Friday, November 16, 2012
Starbucks, It's about more than just good coffee!
I normally have at least 3 meetings with students a week there and so it really has become my second office. While there, I get to interact with the Baristas and they constantly see what I do: read and study my Bible and meeting with young people.
One of the Baristas, Łukasz, is very friendly. He sometimes comes to work early to see if I am there so that we can talk about everything and nothing. He even introduced me to his parents one day! Yesterday, he had a big coffee test. He is trying to become a "Coffee Master" and it is a pretty big deal here at Starbucks. It means more money and there is a pride thing too. Right before his "test" I went to him and put my hand on his shoulder and said, "Okay, Łukasz, I know you are nervous, but I also know that you know your coffee! You will do just fine." Later, he told me that my words really encouraged and calmed him. He had no idea that I was also praying for him. :) We have not been able to talk about spiritual matters yet, but I am trying to lay the ground work for this.
The whole crew here are very nice and I would love to see them all smiling because of what Jesus did for them rather than it just being "company policy"! Oh, to have a shop where Jesus was lived out amongst the public! Please pray for me as I balance my relationships and my speaking about Jesus. I don't want to weird them out (the LDS missionaries do that very well here), but I also want them to here the truth of Jesus!