Well, it was raining when we arrived Wednesday, and we are in the middle of the third storm since we arrived. Who knew? We're not complaining. They need the rain here, and it still feels warm to us. And how can you beat the view?
Things started Wednesday night with a great gathering at church with a focus on reaching the Muslim world with the love of Jesus. Several missionaries were there, roleplaying Muslims as we broke into small groups. Jon was Eman, from Libya, who had discovered the love of Jesus while in college in
the U.K. The story of this young man was real, and Jon did his best to help bring his life to the people in the group. It was an eye-opener for many, who admitted they knew nothing or little of the Muslim faith and how to reach them for Jesus.
We've had some great times of fellowship with great friends and updating them on the ministry of Reach Beyond. Sharing with a Growth Group from church the other night was a highlight, again opening up the Muslim world and updating the folks on what God is doing the the Reach Beyond arena as it pertains to Muslim ministry. Some verbalized their desire to begin reaching beyond to the Muslims in the local area, especially college students who are in this country for a few years.
And a real treat has been to have Tommy, Olivia, Aria and Roman here for the weekend. We started the night last night at our favorite frozen yogurt place of all time... Bali's.