Today i had the bittersweet experience of hugging the necks of many dear friends that i hadn’t seen for at least a year. They are gifted and godly men and women who years ago responded to God’s call to go wherever He sends and do whatever He commands. Some have served overseas for multiple decades; some for less. But all of them have endeavored to walk obediently and serve faithfully. Today, having accepted the voluntary retirement incentive (VRI) offered by IMB, many of them are standing at an unplanned crossroad in their journey waiting on the Lord expectantly for His next assignment for them.