Happy New Year! As we look over the past year, we are thankful for the Lord’s tremendous blessings on our life and ministry. December was packed full of many blessings.
Candlelight Service: This Christmas was a milestone for our ministry. This was the first year that we hosted a candlelight service for the members of our church where we celebrated Jesus’ birth as a time of worship and not just as an outreach opportunity. A majority of our members were able to be present and it was a sweet time in the Lord as we sang, read scriptures, testified and partook of the Lord’s supper together.
Women’s Ministry: My wife is doing a great job leading up the women’s ministry in the church. On Christmas Eve, she hosted their monthly women’s meeting at the church and enjoyed a great time in the Lord.
Christmas Service: Since Christmas fell on Sunday this year, it was the perfect opportunity to reach out to the community with the gospel message. We prepared a special Christmas performance to be done by the kids in the kids’ club and asked their parents to come to the morning service. We also encouraged the church members and all those in our different outreaches to come and invite their friends to hear the gospel on Christmas morning. The Lord blessed and we had over 80 in attendance.
Trip to the USA: After Christmas, I took a short trip (around 10 days) back to the US to attend and speak at the Our Generation Summit. I was also able to visit 4 different churches during this time. The purpose of the trip was to mobilize more labors for China. Thankfully, we were able to see two more families make the right steps to eventually join our Project China team, as well as, see many young men show interest in a short-term trip this coming summer. We pray for more fruit from this trip.
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.