Dear Family & Friends,
“…and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her…” NET Eph. 5:21-22, 25
It is interesting how much discussion can come out of certain passages of scripture. As we discussed this passage last week, it was interesting how none of the ladies had a problem with this instruction to them in this passage. They admitted that it was not always easy to carry out, especially when the man did not live sacrificially for his family. They were all in agreement that when they did choose to have a submissive attitude that life was better overall. Isn’t it wonderful to know that God has blessings for us stored up in obedience to His Word! Pray with us as we and our Taiwanese brothers and sisters try to live out a witness for God through our families.
We are praising the Lord for a new member of the English Bible Storying group, Mindy. She is a non-Christian, but considers herself a seeker. Please pray for Mindy & Grace to be drawn closer to God through learning the Bible stories.
The last two weeks, Cheryl and others at His Hands have spoken to four different expectant mothers. Some of these moms are still trying to decide whether they will give life to their babies or not. Pray that these girls will all choose life for their babies.
Christmas sparks interest in many people in Taiwan. Our congregations are going caroling to families that have already have a relationship to people in the church. They are inviting people to a joint Christmas service on the 23rd. Then all of those who attend or are visited while caroling will be invited to an outdoor worship activity the following week. Pray that God will be honored and people drawn to Christ.
This week a friend’s first baby passed away. His name was Holden. Please pray for his parents as they grieve and try to understand what has happened.
We thankful for your prayers.
John & Cheryl
1. Please pray that Christian families in Taiwan will have a great witness.
2. Please pray for Mindy & Grace to be drawn closer to God through learning the Bible stories.
3. Please pray for the new moms to choose life for their babies.
4. Please pray for the upcoming Christmas and New Year activities.
5. Please pray for Holden’s family as they grieve his passing.