During our years serving in missions we met thousands of people from dozens of countries. Some of these wonderful people have had an ongoing influence in our lives. This man of one of those. Three years ago we had a privilege of opening our home to him and his beautiful wife for a few weeks - note the kangaroos in the photo, taken at our church.
Our little church has kept in contact with this man who now has quite large ministry in north India. When my husband and I first met him in India in 1988, we were all young singles. You may remember this photo from early last month, my husband was speaking at a fundraiser event to be able to contribute to the ministry when our team goes.
Early yesterday morning we began the long drive to the international airport. I snapped a few photos as my husband drove......
You can see the Pacific Ocean glistening on the eastern horizon.
We didn't wait to see their plane leave for we had a long trip home again. However we all enjoyed watching planes for a little while.
Then we said our goodbyes and left before threatening tears appeared. No photos of the trip home for I had to drive - it seemed such a long way.
My husband and Miss E (20) will be back within two weeks, so short a trip compared to our mission days. Our team of five is on their way to support and help our friends in any way they can. Three of the team, including my husband and Miss E, visited India five years ago to support and help some other of our Indian mission friends. There will be many stories to tell when they return.... for so much more always happens than what you expect or even see.
Sharing at Our World Tuesday.