I was with a reader yesterday, Silke, she is one of my trickier readers! She has some bible knowledge, she went to bible class as a child with her grandma but never really took it any further. That in mind, she knows a lot of the main stories. Yesterday we finished the book of Luke.
At the end, she closed her book and looked at me, "Sarah..." "Yes Silke?" "Jesus came back?" "Yea Silke, he did!" "Ive never heard that before.... I know he died, but then I thought he went away." "Well, it was something like that Silke, but not quite. Thats what makes Jesus special, he came back after he died, and he visited people, those people started to write it down, and that is what we are reading now, their stories of Jesus' life." "I dont understand, I dont remember this from bible class... what else happened?"
Oh man you don't even know the excitement! I handed her the Acts book and told her for the next few weeks we would read through the text of Luke one more time, and then we would start the Acts book which picks up after the Luke story ends! Man this is exciting!
With that said, immediately after that Ceili and I had our last time together yesterday too. She leaves to fly back to Oregon on Thursday morning. She said her host sister is interested in keeping up her english so hopefully we can get her started with one of us reading too! It was sad for our last reading though. We finished Lee Strobles A Case for Christ. I know Ceili liked this book better than the last few devotional books we have tried. She learned a lot, as did I!
There is the update! Things here are busy busy! The LST team leaves on Monay, Morgan gets here Tuesday, the Rhodes leave Wednesday, Karen leaves a week alter, and the Sulivans leave the next week! Crazy crazy!
Please continue to pray for funds- they are getting better but still not wonderful. Right now I am trying to get enough to get through September. The main things are student loans, rent, insurance, and living expenses (ie food lol) which added up is about 1000 per month and I am getting 600 right now with monthly donations. I have tapped into my personal savings and that is gone so Im just scrapping by for the time being.
Have a wonderful and blessed week! Be good and do good!
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying that really foolish thing that people often sat about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God." That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic.... or else the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to! ~C.S. Lewis