“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill
This is especially true for RMI President, Dan Shoemaker, this week. If the miles were counted, he would indeed be weary! 4700+ miles between the Petersburgs. Saturday Dan presented RMI’s ministries to a church missions committee in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was exciting to see them grasp the concepts of having a long term, in-depth relationship with a Sister Church and realize the potential that it could have for their congregation. Tuesday Dan then journeys to Seattle where he will stay with friends in a Sister Church there before continuing Wednesday to Petersburg, Alaska. Though Petersburg Bible Church finds itself in a small fishing village on an island, it is excited to be a Sister Church. Yes, they travel all the way to Haiti to visit their Sister Church. Yes, it’s a long, long, very long way, but it is worth it for them to see friends. They aren’t measuring the miles, they are measuring the friends.
On the way home, Dan will once again stop over in Seattle, visiting friends in 2 Sister Churches as well as long time friends from his early years as a missionary in Haiti.
The world isn’t so big when you measure it in friends!