Some good friends and fellow missionaries, Roger and Eileen Thorpe, were recently honored at the Annual Meeting of the Covenant Church. You can read the story here.
Dr. Roger and Leo worked together for almost all of the years we were in the Congo. Roger and I did a few procedures together as well – stuff involving the head and neck. Eileen attempted to teach my kids music at the missionary kids school but I mostly remember her gift of hospitality.
For the past two summers, they have hosted Randall and I as we studied in Chicago, living only a few blocks from North Park Seminary. They are gracious in opening up their home to us. And so, again this summer we (and Leo and Lauralea who will join us at the end of the course) will be privileged to stay with them.