January 2012 Prayer Letter

We started of this New Year in a hospital located in China’s capital. On New Year’s Eve morning my wife woke up with much pain and asked me to take her to the hospital. We were worried there may be something wrong with the baby or that she might even be in labour. Seven hours later they discovered that her gallbladder was infected.

After giving her some medication for the pain, we took a plane to the capital city to get treatment at another hospital (since there could be complications with this problem and the pregnancy). We arrived at the hospital later that evening and my wife was in the hospital for three days fighting the infection (hoping to delay the surgery until the baby is born).

Thankfully, they were able to get the infection under control and I am writing this letter from the capital as we wait for the arrival of our little one (around Feb. 3). Then my wife will have surgery to remove her gallbladder. Please keep her and our family in your prayers during this time.

Other than this small scare, we ended the New Year excited about what God is doing. In our last prayer letter we mentioned our desire to help get behind two new church plants in our city. The goal is to raise $7,500 for each church and almost 50% of that total is already promised! Praise the Lord!

These two churches are already seeing souls saved, are busy passing out Gospel tracts / church invitations and preaching the Word of God! Get involved in helping these two churches in China by giving a financial gift. 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”.

Other areas of prayer and praise for this month:

  • At the church’s annual Christmas party several were baptized!
  • On January 29th we are asking churches to get involved in the “Global Day of Prayer for the Chinese”. Pray and get involved (more information at www.projectchina.org).
  • We hope you will pray with us over the next month as we are looking forward to see how the Lord is going to use our situation here in China’s capital. We have already been in contact with other laborers and churches in the city. Also, living in another part of China hours away from our “home” and seeing there is still a great multitude of people, strengthens our desire to see more laborers raised up for this “people rich soil” here in the land of China. Will you come and work in these fields?

Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayers and financial support!

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