Not long ago, I prayed that God would give us some more interesting activities to do with our friends. A lot of our friends just want to get dinner together and then walk around campus afterward – a fun activity that can become repetitive after a while. God definitely came through for us. Wednesday night found Tank and me exploring the heart of the city with our friend Jewelry, a guy we met at an English corner a few months ago. None of us had investigated that area of the city before, so we roamed semi-aimlessly, having friendly conversation and enjoying the area. One of the most interesting things we found was a restaurant twenty-eight floors from ground level. The only access to it was an elevator up a clear shaft that provided an excellent view of the surrounding environment. With Jewelry’s help, we got to take a quick tour of the restaurant’s dining hall and view the menu as well. Unfortunately, it exceeded our price range. In total, we walked and talked for over two hours, and we had a great chance to bond with Jewelry.
Things have definitely been changing here lately. Classes at the local universities have all ended, most of the students have headed home for Spring Festival, and our remaining friends have a lot more free time. But new things have been happening in the spiritual realm as well. We have heard some new words from God, and the whole group has been feeling that He has some changes in store. We have been seeing more development in our friends, receiving more encouragement from everywhere, and are convinced that the movement is experiencing a renewed blessing from above. Obviously, we are all fairly excited.