Upon moving to Richmond, I was reunited with a friend from college, Becca Parker. I doubt I've ever told her this and she may not remember, but she played a roll in how I ended up overseas in Africa. She and I both served together in college organization called 'Justice Team.' We both have similar passions for Justice issues around the world and it was an honor to serve with her. She often challenged my view of the world, justice, and missions. One day we had lunch together and I shared with her how much I love Africa and missions and how I wanted to go back to Africa during the summer. She asked me if I ever considered doing longer-term missions. We discussed how its difficult to really get to know a country and the people within in s short time. We discussed what it would be like to truly LIVE out missions for longer periods of time. What it would be like to be living among the people, suffering with them, and celebrating with them. Now, three years since that conversation, I can say that I have lived among the people of Kenya...and am forever thankful that I did. Thank you, Becca, for that conversation and for challenging me! For Christmas, Becca and her three sisters wanted to give some portraits to their parents. We had an amazing time gallivanting the country and exploring the land. I've enjoyed getting reunited with Becca and getting to know her family! Merry Christmas, Parkers!