This is a story of a study circle in Scottsdale, AZ (A)—and what a delight! Sometimes the transforming power of the core activities may not be immediately apparent to us, but it is very real. And it is also a reminder: people are watching! And that opens the door for more opportunities to reach out and make friends.
My husband and I have been holding a Ruhi Book 1 study circle with a young couple we met a few months ago. This morning, I received a call from the husband's mother asking about our “get-togethers”. At first I was worried she was not happy with her son and his wife joining our study circle, as I had heard on a few occasions that our friend's mother was a very devout Christian. But to my surprise, she called to say that she has seen a transformation in her son. She shared a few stories with me about how he is praying more often, and that in her conversations with him, and in the way he talks about relying on God and trusting in Him she notices his faith has increased. She mentioned that her son was happy about his new friends and she was calling to find out if she and her husband could also join the group! I was so happy to have received this call this morning that I thought I should share it with all of you.