Erich recently had the privilege of preaching a sermon at our sending church, Mt. Calvary Church in Elizabethtown, PA. The sermon was titled “Following Jesus’ Missionary Example” and centered around Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10. The sermon thesis was: “We need to recover the missionary values of Jesus in order to engage those outside the church.” You can listen to the message by clicking on this link, then selecting the 7/14/2013 sermon. Before the sermon starts, you can enjoy hearing Kelley share a brief update on our ministry in Taiwan. The sermon then begins 8 minutes into the recording. Feel free to leave any feedback on the message in the comments section of this blog post!
Our apologies for the silence on our blog over the last month! We left Taipei on June 5th, and landed in Frankfurt, Germany, early on the morning of June 6th. We were welcomed by Erich’s parents (missionaries to Germany) and it was wonderful watching them meet their first grandchild. For most of this month we have just enjoyed time together with them, and the chance to rest!
We did a little traveling and spent one week in England seeing our former housemates in Taiwan, along with other friends. It has been a good month, and now we are getting ready to fly to the States on Monday, where we will be on Home Assignment through the end of October. We are thankful for this low-key month, as our time in the States will be busy visiting and speaking in various churches, as well as reconnecting with family and supporters.
We look forward to seeing many of you very soon!