Zhang, our Chinese Ministry Director, has been blessed with
many opportunities to work with Chinese both inside and outside
of China. This year he has gone to China twice and he has one more
trip coming in the fall. God has specially called him to minister
to the college students, intellectuals, and young professionals
in cities as well as to serve in rural house churches. His fall
trip will be sharing gospel with this first group in a northern
city during their national holidays. In addition to work inside
China, God has also created opportunities for him to serve the overseas
Chinese. In summer, Luke was in Paris to lead a retreat for labor
class Chinese there. In winter, Luke will be in Germany to speak
in evangelistic meetings to students, scholars, and professionals.
He is also invited in the end of this year to work with local churches
in San Paulo, Brazil.
Besides these overseas' ministries, Luke is also deeply involved
in Chinese churches in America, speaking and mobilizing in missions
only God has blessed him to be partner with Him to bring back lost
souls to His kingdom, but also He has blessed Luke with a healthy
and happy son, Joseph, who is now 10 months old. He is a king size
baby now almost weights 30 pounds. Besides his size, his other distinctive
feature is his smile. He smiles often to any one who greets him.
So, Luke's wife, Jenny, must have done a terrific job in raising
him. She is a great helper to Luke, taking care of ministry while
Luke is gone abroad. In the coming year, she also joins in the Community
Bible Study and Mothers of Preschoolers. Her life will be greatly
enriched with these fellowships.
& Sweltering in the name of Jesus
Guatemala. After many months of preparation for this mission, the
2004 team ministered to over 1100 children in 10 days in 5 cities.
Merging a team of 10 from Bethany Covenant Church in New Hampshire
and 6 from Rolling Hills covenant church in Los Angeles, we all
felt the after effects of vacation bible school and ministry which
left us definitely ready for debrief. Despite hot and humid days
mixed with quick fleeting rains that brought tender relief, the
team advanced the kingdom of God by giving the gospel to all those
in attendance, and some making first time decisions for Christ.
missionaries, Jairo Soberanis and Javier Celis were key contacts
to making this mission a success. This, by far, has been the
best mission yet, stated Jairo as the team ministered non
stop with activities designed to proclaim the Gospel to children.
Its always a joyful experience when I go to this wonderful
country not to mention the people and the culture is why I keep
coming back year after year.
International Mission Project International English Club Yala, South
is more than a year since a staff of four and one volunteer organized
the English Club. Under the leadership of Roslyn and Phylla Sipat,
the team has been building relationships of confidence, trust, and
friendship throughout the community. God has blessed the labor of
love, work of faith, and patience of hope as the club is drawing
many students from different schools to various professional levels.
The majority of the students are Buddhists and Muslims. If you are
in the club, you can easily sense the spirit of togetherness and
of the summer mission teams taught English in different schools.
Many of the students of the short-term missionaries are Buddhists
and Muslims. In spite of the heat and humidity, the team members
worked with the students at the English Club tirelessly. This team
also ministered at a local orphanage.
the day the English Club was formed, the monthly budget for the
salaries of the workers and operating costs of club had not been
formalized. The club was formed in faith that God would provide.
And He did! As of today, God provided all that was needed for His
work in South Thailand. In this summer trip, the staff shared their
need of a service vehicle. Knowing God's faithfulness, Romeo told
the team to claim God's promise in Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto
me and I will answer thee and will show thee great and mighty things
which thou knowest not." God's answer is timely as one of the
members of the summer team, Rosa Alvarez, felt being led by the
Holy Spirit, donated $10,000.00 to purchase the needed vehicle.
She also donated an additional $1,100.00 to support the salary of
Marie Salazar Casuga. She is one of the missionaries of Sowers International
that is being prepared to be sent to Yala, South Thailand to minister
among the Buddhists and Muslims through the International English
Club. Lia Marie is a gifted teacher, leader and communicator, whose
warm personality and vibrant Christian life draws others to herself
and eventually to her Lord. Lia Marie received her Bachelor of Science
degree in Marine Biologylast April 2003 from Mindanao State University.
Prior to her graduation, Lia has been actively involved in short
term local mission work both in Iligan City and Digos City. Lia
speaks English, Tagalog & Cebuano.
Marie came to know the Lord when she was only 10 years old. Ever
since her conversion, she has been faithfully involved in the evangelism
and teaching ministries of her local church. She is also an active
member and officer of her youth group. Reaching out to the lost
has been the desire of her heart. After a year, the Lord presented
an opening for her to work among the Buddhists and Muslims in South
Thailand. Lia Marie is grateful for this opportunity to join the
team in Yala and is equally grateful for your partnership in prayer
and financial gifts.
Horizonte, Brazil -June 2005 Orphange Ministry
Colombia -July 29-Aug 12, 2005 Street Children
-July 2005 Orphange ministry
China -June,October 2005
China -June 24-July 6, 2005 English Teaching
- May 2005 Orphanage/English Teaching
-July 22-Aug 6, 2005 - June 23-July 15, 2005
-July 7-Aug 7, 2005 English Teaching
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