Why is it that visiting one another seems unattainable in the United States? Are we really so busy that we can't give a little time to one another? And wouldn't God be honored by the offering of our time? Could it be possible? Could we make it possible? Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
PS Cultural note: Miriam told me that they absolutely never announce their visit. If they were to call ahead, the hostess would be "required" to clean up the house and prepare something for them to eat.