I was reading a little bit from an International Teams newsletter this week, and stumbled on this story from a worker at the Athens Refugee Center (ARC) –
On a men’s retreat a few days later with several Iraqi men, I spent three hours talking to a young Kurdish man about God and his love for all of us. He told me about his life in Iraq—a long story. I prayed with him and he accepted Christ as his Savior. I was thrilled, but not as thrilled as shocked when after it was all over he began to speak in Kurdish. I tried and tried to get him to speak English, as that was what he spoke to me the prior three hours. A friend of his came over and asked what the problem was. I explained it to him. He said that Hadi was asking him why I was not speaking Kurdish anymore. I said I don’t speak Kurdish. I said why doesn’t Hadi speak English anymore? As you can figure out, we spent three hours conversing with each other in our own languages, and God let us hear in his.
Our God is truly amazing – and what a way to see him at work. Please continue to keep the refugee center and workers in your prayers, and Brett and I as we continue preparations to join the team this summer!

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