As I learn my way forward with the English program and study Bengali part-time at the university, I also have the opportunity to be present to whatever else God has for me in my slum community. What is my purpose here? My purpose is to seek God in the slums. Out of this communion with God’s Spirit I believe I will be guided in the right direction and with the strength I need. Everything I do and say sprouts from this life of listening to God and following God’s little nudges. As I do this in community with other followers of Jesus, I long to see people coming to know Jesus, for God’s shalom to reign, for healing and restoration to be seen and experienced more and more, in my life and in the lives of my friends in poverty.