There has been so much that has happened since last month. God is really working in our lives and we are thankful for His faithfulness and grace in our lives.
Blessing: God has been blessing the church recently with many new faces attending our services. We have been averaging around 47 in our morning service for the past four weeks. There are another 10-20 who come and go during the different services and programs. We are seeing many new people come because of the kids’ club. My wife and all the volunteers have done a great job with it. Also, I started a sermon series in our afternoon service on parenting a few weeks ago and this past week we had our largest crowd attend the afternoon service because other moms were encouraging people to stay for the teaching. Many have already expressed how they have been blessed by the sermons. Please continue to pray for souls to be saved. Every week I stand in front of the crowd and passionately plead for them to believe in Jesus. He will radically change their lives if they will just repent and trust Him.
Salvation: Our family had a wonderful vacation on the North side of the city. On the last day of our getaway, as we sat down for lunch, our oldest daughter looked at me and said she was ready to believe in Jesus. I asked her a few questions and realized God was working in her heart. To my surprise she already made the decision, but we still went out to the car to get a Bible and make sure she understood everything. She did and God saved her. In tears of joy we praised Jesus for saving our oldest daughter. Also, this past week one of the young men who had been coming to english corner and who had heard the gospel several times, told us that he also made a decision to become a Christian. Praise God for is His work of saving grace. Continue to pray, there are so many that I could name by name that haven’t trusted Jesus yet, but are under the influence of the word of God each week.
Internship: We have really enjoyed hosting Megan as an intern for the past 10-weeks. She has been a blessing to our family and ministry while here. Pray for her as she returns to the States to finish her schooling and go where the Lord leads.
Opportunities: God has sent a lot of people our way for help. Often they come humbled and willing to learn and heed biblical council. I am thankful for these opportunities because it has humbled me by pointing out many of my errors and caused me to strive to do better as husband, father and pastor. It breaks my heart to know of all the marriage, parenting and other problems people are facing, but I am also reminded that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
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.