A high school friend brought me to the church her dad was pastoring in Vancouver, Washington all those years ago, and a friendship was born almost immediately between us.
She discipled me, she modeled a life committed to the Lord, she opened the way for me go on my first summer mission's trip to Germany with Malachi, and she told me that Dave and I would probably get married! I owe a lot to her. 😊
Throughout my college years, I began spending time at her house, getting to know her parents and sisters. And those friendships continue to this day!
|Michelle and her dear mom!|
|One of Michelle's sisters who I've known since she was 5!|
Through the years as I've lived in Europe and she's lived in Portland, Oregon, we've stayed connected - spurring each other on in our walks with God, praying fervently for one another, and loving each other fiercely!
Even when we get just a few days together once a year, we make the most of it, as we did this time!
Michelle, you are a true Proverbs 17:17 friend!
"A friend loves at all times..."