Dear Family & Friends,
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:19-20
Jesus emphasizes the power of prayer and the willingness to answer prayer by our Father God in this passage. We are praising God that Paul Pan’s toes have healed so well so quickly. If the skin graft continues to heal well he should be able to go home on Tuesday. Praise the Lord! Join us in praising God, but also praying that our Taiwanese brothers and sisters will learn to pray about many more things like this, believing that our Father in heaven will hear and answer.
Please pray for the Taiwanese students that were at Sports and English camp this summer as many of them prepare to start school on August 30th. Please pray that they will be light in the darkness on their campuses.
One of the greatest strongholds that Satan has on the Taiwanese is ancestor worship. It is largely based on fear and shame. Please pray that all Christians in Taiwan will have wisdom from the Holy Spirit to present the truth and freedom of the Gospel in such a way as to bring down this stronghold in people’s lives.
Thank you for praying for our family. Cheryl’s mom’s test concerning her lungs came back better than expected. We pray that the doctor’s decisions on treating her asthma will help her. Cheryl’s grandmother’s health has stabilized again as well. Both Andrew and Moriah have had good starts to the school year. Nathanael is learning the ropes of being a resident assistant in the dorm at Johnson. Bethany is still doing well as she waits for baby girl to arrive.
Thank you so much for praying.
John & Cheryl
1. Praise God for Paul’s healing. Pray that our Taiwanese brothers & sisters’ faith will grow due to this answered prayer.
2. Please pray Christian Taiwanese students as they will soon return to school.
3. Please pray for the stronghold of ancestor worship to come down in Taiwan.
4. Thank you for praying for our family. Please pray for continued progress.