Hello, I've been praying about learning a language to use as a bridge to friendship with online friends. I know some of you all have been learning Arabic or Persian. I'd love to hear how learning our friends' languages have helped you form stronger friendships or helped in other ways to make connections. Also, how did you choose which language to learn when there are so many different languages spoken in the closed countries we reach into? The time I thought I would have to work on language learning this summer was swallowed up in other life events. So, now I'm pondering and praying, is this something God is calling me to do, or something I should let go? I'm not asking you all to answer that question for me (although, I'd be happy if you could!!), but trying to get a more clear picture about how the time investment in learning a language may be helpful.