We have had a great start to this new year! The Lord is pouring out many blessings upon us as we continue to faithfully serve Him here in China.
Evangelize: In January one young man that we were studying the Bible with every week finally decided to trust in Jesus. What a blessing to be able to help this young man in his 20’s answer the question, “Who is God?” and see him confess Jesus as Lord! Last month, there was a young lady also in her 20’s that we have worked with since last October. My wife was having a Bible study with her and that night she was convicted and believed on the Lord Jesus. God is so good and gracious to save sinners! We rejoice because of those coming to repentance. There also have been others recently as testified by our recent baptism service where 5 were baptized.
Equip: Not only are we seeing souls saved by the grace of God but we are starting to see some young men step up and take more responsibility in the ministry. Currently, there are two young men, both in their 20’s, who are showing interest in helping as much as they can. Please pray with me that they will desire and see the need for pastors in their country; pray they will abandon their own plans and serve the Lord in full-time ministry.
Establish: “Gospel” is doing well and slowly growing! We have seen continually growth in our members as the Bible is taught faithfully. Pray as we continue to think of new ways to outreach into the local community. “Grace” is the new church plant that is being birth out of the Bible Study that we often mentioned. We now have a small core of Christians there and are in the process of planting a church.
Pray Request: We have stayed busy over the past few months and are looking forward to the months ahead. Please remember the following in prayer:
- The health of our family and the birth of our little girl in July
- Continued language studies and higher proficiency in the language
- Strength and wisdom as we evangelize, equip and establish for the glory of God
Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayers and financial support!