As COVID restrictions ease up, our team is planning a return to evangelistic events and outreaches during the summer to continue building one-on-one relationships and minister to people in China. A new twelve week “Faith or Fiction” class has been scheduled to begin August with 294 participants who already have signed up.
Our team couple who is leading the “New Hope trauma healing” ministry, not only give earthly hope by helping the hurting overcome trauma, but also provides eternal hope through stories from the Bible. During a meeting a woman who originally planned for an abortion decided to keep her baby after hearing the creation story. This same Bible story also helped a young man, who was feeling unloved and contemplating suicide, to realize that God had a purpose for his life. Life change is happening and relationships are being restored. Pray that as they meet, nonbelievers will be healed from trauma and come to salvation. Over fifty people have been trained so far and many are now leading groups of their own. Pray specifically for those who will receive this training and for the future training of women as well.
Chinese people desperately need to know Jesus who was sent to “the lost sheep” (Matthew 15:24). Jesus described Himself as the Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for the sheep (John 10:11). Jesus did everything He could to reach even just one lost sheep. That’s why ministering to people one-on-one must be the heart of everything we do. We are praising God that even during lockdowns, our team actually saw a 35 percent increase in one-on-one meetings with seekers via Zoom, Skype, WeChat and other social connections.
“If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered away? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.” (Matthew 18:12)
By God’s grace, this summer our team will reach thousands of people with the gospel—one at a time! God is constantly providing our team with divine appointments.
May the Lord Jesus bless you as together we serve the Church in China.