Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Love Letter

Someone I know got a love letter today....One of the joys of being here in Quebec has been the opportunity that I have had to get to know my friend Katye. She's a Georgia girl and God has gifted her with a wonderful ability to tell stories. At the beginning of the summer, she felt that God was leading her to come and study French for a semester here at Parole de Vie Bethel. She didn't have all the financial resources she needed but she proceeded on faith that God was going to provide.

One evening in September, Katye and I went with our friend Sheila to listen to a French storyteller. Before her presentation, the French storyteller, Petronella, came and greeted us. She found out that we were students of the French language and we told her that Katye was a storyteller. Petronella was excited about Katye's ability to tell stories and by the time the evening ended she had actually extended an invitation to Katye to participate in a storytelling festival in the city of Sherbrooke in October. Mind you this invitation was extended without Petronella even hearing Katye tell a story! We've marveled over this quite a bit.

At the beginning of the festival, we participated in an opening evening and another storyteller mentioned to Katye that they were the only two storytellers who would get paid. Katye hadn't heard anything about that up until that point and she was just happy to be able to have an opportunity to participate. Several weeks ago she got to tell her stories which she tells in a mixture of French and English. I didn't get to see her performance but according to our professor it was "Incroyable!" She told in two different locations, God provided rides to and from both locations and it sounds like she really had her audience hooked. When she summed up the experience for me, she essentially told me that God had brought about all these events just because He loved her.

Well, Katye received a love letter today and I was there when it happened! She got a letter from the organizers of the event with a check. We both were in shock when we looked at it. It was a check for $400! I don't think either one of us could believe it. We had to get it checked out by our professor. Unbelievable, God wrote Katye another love letter in the form of that check! Her school bill has been cut in half. He has provided for her just because He loves her!

What kind of love letter has God written to you lately?

Marvelling in wonder over His love!

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