On Saturday, December 7, 2020, I got up early at 5:00 a.m., put on a white shirt, a black jacket, and shorts, and joined a zoom call broadcasted from Alexandria, Egypt. A longtime friend, Bill, passed away at age 90 from COVID-19 complications. Bill and his wife Peg, who passed away 12 years ago, opened their home to me in 1980, when I was only 20 years old and needed a place to stay. Six months later, I found a more permanent home. While my time living with them in their home was short, this experience and our continued relationship for over 20 years permanently etched Bill and Peg in my psyche and spirit as people who cared for me. After Peg died in 2008, Bill (78 years old) returned to the mission field where he had served for many years.
Torres, José M., "Personal Reflections / 12.15.20" (2020). Personal Reflections. 67.