I was infinitely blessed when I was growing up. God placed so many amazing people in my life who have helped shape me into the person I am today. Two of those people were Gene and Lorri Maynard. They were the pastors at our church when I was about 12 or 13. They were very instrumental in helping me not just know who Christ was, but to know Him personally, and that is something I am eternally grateful for.
This past weekend, they were passing through town and we were able to catch up over a cup of coffee. It was great to see them and hear about their recent travels (they just got back from doing El Camino de Santiago in Spain) and their current ministry. And of course we shared lots of funny stories. In case you didn't know, laughing is my favorite thing to do, and I was in heaven. I don't know the last time I laughed that hard.
I am thankful for this family and the impact they have had not just on me, but on my family and on countless others. And I am looking forward to working with them in the future, hopefully on one of their mission trips to Nigeria!
Thanks Gene and Lorri!!