Forty Years

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It has been 40 years since we joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International. We were not married yet when we joined, but were soon after, so we got a joint certificate. So as to avoid the temptation of getting a big head, there was no fanfare–this certificate and set of gold pins just arrived in the mail one day.  Hmm, I wonder if there is enough gold in those pins so we could sell them and take a vacation to Ithaca or Portland? 😉 (just kidding)

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20150527_120311Some folks say that in the Bible, the number 40 represents a period of testing (as in the 40 days of rain, wandering in the desert 40 years, and Jesus fasting for 40 days prior to his temptation). For us, these 40 years have included a test or two, but I’d say we’d join all over again if we had the chance.

That also means that our 40th wedding anniversary is coming up.

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