What dreadful days everyone is going through! In January, no one understood what is going to happen in the days and weeks ahead. But, even then, God is good! He is always good! In that time of uncertainty, God gave us a verse:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Let me share some of our joyful work that the Lord has helped to do in the midst of this crisis period.
A Day with Children: It was a joy to spend a day with 52 children on 16 November. It was the first public program of this year. There was lots of fun, including Bible storytelling, skits, learning new songs, and eating together. May the Lord raise this new generation for his kingdom work!
Friends Church Multiplication Conference: We were able to connect globally through Zoom and YouTube and attend the Friends Church Multiplication Conference in November. A small group of people attended with us online and our city leaders and volunteers joined us at the EFC office. Many could not attend this conference because of language problems and not having access to the internet. We have planned to take the materials from the conference and organize them into a training program December 15-17, 2020. We are expecting 23 pastors and leaders will join with us. Pray for the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.
Discipleship Training: We had our second public training program. 25 lay leaders participated from six Friends churches. Our local team worked very hard organizing this training. Husbands and wives mostly attended. Pray that the Holy Spirit leads them everyday.
Mothers Gave Birth Children: We are so happy that some of our churches have given birth to new churches. Three new churches were born and 67 new believers took a public testimony of baptism. The Lord’s family is growing!
Food Distribution: By the grace of God, we were able to distribute food again to needy people. It was a great blessing to the believers. We are so thankful to those who have shared their love to these people.
Tube-Well Installation: We were able to install five tube-wells after a flood for drinking water. People are now getting fresh water for drinking.
- For our Church Multiplication Training Seminar from 15-17 December. Pray that we can develop many multiplier disciples in 2021.
- For our community Christmas party. We have selected 50 communities to share the Christmas story with. Pray that the Lord prepare many hearts to receive him.
- For our elder son, Steve, as he is at Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas. His new semester will begin in January. Pray for his studies, good health, and courage to take any challenge to fulfill our master’s goal.