Sunday, February 8, 2009
Plan or no Plan, just go!
We went on some casual evangelism on saturday morning after our team meeting. Pastor Matti didn't really give us much direction, just to walk around the neighborhood and ask people if they knew of a nearby church. :-)
So we split up, and Gulshoda and I started up the street...I was feeling a little lost and intimidated by the situation because I'm just not used to this kind of thing! I'm used to knocking on doors in the ghetto of Baltimore, not walking around a street in Turkey. Gulshoda noticed that I was looking a little worried/perplexed, probably because I kept asking "So...where do you think we should go...?" And she said, "its OK to not have a plan. God does the most amazing things when I don't have a plan." So, without really having much of a choice, I just kept walking w/ her. It started to rain and my doubts began to creep in.
We stopped by this office where a lady Gulshoda knows works...but the door was all locked up and no one was there...so we were out of ideas. As we walked along in the rain, I started to just enjoy chatting with Gulshoda and stopped worrying about what we should or should not be doing. When we turned the corner, guess who was walking down the street? Gulshoda's friend! She was on her way to the office and invited us to come out of the rain and have some tea. We had a wonderful talk with her and her friend who came in after us. They are planning on coming to church and also have another friend they want to bring. I have a tiny little beginning of a vision to have a ladies' bible study soon...
This whole experience is just one more way that God is slowly teaching me that I really cannot understand how He works and He really doesn't need me to. He just needs me to go anyway!