Tomorrow night is Women’s Night~ We are going through the Cru book called, Fantasy: An Insatiable Desire for a Satisfying Love. It’s pretty awesome so far! Betty Blake Churchill, Rick James, and many other authors of the articles are so wise and hilarious. Each article is so beautifully written and really seeks to help women make God first. Girls, you should really check it out! http://www.campuscrusade.com/catalog/Fantasy-An-Insatiable-Desire-for-a-Satisfying-Love.html
Guys, you could check out the men’s version! I personally haven’t read it (of course), but our guy team members are reading it for their men’s time!
Seriously, the more I read it…the more I want to suggest others to read it! It’s an easy read despite the heavy topic. Anyways, I digress. I should update you guys on what’s going on!
On Monday, Aimee and I weren’t able to meet Yuka and Ayaka again, but we believe God is still in control. He is still watching over them. We do still pray that we may see them again before we leave…if that’s not in His will, then that’s okay too! Though we weren’t able to follow-up with them, Aimee and I were able to meet another two girls, Shiori and Ayako! They were super nice and willing to talk to us in English, despite lacking stellar English-speaking ability. :) They were super cute! We really were able to connect with them, and we’ll be meeting with them again on Thursday! Ah, before we met Ayako and Shirori, Ariel and Andrew (our team members) brought us two cups of pudding! As they were handing it to us, they said they wanted to encourage us and that we have been enduring in faith. Aimee and I were so touched! Neither of us had a camera, so we drew a picture instead! Haha! What wonderful brothers in Christ!
Today, I got an opportunity to share with Caren and Danielle. It was a totally different experience than what I had been experiencing thus far. We initiated conversation with two girls and had a good time talking to them. They were also very willing to talk in English despite their actual ability. :) Then…more and more of their friends began to come, very happy and surprised. Within a few minutes, we were surrounded by roughly around 20 students! One really big friend group! They were all so sweet and excited to speak English with us. They even invited to speak to them again tomorrow! Danielle really enjoyed the high-energy, large group, while I was a little overwhelmed (being the introvert that I am). @___@ All my energy got sucked up keeping up with the high-energy conversations, but I still look forward to meeting with them again tomorrow! Plus, our team planned to bring games to lunch to connect with students more! :) Still, glad to know how I function and to confirm that I am indeed an introvert. x__x
^ Most of their names and da tou tie (photo stickers)!
Also, Danny, Tommy, and I had enjoyed a nice evening with the Lord (individually) at a coffee shop called Dotour! :) I’m glad that Vinnie and Kimberly did incorporate a whole evening for us to just spend time with God. It definitely refreshes us after pouring out to students on campus!
- That God would prepare Ayako and Shiori’s hearts for Aimee and I to share our testimonies and hopefully the gospel. Also, pray for Aimee and my discernment to know if they’re ready to hear the gospel or not.
- Our team member’s health. Joanne is feeling a bit under the weather, and Jeremy is sick. Also, many of us don’t feel well-rested.
- Though sharing the gospel to a huge group of friends may be hard, please pray that God would provide us with open doors to share the gospel with some of them.