This is a photo of Thecla and Simon Perkins. I knew them when I lived in the Ivory Coast, and I recall their family was always very kind and generous to ours...inviting us for meals, letting us swim in their pool, house-sit, etc. Craig and I visited the Perkins in Woking, UK, during our round-the-world trip in 2001. Today we caught up with Simon again as he has been working in Hong Kong for the last week. We met at Kowloon Park, a great location where the children could play while we chatted. It was nice to hear news about Simon and Thecla's children and grandchildren. We've promised to pray for each other, and I hope it won't be another decade before our paths cross again.