February 3, 2011
Dear faithful supporters,
Greetings from Taipei! And Happy New Year! Chinese New Year that is. Today is the first day of the New Year and celebrations abounded last night as the Taiwanese rang in the New Year with big family dinners and lots of fireworks! Tonight we’ll be gathering together with many friends to enjoy a favorite Taiwanese dish – hot pot!
How can you be praying for us?
- Last week the leaders of our Bilingual Alpha Course met together for prayer and planning of the next season. Before each season begins, we have several training sessions, prayer times, and group meetings. So, in order to have adequate time to prepare and plan, the next season will begin the first week of April. Please be praying as we form groups, train new co-workers, and invite our non-believing friends to join our Spring 2011 season.
- We are thankful for new doors the Lord is opening to us. One new opportunity for ministry is that Kelley has begun volunteering at a local orphanage in Taipei. Pray for good health as the children are often sick, and that she will be a blessing there.
Let’s praise the Lord together!
- Two weekends ago we watched with delight as two friends, both of whom went through our Bilingual Alpha Courses, were baptized. What a joy it is to see our friends turn from their old life and enter into a new life with Jesus!
- Our housemates, Niall, Hannah, and baby Eden, have returned from England. It’s been wonderful catching up together and we are all looking forward to sharing life and living in community together as we all seek to serve the Lord in Taiwan.
We once again thank each and every one of you for your interest in our life and ministry here, and for all the prayers prayed on our behalf!
For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler