October 5, 2009
Dear faithful supporters,
Greetings from rainy and windy Taipei! As many of you know this side of the world has recently been getting hit with typhoons and earthquakes. Fortunately, so far Taiwan has not suffered any recent damage from the typhoons, just a lot of rain and wind. But we did have a rather large earthquake (6.1) early Sunday morning originating from the Eastern part of the island. We are praying for protection, especially as most of the island is still recovering from the August 8th typhoon that damaged the southern parts of Taiwan.
- We have completed 3 weeks of our Bilingual Alpha Course at church. We have around 30 Seekers attending each week. Pray for their hearts to be opened to Jesus and for solid relationships to form between them and us co-workers.
- Our Chinese studies are going very well. We are daily being challenged and are so thankful for the many avenues we have to practice what we are learning. Pray for a clear understanding as we continue to learn this difficult language.
- Through the Lord’s provision, we have received the needed funds to cover our travel expenses for our upcoming home assignment. A very BIG thanks to all who gave to help with this need!
- Erich has recently been spending time with two non-Christian Taiwanese guys, Wilson and William. They are both very open to Christianity, so please pray that he can be a strong witness and example in their lives.
As we anticipate our home assignment beginning next month, we are getting very excited to see many of you.. If you are interested in seeing us, please email us with some possible dates. The sooner the better, as our schedule is already filling up! Here is a brief outline of where we will be:
November 10: Fly from Taipei to Columbia, SC.
November 10-14: Columbia, SC- Visiting supporters, friends, and our Alma Mater
November 14-30: Wheaton, IL/Milwaukee, WI- Visiting Erich’s extended family, as well as supporting churches
December 1- 28: Pennsylvania- Visiting Kelley’s family, our home church, friends and supporters
December 28-January 18: Germany- Visiting Erich’s family and friends
Please let us know how we can be praying for YOU!
For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler