I have so much to write about. I have seen three miraculous things but I have to tell you about the one that kept me up last night. The last thing we did yesterday was head to the Taipei Night Market. After dinner and shopping, we headed home on the MRT. Cindy Lee's friend who we had been trying to reach all night finally called us while we were headed home on the train. We decided to go meet her anyways. This friend named Olga is the manager over all the Timberland stores in Taiwan (she's a big deal). She's also a mentor and Christian friend of Cindy's. We met her at one of her stores and this beautiful woman was shining at the first glance. After introductions, the very first thing she asked was if we would pray for her store manager. We had just gotten to the store and thought we would look around but God had bigger things in store. She introduced us to the most precious, naturally beautiful 29 year old friend named Dada. This had to have been the most divine appointment I have ever been apart of. Dada is an unbeliever but said it was ok that we pray for her. Olga wanted so bad for her to know Jesus and felt like the Lord brought us there for that specific purpose. So, she took all of us to the back of the store to a small "warehouse closet". Me, Olga, Cindy and Dada all fit in a little nook while the rest of the team lined the walls. Without knowing anything about her except she was not saved, and with prayer completly by translation, I laid my hands on Dada. As we prayed, the Holy Spirit flowed out of both me and the translator. I just prayed so hard bc I knew this was way to coincidental to not have purpose. I ｐｒａｙｅｄ ｂｏｌｄｌｙ ｉｎ Ｊｅｓｕｓ’ ｎａｍｅａｓｋｉｎｇ ｆｏｒ ｓａｌｖａｔｉｏｎ ａｎｄ ａｌｓｏ ｒｅｌａｙｉｎｇ ｔｈｅ ｗｏｒｄｓ ｔｈｅ Ｌｏｒｄ ｌａｉｄ ｏｎ ｍｙ ｈｅａｒｔ ｔｏ ｔｅｌｌ ｈｅｒ ｈｏｗ ｍｕｃｈ ｓｈｅ ｗａｓ ｌｏｖｅｄ． Ｉ ｔｏｌｄ ｈｅｒ ｔｈａｔ ａｔ ｓｏｍｅ ｐｏｉｎｔ ｍｏｎｅｙ， ｍａｎ’ｓ ｌｏｖｅ， ａｌｃｏｈｏｌ， ａｎｄ ｓｅｌｆ ｗｏｕｌｄ ｎｏｔ ｂｅ ｅｎｏｕｇｈ ｔｏ ｓａｔｉｓｆｙ ｔｈｅ ｅｍｐｉｔｎｅｓｓ ｉｎ ｈｅｒ ｈｅａｒｔ， ｂｕｔ ｔｈａｔ ｉｎ ｈｅｒ ｏｗｎ ｔｉｍｅ Ｇｏｄ ｗｏｕｌｄ ｂｅ ｔｈｅｒｅ ｔｏ ｄｏ ｊｕｓｔ ｔｈａｔ． Ｈｅ ｓｐｏｋｅ Ｈｉｓ ｓｏｖｅｒｅｉｎｔｙ ｔｏ ｍｅ ｔｈｒｕ Ｒｏｍａｎｓ ９：１６． Ｉ ｊｕｓｔ ｋｎｅｗ ｔｈａｔ Ｈｅ ｗａｓ ｒｅａｌｌｙ ｓｔｉｒｒｉｎｇ ｈｅｒ ｈｅａｒｔ． Ｗｈｅｎ Ｉ ｆｉｎｉｓｈｅｄ ｐｒａｙｉｎｇ， ｍｙ ｔｅａｍ ｌｅｆｔ ｂｕｔ ｍｅ， ｄａｄａ， ｏｌｇａ， ａｎｄ ｃｉｎｄｙ ｓｔａｙｅｄ ｉｎ ｔｈｅ ｒｏｏｍ． Ｉasked about her life and she informed me that she lives with her boyfriend