“... his father saw him and had compassion on him, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.” —Luke 15:20
Pray that women of Central Asia will be able to understand God's overwhelming love for them and His desire for his lost children to come home.
As women arrive, greet them with three alternating kisses to the cheek, starting with the right cheek. Guests should remove their shoes at the door to the room in which they will share tea and pray. Central Asian women would never consider dishonoring a friend’s home by wearing street shoes in the house.
Seat the guests on the floor around the carpets where tea will be served. You may choose to provide some tables for ladies who have difficulty sitting on the floor. In Central Asia devout women cover their heads with a scarves as a sign of modesty and submission to God. Ask your guests to cover their heads with the scarves they brought.
“Blessed is he whose ... sin is covered.” —Psalm 32: 1
Pray that Central Asian women will understand that only Jesus' blood
can cover their sin.
After each guest has been greeted, the hostess excuses herself to prepare the tea for serving. Usually, the hostess asks a sister or one of her children to help, so feel free to enlist a little help!