This morning the sun was shining when we got up and the temperature was already in the high 60's. By noon it was 75. The birds have been singing all day and it feels like summer for which we are thankful, since at home they are getting snow and lots of it. Geeeeeee we can't wait to go home and enjoy the weather. Wrong.
Wayne taught today on the Process of Change. As we have ministered this week we have tired to help them see that there are pattens of sinful behavior in their lives that need to change. So of course you cannot diagnose a problem without giving a solution. This teaching is powerful and very helpful to them and others as they walk with God. They were very attentive and leaning forward in their seats and asking questions about specific sin issues and asking how they could change them. It was a very productive time. At the end of our time together we prayed for them and then they prayed for us and then they began to share the things that had helped them this week It was a precious bittersweet time. We took pictures, shared a meal together and then said good bye to many as they had to catch trains.
We got to sit outside on the swing for awhile and rest this afternoon. The swings are set up to overlook the city so it was a very relaxing time. A few of the women who had not gone home stopped by to talk and ask counsel about things.
We went for pizza tonight on our way to our speaking engagement at the English school where we were asked to address the topic of Hollywood love vs. Real love. We had a great time talking to the students and sharing our testimony and answering questions. We love interacting with young people. Valodya Sergachov, who is our friend, leads the school and loves to provide opportunities for his students to interact with Americans but also to hear the gospel. So we have much liberty when we go to speak here at this school. Carrie MacFarland and Lena from Nehemiah ministry went with us. It is always fun to fellowship along with our work. God is so good to us.
Tomorrow we have a few appts. but will spend the day visiting with our friends Vasiko and Tanya Machabeli and then pack to leave. It has been a wonderfully productive week and we are so thankful to each one who has invested in ministry either through finances or prayer or both. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Only eternity will reveal the true investment in the lives of those you helped us to serve.
Have a blessed Saturday friends.
Lord willing we will post pictures tonight.
PW and Sherry