But my personal favorite was the surprise thaat Felix (at center in the photo) had orchestrated for us. His latest book was just published by Zondervan. Even Felix hadn't held one in his hands yet. So when a box of them showed up here, we couldn't wait to open it up. As Annette was flipping through the book she suddenly said, "Oh...." It wasn't said quickly or loudly but rather like the "Oh" that might come out of a child when she opens a present that contains a gift of previously unimagined worth. Her eyes had picked out her own name and mine. Felix had honored us by dedicating the book to Annette and me. She read it out loud,
That should help keep us afloat during tough times.
I want to dedicate this book to my good friends Tim & Annette Gulick.
- For the good times we have spent together serving Latin American youth leaders.
- For the wonderful times we have invested in dreaming about how to better serve God and this generation.
- For the fun times we have shared enjoying life together.
- For your generosity that has inspired me to give out of grace, because from grace I have received.
(translated from the original which is in Spanish)