Some of the Nicest People we have met work in the Reenik
We buy melons from these two men. They don't speak English and we don't speak Russian but we seem to do just fine. I mean,
Look at the smile on this guy!
When he sees us coming his face lights up. A few days ago I left them a little church pamphlet hoping they would at least have a little understanding of who we are and what we are doing here. Yesterday when we approached they both came out from behind their booth to greet us. The older man came up to me and said in very broken English,
How sweet is that!! I asked if we could take their picture (again using a type of sign language) and they were like little kids so excited to pose with us.
When we left they asked if they could have their own photos (at least that is what I think they said) so we said "yes, we will bring them back to you".
We said goodbye and walked away. A few minutes later the younger man tapped me on the shoulder and gave me a bag with a beautiful melon in it and said,
I don't think I need to say anymore. It was a touching moment when our hearts spoke. I don't know how that is possible but I know that I felt something heavenly.