Quick Follow-Up and Two Cool Ideas

from Shane's Muslim Connect

About this time last year, I encouraged us all to buy a goldfish. No, really, you can read about it here. The wee piscine beauty was to be a daily reminder to pray for Persians. I need to let you know my sweet little fishy is no more. I got up one recent morning to find he’d jumped out of his bowl to perish alone on the countertop. Thankfully, the living God is hearing our prayers, and great numbers of Persians are finding life in Jesus. Please continue to pray for them as Iran weathers challenging Covid 19 days

Last week I encouraged you to help your kids, or ones you know, find a pen pal from a Muslim nation. My ten-year-old daughter has since been corresponding with a young woman in Istanbul! In contrast to the multi-week intervals with my British pen pal when I was her age, they write back and forth daily. I’m not letting on with her, but I’m pretty jazzed about this. 

If the thought crossed your mind that you’d like a pen pal from a Muslim nation, let me just say, “I love your mind!” Also, check this out: A highly qualified friend is offering a free one-hour training this week for just that! I signed up for Monday, 9 am central time. I’d love for you to do the training with me. If you register for that same slot, let me know. We’ll chat during the training! 

When the training is over, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with Muslims who are looking for English speakers to chat with. 

Finally, I came across this drool-worthy page of Moroccan snacks while doing research for an article on helping kids love the world during lockdown. I’m going to start with the Orange Salad and the Harsha!