God has been very generous to me in the friends He has given me. From time to time I am going to highlight one of these gifts (friends).
This is Kelli Ramsay! AAhhhhh I LOVE HER!
I met Kelli in 1994 at Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp, where (my boyfriend at the time) Michael was working. She moved here in 95, and we were fast friends.
In Henri Nowen's book Reaching Out, he describes our friendship beautifully..
"When I look at you it is as if I am in the presence of Christ... It is the Christ in you who recognizes the Christ in me...Yes, He indeed is in our midst.. and from now on, wherever you go, or I go, all the ground between us will be holy ground."
I praise God that He wrote her for my life. It is freeing to have a friend with whom I do not have to be any more or less than I am when I am with her. We listen, encourage, understand, give grace, mercy, room to grow, pray, dream, cry, fight for each other, laugh, hope. When I am with Kelli it is as if I have been near God, and I come away reminded of who I am.
Kelli currently works for Summit Adventure, and is preparing to go on the mission field with PIONEERS. Kelli's heart is people, and loving them to Jesus.