Bye for now, Zanmi’m.

Making friends on the “mission field” in a foreign country is unique, because you literally live together, eat together, work together, go to church together, work out together, spend days off together, watch marathon nights of 24 together, do Bible studies together, learn new languages together, cook together, & the list goes on.

Friendships grow quickly here. It’s a really sweet thing – but it makes goodbyes really, really difficult.

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Brittany was an intern in the fall when I moved here on staff, & she joined the staff family at the beginning of 2014 to work on the Child Sponsorship team. With (eternal tears), I am both sad & joyful that she moved back to South Carolina at the beginning of June to be a 2nd grade teacher.

If there are any 7 year old children from South Carolina reading my blog that happen to be placed in her classroom, hear me on this: YOU’VE GOT THE BEST TEACHER.

I’m joyful because I KNOW that the Lord has specifically given her this season to teach, influence, & love these kids well. I’m sad because she is so, so dearly missed by all of us at MOH.

I know it sounds crazy, but 7 months of a friendship here feels like 7 years. So, I’m a few weeks late in posting this blog because honestly? I didn’t want to. I did not want to accept the fact that Brittany was back in the states quite yet.

Brittany, you impacted each of us, & you continue to do so. Thank you for teaching me more about grace, kindness, humility, & pointing to Jesus with your life. You are a dear friend, always!

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So many great memories! We all miss & love you dearly. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, roommate, co-worker, mango-cutter, Mod Fam watcher, & running partner! You made an impact here, & you will make an impact in that classroom full of little precious kids. Keep pointing to Jesus, sweet friend.

**Also, I’m coming to visit SC & go to Dave Barnes’ concerts & hipster coffee shops, okay? Okay.**

2 thoughts on “Bye for now, Zanmi’m.

  1. She is fearfully and wonderfully made !!! MarvelousThy works! And we welcome her a Home to SC !! Welcome home Brittany!

  2. You are such a sweet friend, Rach! I love your memories and pictures of your sweet friend! Love and miss you!

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