Sunday, July 29, 2007

Timeless Friends

I got a surprise phone call from my friends Amy on Monday. She is a dear friend of mine who moved away from the area 2 years ago. She said, "We're coming into town this weekend and I want to have tea with you." So she came on Friday morning. Her husband was the worship pastor of our church for 11 years...then they moved to Jamestown to work in another church. We were sorry to see them go. I wasn't as sorry as I was a few years earlier when they moved to Cairns, Australia for a year and a half to do ministry there. Atleast Jamestown was reachable (3 hours by car).
So she and her kids came for a visit Friday. Her husband Jeff was somewhere else that morning, but we were able to catch up with him Friday night for dinner. We had a great time laughing and talking. Our friendship is timeless. No matter how much time goes by...we always seem to pick it up right where we left off.


They have just accepted a new position at a church in western Canada. That's a little far away for us...but not as far as Australia! This will be Amy's 5th country to live in (Zaire and Kenya as a child). She's lived on 3 different continents. How interesting how the Lord directs people so differently. I've never lived anywhere but NY state.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so glad your families were able to get together. How far away will she be after this next move?

Martha said...

You forgot to mention HOW you got to be such wonderful friends...

Priscilla said...

They are moving to Westbank, British Columbia to work at Powers Creek Community Church.

Kim said...

I love friends like that! The ones where you can just pick up where you left off, even if it's been years. How neat that you have a little girl from India at your church. Once I can publicly give out more info on N I might ask you which part of India she is from. It would be neat if they were from the same orphanage.

Priscilla said...

Yeah. That would be interesting.

Gudl said...

It is great to have old friends! I am glad you got to see yours.

Shelly said...

It's so easy to let long distance relationships just fade away.... So it's really cool to hear about those times when people manage to really stay in touch like that regardless of the distance!!

gmj said...

happy for you!!, Humm.... Western Canada is just a "hop skip and jump" from the Pacific Northwest. :) God uses you for a good purpose just where you are eh?

T said...

Friendship is just one of the great gifts from God, well in my opinion anyway. I cherish mine and it is so nice to see when others cherish theirs too. ;).

kristina said...

I love friendships like that too. They are more like family than friends.