August marked our sixth year in China. And this past month was one of our most busy and exciting months in China yet!
Salvation: We saw another young man come to faith in Jesus. It is always a blessing to see God working in the hearts of the people we are ministering to!
Baptisms: We planned a baptism activity for the second Sunday of last month. We hosted it during our normal afternoon service time, but held it at the ocean in a park near our church. We saw seven people follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, one of those being our oldest daughter. There were hundreds of people on the beach that day and many stopped to watched as we publicly baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Church Membership: Also this past month we added seven people to our church membership. God really has blessed over these summer months.
The Baptist Tabernacle: We were privileged to host a group from the Baptist Tabernacle in Carlisle, Ohio. This was the church that I grew up in and that my parents still attend. My youth pastor was also able to make the trip and it was an honor to stand by him and translate the Sunday morning message for Him. God used Him in a major way in my life to bring my to where I am today. This was one of the best groups that we have hosted and we were able to do several outreaches while they were here that were a blessing to the local people.
Family: My parents came with the short-term group and then stayed a few days longer to spend time together with our family. We enjoyed having them hear and the girls loved spending time with their grandma and grandpa.
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.
In His Joyful Service,
Mark and family.