Monday, November 25, 2013

I Like Riding the Bus

Since we’ve been in Sofia, I’ve developed a preference for public transportation, especially the bus.  I ride the bus whenever it works with our plans/destination.  Why?


I like riding the bus because it give me time to pray.  More specifically, it’s one time in my daily routine when instead of praying for “the people of Sofia/Bulgaria/Europe,” I can pray for specific people.  I sit on the bus, and for the 20-60 minutes it takes to get to my destination, I pray for the people sitting around me. 

I pray for the babas (grandmothers) getting on an off slowly, painstakingly carrying home produce from the market.  I pray for the mothers, carrying their toddlers onto the bus.  I pray for the business men, standing on the bus answering emails with their free hand while holding on with the other.

I appreciate the opportunity to pray for specific people, rather then in generalities.  Maybe one day, someone I prayed for on the bus will show up at church.  Now wouldn’t that be exciting? 

What “tools/time” do you use to pray for the people in your country?  Any tips for including more prayer time in your day?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Things I Liked (or didn’t) This Week

Ok, so it’s been a few weeks, but I’m back with a new list.  Share your lists with me in the comments. :)

I liked putting up all the Christmas decorations.  I know it’s early, but we made them all ourselves (mostly the kids) and we wanted to see our work on display. 



I didn’t like seeing all of the news from the tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana last week. So many of our friends were affected, and it’s heartbreaking to see.

I liked watching from afar as our home church responded to the needs and opened the church doors to the community.

I liked seeing so many doors open in our ministry here and so many fun things in the works.

There you have it!  It’s a short list this week, but it’s definitely worth sharing.