Last week at church, we had our annual AHBC Missions Conference. During the Sunday school panel discussion with our missionaries, my water works turned on and I couldn't make it stop. I was experiencing the enormity of the sacrifice Josh and Mel were making for the Lord. But it wasn't just two people making a sacrifice, but an entire family. Josh is an only child. His parents were offering up their child and their only grandchildren to the Lord's work. Ray and Eunice and Melody's siblings all have a part in this endeavor too. Wow! And so, I just sat there and cried the whole service. I looked a mess. But I didn't care, I felt so blessed to know these people. We saw Josh grow up in the Lord, right in our own church. What a privilege!
Our dear friends, Josh and Melody Simmons, are finally on their way to their assigned mission field. It has been many years of studying, schooling, moving, raising support, praying, letting go of possessions, and now it was time to say, "good-bye."
A few of us were able to meet at the airport today to say our final farewell to our friends.
|I guess at the time I felt a little silly was needed?|
...May God be with you till we meet again....