Beep! Beep! Beep! Click!
Jane turned her alarm clock off and sat up. When she remembered what day it was, she was wide awake. It was May 23rd, at 3:00 in the morning, and today was the day she was to leave for Europe. Her parents were going to drive her to Denver, Colorado, where she would fly east to Chicago, change planes, fly to New York City, where the plane would re-fuel, and then fly to Paris, France. She quickly dressed and went downstairs to help with preparations.
After reading the Bible and finishing preparations, the James Yoder family left Cody, Nebraska and began the 364-mile trip to Denver, Colorado. Stopping at Ellsworth to fill up on gas, James continued to Lakeside.
“Good morning, sir,” someone greeted James as the family entered a small diner.
“Good morning,” James replied.
“Where are you from?” the stranger asked.
“Cody, Nebraska,” James answered.
“I’m Robert,” the man said, extending his hand.
“And I’m James,” came the answer.
“Where are you headed?” Robert asked.
“Denver,” James replied.
“Ya’ll Mennonites or Amish?” Robert asked next.
“Not any more,” James answered. “We used to be, but when a little Baptist church started up, we started looking at things and decided to join the Baptist church.”
“So, why are you headed to Denver?”
“Jane is on her way to Europe as a missionary,” James explained.
“I see,” Robert said. “Well, I wish you well on your trip.”
“Thank you,” James replied.
“You said you’re on your way to Denver?” the cashier asked as James paid for the meal a while later.
“Yep,” James replied. Continue reading