Sunday, February 23, 2014

After All These Years

Forty four years ago a missionary family returned from the country of Laos to Denver, Colorado. They moved into the Patty family basement while they looked for a home in the area.

Over the summer a boy from each of the families spent time getting to know each other. And in the process, became life-long friends.

I wish I had a photo from long ago of these two boyhood friends, but here they are today: Dave and his dear friend, Brian Davis.

Brian and his own precious family now live in Redding, California and we had the joy of staying overnight with them as we traveled up through California.

But this wasn't your average "stay with your husband's friends" visit. Recognize anyone in this photo?

His wife, Lori, was the first full time staff girl to come on to the Malachi team in Germany back in the early 80's and has been a very dear friend of mine for, oh about thirty years! 

Lori was a bridesmaid in our wedding, and we have stayed connected through a long distance prayer group of friends who were early Malachi staff  with us (see HERE for my post about our reunion recently).

Still such treasured friends after all these years.

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