Monday, June 20, 2016

The Challenge & Blessing that Comes with Ramadan

Ramadan, the month of fasting in Islmaic culture, began earlier this month. During this time, Muslims fast from 6AM to 6PM.  Just as we finally started to feel settled, we must shift the way we interact with people. No longer can we meet people for lunch or coffee during the day. In fact, most people don't want to step outside of their house because the heat will make them thirsty. As a result, we are forced to find new ways to interact with people in a setting that is comfortable for them.
Our visit with the accounting class

However, this time of fasting also creates some very unique opportunities. Remember the accounting class we met at the university? They invited us to break the fast with them this past Saturday. Our evening started out with preparing the food and playing games together. Then, we ate a whole lot of food! While not everyone in the class is able to speak English, we were all able to enjoy a special night together. That's is just one example where we have been invited to break the fast. 

Please pray that God would give us wisdom as we try to find new ways to interact with people throughout the day. 
Also, please ask that God would open doors for us to share as spend more time with the friends we have been making. 

Thank you for all of your prayers! 
-Urban Trekker Team