Dave is texting me .... regularly..... and I love it! I'm thankful for an unlimited texting capability while he's there!
One of the things he texts me is how his day is going and who he's been talking to, giving Bibles to, etc...
I LOVE hearing the stories...and of so many people from all over the world. The hardest part is trying to tell you all the stories too!
One story Dave told me a couple days ago is my favorite so far!
There is a man that he has seen year after year for the last 4-5 yrs. He walks like his dog has been run over and he's moping through life. Dave has tried to make him smile when he sees him. Last year, he was able to make him smile and he gave him a John and Romans in Italian. One day this last week, he saw him pass by. The next day, he said "Good Morning" in Italian and the man looked up. His eyes got bright and he was excited as he recognized Dave! As much as Dave could tell, the man was telling him how happy he was to have the John and Romans. He told Dave that he was not Catholic and that he went straight to Jesus!
We may never know this man's full story until we get to Heaven, but it was an encouragement to me and a blessing. Please keep praying! Please pray that there will be more stories like this one and that more and more will be so excited to have the Word of God in their hands.
... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.