Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Name Calling

Tonight I was called 'an answer to prayer'.

On Sunday, I met a sweet LeTourneau student who is an exchange student from the university's sister school in Korea.  She asked me about our small groups and in our talking I told her I'd be happy to give her a ride.  She actually called today and wanted to go to our church potluck tonight.  So I picked her up and took her back to the school.

I told her she picked the right person to ask because we've got a loooong history of having college students around.  Her parents are Korean but they are missionaries in Indonesia and live in a very remote village.  One sister lives in Canada, another sister is getting ready to move to Vietnam and her brother is in boarding school in Indonesia.  She really cherishes her local church family.  Even though she'll only be there into December, she wants to jump in with both feet!

Before I dropped her off, she said that she'd asked God to show her if our church was where she was supposed to plug in.  She said when I offered to pick her up and take her home, she knew this was where she was supposed to be.

How encouraging that simply being open to what God brings our way can be a blessing to someone else.

I was an answer to someone's prayer today.  wow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great story, Ruthie! Glad that you could make yet another difference in someone's life(pat-pat-pat on the back).
But I thought your title was an invitation to call you names. I was so excited! Ruthless, Rascal, Car Thief, Pond-Trower-Inner.... okay there's Sweet Friend and Confidant, too. *smoochies*

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