I've been thinking a lot lately of all the people in my life who make a difference. There are so many who've touched my life in such a way that I was never the same. Rob & Linda Wanless are one example, I wouldn't be a missionary if it wasn't for them. Then there are people who, with one simple action, remind me of the path God has me on. Brett prayed over our deputation last night. Nikki is in deputation too, and she's a gift from God because we're at the same life stage and going through so many of the same things. Renee is someone that I can encourage, because six months ago I was right where she is now. Jordan and Virginia are two amazing women who caught the vision of what we're doing. All the people in our small group who listen to our rants about deputation week after week, who pray for us and encourage us.
Whether big or small, each one of these people and countless others, have blessed my life in this week alone. Relationships are so important. They're vital to our very existence. To the work we do to change the world. I'm so thankful, because all of these people have been directly placed in my life by God, and I in theirs. We're to love each other, minister to each other, pray, encourage, and build up one another. People change our lives. And we have the ability to change theirs.