Schindler Update 2019_01_16

Dear Friends, 

Greetings from Taiwan!
Happy 2019! We trust that you all enjoyed a blessed Christmas season celebrating with family and friends, and that your new year has gotten off to a great start! We are thankful for the 2 weeks we had to celebrate the holidays with Erich’s family in Germany. It had been several years since his immediate family had all been together, so we were thankful for this special time. 

Prayer and Praise: 

  1. Coffee Shop. January 12th marked 1 year (!) that Aroma Cafe Dong Yuan has been opened! We continue to be grateful for the doors the cafe is opening for us in terms of connecting with local neighbors and other churches. It’s our prayer that God will keep using our cafe as a light in our community this year, and that many will have the opportunity to experience Jesus’ love at the cafe.
  2. Family. After dealing with some illness immediately following our return from Germany, we are thankful to say we are all currently healthy. We’d appreciate prayers for continued good health and stamina. The boys are continuing to enjoy their days at a local preschool and we love hearing about their interactions with their friends. 
  3. Chinese New Year. February 4th-10th is the biggest holiday celebration of the year – the Chinese New Year! It’s by far our favorite time of year here and provides great opportunities to spend time with people. We have plans to travel south to visit the family one of our cafe co-workers – please pray we can be a blessing to them! 

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Mt 5:14-16)

We are so grateful that your partnership is allowing the Aroma Gospel Cafe to become a light in a dark place!

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


Enjoying quality time with Erich’s family on a farm in Germany.
Kel with Ms. Lin and another neighbor.
Our newest cafe worker, Max. He’s making great progress!
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