Mary* was the tour guide we befriended at the Forbidden City & Emperor’s Palace last March when John Thweatt, Buddy Gray, and I were in China. I wrote about her on April 11.
She is the precious young lady who was curious about our profession as pastors. She’s also the one who wanted a copy of the Bible in the King James Version. (Yes, I have a friend working to give her a copy of God’s Word).
Well, check out this latest email I received from her over the weekend. I have copied and pasted the email exactly the way she wrote it:
I am sorry to reply you so late. I hope you still remeber me, the guide in the palace. I have tried to browse your website on April 7th, but failed, only John’s page is Ok, but it is a black background and red letters. i am not sure wheather it is what it should be, or it is wrong because of my computer or because of the reason you mentioned. and just now, i tried again,it is great! Everything is so clear and well-designed.i printed the screen and used the attachment sending the photos of the two website to you! If you do not mind, can i link your website to my microblog(similar to the twitter in the US) and also my own blog? so more Chinese people will get to know or know the religion better. Actually, sometimes, lots of foreign website cannot be used in China, even facebook is not allowed! so i think, it is not only the webs about the Lord is prohibited. I believe, finally one day, all the web can be used in China.
Best wishes to you!
I responded immediately by saying, “Yes, indeed. Please share my webpage and John’s with everyone you know.
Now that is incredible, isn’t it?
What can we learn from this encounter?
The lesson is simple. Be sensitive to everyone you meet. Listen closely to what they say. Pay attention. In doing so, you may be given the opportunity to share Christ with them.
By the way, Mary, if you are reading my blog today I trust you know we continue to pray for you. We want you to know the Lord will save you and forgive you of your sins if you cry out to Him in faith by confessing your sins to Him. My message is the same for any of Mary’s friends reading today’s blog. Many of my daily readers are praying for the people of China to learn about Jesus Christ and His desire to set you free from your sins.
*Name has been changed to protect her identity.