Today we said goodbye to our sweet friend Clifford. Tate wrote about him in an earlier blog but the day finally came, as we knew it would. Clifford graduate in March from the agri-academy at Living Way and planned to start a pig farm in his hometown in Zimbabwe. I think I just lived in denial that he would not really leave. His wife and daughter and majority of his family are there, so why wouldn't he leave. I love Clifford. I love his heart and what he has added to our family since we moved here. I will miss him so much and seeing his face at Living Way but I know God has big things planned for Clifford back in Zim. I do know this, though it hurts, it means we have loved well. If I didn't care...it wouldn't hurt.
My prayer is God will continue to put people like Clifford in our lives. People we can pour into who in turn actually give more to us than we can give to them.
Clifford's faith never failed even when things looked bleak for him.....when he did not have enough money for food....when his wife faced breast cancer....Clifford was faithful. I have learned so much from him and he is about to touch his entire community.