“Do you think you can bake for a ‘pie party’?” asked my husband.
“Sure.” After he handed out several ads, I saw that he had written there would be 10 types of pie!! Apple, pear, plum,pumpkin, blueberry,chocolate cream,lemon meringue,shoo fly,bacon onion quiche, chicken pie. That was the first menu!
It sparked Hope’s interest. The mid-twenty-year-old entered a church building for the first time. She not only enjoyed the pies, she began studying the Bible with me. And she met Jesus.
Together we started “Cafe Iris/Lighthouse Books”—the only Christian book store in our prefecture, Aomori. Through the café/book ministry several people have met Jesus, one of whom she married.
Now we have pie buffets twice a year. The repertoire is ever increasing: pecan, maple walnut, cherry berry, orange almond, coconut cream, persimmon cheese, crab tomato quiche, mushroom quiche, shepherd’s pie, or whatever I am inspired at the time to make. But the purpose never changes. We long for others to meet Jesus like Hope did so they too can walk their lives with Him
Written by Ruth Mae