This week has been an exciting one here in K-Town! After nearly 2 months without seeing most of our friends, the majority have returned from their homes scattered all over the country to begin the second semester. It has been a really special time of reconnecting with old friends, but there is also a new sense of urgency within me to leave as much of a deposit as I can in the few months that remain. As a result, I feel like the Holy Spirit has given me a new measure of boldness when talking to my friends: I don’t have the time, and they ESPECIALLY don’t have the time to beat around the bush. One incident in particular comes to mind when I think about this week and I want to share it with you all 🙂
Last week we met with our friend Laura who studies at the medical school here. We met Laura in November at a party and we have gotten together with her a few times but haven’t spent as much time with her as we would have liked. Her English is very good and she is very friendly, but we weren’t sure where she stood as far as being interested in God or not. So as we were walking back from dinner, I began asking her about the Bible and what she thought of some of the things we talked about at our Christmas party. As we stood there talking in front of her campus, I felt someone’s heavy stare on me. I looked, and out of the corner of my eye I saw this Asian woman standing about one foot away from me glaring at me as I talked to my friend about getting together sometime to learn more about God. I have no idea if she could understand what I was saying or not, but she was not happy that I was doing it. Even though that moment was incredibly awkward, it empowered me because it reminded me that the enemy is not happy about what I am doing here. But that’s ok, because I have the King of the Universe in my corner!