02/16 Nan Tou Holy Church (New Start)

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A week ago, Jerald asked if could go with him to visit a church in Nan Tou.  He had a good friend (Peter-not in picture) who indicated an interest in different small group methods.  There were Deacons, the new Pastor, ministry leaders as well a new believer.

This week Jerald gave me and the ministry an introduction and I must say, Jerald and his wife did the introduction very well.  Through their testimonies, they help the participants understand the need for the mentoring process in every believers life.  Being a foreigner, I can ask  questions others in the Taiwan culture can not.  Jerald played into this well.  It was a blessing to work with a like-minded view.

Pray this church as they invite other church members for the first small group meeting based within Directions.  Pray for their hearts and minds to be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit through Gods’ Word.  Pray for my return trip next week, more for support.

02/14 Involuntary Missions

 

You take the opportunity when it is given.  We have all heard how difficult it is to reach the Japanese.  God is a great God and will provide you with opportunities if you are looking for them.  This term I was asked by one of the Language Department Teachers to teach 4 hours of Basic English to guess what, Japanese students?

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In addition to the Japanese students, there are Taiwanese students who are helpers for these special eight week English/Chinese course for a sister university within Japan.

Pray for this opportunity to the people of Japan as well as the language students in the Chinese department.  Pray for relationship to be established to share His word.

 

02/12 Yuan Lin Small Group (Visiting Friends)

Pray for our time in Yuan Lin at this small group.  We have some good friends (Doug and Ching Yu) coming from the States to present leadership principles to the small group.  They will present a tool for character development, not only in themselves but in those they mentor.  Pray that the members of the small group will open their hearts to hear what Doug and Ching Yu have to share.

02/11 Liu Bao ESL Outreach

Tonight we had a large group kicking off the new semester.  Marc Pommier and I led the group for a quick review after a long one month break.  It was good getting back with everyone.

Pray for this group to start to invite new friends.  Pray for Marc Pommier as he begins to participate with this group.  Pray for the opportunity to share life.

01/14 Monthly Baptist Co-workers Fellowship

I attended another co-workers group with Glennda this week.  Well over 10 Pastors from Taipei, Taichung and Gao Tiong were there.

I had an opportunity to share my ministry along with the material with almost all of the Pastors.

Pray for more opportunities to partner with local Pastor and encourage them to strengthen their mentoring ministries. 

01/13 Yuan Lin Tai Fu (Small Group)

 

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We continue our effort in Yuan Lin.  Though the small group seems small, their impact will be tremendous in the future.

Already some of the original group meets with the Pastor’s wife on another day.  This group seems to be very stable and the Pastor and His wife are there also.

Pray for this group as they move forward.  Open their hearts to the truth they are learning.  Already they are opening up like they have never before. 

01/11 Lu Gang Baptist Church (Growing)

I met with the Lu Gang small group today.  They continue to experience different small group methods.  Today we broke into women’s and men’s groups.  I had the opportunity to meet with several of the Deacons.

As always, I had the opportunity to share prayer requests and get some from the men.  It is nice to see these individuals open up.  I asked the question, “Do you often get to share with other church members?”   Come to find out, these men have been in the church for over 40 years and have never personally shared their prayer request with each other.  Today, they did.

It is through this type of interaction that lives are changed.  It is through their sharing that relationships are built in a healthy environment.

Pray for this group as they continue this life-changing process.  Allow them to see the importance of personal interaction in their family-centered life-long walk in Christ.