Mona is another woman from Egypt who has been attending the Bible study. One day, she called me and was crying, because she and her husband were going to move to Boston to be close to their son. They had applied for a subsidized home for seniors a while back, and they finally received the approval. She wanted me to pray for direction, because even though they were presented with this opportunity, she didn’t want to leave. She told me that she wanted to stay in Rochester because of the friendships she had developed through the Bible study. Their final decision was not to go to Boston. They turned down the approval because they had found “family” in Rochester and wanted to stay close to the community that they had developed.
-Missionary Mariam Gayed, Minnesota