Sunday’s Letter from V.

After Thursday’s Bible study, I saw V. again at an activity on Saturday. As much as he disagrees with us, he apparently has a desire to spend time with us. V. just graduated from college, and next semester he will start his post-graduate work. As I talked about in my last post, he had more than a few sharp comments for us about our work here in China. We managed to make it through the night without arguing with him, though. Sunday he wrote me an email, which I thought was kind of interesting. I’ll try to share it with you here – his vocabulary is pretty big, but his grammar leaves something to be desired.

” I like to share ideas with friends, especially overseas friends. Firstly I should appreciate for your friendly encouragement, but I should have hidden my ideas and not had such a rare chance to ask questions to an expert during the Bible reading.

In my point of view, through reading Bible, true Christians get their faiths, meaning of living and explanations of every thing; the honest see love, kindness, dedication and suffering of the people; the historians look at the changes, rises and falls, and cultural roots; the politicians find plots, hoaxes, tricks, how to control the social powers, to adapt to the time and circumstances, and to lead and fight for the people, the majority. Geographers, economists and others also have their unique points of views when they read.

Different views come form different standpoints, from different backgrouds of classes (Marx said), from different world views, life views and value views. Somehow, we all can get useful things in reading and studying Bible. It’s really an amazing treasure. For me,the truth is not that important, but rather its great influences to the culture, thoughts, behaviors and situations today. And, more important, I also need to find the true meaning or feelings of soul, spirit, heart… which will lead us during the dark. And to find who I am ,how to live and where to go. And you told me that these are the relationship with God. It’s a new area for me. I need someone guides me, always. So, I’ll show my questions and email you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading and answering.


PS: I’m a little shamed that you have such a job which is holy, challengable and can make you live all by youself while I am at the same age but with no income.”

Sounds kinda funny, but I promise you if you had talked to this guy last Thursday night, that letter would sound even stranger than it does! V. told me on Saturday that he’s going to give the Bible a try. Pray that his life would be changed and that He would begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. Tonight is our fourth Bible study. We’ll talking about Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4. Pray!

One Comment on “Sunday’s Letter from V.”

  1. wagardner July 12, 2007 at 6:16 am #

    I love reading what God is doing with you guys. I am so very proud of you and I think that this blog is an excellent way to get the word out and to challenge others to want to do more to reach people in closed countries. The quote of the day was pretty applicable to you because it said that there are no closed countries unless you are planning on coming back.

    I know that God is going to use you more and more and that we are going to see a great church built up there in China. I am trying to get more and more people subscribed to your blog. I know now that you have at least 10 who read it every day and so with time this is going to grow. Keep up the good work!

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