On the road

I am in D.C. today and tomorrow, showing what I can of the city to my Brother-in-law and his daughter who are visiting from Brazil.

We drove after work and arrived at the Old Colony Best Western in Alexandria, VA, where we stay when we come to these parts.

To save money, we reserved only one room with quadruple occupancy… something I had only done once before in my life.

When I got to the lobby I recognized the lady at the front desk, Suzanne, from the Cameroon. I had talked to her before and she shared with me about her physical challenges. I prayed with her and tried to encourage her not to lose hope. She also remembered me and my wife and we had a nice “reunion.” The result was that without us asking, she gave us a second room with a king size bed for a pauper’s price.

As I like to say, befriend as many people as possible because you never know whether you might need them in the future.

Important detail: Suzanne’s health is still not good. She just returned to work today, after a two week medical leave. I feel fortunate to be able to see her again and try to encourage her.

Ivanildo C. Trindade

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