Friday, January 31, 2020

Proverbs 17:17

When I met my friend Michelle in the summer of 1980, I had no idea that our friendship would span forty years, and grow more precious as each year goes by!

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..."

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