We were learning from believers in persecution how to make Christ known and how to give birth to house churches that then would reproduce on their own.After experiencing the devastation of Somalia, broken over the martyrdom of over 90% of Somali believers, our learning curve was acute.At the same time, I have to admit that I have not dated Israeli girls, I have only dated Jewish girls living in the Diaspora (i.e. I DO have a bunch of Israeli friends though (both guys and girls), and so I have a very good idea of what they are like.Israeli girls are more direct and straightforward than other Jewish girls (and maybe a little more mature and grounded).They are neither original nor are the Pure Word of GOD Almighty.
People wrote on the tongue of Jesus' Disciples those books.Believers in persecution were generous with their wisdom; they instinctively understood that investing in us gave deeper meaning to their own suffering. It was in the world of Islam where most of the believers we knew and loved were killed.It was in the world of Islam where our middle son died on Easter Sunday morning of an asthma attack. For hours, they had related their most personal stories.It was a warm, beautiful day in So Paulo, Brazil, on March 16, 1996. The music, the flowers, and the food were just perfect.Our families and friends were together for this important event.