I am so blessed to have stepped out on faith about 7 years ago and meet up with the lady that spoke at our church on being a missionary from Africa. I brought my boys, who were little guys at the time, in hopes they would hear some incredible missions stories with a little bit of lions and giraffes mixed in.
Well, Laura did not disappoint. And from that day on, we kept in contact. Every time she comes back to the states, she emails or calls me and we set up a lunch or dinner date. We've had Mexican, Chinese and amazing salads shared as we went through story after story over the years.
I love that she has chosen to call me friend and I am blessed to know her. She is an amazing person doing some very amazing work for Christ. Don't let her beauty fool you into thinking she is some delicate wallflower!! She can work on trucks, drive trucks thru rivers, live out in the bush and speaks to witch doctors and tribal chiefs. Again, I cannot emphasize enough my utmost respect for this woman. She completely trusts God with her life on a daily basis. When I grow up, I want to be like her. Maybe one day I could even go visit her 'home'.
May God bless her exceedingly abundantly as she continues to raise funds to return to Zambia in a couple months.