When we get on the plane to
It will be a bittersweet moment for us, because this is the end of Ginger’s two-year stay in
I can’t express in words how vital and important her role has been in the
And so we’ve asked … a lot! She’s been a vital member of the HIV/AIDS/Malaria Prevention Team, served as our Partner Church liaison, helped coordinate and prepare visits from overseas friends, typed and designed letters and brochures, stapled, punched holes, babysat, made phone calls, and given her shoulder to cry upon many times.
More than that, she’s endured my fluctuating moods, stress-induced rants, ill-timed comments, and bad jokes. I have teased her mercilessly about everything from her taste in music (which isn’t bad, except for that Willie Nelson album), her accent (south
I know I’m trying to camouflage our age difference, but having Ginger around was like having my younger sister around. And I dread coming back to the
But Ginger has an incredibly exciting future ahead of her. This fall, she begins her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Fuller Seminary. She wants to specialize in the psychological needs and care of missionary families (I know, I know, here come the jokes. All we ask, Ginger, is that we have a share of the royalties of that first book about the “unnamed” missionary family somewhere in West Africa …) We are confident that she’ll excel at Fuller, and are even more excited about the groundbreaking – and badly-needed – work that she will be doing one day.
To Ginger – thanks for your hard work and self-giving sacrifice. You truly know what “mission” is all about. You are a wonderful friend, and we pray God’s blessings upon your life’s work and call.