February 2016 Prayer Letter

Happy Chinese New Year! We are having a blast serving the Lord here in China. I know we fall short in so many ways, but I am so thankful to God, who chooses to allow imperfect people to serve Him. We are looking forward to all the Lord is going to do over this year and the years to come, Lord willing!

Chinese New Year Outreach: We had a special dumpling making activity for the Sunday before Chinese New Year (the biggest holiday in China), and had some new faces, and many familiar faces come. Please pray for those who heard the gospel that day but have yet to make a decision. Also, many of our church members are traveling at this time and will be coming back toward the end of February. We are looking forward to going full steam again starting in March when the city comes back alive!

Church Building Update: Last month we suddenly had an opportunity to rent additional space for the church. We sent out a special request on email about the possibility of the office space that opened up next to us. We had about a week to get the resources together and sign the contract to secure it. We didn’t have the funds on hand, so we prayed, and the Lord used His people to provide all that was needed in just a week’s time. On the first of this month, we were able to sign the contract and pay a years rent in full. Praise the Lord! Now we are planning some renovations for both buildings so that we can get the best use out of each of them.

Teammates Update: Our new teammates arrived on the 27th of last month, and we have been helping them get set up and adjust to their new life here in China. They have made tons of progress in a short time and will be starting language school next month. Please pray for them!

Raising Funds For A New Vehicle: We are praying about buying a van. We need to sell our car and upgrade to something bigger. We need something that can hold our growing family and also use for ministry purposes. We often need to use our vehicle to receive visitors or use it to minister to others. We are always cramming in more than we can fit so that we can try to be a blessing to others. After selling our car, we will still need around $15,000 to purchase a larger vehicle. So we are praying that God will give us the funds by April. Please pray with us over the next couple of weeks that we can raise these funds! If you are interested in giving to this, please contact us since the time is limited!

Thank you! We know that we couldn’t do anything without the help of God’s people. Thank you for giving, praying and being a part of our team, Project China.

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