We recently visited some elderly friends who are in an assisted living facility. John is in his early nineties and his wife, Louise, is in her late eighties.
When I finished high school in Brazil, I stayed there for a couple of years taking missionaries and supplies hundreds of miles up the Amazon and its tributaries. I believe the fastest we ever made one of those trips was about one month! Was it the long distance or our slow boat…?
During that time, this couple was supporting my parents financially and decided to start helping me, also, as I was working with the missionaries. They continued their support while I attended Bible School and Missionary Training and returned to the field.
Last year they wrote and told us that they would have to discontinue their support. For forty years this couple faithfully supported us and as far as I can remember, they never missed one month. What a tremendous blessing and encouragement to us!