|Left to Right: Bullen, unknown, Andrew|
SEM and I decided that we wanted to see Bullen Timo one more time before he returned to South Sudan. I called the sponsoring ministry to inquire about the location of the last few speaking engagements for the Sudansese. SEM and I were going to travel to that location and just speak to, see and hug Bullen one more time! I continued to leave message after message at their office with no response (of course, they were on the road). Every afternoon SEM would come home from school and ask if I had gotten any information of BUllen's location. Days later, the director's assistant returned my call and I didn't hear the words that I wanted to hear. The Sudanese's schedule was too busy and they were moving in many different directions, therefore the ministry would not allow us a time to visit. A little sadness, but not heartbroken, we understood that God was in control and this wasn't about us.
I encouraged SEM to send an email to his new friend and maybe just maybe he would respond before departing. Bullen did respond to the email with kind words of encouragement but no place to see him again.
|Bullen and Andrew in New Orleans|