we got to reconnect with some old friends yesterday. the leiningers are friends who are missionaries in siberia through the imb. they are in the states on a two month furlough. andy and i were on staff together at the first baptist church of carthage. he and elisabeth are the type of friends that we reconnect with instantly no matter how long it has been since our last conversation. they are simply great people and pam and i love it whenever we get to spend a little time with them. andy was a very good minister at carthage but he is an incredible missionary. some of the stuff that he and elisabeth (because she is just as much a part of what is going on) are doing is simply incredible. their kids are pretty cool also. the imb missionaries that i know are some of the coolest people in the world.