Dear Family & Friends,
“Then, after he went into the house, his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why couldn’t we cast it out?’ He told them, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer.’” Mark 9:28-29 NET
Jesus’s disciples were concerned as to why they could not cast out a demon and yet the Lord could. Jesus’s reply seems simplistic, and yet it is so important. Certainly Jesus would give the same answer as to many of our why questions. We often think that praying for something before meals and bedtime is sufficient to acquire the answer we desire. Many times this is not the case. We need to spend large amounts of time and effort speaking and listening to God in prayer in order to receive an answer. We have been challenged lately to again devote ourselves to much time spent in prayer as we prepare to move to a new place of ministry here in Taiwan. Join with us in praying for our next stage of ministry here in Taiwan.
Thank you for praying for Jing Shing. She was able to go home from the hospital. They are hoping that she will gain strength in order to have a surgery in the near future. Please pray that Jing Shing will continue to desire to know the Lord and that her faith will grow.
During this week three new babies came to live at Xi En and one returned who had previously lived there for about 6 months. There is a possibility of two more coming as well. That would fill up all the places at Xi En. Please pray that God will help the adoption process for the babies to go more quickly. Please pray for all the Christian organizations who are advocating for children to have clarity on how to work within the guidelines that the government is putting into law. Please pray as well for more Christian Taiwanese families to be willing to adopt.
Thank you for praying with us about a place to rent in Taichung. We looked a few places this past week, some old and some new. We decided on an older place where the apartment will provide the space we need and is very close to the school. The money we save on fuel driving to and from school will help offset the difference in the rent. We have some work to do to get it ready, but we have some time to get it done. Praise the Lord that we have a major item scratched off our to do list.
Thank you for praying with us.
John & Cheryl
1. Please join us in devoting ourselves to prayer for our next stage of ministry in Taiwan.
2. Please pray for Jing Shing as her faith in Christ grows and she battles cancer.
3. Please pray for the adoption process to begin to move more quickly, for clarity, and for more Taiwanese Christians to adopt.
4. Praise the Lord we found a place to rent in Taichung.