Dear Friends and Supporters,
Greetings from Taipei! June 27 marked 9 years since we first stepped foot in Taiwan. What started off as a strange place with foreign languages and customs has since become our home. Walking in our neighborhood and talking with our local friends, we almost forget that we’re actually foreigners here. We thank God for calling us to build His Kingdom here in Taipei, and for each one of you who have faithfully upheld us in prayer throughout the years!
Prayer and Praise
- Visas. Back in May we had asked prayer regarding our long-term Taiwan resident visas. Praise the Lord all the necessary paperwork is being processed, and we should have our visas in hand within a few weeks!
- Discipling. Kelley has been meeting weekly with 2 unsaved Taiwanese girls for Bible Study. God has clearly been working in their lives, revealing Himself more and more to them. This past Monday when Kelley asked them where they feel they are at in their relationship with Jesus, the one girl said “To me, becoming a Christian is just like getting married. And right now, Jesus is still my boyfriend.” We are thankful they are on the path to fully knowing Jesus, and pray they’ll soon take that step of faith!
- Evangelism. On July 24, Erich will begin teaching a 6-week Gospel English class in our neighborhood to local high school kids from poor families. Please pray for the kids to encounter Jesus during each week’s class, and for open doors to visit their families at home.
- Strategy. Our house church community is diligently working towards opening our Gospel coffee shop in Wan Hua (our local neighborhood). In the meantime, there are many details to cover. Please pray with us for God’s continued clear leading, and for wisdom on how to best use this social platform to reach out to many non-believing local Taiwanese people.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20
For the Glory of God,
Erich, Kelley, Max, and Sam Schindler
|Max has become a big fan of bike rides, which are a great way to cool off during Taiwan’s hot summers.|
|Kel often takes the boys to nearby playgrounds to meet other local moms. This is a typical scene from a few days ago.|