The Blessing of Friendship

The Blessing of Friendship -

The Blessing of Friendship

God has blessed me with many wonderful friends. Some of the most surprising friendships have come about through online interactions that have turned into real-life friendships. Many of my closest friendships that have come about in this way began online, continued through a face-to-face weekend at 2:1 Conference in April 2012, and have blossomed into beautiful friendships that drop me to my knees in gratitude.

One friendship that took this course actually began through a silly hashtag on Twitter. #embracethecrazy drew Lena Herrington and me into some fun conversations that eventually went offline to texts and phone calls, and I was thrilled to finally hug her neck when she picked me up at the airport when I traveled to 2:1! We spent a wonderful weekend together, and we were both sad to part when I had to leave for the airport again. (Truthfully, Lena bawled like a baby, but that’s another story. 😉 )

Jennifer and Lena at 2 to 1 Conference

Fortunately, our friendship continued. The texts and phone calls fly back and forth almost daily. We laugh together, cry together, pray together, share successes and failures. We are believing to see one another in person again this side of heaven.

In the meantime, my friend is in pain. She is physically suffering and desperately needs to have surgery. She won’t have insurance for another couple of months, and even then, the hospital has told her that she’ll have to jump through a lot of hoops with insurance before they’ll schedule the surgery. She needs surgery now. 

Will you please pray for God to make a way for Lena to have her surgery—or to heal her completely?

To follow Lena’s progress, please check out her Caring Bridge site, and if you feel led to help with some of her medical expenses, please check out the fundraiser set up for her at

Thank you so much for supporting Lena in prayer and in whatever ways you feel God leading you to help. You are a blessing to me, all of you.

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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2 Responses to The Blessing of Friendship

  1. Lena says:

    Jennifer, words cannot begin to express what God has done with us. You are my sister. I love you!!

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