Anyway, I had the chance to sit with these 2 new friends and fellow Moms and talk about our kids and the struggles that come with motherhood. As I sat there and listened to them talk I was just so thankful for the way God orchestrates our paths. The people I've met in my lifetime are from all over the globe--and I do mean that! Timing is always in God's perfect plan. As we sat there one of the Moms turned to me and said so "What's your church like?" Talk about a turn in the conversation! Then for the next 30 minutes-- over what was supposedly "mexican food" (I'm from Texas and it was no where close to what I've tasted and would call "mexican food")-- I shared Christ. I shared why Danny & I moved to Austria. Why I believe in Christ. I answered questions regarding the differences in our religious upbringing. We talked for awhile about all these rules (legalism basically) as she called them. I sensed the conversation was soon coming to a close so I briefly hinted that we had services this coming Sunday. I wanted to get a feel for where they were in their search and then things shut down fast after I mentioned our upcoming service/Bible study. Sooo, I'll keep being their friend and be available for coffee and stimulating conversation :)
It's a process here. The fact that I've only gotten together with these ladies a couple of times and then was asked to celebrate a birthday is a huge step in gaining their trust and being welcomed into the circle of their friendship. Being the social-bug that I am it made me feel good and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.
The future looks so promising with all these new friendships which God is constantly blessing me & Danny.