A day in Russia...
For Cathy and I, one of the challenges of living stateside is the feeling that few people are willing to be vulnerable about their needs. But when we come to Russia, the Lord fills our lives with wonderful people who are not ashamed to describe their real needs, opening the door for us to tell them about how God can meet them.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 says that because the Thessalonians were so precious to Paul he was ready to share with them not only the gospel of God, but his own self. What we receive here in Russia often in just one day is so inspiring that it is easy to share not only faith, but friendship, too. With Paul we can say, "for you are our glory and joy".