God creates opportunities for us to share his story with people every day, but sometimes we are afraid of rejection or blinded by our own ambitions to see that divine appointment. However, we have to expect the unexpected.
On the second day here in Bonn, God opened the doors for a spiritual conversation, and Robert Hooker did not let that opportunity slip by. On the first day, Robert met Uli at breakfast. Uli was very welcoming and willing to talk to us and even shared about his family. On the second morning, Robert began asking Uli questions and encouraging him by sharing Scripture. It was amazing to see that only two days into our time here in Germany, God is already using people from our team to make an impact.
During training, we were asked what verse could we use to be praying through this next week as we begin to plan events and real start reaching out to the college students. I chose 1 Chronicles 28:20: “Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until all the work of the service of the house of the Lord is finished.”
I chose this verse because even though we are in strange place, God is with us, so there is nothing to fear. I chose this because even though some of our planned events may fail or get canceled, God is with us so we cannot be dismayed. We just do it because God is with us.
Robert may have gotten turned down and Uli may have just rejected everything he said. But God was there, and Robert did what we are called to do and shared God’s love through Scripture and encouragement to Uli.
Jourdan Pollock, a recent graduate of Midwestern State University is serving in Bonn, Germany, with the Connexxion campus ministry through Go Now Missions.