taught them how to take orders and serve as waitstaff, filling glasses, taking dirty dishes, and then we put everyone to work. Allison and Konika cooked a bunch of bread, provided dipping oils, made a big italian dish, a choice of molten chocolate cake or key lime pie for dessert, and the restaurant was open. Nolan played guitar for some live music, and Ari helped in the kitchen, and all the Germans were able to relax, talk in their native language by candlelight, and we hope have a very relaxing and fun time. I was a proud husband and father watching the efforts of Allison and our kids while trying to help wherever I could. Here are some pictures below from the evening.
I love this! Blessings on you all for that delightful gift you gave — tasty, real, and joyous love.
Guys, love this!! What a great way to share your hospitality and love!
This is a great idea on every level. Serving the servers is truly how God wants us to be.
great idea! cool, that things like this happen in our house! blessings to the whole caire family!!!
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The Caire’s thought of making their house into a restaurant a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun!
Love it! I’m sure Benjamin and JP enjoyed serving.
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