I know for them, the three years of sacrifice, hard work and greater than these, missing family and friends has at times seemed to last forever. Yet as they prepare to return home too, they are often struck with how quickly the time seems to have gone.
|My husband and I in Thailand|
|Hakes on their first day in Cameroon in 2010|
Someone once said the days can be long but the years go quickly - this seems very true about mission work, perhaps about everything. There can be days that the amount of work that needs to be accomplished can seem like an insurmountable hill - yet, as we look back - “has it really been a year, two years, ten….” Let us strive to use what little time we have in service to others, always grateful for the gifts we have ever mindful that our lives are a gift and we can share this gift with others!