“It Was/Is the Best of Times…”

27 May

How many hours are there in a day?  Here at MTI there are 26.  At least we are busy enough to fill that many.  At the end of each day it seems that we say the same thing to each other, “We could go home now and feel it was worth our time to have come.”  As we talk to others who are here and make many new friends we come into contact with others who are leaving soon to various destinations around the globe.  There are two other couples who are in our age bracket with similar life circumstances.  There are many couples with children whose ages range from two months to twelve years.  There are many younger singles.  There are two older singles.

As we share together, we find that we share common concerns and joys.  The presentations and programs vary from lecture to simulations to interacting within small groups.  The masks are taken off and the walls come tumbling down and what we are finding at the core is a very big, “God of unlimited compassion, a never-ending fount of love.  We started our time together by telling where we are going to go.  One of the couples with children is leaving for Addis this summer also and is planning to enroll in the same language school there.  The Giles have three sons; four, three, and one and one-half.  If we turn back time some twenty-five plus years it is easy to reminisce.  With God, a thousand years is but as a sleep, David said in a Psalm.  Whether it seems to go too fast or too slow, whether there seems to be too much or too little crammed into an allotted span, today is the best time to share hope with hearts.

2 Responses to ““It Was/Is the Best of Times…””

  1. Aimee Stoller May 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Isn’t God good to have sent you to Colorado during a time when you would meet someone going to the same place as you. That is so great!!!

  2. George & Lily Zarkovacki June 11, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    Dear Allen and Susan,

    We just wanted to let you both know how much we enjoyed spending time with you both. You both have been a real blessing to our family!!

    May God bless you and keep you!


    P.S. Come visit us again….we’ll go out for ribs!

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