I met Delia* about a year ago at the bus stop near my home. When I gave her an SD card with Christian resources, she was opposed at first. But, she has since become more and more open.
A few months ago, while eating with another missionary and a local brother, we started talking with our waiter, Muhammed. He is a master’s student at the university here and is Turkmen. We have been praying for the Turkmen people, as they are on our unreached unengaged people group (UUPG) list.
The unbelieving ladies in our Bible study group have started praying in the name of Jesus specifically for things that they need or desire. One specific prayer request has been that their husbands start joining them for worship with the church, and recently, two of the husbands joined them!
Our language teacher’s mother recently passed away while I was out of town. In this culture, it is appropriate to visit the family after a death. So, after I returned, I set up a time to go visit when her husband, Darrell*, would be home.
I have prayed for a long time for our former language teacher, Theresa*. She and her family have been so kind to us over the years, and we really care for them, but they do not know Jesus.
On a Sunday, as is often our team’s practice, my teammate and I went to a local refugee church with which we have a relationship to drop off some grocery store gift cards to the pastor, so that he could give them to refugee families in need.