As many of you know, Dave and I served as missionaries in Germany years ago. During our years in Malachi Ministries (with Cadence International), God brought some amazing people to serve with us. We're still serving with some of them today in JV.
Others we were only with for a short time.
Tonight, up at Malenovice, where our JV summer interns have just arrived, God brought one of those people full circle back into our lives.
Only it wasn't an adult who served with us. It was a missionary kid!
Recognize either of these two little people? Probably not!
One is our own Tyler (the little guy holding the Sesame street book). The other was a sweet girl named Brianne. Her mom and dad were with Malachi Ministries, serving in Stuttgart for a few years. Tyler and Brianne are just one month apart - I think they were 11 months and 1 year old in this picture.
Tonight they were together for the first time in a L--O--N--G time! Both of them are serving as JV interns this summer here in Czech (though on different teams).
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined on that summer afternoon 20 years ago, sitting at a lake in Germany with Brianne and her mom, that one day God would allow them to serve together in a ministry in the Czech Republic as adults.
But here they are! What a huge blessing to see God's faithfulness in both of their lives. There is no greater joy than seeing our children walk with Him.
One other very cool full circle thing...
Our nephew, Justin, is here serving as a summer intern too. And he's a Malachi missionary kid too!
Happy days around here!