Back in 1993 Sherri and I answered God’s call on our lives to join Him in His work with executives and the leadership community. In the process, the Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to focus His efforts toward the people of China. We have had the privilege of witnessing firsthand God’s provisions in our lives. He has moved in the hearts of many people to financially partner with us in this strategic ministry to share Christ with influencers here in Chicago and China. We count it a blessing and honor to be part of a ministry that is making an eternal difference in people lives. September of 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of that decision.
Over these last 25 years, God has blessed our efforts with the results of thousands of people making the decision to follow Christ. Without the sacrificial, generous support of many, these results would never have been possible… and for which Sherri and I are eternally grateful.
Unfortunately, the work is not done. Though there are now over 100 Million believers in China, that is only a fraction of the population of 1.4 Billion people. But, the exciting thing is that we have recently begun developing a leadership team to multiply our efforts and associated results. Rolf will return to China at the end February 2018 to continue to develop and train leadership teams so that the impact of this ministry will carry on for generations.
If this sounds exciting and you have a heart for the lost people of China, this is where we come to the difficult part of this communication. Maintaining the expenses of two apartments, health insurance, ministry materials, air fare and the work Sherri does locally for our church’s women’s ministry and providing weekly child care, without continuing and additional support, it will be impossible to seize the remarkable opportunities before us.
Though our ministry efforts show continuously, ever increasing, exciting results, our financial position has weakened in recent years. This is probably because we have focused on winning souls to Christ rather than on raising support. Now we find ourselves in desperate need of additional support. Our short fall required that we have to sell our townhouse and move to an apartment to cut expenses.
Our need is great, our need is now and when those of you who hear this call for help respond, we will know that God has answered our prayers so that we can continue to make this huge impact on the largest country in the world containing millions of lost souls. Would you prayerfully consider sharing this letter with anyone you know who might have a heart for the people of China or who would like to see their generosity multiplied thousand fold?
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2. Thank you for prayerfully considering to begin a monthly commitment or making a generous end of the year contribution. Together, we serve a holy, sovereign and gracious God. We pray that you have a wonderful season celebrating the birth of Jesus. May God’s grace and peace be with you.
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