We finished November strong as we entered into the final month of this year. We are amazed at how fast the time goes by but we are excited to be spending our second Christmas here in China. Thank you for your continual prayers and support of our family and ministry.
As I mentioned in our last prayer letter, we were able to be assist in a church plant. Since then, there has been another church that is being planted by the man was ordained in October. Both of these men have been training under my co-laborer and he excitedly reports about sending them out:
“Two young men in our church are starting new churches this month! This is so thrilling for us, and I hope you will rejoice with us. Both of these guys have been working with me closely for about three years. They have served as assistant pastors for the past year or so. They have witnessed, preached, baptized, and discipled. They have proven to be faithful men who can teach others also. When the church went through an event of persecution, they were the ones that boldly led the church through it!”
We have been privilege to know and work with this great team and to know these two men that are being sent forth to plant churches here in China. We want to help get behind them as they try to establish these new churches in the city. One of the ways we can do that is financially, my co-laborer writes:
“The total expense for each of the new church’s rent, utilities, pastor’s salary, and everything else will be close to $7,500 a year. This is obviously a very small number compared to the cost of a new church plant in many other places! These churches will be taking their own offerings and paying all their bills they can, but it will likely be a little while before they are fully self-sustaining.”
We want to help raise these funds and invite you to get involved in planting churches in China by giving to these churches. You can give online at www.projectchina.org or you can send donations to Project China, P.O. Box 442, Alpharetta, GA, 30009, Note: “China Church Planting”. Thank you for your consideration of this worthy investment!
In Closing, we hope you will pray and/or praise with us over the following:
- Laborers – Pray and consider giving your life to preach the Gospel in China.
- Chinese – I was able to preach for 28 minutes this month. Praise the Lord!
- Baby – The baby is due on February 3rd. We will be traveling to another city at the beginning of January and will stay there for about five weeks.
Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayers and financial support!