As people connected to a number of missions projects, we are constantly aware of many incredible people and projects that have needs. (Beyond our own support raising and projects we are involved in, which we clearly think are the best and most important 😉 )
I don’t want to be that person who is constantly asking and constantly sharing needs. But every once in a while something comes across our path that makes me think, “This needs to happen and I think some people in our community would like to be involved.”
Our friend and co-worker Uziel has been stuck in Japan since January, unable to get a ticket home. The flight he had booked earlier in the month had been cancelled (with no refund), and he couldn’t find anything like a flight with a reasonable price or less than half a dozen layovers. When he told me he had found a much simpler flight with fewer stops but didn’t have all the money – well, we sent some. I couldn’t shake the idea that there was more we could do, that I REALLY wanted to help see this happen, and that other peoples’ hearts might be moved in the same direction.
You guys! What incredible people you are. I heard multiple versions of, “It’s time, we need to bring him home.”
It was such a privilege for us to be a part of administrating this small miracle.
It is also such a privilege to know you fine people, who hear of the difficulty of a person you’ve never met, and are moved to help.
Today, Uziel made it home.
He is grateful, and we are grateful.