Thursday, June 22, 2006

Full Circle

It's pretty cool right now. God has truly blessed me. It began last year when we moved to DC from Colorado. We made a pit stop at our former church in Muncie, IN where I had the opportunity to share a bit about what we're doing. We hadn't been in that church for over eight years. Two days later I received a phone call that one of the young people there had decided to put off college and join us in DC. It was Ali Orewiler. Her and her twin sister Rebekah go way back with Kim and I. We've known them pretty much their entire lives, and they were the flower girls at our wedding when they were four years old. In January, Rebekah decided to postpone school after taking only one semester and join us in DC too. How wonderful it has been to have these amazing young ladies from our previous lives with us again. Now we've been joined by one of our former students from Denver. Sarah Taylor has become a vital part of the community here, and she is proving herself invaluable in so many ways. It's amazing to have these young people from our different stages of life here with us. And now Sarah's younger brother Jared is visiting for three weeks too. Jared is nothing less than a spiritual son to me. He's just finished his sophomore year of high school, and here he is giving up his summer in service to his country and generation. These young people are off the charts. I wish I had half of their zeal when I was their age. I'm honored to be here with them and blessed to have them in my life.

Thank you Ali, Bekah, Sarah and Jared. You make my life rich.

1 comment:

rhonda said...

Jared rocks!!!!