Barbecue and Deep Conversation with a Yazidi Family

Tuesday afternoon I visited a Yazidi family. The father is my student in my online class. He invited me to join his family for a barbecue.

It was a blessing to meet his family. I discovered his wife was in my Zoom summer school for Family Literacy. His daughter in 3rd grade was fun to talk with. She told that she likes eggs for breakfast, so I asked her a series of questions like- Do you like ice cream on your eggs.

As we were eating, I found out his oldest daughter is in high school. We talked about applications for college, scholarships and financial aid. I will be visiting the family in the future to help her with the process.

Sharing a meal is a great way to get to know my refugee/immigrant friends. It gives me the opportunity to discover how I can be of help. Being genuinely interested in helping them with their lives opens doors to share the love of Jesus.

That was the one social time in my hectic week and it was a wonderful time. The weekend is here and I have a feeling my bed will make me take a few naps. 🙂 I do have a birthday barbecue this evening and church tomorrow, but my bed is letting me know naps will be required.

What are your weekend plans?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

26 thoughts on “Barbecue and Deep Conversation with a Yazidi Family

  1. Yummy!
    Enjoy the barbecue tonight and church tomorrow!!
    I might have to visit with you about scholarships etc when Paige gets a bit closer to that, I’m clueless!!!

  2. Your post made me smile today. 😊 I enjoyed reading of your visit with this beautiful family.

    Most of all, my favorite line was this one: “Being genuinely interested in helping them with their lives opens doors to share the love of Jesus.”

    You just spoke the truth, brother. I believe people care far less about what we say and more about how we live and treat others. Our witness is in our lives, not our proclamations. When our words match our actions — then we can really make a difference. I genuinely appreciate how you live your faith – not just preach about it.

    I hope you enjoy your well-deserved naps, and time spent with loved ones too. We are working on our home renovation, and hopefully a few naps too, ha ha! Have a beautiful and blessed Labor Day weekend! ❤️ God bless you!

      1. Oooh, sounds nice! I hope you feel rested?

        As for the mountains, I do wish!! We live on the coast at the moment so it’s about 6+ hours to the mountains. We are hoping to move there once we finish and sell this house though. Can hardly wait. God’s handiwork on those mountains sure is spectacular! ♥️

        I sincerely hope you are well, happy, and blessed.

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