April 2021 Update

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31

During the Chinese New Year our Leader team scheduled a week long retreat. They were able to meet together, fellowship over meals and activities, worship, study the Word, and grow together in unity. They feel a sense of rest and refreshment for what is ahead. Please pray that they will continue to build one another up in unity as they seek to be faithful in making disciples.

Refreshed and rested they have now started new “Faith or Fiction” classes teaching about the one true God. Many participants are not aware of the existence of a Savior who can help them to reconcile their relationship with God. Nor are they aware of the need to reconcile this relationship! These classes have been very fruitful but reaching them does require fortitude and diligence and a clear, unwavering call from God and your faithful prayers are appreciated.

Many young people study English in school in the hopes that it will help them to be able to attend better schools and have better job prospects later in life. One of our leaders uses English tutoring classes to build relationships in her neighborhood. She seeks to use these interactions as a way to share the gospel. Pray for her English tutoring business to prosper and have a good reputation in the city so that she can continue sharing the Good News with many people.

Another of our leaders is taking the time to counsel one of Rolf’s former students (Jasmine) who is having personal issues that have been weighing her down. Please pray that God will direct her heart to listen to the counsel in their weekly meetings. Ask that the truths of the Bible will draw her to Jesus for salvation and heal the wounds of her soul. 

And to continue on, an underground church that Rolf is involved with has started three new “Faith or Fiction” classes to meet the spiritual needs of the church body. Please pray for spiritual growth, strong faith, and abundant fruit as believers study the Bible and live out their faith.

Lastly (for now) praise for six new Bible stories that were officially translated and filmed by our Deaf Leader team! Even during these trying times God continues providing ways for the Gospel to be spread among the deaf. Pray that as these stories will be shared so that many lives will be changed for Christ.

“Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for God’s mercy upon them; give thanks for all he is going to do for them.” ITimothy2:1

God is on the move in China! May His Kingdom continue to advance and His name be glorified!

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