This is from an 18 year old girl who is a friend of our family. She serving The Lord in China
That Ms (in general) would
1. Look back at the cross where the price for our sin was paid in
full by the perfect blood of Jesus.
2. That we would be filled with joy uncontainable that would
naturally overflow to all those they work with (fellow believers)!
And to all those we minister to in our base community. Rejoice
because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20b
3. That we would move with His strength,
If anyone serves, he
should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things
God may be praised through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:11
4. Be sensitive to His perfect will, committing all projects to His
command for His glory. To set aside selfish desires, and even needs
of the flesh in order to hear from God as our head.
5. To see that the family is a mission field. He must manage his
own family well and see that his children obey him with proper
respect. (If anyone doesnt know hot to manage his own family, how
can he take care of Gods church?)
6. Not get so wrapped up in doing but find time to just be in the
presence of the Lord and gaze upon him. Life here can be very busy,
but if this spiritual need is not met, than everything that is done
will be done in vain.
For myself please pray
1. That God would fill my mind with His thoughts toward the saints,
my fellow workers. That I would have many opportunities to be
humble and the Lords grace to be gracious and teachable. But that
I would also be able to bless my roommates, the Ys, and the
preschool in this last month that I am here. Not for the gain of my
own glory! Oh Lord spare me! But that the Lord God may be glorified
through my body-that everyone might know that nothing is impossible
with Him, for I know that He is strong in my weakness and therefore
I will boast in this, but only in this!
2. Pray that I would be refreshed everyday to see the goal; to
press on toward the prize and not to be bogged down with daily
obligations to the point that those are all we see. Pray that we
might encourage each other, hold each other accountable, spur each
other on in love and not be motivated by our feelings, but by
Truth. Lord, cause us to will and to do according to your good
3. That God would renew in me a hunger to read His Word, fill me
with His Holy Spirit that I might understand His Word, and give me
clarity of mind so as to meditate on His Word.
4. In the preschool, I have been teaching these last two weeks to
prepare them for the Christmas program come December. I have had
the opportunity, in the midst of the songs and skit, to share the
gospel with the children. One little girl, we will call her
phoenix, showed herself to be very interested and started asking
all kinds of questions concerning sin, forgiveness, and the perfect
propitiation through Jesus. Later, we met with her parents who
politely made it clear that they didnt want their child being
taught this western religion. (I understand Phoenix went home and
told them everything)! As a result, they have now taught her
several Chinese proverbs about how we are sinless from birth.
Please pray that this four year old would come to understand the
Truth. That her eyes would be opened to the One true God and that
no confusion or twisted beliefs from her parents would hinder her
coming. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow; Hebrews 4:12
Praises and answered prayer!
1. God is shaking the Middle East! Specifically Afghanistan. Also
in Malaysia where Christ Himself is appearing in dreams and visions
to this so called unreachable people is saving many, and this not
by preaching. Praise God for His right to elect! He will save whom
He will by His grace alone! He is not hindered because of our
shortcomings, but it is here, where we are weak that His power has
room to flex and He is glorified. You see, at just the right time,
when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us! Romans 5:6,8
2. God has provided me a door in this church we are attending
through my violin. As I have been playing in the worship team, I
have been able to build relationships with those who are in key
positions in the church. Now I have the opportunity to share with
them my concerns for the theological soundness of their teaching. I
know this opportunity is from God, so please pray that He would put
His words in my mouth and that in boldness and humility I would
speak to the pastors and that their hearts would receive the
warning and that the church would be revived.
3. I have been feeling a bit under the weather, but God is
faithfully bringing me out of this. Thank you Lord for your healing
power! Even in the hem of Your Robe there is life!