Tonight we met with our Chinese friends at Robert and Sara's house. On Friday we will be northeast bound for Massachusetts, so from here on our communication with them will be through skype, email, and phones. With few exceptions, we have met every Tuesday night for the last 8 months. Cheerfully, faithfully, and hungrily, they came seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to be in relationship with God. We depart knowing they are left in good hands and God's hands, but nonetheless, saying good-bye is difficult.
After sharing a bountiful meal that Sara cooked up, we huddled for testimonies and questions. Some of them continue to ponder the claims of Christ. Another gave testimony of how she came to Christ through the Tuesday night study. All of them clearly articulated their spiritual encounters, yet I fumble to find the words worthy of capturing the beauty of this evening's fellowship.
In the coming months the seed sowed will get the spiritual water it needs, and the harvest will come. When it does, Sandy and I will be booking a flight back to Columbus, GA., and we will be celebrating and baptizing our new brothers and sisters in Christ!