Dear Family & Friends,
“So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned … Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people.” Romans 5:12 & 18
Many times in life we try to find a way to even the field of play or adjust it to our advantage. Sometimes we play 3 on 2 in basketball or give the other team an extra strike in baseball. We try to make things even, because we know that we don’t have the same skills, or are of different ages, or have different backgrounds or coaching. There is one area of life where people are viewed the same and are treated the same, salvation. God’s sees all people as the same before coming to faith in Christ. He sees us as sinners condemned to death and in need of a savior. We are all in need of His mercy and grace. When we recognize that there is nothing we can do to win our salvation or even adjust the play field to our advantage, then salvation becomes possible. It is at that time we are able to see the offer of salvation through Jesus Christ that can make each person, no matter who they are, righteous in the eyes of God. Join us in praying for the Taiwanese to realize that God has made it possible only through Jesus for them to be saved.
We ask that you continue to pray for Josie’s situation. Please pray for her birth mom to make the best decision for Josie quickly.
Please continue to pray for the discipleship group at the Jang’s. Miss Chen has not returned and others have been asked, but at the last minute say they are unable. Even so Lucy is being faithful to reach out to people and ask them to come. The Jang family is studying God’s Word together and making small strides in spiritual growth. Pray that the Jang’s will all truly to desire to become disciples of Christ.
John met again with the leaders of the North Taichung Church this past week. There was nothing decided for certain. Pray that the leaders will see the opportunities for growth within their present congregation and the opportunity to plant a new congregation with the DNA built in for growth and maturity.
Andrew and Moriah both are busy with school work and sports. This coming week Andrew’s class is especially busy with the addition of the annual Jr. Carnival. It is an event hosted by the Jr. Class each fall for the community and to raise money for a few special events. Pray that the students will be able to handle the added stress this week.
John will be traveling this coming Saturday to the US for about 10 days. He will be attending a special leadership training next week. Following the training He will also take part in the International Conference on Missions. We ask that you pray for John and the family as he travels.
Thank you for supporting us through prayer.
John & Cheryl
1. Please pray for the Taiwanese people to realize that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
2. Please pray for Josie’s birth mom to make the best decision quickly.
3. Please pray that each member of the Jang family will desire to be a disciple of Christ.
4. Please pray for the North Taichung Church leadership to hear from God concerning how to proceed with discipleship in their congregation.
5. Please pray for the Jr. Class as they have a lot to do this coming week.
6. Please pray for our family as John travels from Nov. 12th to the 22nd.
Posted on November 6th, 2016 by dunns
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