Fall 2011 ALPHA Weekend Pictures

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Dear Friends,

We wanted to let you know that you can view online pictures of our recent ALPHA Weekend by clicking here!
Overall, we had 105 people attending. As you can tell from the pictures, we had a great time together sharing, hiking, listening to sessions, and in worship through singing!

We were especially touched by the time of testimonies at the end. Many of the Seekers shared how the Lord had touched their lives in different ways, revealing the Father’s deep love for them, convicting of sin, prompting to forgive old grudges, and the like. Please continue praying for these precious new friends to continue growing in their walk with Jesus!

Thanks so much for your prayers!

For His Glory,
Erich and Kelley

ALPHA Course Ministry Blog Updated: ALPHA Weeks 4 & 5

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Dear Friends,

As you probably know, our English co-worker team at Truth Church maintains a ministry blog about the progress of our Bilingual ALPHA Ministry at this address: www.crossing7.com/taiwan.

Our English ministry team has just updated this blog with some information about our current Bilingual ALPHA Course. Here is the beginning:

Last Friday evening marked our 5th ALPHA meeting for the 2011 Fall Season. It’s hard to believe how quickly the time is passing and that we are almost half way finished! Although the weather…

Continue reading the full article here! 

Many thanks for upholding us in prayer!
Erich and Kelley

Worship through singing at Truth Church

[Kelley writing] One of my favorite parts of the week is Sunday morning, particularly the time of singing and worship at our church. For those of you that may not know, our church is quite large and is located directly across the street from the largest, and most renowed, univeristy in all of Taiwan- the National Taiwan Univeristy. Truth Church was founded in the 1950’s by American missionaries and has continued to grow ever since. Worshipping together with brothers and sisters from another culture is a most touching experience! I feel like it’s a true picture of what Heaven will be like. One reason I love singing and worshipping together is because of how genuinely the Taiwanese Christians worship the Lord. Again, I have never seen anything like it. Many have come from Buddhist backgrounds and have sacrificed relationships, family support, social standing etc… in becoming a believer, so you know that the words they sing are direct prayers and praise to God- not a show.

The Lord has used our church and our fellow brothers and sisters to encourage me, challenge me, and grow me in ways I previously never was. What a joy to be a part of God’s Kingdom work in Taiwan!

Watch the video below for a taste of what worship looks like at Truth Church. The song “I am Strengthened in Him” is one of my very favorites and such a good reminder that all of our hope lies in Jesus Christ. We are not of this world- we belong to the King! Amen!

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 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.

Twitter Feed

Dear Friends,

As you probably have noticed, there’s a new sidebar on the righthand side of this blog. We’ve registered the @reachtaiwan Twitter account, and will be experimenting with this form of updating. Some of the benefits we see are: providing our readers live updates from anywhere using our cell phones, sharing pictures from our current location in Taiwan, and engaging whichever of you are already Twitter users in more immediate and personal conversation.

We’ll be testing this feature for a few weeks, and see how useful it is, and if we should keep it on our blog. In the meantime, here are some things you can help us with: if you’re already a Twitter user, you can follow @reachtaiwan directly. Please also feel free to send us a tweet, and we’ll get back to you.
If you’re not a Twitter user, don’t worry. Since Twitter is an open platform, you can read any of our conversations with other Twitter users directly in our blog’s sidebar, or on www.twitter.com/reachtaiwan.

We hope you enjoy this new communication tool!

Blessings,
  Erich and Kelley 

ALPHA Course Ministry Blog Updated: ALPHA Week 3

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Dear Friends,

As you probably know, our English co-worker team at Truth Church maintains a ministry blog about the progress of our Bilingual ALPHA Ministry at this address: www.crossing7.com/taiwan.

Our English ministry team has just updated this blog with some information about our current Bilingual ALPHA Course. Here is the beginning:

ALPHA Week 3 finished on Friday night. We have seen lots of people come back after the first two weeks and committed groups of seekers are plugging in. More foreign coworkers joined…

Continue reading the full article here! 

Many thanks for upholding us in prayer!
Erich and Kelley

ALPHA Course Ministry Blog Updated: ALPHA Weeks 1-2

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Dear Friends,

As you probably know, our English co-worker team at Truth Church maintains a ministry blog about the progress of our Bilingual ALPHA Ministry at this address: www.crossing7.com/taiwan.

Our English ministry team has just updated this blog with some information about our current Bilingual ALPHA Course. Here is the beginning:

Dear Friends,
With the 2nd week of ALPHA just behind us, the season is in full swing! This season of our Bilingual ALPHA Course started off with a bang, as our talented co-worker Caty led the group in…

Continue reading the full article here! 

Many thanks for upholding us in prayer!
Erich and Kelley