I haven’t left yet, but OMF has already begun in Central Asia! This past Friday, there was a small picnic to begin getting new students involved and to get the students from last year plugged in again. One of the students from last spring was there and began talking with Elisa, my fiancée.
She asked him if he’d been to OMF before. He replied, “Oh yeah, and I met Jon” (who was at the picnic) “and Scott–he’s not here. Do you know Scott?”
Elisa smiled and said, “Yeah, I know him pretty well.”
The student responded, “Scott’s a really open guy. He talks a lot sometimes. And he loves hockey. How do you know him?”
Elisa: “Well, he’s the guy I’m going to marry.”
The student was shocked, and almost didn’t believe her. “You? And Scott?” Finally Elisa showed him a picture of us, and he got incredibly excited and congratulated her.
“So how did you meet Scott?” he inquired. She explained about meeting in the dorms and getting to know each other through OMF.
The student looked thoughtful for a moment, then asked, “So OMF brought you together?”
Elisa smiled. “Yes it did.”
A big smile spread across his face. “That is great! That is so great!”
Who knew that me falling in love would help bring people closer to the Kingdom? Praise Jesus that OMF brings people together–Americans, Italians, Central Asians and Jesus.