Last week we returned from Taiwan. We are so thankful for the rich time with the family God gave us. We also enjoyed connecting with our friends who have been faithful in serving the Lord in Asia. We shared meals together, joined them in prayer services and taught in their conferences.
We are deeply grateful for our time in Asia.
The kids did a lot with family. Most nights, we’d cram around the dinner table together for dinner. They ate all kinds of food, like hot pot and tried amazing kinds of fruit. They liked pedaling the tricycle in small alleyways. We swam at a local pool, each grew in speaking Chinese, and Isaac rode with his uncle on a moped! (That freaked me out slightly.) Joannie and I also got to go on a few dates and watch a movie with Chinese subtitles. Finally, Joannie supported me to minister in several conferences while I was away from the family. She gets the gold star for her efforts! I’m not sure we would schedule everything the same way as we both felt we were working pretty hard, but we did capitalize on the opportunities. We both feel like we need a vacation now!
As far as ministry, we will post a video update with some testimonies over email if you would like to hear more. Here are some brief highlights:
At Taitung House of Prayer, our family joined some other IHOPKC missionaries and trained participants from several local churches in corporate prayer. We also met several indigenous pastors in that area.
At Bread of Life Church in Shilin, Taipei Brian trained 100 youth on the Biblical view of marriage. The workshop was highly interactive. This was my third time to serve at this location with a team from IHOPKC.
At TransMission Church in central Taiwan Brian taught eight sessions on growing in prayer. They had around 120 people attending each session, which greatly encouraged me. I personally ministered to 25 people in prayer sessions. About ten people were touched by the Spirit in significant ways and we saw one salvation.
Brian traveled to Hong Kong and stayed with our friends at Ebenezer House of Prayer. I taught several tools of prayer to help them grow their prayer services and commitments from their staff. They operate a prayer room mostly on Sunday afternoons.
What a fruitful trip! Thank you for all who gave towards this trip, prayed for us and encouraged us. We are changed from it all—-and very thankful!