“My missionary colleague and I were scheduled to take an advanced German course

in April.  I was looking forward to the opportunity to brush up on my language skills a bit,” Mindy Boyd writes from Germany.

“When we arrived for our first session we found ourselves in the classroom with one other young woman, a Russian, and no one else, not even a teacher.  When I inquired at the reception, we were informed that the course had been canceled and that we would be reimbursed for the payment.  I returned to the classroom and told my colleague and the Russian.

“We then ended up spending over an hour just sitting there talking, getting to know the young woman.  We invited her to our English conversation group that week.  She came with her Colombian boyfriend.  We’ve since had the opportunity to spend more time with her and invite her to other events or even just to hang out.

“It has been very clear to us that signing up for that German course had more to do with meeting the Russian young woman than it did with improving our language skills!”