Schindler Update 2012_02_15

February 15, 2012

Dear Faithful Friends and Supporters,

Greetings from Taipei, where today’s weather is sunny and right around 80 degrees F. Having summery days in winter is definitely one of the joys of living on a sub-tropical island J The last month has been no exception in terms of keeping busy, but it’s been a month of being challenged and growing in different ways. Additionally, we celebrated the Chinese New Year with our friends here (a highlight of the year for sure!) and were warmly welcomed into the home of our Taiwanese friend, Shou Yu, for the big New Year’s Eve dinner.

How can you being praying for us?

  • Erich’s seminary studies resume on February 20th. Please pray for a good semester of learning, and time to complete the Chinese assignments. His application for the volunteer position at church is still being processed, but he will most likely begin serving in the mercy ministry department within the month.
  • Pray for Kelley as she adjusts to her new ministry of serving abused women and teenage moms. She’s also been asked to hold a Bible Study at the center, so pray for wisdom and strength for her. 

Let’s praise the Lord together! 

  • A couple weeks ago we took part in a conference called “Kingdom Culture” in a city in the south of Taiwan. This conference was an amazing experience and very challenging in terms of prayer and faith. Praise God for using his servants to encourage and teach us, and pray we’ll continue putting into practice all that we learned!
  • Erich is beginning to lead a man, a cook from a working class neighborhood, through a weekly study on the basics of the Christian faith. Pray for him to see this man through Jesus’ eyes, and to have wisdom as he leads him. 

The joy of the Lord is our strength! May we all continue knowing and loving our Lord more each day. 

For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler

East Meets West

Dear Friends,

While walking down the road the other day we came across this striking scene of cultural collide:

McDonalds

It’s very representative of Taiwanese culture, which is influenced by the West, while retaining deep roots to ancient religious traditions.

Please Pray with us for Taiwan, that the Gospel of Life would penetrate through the bondage of folk religion, as well as the emptiness of Western materialism!

For His Glory,
  Erich and Kelley