Almost 8 months ago, God brought an Iraqi woman named Mais onto my path. Her rental multi family house had burned to the ground, and I had read seen it in the news. The following day, I was down at the hotel they were staying at introducing myself to her and her family. We began our friendship telling the stories of our lives and faiths at the local park. God was knitting a deeper friendship and trust began to build between us. Mais has told me several times that she knows that God used the tragedy of the fire to bring us together.
Our talks in the park have grew into dinners at each other’s homes, birthday celebrations, holidays spent together and weekly coffee dates. Trust built has led into deeper conversations about our struggles in life and how we see God working through them. I have seen God’s gentleness with each of us and His faithful pursuit. Just as God has weaved His Story into mine, He is weaving His Story into hers. A sisterhood has developed between us and one day I believe that we will become sisters in Christ.