Thursday, November 1, 2012
Searching and Calling
A couple of weeks ago we had a visitor at church. His name was Danny and he looked Chinese, but he was from Malaysia. Danny is backpacking across China and Asia. He is a member of Couchsurfing.com. This is organization where you sign up and can stay with people for free (often sleeping on the couch). Danny was here in Hangzhou on a short stay and was staying with James and his family. James works for the government. While spending time with his host, Danny asked James if he thought there was more to life...and they started talking. James is searching. In the past James had met Shelly (Xiao Li) on the train and they had also talked about God. James told Danny that he knew a Christian and Shelly got him hooked up with our group.
Danny mentioned James, his host, during the pray request that Sunday. Then just as service was over, James showed up. We all went to eat lunch together. James has a son about Liam's age.
We invited James and his family to movie night that week, and they came! Liam and Kevin had a good time together. Then the family also came to church the next Sunday.
James story is not finished. I believe that God is calling him. I think it is amazing to see how He is using others to get James to where he can learn more about Him. Please pray for James and all of those who are in his story.