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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Forgetting God...

Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God. (Proverbs 30:8-9)
'' So what's your name again?''
''Miriam..Miriam....that's a Bible name, right?''
''So, you Christian?''
''What church you go to?'' 
'' don't have it here in Europe..Pentecostal'' (hard to explain my non-denominationality in Germany)
''Ahh, I know it,'' (smile) ''I'm Seventh-Day, do you know them? They have many of them in Africa, right?''
''Yes. Seventh-Day Adventists are quite a number in Kenya.''
''In the US too, but not so many here. My husband is a pastor''
''Wow, that's wonderful!''
''Yes, I work here until Thursday, then I go back home to Poland and I'm in church by Saturday.''
''That's a hectic life...''
''Yes, it is. But I have to earn money. My son is in school, in (mentions town in Poland). Do you know the town?''
''No, sorry.''
''It's near the border to Germany. A big town.''
''So school is not free like here in Germany?''
''No...'' (with bewildered face) ''Very expensive. You include the rent, the food...everything becomes very expensive. In fact, from now I'll start working here every week, not every other week''
''Coming to Germany every week, instead of every two weeks?''
''Yes. I have to support my family.''


''You know life is very hard in Poland. The people here (Germany) have a lot of money, and then they forget God. I don't want a lot of money. I need my God.''

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