After 5 months in China it is time for some “Re’s” – renew, refresh, re-fuel and reacquaint – Sherri especially likes the reacquaint part! Rolf will be leaving July 3rd to spend the summer at home. It is hard to leave his students and work behind but at the same time he is anxious to see family and friends. Although it will not be all fun, there will be doctors and dentists to see and paperwork to get caught up on. He has been having some pain issues with his foot that he will need to see about. Please PRAY this is something that can easily be resolved and will not interfere with him and everyone enjoying his time home!
Rolf was encouraged when he recently talked to some of his former students in Xining and found that they were still going to church as much as their schedules allowed. (We reported last month that this might not be the case). With Rolf being gone please pray with us for them – “So then, just as you (they) received Christ Jesus as Lord, (they) continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you (they) were taught and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:5,6
PRAY that the students that attend church with him now are not dependent on Rolf being there but will be dependent on God and the Spirit’s prompting to continue to go even when Rolf is gone and they will become “rooted and built up in him (God).”
Rolf is still spending time with the couple we wrote about a couple of months ago and they are still seeking and asking questions. While out to dinner recently they asked Rolf how does one become a Christian. Besides talking to them he has also given them material to read. He will be seeing them again and is praying they will make a decision before he leaves. But if not, we know God is working in their hearts. But PRAY with us that the world, the flesh or the evil one does not interfere with that!!
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26,27
We ask for your prayers for a safe trip home for Rolf and an easy adjustment to the time change and life back home and he can be filled with the “Re’s.”
We couldn’t do with without you on our team behind us with your love, prayers and support. We are truly thankful and grateful for you.