In the six short years that I’ve been in the Covie Fam, I’ve gotten to meet a lot of awesome people that I now consider life-long friends. I got the chance to get to know some LTMs that I had never had the opportunity to meet just simply because our paths haven’t crossed living on different continents. I was a little unsure as to how they would react to me being “the new kid on the block” but as the case has been so many times with this amazing Family, they welcomed me with open arms and I believe that I now have more life-long friends and amazing colleagues. I am blessed to be a part of this Family.
One night in Chicago, we met with retired LTMs, which is always an eye opening experience to realize how easy we have it these days with Skype, facebook, and other technology compared to how they had it back in the day. Towards the end of the evening, some of us were asked to share the latest happenings from our lands and I was actually sitting at the back of the room hoping that I wouldn’t be called on to share. I had no idea what I would say! I thought, “I’ve been in America for 2 years. The school has been closed. Nothing is happening. I’m not even sure when I’ll be returning for certain….please don’t call on me, please don’t call on me….” As I sat there feeling the anxiety building about what I could possibly say, my phone buzzed with a text message. It was a picture from one of the teens I met at the camp in VA in June. She sent a picture of a crayon with the words, “Made in (the land I love)” on it and texted, “Praying for you.” (This is something I ask everyone I speak to about the land I love to do when they see one of those “Made in” tags.) Wow! How cool was that? My heart just burst with joy and amazement because Dad’s timing is always right on time. So, when my name was called soon thereafter, I had the confidence I needed and the words somehow just flowed together. Now if I could just remember this the next time I’m anxious about His timing. Oh, what a slow learner I am.