July 2021 Update

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<<First Name>>, thank you for your continued prayers and support in the mission!

COVID Restrictions Ease Up
We are happy to report that Taiwan has recently eased up on the COVID restrictions. This is the first time in over two months that churches reopened their doors for corporate worship once again. We were thrilled to gather and sing praises in Chinese to our good God!

Finding Contentment in Affliction
Although our semi-quarantine afflictions are light in comparison to many other trials, living these past two months in semi-isolation has not been enjoyable; however, the Psalmist reminds us, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes” (Psalms 119:71). 

We are learning that true contentment often does not come from the removal of the thing afflicting us, but by God’s grace to transform trials into testimonies of enduring faith, hope, joy, and peace. Jeremiah Burroughs, a Puritan preacher from the 1600s, once said:

“This is the mystery of contentment, it makes up all its wants in God. Now, if you have God as your portion, why should you not be contented with Him alone? Since God is contented with Himself alone, then if you have Him, you will be contented with Him alone.”

Oh, that God would be our all-sufficient portion! God truly is all we could ever want or need.

Redeeming the Time
We do not know how long we will have these freedoms, so we wish to redeem the time God gives us. On the first weekend we could, we invited a Taiwanese family to our home for dinner. Our goal is always to show our guests the love of Christ, share Christ with them, and invite them to join us for worship at a Chinese-speaking church. We will continue to use the days God gives us to reconnect with old contacts and share Christ at every opportunity.

• Prayer Points 
  • Pray that we may learn the secret of finding contentment in Christ alone through afflictions.
  • Pray for God to win Taiwanese hearts to Himself through our evangelism, hospitality, and the preached Word at church.
  • Pray for us to be godly parents as we teach and care for our two boys to grow up loving and following God with all their heart.
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7821 W State Road 46
Ellettsville, IN 47429
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