May 2017 Prayer Letter

Each month there is growth. The growth looks different each time. Some of it can be measured by numbers on a sheet, but some of it is the unseen spiritual maturity taking places in our lives and the lives of those we are around and only known from seeing how far we have come. April has been no different. God is working and we praise His name!

Easter: The Lord blessed with great attendance on Easter Sunday. We had over 80 people in attendance. The kids’ ministry had hosted a special time where they had different stations that explained part of the Easter story in a fun and yet clear and convicting way. One of the mom’s (who is an unbeliever) mentioned to me that she thought the kids were really understanding what Easter was all about. I was happy that she was understanding what Easter was all about. The Lord allowed me to prepare and preached a clear and bold gospel message. We had one man that we had worked with for almost two years make a profession of faith after the service. He is getting baptized this coming Sunday. Afterward, we had a big meal and enjoyed the fellowship with all of our visitors.

Seminary Update: The three full-time students are working and studying very hard. We are more than halfway through this semester and it has been a blessed time for all those involved. We are excited to see the students and teachers all growing in the Lord.

Marriage Class: To help strengthen the marriage of the couples in our church, we started a marriage class during our Wednesday night bible studies. This class is designed to be attended by both spouses and we study what the bible says about marriage, how the gospel changes our thoughts about marriage and how to use biblical principles in our everyday lives to have a God-honoring marriage.

Vacation: At the end of the month and into this month, my family was also able to enjoy a 10-day vacation to Thailand. We enjoyed the time together as a family and it gave us the much-needed rest and relaxation before we head into a very busy summer.

Thank you! We know that we couldn’t do anything without the help of God’s people. Thank you for giving, praying and being a part of our team, Project China.

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