Columban Lay Missionary in Taiwan
One day a woman I frequently met on the street approached me and made friends with me. I didn’t understand what she was saying at that time because I didn’t know the language, and she spoke and understood very little English. However, I recorded what she said on my phone with the intent of asking my teacher what it meant. To my surprise I learned that the woman gave me her contact number which I then added to my contact list.
From there our journey in friendship began. Her name is Rainbow. She is 53 years old, married and a mom of three children. She is a Buddhist. She works as a baby care worker. She loves to cook too. At our first meeting she invited me to go to her house and visit her family, but I declined because I still didn’t know her well and the place at that time. Every Friday afternoon we meet at the park to get to know each other and have a conversation to practice the language. As our friendship grew I felt comfortable with her, and I enjoyed her company During my visits to her home I felt welcomed. I felt happy to have met and known her family and them getting to know me as well. She also introduced me to her friends, so I gained more friends.
|Febie and Mama Rainbow|
|December 2017, Beautiful Taiwan rainbow shines for record-breaking 9 hours|