Dear Family & Friends,
“As he approached the road leading down from the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen: ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!’ But some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if they keep silent, the very stones will cry out!’” Luke 19:27-40
This passage always brings a challenge too, since Jesus, our King, is always worthy of our praise. He is always worthy of our declaring to those around us the mighty works that He has done for us. Is it our habit to encourage our fellow Christians by sharing how God has blessed you lately? Is it our habit to witness to the non-Christians around us how God has worked in our lives to bring us blessings? Are we guilty of being silent when we should be shouting God’s praise? Pray with us to always be willing to share with others the blessing of God in our lives.
We are thankful to God for caring for us last weekend. Our vehicle overheated on our way up to Taichung. Actually, we were within 20 minutes of our destination when we realized we had a problem. It was already getting late and we did not know the area where we exited the freeway, but not far from the exit was a brand new garage that was still open. Praise the Lord for His care!
We ask that you continue to pray for the discipleship groups that John leads. We are able to see growth happening in several people. This week Irene shared how she had been praying that God would provide an opportunity for her to share God’s Word with someone in a natural way. God brought someone to her office that she was able to share two different passages of scripture with that brought comfort to him. She was so encouraged to have God answer her prayer, and she be was able to be obedient.
We were able to see Tiffanie Lin this weekend. She is doing very well, but will need to have a procedure performed this summer. This surgery will be to remove a lesion on her brain that has caused the seizures if God does not choose to heal her with His hand. She is concerned about the potential affects of the procedure as well as the long period following the surgery that she will not be able to be active playing sports and doing other activities.
Thunder did have the kidney procedure, but it did not help. We are now waiting on the results of genetic testing and other tests that were performed this past week. Pray with us that the results will help everyone to understand his condition better so that we are more equipped to help him.
We thank you for praying with us.
John & Cheryl
1. Please pray that we will be in a habit of sharing the blessing God brings into our lives daily.
2. Join us in praising God for His care for us while traveling.
3. Please pray for the discipleship groups as people like Irene learn to be obedient.
4. Please continue to pray for Tiffanie Lin as she waits to see how God will choose to heal her.
5. Please pray for the results of Thunder’s tests to provide understanding concerning his condition.