Besides Reuben and Sy, all the leaders asked to accompany us to Jerusalem – Elam, the Raj twins, Quasimo and his cousin, Jordan, Jezer, Meesa, Lung, Mr. Kagi, the Purser and Mary, and Mawuli.
Only Mei did not.
I took her aside and surprised her with a request. I knew that I had to lay down my writing chores and asked her to assume those responsibilities.
At first she demurred, proclaiming inadequacy. At that point Elijah stepped in and placed his hand upon her head.
As he spoke over her I saw the strength of the Spirit descend.
Then we told her she would accompany us.
And after bidding our friends farewell, the Spirit bore the three of us to Jerusalem.