Every Sunday evening I have my small group from 7- 9pm. This week (Dec. 2) I didn’t know if anyone was going to come because the majority of the group had various reasons why they couldn’t come that evening. So when it was around 7pm and no one showed up I thought that no one will come but I was wrong at 7:15pm Mihaela buzzed up.
I let Mihaela in but when I was waiting for her to come up to my apartment a thought came to me how we were going to communicate with each other! Mihaela’s English isn’t very good and my Romanian isn’t the greatest and in the past when she came to small group the other people in the group translated for us but this time it was just us!
God is so good! Mihaela and I ended up spending almost 2 hours together and the majority of the time we spoke in Romanian! I have never spoke in Romanian for that long so it was definitely a first for me. I was amazed and I was totally blown away! I mean our conversation didn’t flow perfectly and I didn’t speak fluently but we were able to communicate and understand each other. She does speak a little English and understands a lot but I chose to use that time to communicate with her in Romanian because I don’t get a lot of opportunities to do that.
We talked about our church services that morning, I told her about my family (through pictures) and about volunteering at the group home with the kids. She told me a little about her family and we shared prayer requests with each other. At the end of our time together we prayed for each other.
What a blessing from God that time was to meet with Mihaela. Her daughter is in one of my children’s classes so we do talk to each other a little bit after her class but I have wanted to meet with her and talk with her more but I didn’t have a chance before. Another blessing was she was so patient with me understood me and also corrected me when I said things wrong.
When she left I felt so encouraged that my Romanian is improving and to the point where I’m progressing enough to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t speak much English. God is so faithful! When I woke up the next morning I remembered I even dreamt in Romanian!
I would appreciate your continual prayers for me to learn the Romanian language! Thanks!!