Weekly Mind Dump

• These Monday Updates sneak up on me so quickly, but I have a good excuse this time, I was on a 10 hour train to the Capitol. We left around 9:30 Sunday night and arrive Monday morning around 7:30. We had four adults, two kids, and lots of luggage in a room with four beds about the size of most Americans bathrooms! Good times!

• My parents are in town, so we have been spending a lot of time with them. This is their first time to China.

• Sunday school was good this week. I asked my dad to give a testimony and I was able to translate for him. I preached a strong gospel message from John 3:36 and another class member also gave a short message.

• Almost all of the Sunday’s during our short furlough (December 2012–February 2013) are filled up. We still have a few spots open and then we will look at booking Wednesday. If you are interested in having us in, let me know!

• There are two families coming to China soon. You can check out their blogs sinoproject.org and asiachurchplant.com. Consider helping them get here to train and prepare for missions work in China!

• Past Post: Undercover or Under-the-Covers | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | The theme in the following post have to do with the problems in being undercover. | “Suffering is part of God’s plan in spreading the Gospel.” | “We desire more than to train them to be saved and safe. Our training says ‘we are training you to be exposed to danger or risk for the sake of the Gospel!’”

• Missionaries working in closed countries PLEASE read the article above!

• Two awesome missions events that you and your church should consider are the Our Generation Camp (May 28-June 1) and the Our Generation Summit (December 27-29). Lord willing, we will be part of the Summit in December.

• We visited Tiananmen Square yesterday. An older lady tried to make some sort of “statement” and threw some papers over the railing where they raise the flag. Not a good idea! A guard and police officer quickly grabbed her and dragged her to the side. A few minutes later a big police van with tinted windows came by. They got her into it the van and drove off. Yikes!

• Pray for one of the guys I have been working with. He seems to be understanding more and seems convicted by the gospel. Pray he gets saved!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Mind Dump

  1. Phyllis Walters

    Thanks for all the information Mark. We will be so glad to hear all about your Mom and Dad’s trip! Hope lots of pictures! We love you all and pray for you daily! Can’t wait until we can see you again and can hug the little one’s.!

  2. kathy carlan

    I am very happy to be part of your “Ramblings” I pray every day for you and your family. Your so blessed to be doing God’s plan for your lives. I will continue to pray as I have always had a special burden for China in my heart.


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