We live in a small world. I can meet people in the oddest places, at unknown times.
We are currently in Billings, Montana. We spoke at New Life Church last night, and will speak again this morning. While returning to our room from breakfast, we ran into someone from our old church in Harlowton. The Bureece's happened to be in town to send their daughter back to college.
If it happened just once, I wouldn't be quite as amazed. But it happens constantly. I walk into a cafe in Minnesota, only to find friends from North Dakota that I had only seen two days earlier. Wandering down the airport concourse in Minneapolis, we meet a friend that we've recently been emailing.
I think that those coincidences are the benefits of itineration. As a missionary, our organization has us travel to raise our monthly support and pledges. The travel can occasionally be grueling, but the benefits are enormous. We friends and supporters in every state, many countries, and hundreds of churches. And we keep meeting them.
Look forward to crossing paths.