Schindler Update 2016_01_15

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Greetings from Taipei! And Happy New Year! As 2016 begins, we want to once again say how grateful we are to have such a strong network of people supporting us in prayer and finances year after year. Thank you for all the interest, love, and care you show us!


Prayer and Praise

  • Church. Praise the Lord that within the last month, our church-planting team has gained 3 new Taiwanese co-workers! We are so grateful for each of them, and are excited to see how God will use them to grow the church among Taipei’s working-class.
  • Friends. Several months ago we asked for prayer regarding our friends who are involved in drug dealing and the Taiwanese mafia. This past week they have been repeatedly asking us to lend them large amounts of money. We need wisdom as we try to show our care for them, while remaining firm about our position not to lend out any money. After saying no to them twice, they have stopped returning our messages and we haven’t had any contact for several days now. Please pray that Jesus will work in this situation and open a door for us to talk with them.

  • Health. As many of you probably remember, last winter was a very difficult time for us health wise. Please pray that we will all stay healthy this winter!


Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

May we all be prayerfully expectant as we wait and see what new things the Lord will do this year! 

For the Glory of God,
Erich, Kelley, Max, and Sam Schindler


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Our friend Maggie, who sells deep fried duck parts in the night market nearby our house. Please pray that her schedule allows her to join our church activities!




We’re enjoying every day of Erich’s sister, Monica, and her husband Dominik’s visit. Here we’re having a traditional Taiwanese breakfast of leek pancakes, soft egg rolls, sesame pastries, soy milk and more!



Our friends Robin & Cindy visited us during Christmastime. We’re so thankful for such great friends!

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