October 17, 2011
Dear Faithful Friends and Supporters,
Greetings from Taipei! The 2011 year is sure flying by. I realized this yesterday as in church our pastor mentioned in the coming weeks we will have a church wide prayer and fasting month leading up to the Christmas season. After thinking about it a minute I realized Christmas is only a little more than two months away- unbelievable! We are in sort of a ‘transition’ phase right now as we are finished with full time language school and are prayerfully seeking what God has next for us. The opportunities are many, but we desire to hear God’s voice and not act out of our own desires.
How can you being praying for us?
- We are busy these days meeting with our Pastor and other church leaders as we learn more about ministry opportunities, especially in relation to the poor and working class communities. Pray for wisdom and discernment to hear God’s voice.
- Our Fall 2011 Bilingual ALPHA season has had a great start! 5 weeks are finished and we have 6 more to go. Please be praying for the Seekers to grow in their understanding of who Jesus is. October 29th and 30th will be our ALPHA weekend retreat. This is perhaps the most important part of the season- please pray for God to do a great work in many lives!
Let’s praise the Lord together!
- October 1st and 2nd we had a wonderful retreat in the mountains of Taipei with our international cell groups. Many Taiwanese co-workers joined as well, and the Lord truly blessed our time together. Praise the Lord for faithful co-workers and laborers in the field!
- Erich has had a great start to his classes at the local Chinese seminary. He is enjoying learning and being challenged through his classes.
As always, we thank you for your love, interest, support, and prayers on behalf of our ministry here. What a privilege to serve the Lord together in His Kingdom work!
For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler
P.S. Starting this month, our monthly prayer email updates will be going out mid-month. In the meantime, please remember to check our blog for updates and pictures.