Goodbye, for now. Hello soon. (True friendship)


She left our school this year to move to the East Coast with her family. Goodbye.

She left our school this year to move to the East Coast with her family. Goodbye.

You never really say goodbye in Christianity.

One of the hardest things about ministry is when people leave because you love them.

But I’ve hung around long enough to see that Christian friends are true friends. I would venture to say that only Christian friends can be true friends. Because they offer a friendship that doesn’t die out through separation or adversity.

And yes, some friends we won’t see until Heaven.

Guatemala mission

With my longtime friends, Aparicio and Max, at the church we founded 20 years ago. Only in Christ does friendship last.

But on my trip to Guatemala, I’ve been reunited with friends, guys who helped form the church 20 years ago when I was a missionary here. We were great friends, comrades in the war for souls. And we still are great friends.

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7 responses to “Goodbye, for now. Hello soon. (True friendship)

  1. Having grown up on the mission field as a “third culture kid,” (TCK) partings have been a major part of my life. This post is very true, and a deep comfort.

  2. Indeed as we are a family of faith. We pick up where we left off. Thanks for sharing such a sweet piece.

  3. Imagine the reunion in heaven in which you had a taste in this trip =)

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