honorary team member

While we were in South Africa, we adopted Lea as our honorary team member. She is from Point Community Church and she served with us at Arise, she ate with us, she laughed hard with us, and she shared her life with us. She is fluent in 9 languages and teaches (I asked her to tell me happy birthday in all of them, but I'm still waiting...) and brought so much joy - and spunk - to our team. A couple of days ago I had a quick g-chat conversation with Lea and my heart swelled with happiness. Even with thousands of miles between, a hemisphere difference, and across several time zones our friendship can continue. And even better, Lea loves New York, as you can tell!