February 17, 2009
Dear faithful supporters,
Greetings from Taipei! The middle of February is already upon us, and we continue to stay busy with our language study and ministry at Taipei Truth Church. We currently both attend Chinese cell groups each week, which provide us good times to get to know other Taiwanese Christians and practice our language! In addition, every Monday evening we hold an English speaking cell group at our home, open to any English speaker who attends Truth Church. Currently, there are 9 of us in the group.
- The second season of 3E Classroom had its kick-off this past Saturday, the 14th of February. About 40 Taiwanese Seekers are attending this 11-week season.
Please pray they will be faithful in coming and that their hearts will be opened to the Gospel.
- Please continue to lift up the Seekers that attended last season of 3E Classroom. Many have or are currently attending follow-up groups, in which they are studying the basics of the Christian faith. Pray especially for courage to follow through with baptism, despite the misgivings of some of their Buddhist family members.
- We continue to need monthly support. Please pray for our remaining need of $725/month.
- We both scored over 90% on our second achievement test for our Chinese studies. We were tested on our knowledge of speaking, writing, listening, and reading 500+ Chinese characters, so we are quite pleased with our results!
- This coming Sunday, Chloe, a friend of Kelleys who accepted Christ during the last season of 3E Classroom will be baptized. Praise the Lord for His work in her life and pray that she can be a positive example to her unbelieving family members.
- This Friday, the 20th, we will welcome Kelleys mom for a 12 day visit. We are very excited for her to come!
Please continue checking our website for more frequent information and pictures. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support you show us in many ways!
For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler