January 15, 2013
Dear Faithful Friends and Supporters,
Greetings from Taipei and Happy New Year! We trust you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, and that you have entered 2013 with great expectations for what the Lord will do this year! Our last month included Christmas celebrations at local women’s shelters, caroling in a local park, a baptism of a small group member, leading two new believers in a discipleship course, and a trip to the Eastern part of Taiwan to help serve at a conference in a daughter church plant of Truth. We thank the Lord for the strength and grace He extends to us daily, and are anxious to see the great things He has in store in 2013!
How can you being praying for us?
- God has given us a burden to engage in a non-traditional church plant, focusing on bringing the church into working class communities. Pray for God’s guidance as we pray and plan with our Pastor and other leaders.
- Our home assignment is scheduled for July-October 2013. During this time we hope to reconnect with churches and individuals sharing what the Lord is doing in Taiwan, and as well to be refreshed through time together with family and friends. Travel expenses will be around $6,000, including both the baby and us. If you feel led to give a one-time gift towards this cause, we’d be very thankful! Our website details information on how to give.
Let’s praise the Lord together!
- Little boy Schindler is healthy and all is going well with the pregnancy-thank the Lord!
A challenge for us all in 2013: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.”
For the Glory of God,
Erich and Kelley Schindler
* We have attached two pictures to this email. The first one is of Kelley and 2 girls from her small group. The one on the right was baptized on December 23rd. The second picture is a beautiful shot of our city *