Weekly Mind Dump: Document Dump!

✪ This is my second time writing this because for some reason when the page loaded WordPress decided not to save my document. Last week was busy (Christmas Shopping), and I didn’t get around to writing an update. I have my schedule worked out now for the rest of the year and through the beginning of 2016.

✪ Last week I started a Bible Class on Wednesday nights for guys who have a desire to learn more about the Bible and how to study it. It is a no-pressure class, but just a time to enjoy studying the Bible for those who want to take the next step. We had three men show up. Praise the Lord. One of the men who came wasn’t a Christan, but he has been around for a while now. Since we were studying about devotions, I asked him about his faith, and he informed me that he made the decision to trust Jesus last week! God is so good!

✪ God has saved three young men in the past six months! Praise Him! My wife also had a part in helping the man above understand the gospel. He attended her bible study with the girl that brought him to church. My wife has been faithfully taking a group of people through our discipleship lessons on Sunday afternoons.

Document Dump! We finally finished proofing and uploading a bunch of documents that we have been working on. We are now making them available on this blog. You can visit the Docs page to see everything that is available for download. This batch of documents includes: Holidays, The Gospel, Church Guidelines, Offering Devotionals. Each document has several lessons in it. We also updated Firm Foundations and Revelation.

✪ Social Media Outreach: We started sending out my written sermons on social media twice a week. Pray they will be used to reach new people. If you would like to receive them (in Chinese only) please let me know and I will tell you how to sign up.

✪ We have two Christmas outreaches coming up that we want you to pray for. First, the Sunday following Christmas is our Christmas service. We will give everyone in attendance a free book. Second, we are having a kids program on that Sunday night. The kids will sing the songs that have been learning. Please pray we can use these to reach new souls!

✪ I am reading books in what I am calling “available in China” series. I will post the new list of books as I read them here so it can be a useful resource for those working in China and wanting to know what is available.

✪ The Purpose of Christmas – This is one of the books in my “available in China” series that I finished reading. It is a short and to the point gospel presentation that uses Christmas to point to Jesus and the glorious gospel. From the book: “The entire reason for Christmas is the love of God. God loves you so much that he came to earth as a human so you could get to know him and learn to trust him and love him back.” [1]

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear – This is one of the books in my “available in China” series that I finished reading. I loved the first chapter. It is worth buying and reading just for that. The following first few chapters are also good, but the book gets sort of repetitive and just descriptive of situations towards the end. To me the meat was in the beginning of the book. From the book: “Jesus doesn’t condemn legitimate concern for responsibilities but rather the continuous mind-set that dismisses God’s presence. Destructive anxiety subtracts God from the future, faces uncertainties with no faith, tallies up the challenges of the day without entering God into the equation.” [2]

✪ The girls are at such a fun age. We are really enjoying the holidays with them. They each have their own personality and are growing so fast. I love them so much. It is awesome being a dad. Please pray with me that the Lord will save them.

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