Dear Family & Friends,
“He said to them, ‘Go and eat delicacies and drink sweet drinks and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared. For this day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’” Nehemiah 8:10
Ezra, Nehemiah, and other Levites had been explaining the Law of Moses as it was being read to the people. The response of the people had been one of sadness and remorse as they realized how they and their ancestors had broken God’s law. These same leaders encouraged the people not to be sad, but instead take strength from the joy of knowing God’s law. God actually loved them enough to give them a law that would protect them and provide for them both spiritually and physically. We need to remember the joy that comes with knowing Christ as our Savior and Lord everyday, so that we attract people to God with that unending joy. Pray with us to find strength in the Lord to face everyday with joy as our expression.
We have just finished up teaching in the public schools for the first semester. The students are now studying for their finals before Chinese New Year. We are praying for God to use the lessons we teach to draw these students and teachers to Himself. Chad and Derik were able to connect with several students from the Dong Shan High School outside of school time during Christmas & New Years. Please pray that we will be able to have more opportunities to meet with these students outside of school and that these meetings will lead to discipleship groups.
Our team will be hosting an intern, August Cox, for about six months, and he hopes to arrive in Taiwan around the end of January. He is presently acquiring his visa and finishing all his preparations to come. August believes that God is calling him to mission work somewhere. He also enjoys working with video production. He should be a lot of help with the English video series we are producing to teach biblical character traits in the schools. Pray for August as he prepares to come to Taiwan.
We asked you to pray for a little one that was burned a few weeks back. Her name is Nora. She is doing well. We thank you for praying for her, but ask that you continue to pray as she heals.
Thank you for praying for our family as we foster Alaina & Nikki. They both are doing better with their colds. We keep talking about how to foster them and meet all of our other commitments. Sometimes it is a real challenge to find the energy needed and the time to do everything well. We ask that you pray with us that the parents will desire to care for the girls themselves and will be able to do so before we need to go to the US for the summer.
Thank you for your prayers.
John & Cheryl
1. Please pray for us to live our lives in the strength & joy of the Lord.
2. Please pray that our work in the schools will lead to establishing discipleship groups.
3. Please pray for August Cox as he prepares to come to Taiwan for an internship.
4. Please continue to pray for Nora as she heals from her burns.
5. Thank you for praying for Alaina, Nikki, and our family.
Posted on January 12th, 2016 by dunns
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