Schindler Update 2013_10_16

October 16, 2013

Dear Faithful Friends and Supporters,

Greetings from Elizabethtown, PA! We have enjoyed our time here during the past month, and are thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to share about Taiwan, meet together with old and new friends, and participate in a missions conference at a local supporting church. God is good and has truly blessed our time in the USA.


How can you being praying for us?

  • We begin our travels back to Taiwan, leaving the USA on October 28th. Please pray especially for Max on the long flights.
  • Please pray for a good re-adjustment to life in Taiwan, with minimal jet lag and good health.
  • Please pray for our Missional Community (house church plant) in Taipei to continue to see growth, and that we will be effective in making disciples for Jesus!


Let’s praise the Lord together!

  • The last 4 days we have the privilege to join in the missions conference at Lake View Bible Church. During these days we met many new friends, and felt very loved and cared for by this church.  Praise the Lord for the Body of Christ!
  • We have kept in good touch with friends in Taipei while we’ve been gone, and are thankful for the good ministry reports we’ve received, and for wonderful co-workers we get to serve alongside.

It has been a blessing to see many of you over the last few months. Words cannot express our thanks for your faithful prayers and support of what God is doing in Taiwan.

For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler 

P.S.: Attached is a picture of Max enjoying time with his grandparents 🙂

Max with his grandparents



Meeting the Heavenly Man, Brother Yun

In 2013, Kelley and I read the book “The Heavenly Man,” which is the amazing testimony of Brother Yun, a pastor in China’s underground church. During the past 30 years, Brother Yun has personally experienced terrible persecution, and has spent over 10 years of his life in Communist prisons. But amidst these trials, he has also experienced the wonderful nearness of Jesus, who worked many miracles in his life. These include having his broken legs healed in an instant, being led out of a maximum security prison into freedom, and being kept alive on several occasions when he should have died from the torture. During his time in various prisons, Brother Yun consistently led large groups of fellow inmates to faith in Jesus.

Because of the impact Brother Yun has had on our lives, I was excited to hear that he was speaking a church in Harrisburg, PA. After his powerful message on taking up our cross and following Jesus as everyday disciples, I had the chance to briefly speak with him. He was surprised to hear me address him in Mandarin, and prayed for my language ability to be used with great Kingdom impact in the Chinese church. I was so pleased for this short interchange with one of Jesus’ most devoted followers.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Heavenly Man, we encourage you to do so!

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Missional Resources page updated

With the wealth of books being written on missional communities these days, it is getting hard to keep up with all these great new resources. To help us stay organized, we’ve updated our Missional Resources page with some new books. Each book contains a 1-2 sentence book description. We hope this growing list can assist you in your own growth as a reproducing disciple of Christ!