Monday, July 6, 2015

I've never heard any of that before.

Time flows differently in Southeast Asia: being late is the norm, it takes a long time to get anywhere because of the traffic and our lack of language. So typically we are only able to make two ministry appointments a day. Today though, we somehow ended up with three.

First, we met up with two girls we had befriended at the Islamic culture exchange at a coffee shop in the mall. Their English was less than perfect, but God guided the conversation to spiritual things. Before we knew it, we were sharing our testimonies, the first to last sacrifice stories, and stories about Jesus' ministry. They listened intently. When we were done, one of them said quietly, "I've never heard any of that before.

We hung out with them for several hours. We were saddened to learn that the two of them are going home for summer holiday and fasting month and would be far from our city. We are thankful for the time we had with them & the opportunity to share. 

Later that afternoon we prayer walked a popular park in the city with a national believer while attempting to start conversations with passerby's. Finally, we ended up with three girls at another coffee shop that night, talking and sharing. So... a very full day for Southeast Asia.

Pray for the girls we shared with. Pray that they will be reminded of our conversation and the stories that they heard.