Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reunion with Oldenburgs

On Monday we spent some wonderful hours with our former coworkers Don and Laura Oldenburg. Don and Laura were with us at Namwianga from 2006 - 2009 and became dear friends as we shared many experiences of mission work together. The Oldenburgs moved to Michigan after their time at Namwianga, and we hadn't seen them since July, 2009. We managed to connect with them in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where they met us while on a trip to visit relatives in Tennessee.

I realized as we talked about people and situations and memories of our time at Namwianga that no one but Don and Laura can relate to some of the things we did, and they can laugh with us at the absurdities of bush life. It's certainly true that in some cases, you really have to be there. What a joy it was to reconnect with them and to share that special bond in the Lord.

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