Monday, September 15, 2008

Really Old Friends

We celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with some really old (long-time) friends. My wife and I met L & N 32 years ago. For quite some time, a small group of us Hong Kong students attending university at Rochester met for Bible study at L & N’s apartment on Saturday mornings and enjoyed sumptuous lunches there afterwards. It was through the study of Romans in their apartment that I truly undertand what it means to be a Christian. Their apartment became our home away from home, and we are eternally grateful.

L & N have no children. But they have many spiritual children like us, through many years of serving God as counselor, professor, and pastor.

N is recovering from a minor stroke. Last evening our family went over to their place at Wu Kai Sha Village to have dinner with them. Other than a slight slurring of speech and having to walk with a stick, N was looking good and in high spirits.

N has always been a lover of cats. Here is Twinkle at 17 years old, the equivalent of a human person at 80 years of age. He was initially cool but warmed up to some gentle caressing.


Anonymous said...

Really touching to have a home away from home, and a spiritual and loving dwelling place. Old friendship warms our heart, knowing that as time passes, as we walk in our different paths, there is always the mutual understanding, trust and love that exist no matter what.
A belayed happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you! Love, Ann.

StephenC said...

Yeah, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you too - from Xian. I will be back in HK soon - by Sunday evening.

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