“Have you ever met any other Christians before?” I was standing at the bus stop with Candy and Jane, 2 friends with whom I had just spent the evening. We had eaten dinner with our friend Sarah’s family. Sarah’s brother David studied in America at the same school as me, and now that I was in his country, he introduced me to his sister, Sarah, who is a student at the campus where I work. (Coincidence? Nope!) Sarah invited some of her friends over, and we all hung out with Sarah’s brother’s family. Sarah stayed back to start doing the dishes while I walked her friends to the bus stop to catch the last bus of the day back to their campus.
“In your whole life have you ever met other Christians? Sarah’s brother David and his wife are Christians. Did you notice they prayed before the meal?”
“Oh, one of my roommates is a Christain,” Jane said. “At first, she said she didn’t want to believe in Jesus, but she said her brother kept talking to her about it, telling her the story from the Bible, and she finally believed. She’s very devoted now. Just recently she asked me what the most important thing in the world is. I don’t remember what I told her, but she told me it is to have ‘relationship with God’.”
Just then the bus pulled up, I gave the girls hugs, and they climbed on, waving goodbye and welcoming me to spend more time together at their school.
Because there are SOOOOOO many people to reach, I have been asking God to bring other Christians into the lives of our friends, so they can hear about Him from more people than just us foreign workers. I was so excited to hear an example this week of other people stepping out in boldness to share their faith. Thanks for the encouragement, God!