Dear Pastors, Partners & Praying Friends,
“I preach in a little bit. Please pray for me!” was the translation of the text message that I received from the Chinese pastor on the Sunday morning of their Christmas service. I responded in the affirmative and then a couple of hours later he sent another text that translates: “Amen! Three people trusted in Jesus!” Hearing stories of God saving people in China while we are on furlough and in our absence is one of the greatest things to hear! If you are a supporting church or a prayer partner, then it should thrill you to know that even though our family is not in China right now, there is a church that is actively reaching the lost. And you were a part of making that happen! But there was even more great news to follow because the Wednesday following the Sunday mentioned above, that same local church in China hosted another Christmas activity during their midweek service and saw another four people make professions of faith. Praise the Lord!
Praises, Prayer Requests, and Announcements:
- New Support Update: We have raised an additional 3% of new support this past month which makes a total of 13% raised on furlough. We are at 83% of our new support goal, which means we only need 17% more.
- News from China: There were 7 saved over the Christmas holiday in China and 1 already saved in 2019 for around a total of 17 souls saved since we left China for our furlough. Praise the Lord for the great work He is doing in China!
- Furlough Traveling: Sine our last prayer letter, we had meetings
in:TN, GA, OH. We had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with family. Also, were able to attend the Our Generation Summit in Ohio where we launched our new book, A Thousand Lives. The conference was a great success with people surrendering their lives to take the gospel to the world.
- Solar-powered Audio Devices Update: Last month, we reported on the solar-powered audio devices that we were trying to get into China. Those that are in the country are starting to be used. The others that were confiscated, Lord willing, will be picked up and taken to Taiwan by the end of this month. Please pray.
Thank you! We know that we couldn’t do anything without the help of God’s people. Thank you for giving, praying, serving, and being a part of our “China Ministry” team. We are especially fond of you! Let us continue pressing forward and keep fighting the good fight. May we strive every day to know Jesus, to be happy in the Him, and to make Him known!
In His Joyful Service,