Monday, August 4, 2014

crossing paths

Our trip across the country included a stop in Dallas
for meetings at our organization's headquarters.

In addition, we had the added delight of a short reunion with co-workers
whom we had learned to know and love in Davao
but who we hadn't seen for the past year.

 It was a very sweet time to catch up with these brothers and sisters of ours,
to reminisce, and to hear how God is leading in each family.

 The kids picked right up where they'd left off...
all ages enjoying being part of that familiar missionary community again.

As is so typical of my friend Leanne,
she opened her home to us, even though her husband was out of town,
and she suggested a time of prayer for us girls in the back room.
 Yes, I took a selfie to capture the moment.
Veronica, you may have never TAKEN a selfie, but you're in one now!

The time was bitter sweet, as we all went our ways, 
not knowing when our paths may cross again.

But we know Who guides our paths,
and we thank Him for allowing us to walk alongside these precious people
at least for a little while.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

1 comment:

Betsy Cruz said...

Hi Barbara! I just got back from furlough and wondered what you're up too. Looks like you did have a sweet time in Dallas. I understand the bittersweet. May God bless you with more sweet things as He opens new doors for you.