“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
We thought they were coming only for a “few weeks.” Much to our surprise not only did they come with a one year visa but they are also expecting a baby December 22nd! These are our Chinese friends Liaosha and Kevin who arrived in September.
So the “few week visit” turned out to be a time of finding a place for them to live, a car, a doctor for Liaosha and the baby, furnishings and moving them to their apartment, shopping, paperwork, etc. etc. Thanks to the generosity and help of many friends, after only 2 1/2 weeks they were moved into their own apartment, furnished and ready to go! We are always amazed when the need is there how God’s people come together and provide. What a testimony, especially to Kevin and Liaosha, to God’s love.
We met Liaosha almost 4 years ago when she came to us for a 2-week stay from Scotland where she was attending school. Her stay came about after meeting her mom on one of our China trips. While Liaosha was here we introduced her to Jesus. Although she was here long enough to be drawn to who He is, she was not here long enough to really establish a relationship with Him. When she went back to Scotland she sadly became involved with someone teaching a different gospel and was having weekly “lessons” with her since.
After wondering and perhaps being a little taken back at their “surprises” God has made it clear to us He does have a plan and a purpose in all this. Liaosha is back and she and Kevin have been going to church with us and Kevin has been attending a men’s Bible study with Rolf.
They both were there when Monica was baptized earlier this month (see enclosed photo and personal testimony on back site) and heard her faith story of how she came to know Christ as her Lord and Savior. Both of their moms will be coming, too, as soon as they can get their visas. They will be staying for an extended period time to help care for the baby. PRAY God would reveal Himself to them and their moms and draw them into a relationship with Him.
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” (Psalm 67:1-2)
Thanks for being a part of making His salvation known among the nations!!