Then we attended colleges in three different states, and now we live in three different countries. Though we are across the world from one another, we have never been closer. How? Through constant communication and our mutual love for God, we have strengthened our friendship.
Dear friends, I love you and long to see you. Please keep on being faithful to the Lord. You are my pride and joy.
Philippians 4:1 (CEV)
Just as we used to talk every day at school, we now stay in touch through daily group chats and occasional video calls. We talk about everything and anything: a funny picture or experience we’ve had, updates about family members, our prayer requests, even advice for facing difficult situations.
Despite the distance, we are encouraging one another to live for God. Sometimes, this means speaking the truth in love; other times, we encourage one another to find a local church to attend. Faithful friends are a great encouragement as we journey through life, and God has greatly blessed the three of us with one another.
JOURNAL: Write about what makes your closest friendships meaningful to you. Create a plan for how you will continue to strengthen these relationships after high school, and share it with your friends.