I mentioned before that Mark and I are Bridges parents to Merih Bayirli. When we dropped him off at his place last week after the play, he asked if we’d be at the Bridges event this week. He seemed to want us there, so Mark and I went.
There must have been at least one hundred fifty people there at the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. I’ll admit some of them were Americans, but I believe we were outnumbered by the international students. It took me a while to find Merih! He sat at our table and we had a spaghetti meal that was very good. Then everyone got up and moved into the sanctuary.
One of the things that impressed me was that Bridges had boxes of Bibles in all the languages represented and I saw students lining up to get one. I don’t know if Merih has picked one up in Turkish, but he is open to talking about his religion and my beliefs. Please pray that God’s Spirit will spark an interest in him to read our Bible.