Monday, September 07, 2009
SLO chicks BBQ
On Thursday Sharon and I got a call from Christina Stanton, who was a missionary in Slovenia and an old friend from Multnomah Bible College. She wanted to know if we wanted to drive down to Salem to hang out with her, Anna Stepanian, Anna's friend David, and 3 Slovene girls who are in town. They (Barbera, Palona, and Mija) are some girls that Christina got to mentor while in SLO and will probably be in the university ministry we'll be starting soon. They were going to cook a traditional dinner so we didn't have to think very long about accepting their invitation.
It was a fun evening of hanging out while catching up with old friends and getting to know 3 new friends. Dinner was (of course) amazing as they prepared chivap, which in its essence is a blend of tastiness concealed in a sausage like treat. During dinner we got to hear how each of the girls got to know Jesus. It was powerful to listen to them talk about meeting someone who followed Jesus and how they just knew that person was different and experienced God's love through them. It got Sharon and me all excited and longing for the day when we will be over there in SLO pointing to Christ and loving those we come in contact with.