As we are getting ready to have some international students over for dinner, Father, please allow us to be "a light" for you. As I continue to be exposed to the environment here in Indiana, the needs are great! Father, Your presence is needed everywhere! Please use me and my family here. I know that I am going to fail and have "missed" opportunities but I pray that You will use us as You see fit.
We are praying for opportunities to be a friend to the international students here at Purdue! We are excited about the opportunity that we have tonight to have some students come over. It broke our heart when one said several times in one conversation, "We are lonely." We know that we can't help everyone. Not everyone will want to be helped. We will take hold of every opportunity we get. If you are reading this, please pray for us in this regard. I pray that you will also be burdened by those around you in your town/city. God has placed us respectively where we are to be in order to be salt and light in that place. He has also given us a burden that we need to be aware of and act on it. I have challenged one of my daughters with that thought. BE SALT AND LIGHT!
Until next time.....
Dennis Runner- a witness, a follower, a student, and a lump of clay in the hands of my God and Savior.