"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
Galatians 5:22-23

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

July 23- Spiritual Tension

This evening after helping out at the green house, I went to Dave and Susie house for a farewell dinner. Their German exchange student, Christina and her mother, Petra, leave tomorrow to go home to Germany. We wanted to give them a dinner of foods that they have never eaten before. We made steak and grilled chicken. We grilled yellow squash and zucchini, and corn. We had steamed artichoke, and rice. It was al absolutely wonderful and they really enjoyed it. It was a great evening not only was Petra and Christina at Dave and Susie house, but so was Roy and Sarah, and Dave’s Parents. Sarah is so much fun and one of my closest friends here along with Christina and Susie. After dinner Dave, his father, Roy, Sarah and I spent a couple of hours talking about history, sports, and history of the church. Dave’s Dad can answer some of the most random history questions and give accurate Dates to so many of important things. Sarah and I realized just how little we know about US history, something that I really hope to change. We also talked about different religions like Mormonism and jehovaswitness. These two religions in particular are very present on our neighbor hood. They are on the outside of the apartment complex and one of the largest Mormon churches right in our neighborhood about three minutes from my house. It is so sad to see accents of poverty and spiritual tension in our area. There are a lot of different churches and many, though they wouldn’t admit to it, are strictly white, black or Hispanic. The Baptist church in our neighborhood is literally dying because it’s congregation is all elderly white members. We have at least two Spanish churches and a couple that are primarily African American churches. SO it was interesting learning a little bit more about these areas of spiritual tension and talk with other people who are so knowledgeable and to converse and learn with each other.

In Him,


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