Sunday, September 9, 2007


Dear friends, I would like to introduce you to my friend Lya. She is the dearest friend the Father has given me here in my new town! She is also the one I spend the most time with. Poor girl...she is teaching me this new language!!! What a girl! What patience!!! I have to confess, I am a slow language learner and therefore am unbelievably grateful for this sweet girl who meets with me 5 days a week, 3 hours a day as I brutally butcher her language!!!
When I first met Lya, I wasn't sure how on earth we were going to be close friends. I have never met a more shy person in all my life! Well, it has been about 5 months now and in just recent weeks, I finally feel confident to share with you that she is one of my closest friends here. What a gift! What a blessing! I have wanted so desperately to share about my life with her and in exchange for her to feel the freedom and comfort to do the same with me. So, after months of lifting this up to the Father, He has graciously given us a sweet sweet friendship! All thanks to Him!!!
Truth be told, I haven't learned as much of the language here lately :) but our conversations have become much deeper and sweeter as the Father has opened the doors for me to share truth with her! Please lift her up as the Father continues to cultivate this friendship!