My business partner Maria recently shared a testimony that really encouraged Jill and me. Over the past couple months, Maria has had a few opportunities to connect with our house helper. Despite growing up in different regions of Indonesia, both women are from the same tribe and speak the same tribal language. Our helper is a very quiet person, however, she is very talkative and open with Maria.
Maria shared that during a recent conversation, our helper mentioned how perplexed she is with our family. She thought it was very strange how Jill and I respect each other and do not fight like her and her husband. She was also surprised with how patient we are with our children, which I found surprising because I struggle greatly with this. She wonders why her relationships within her own family aren’t like ours and is having a difficult time understanding it.
Some of this can be attributed to differences in culture between the West and here, however, it also due to us being genuinely transformed by Christ and growing in obedience to Him and His Word. We are especially encouraged by this testimony because it didn’t stem from some actions around a large Christian or Muslim holiday, but out of observations of everyday life. Praise God for what He is doing in our helper's life and heart! Please pray for opportunities for us and Maria to share deeper with her and for her and her family to come to Jesus.
Will keep you updated,
Corey, Jill, and the Girls