and wants to try church. At this time, the Lord moved me to share a little bit of my story and then just that He wants her to be loved, satisfied and complete. My heart raced as she cried and the translators went back and forth. Even though it's completely agaisnt Asian culture, I wrapped my arms around her and told her Iｌｏｅｖｄ ｈｅｒ． Ｗｅ ｌｅｆｔ ｔｈｅ ｃｌｏｓｅｔ ａｎｄ ａｌｌ ｗｅｎｔ ｔｏ ａ ｔｅａ ｓｈｏｐ． Ｉｎ ｔｈａｔ ｔｅａ ｓｈｏｐ， ｌａｓｔ ｎｉｇｈｔ ａｔ ｍｉｄｎｉｇｈｔ， ｖｉａ ｔｗｏ ｔｒａｎｓｌａｔｏｒｓ ａｎｄ ａ ｐａｓｓｉｏｎａｔｅ ｇｒｏｕｐ ｏｆ ｂｅｌｉｅｖｅｒｓ， ｔｈｅ Ｌｏｒｄ ｇｏｔ ａｎｏｔｈｅｒ ｃｈｉｌｄ ｂａｃｋ ｉｎ Ｈｉｓ ａｒｍｓ．
Ｄａｄａ ａｓｋｅｄ ａｂｏｕｔ ｏｕｒ ｒｅｌｉｇｉｏｎ． Ｓｈｅ ｈａｄ ｇｒｏｗｎ ｕｐ ｗｉｔｈ ｐａｒｅｎｔｓ ｗｈｏ ｐｒａｃｔｉｃｅｄ ｓｏｍｅ ｔｙｐｅ ｏｆ Ｔａｉｏｉｓｍ ｂｕｔ ｓｈｅ ｗａｓｎ’ｔ ｂｅｌｉｅｖｉｎｇ ａｎｙｔｈｙｉｎｇ ｒｅａｌｌｙ． Ｔｈｅｎ ｓｈｅ ｓａｉｄ ｔｈｅ ｏｎｅ ｔｈｉｎｇ ｔｈａｔ ｌｉｔｅｒａｌｌｙ ｍａｄｅ ｍｅ ｂｕｓｔ ｉｎｔｏ ｔｅａｒｓ． ｔｈｅ ｏｎｅ ｔｈｉｎｇ ｔｈａｔ ｈａｓ ｂｒｏｋｅｎ ｍｙ ｈｅａｒｔ ａｌｌ ｙｅａｒ． Ｓｈｅ ｓａｉｄ ｔｈａｔ ｗｈｅｎ ｓｈｅ ｈｕｒｔｓ， ｓｈｅ ｗｉｌｌ ｇｏ ｏｕｔ ｗｉｔｈ ｈｅｒ ｆｒｉｅｎｄｓ ａｎｄ ｈａｖｅ ｄｒｉｎｋｓ ｕｎｔｉｌ ｓｈｅ ｉｓ ｄｒｕｎｋ． Ｉ ａｓｋｅｄ ｈｅｒ ｉｆ ｔｈａｔ ｒｅａｌｌｙ ｓｏｌｖｅｄ ｈｅｒ ｐｒｏｂｌｅｍ ｏｒ ｈｅａｌｅｄ ｈｅｒ ｐａｉｎ ａｎｄ ｓｈｅ ｒｅｓｐｏｎｄｅｄ， Ｎｏ． Ｉ ｔｏｌｄ ｈｅｒ Ｉwas crying becuase Iｈａｄ ｂｅｅｎ ｔｈｅｒｅ ｂｅｆｏｒｅ． Ｉ ｈａｖｅ ｔｒｉｅｄ ｆｉｌｌｉｎｇ ｔｈａｔ ｖｏｉｄ ｗｉｔｈ ａｌｃｈｏｌ ａｎｄ Ｉpromised her that just like now, it will never heal her pain. I told her that love from a man would not fill it either, I'd tried that too. At this point, my precious friend, Cindy spoke for a few moments about a relationship with Jesus in Chinese. None of us know what was being said, but our spirits and hearts were intertwined. We all just prayed and prayed for salvation. All of the sudden, Cindy turned to us and said, ok She wants to accept Jesus. Astonished, we all laid hands on her and prayed. Cindy told us that she told Dada that she didn't have to make a decision now but that God was always ready for her. But, Dada insisted that she wanted it now. His kingdom came down and grace was at it's best.
I guess tea will forever remind me of this precious moment. At midnight, my new sister, Dada was born. The Lord answered prayer, and even used me in His bigger plan. We also prayed over Olga and the coninuing of discipleship and friendship. When we were leaving, Iｒｅｃｅｉｖｅｄ ｔｈｅ ｍｏｓｔ ａｍａｚｉｎｇ ｈｕｇ ｆｒｏｍ ａｎ Ａｓａｉｎ Ｉhad met in a closet just a few hours before. I'll neverfor get the night salvation came at a Tea Shop in Taipei, Taiwan. Glory to my Jesus.