8/13 Today is our last day of our Taiwan short term mission. We took place a combined showcase for all our 5 English Camps in Da-Chia. There are over 300 students and 20 parents come. We are so surprised that they perform unexpected well English skill by singing, dancing and reading. And many kids use English to express appreciation to our teachers. We are so excited and with full of thanks to our God.
After this showcase, we completed our short term mission. We have a follow-up plan for Huei Ming VBS, We have partnership with 3 Taiwan churches to have reunion activities in next 3 quarters in this coming year.
Thanks God, we have over 500 persons accept Jesus. We feel God open more wider door here and soft people's heart in this year. Though we don't really know whether there are any Christians who raised their hand in our calling or any of them have raised their hand in past year before. Anyhow, we believe Jesus's name have been glorified.
Thank you for praying and fighting with us in this spiritual war.
08/12 Today is the last day of VBS and English/Character camps. Praise the Lord! We have seen God’s abundant blessing in this ministry. We serve around 1000 people (including adults and kids), more than 500 persons accept Jesus as their savior, Glory to Lord!
After a week long of friendship, our youth and school's students have built a very strong bond. It’s sad that we had to end this relationship so soon. Many students want us to come back next year. All schools’ principals have shown their appreciation by giving many presents to our teachers. 日南中學 vice-principal even asks us to come back for the next five years. We pray that we have left the strong message, to all students, that Jesus is the true Savior, and he will give all who believe in Him an eternal life.
Praise the Lord! Tonight’s VBS was a hit. The silent show ‘Redeemer’ delivers a very powerful message and received lots of applause. Teachers from both parent groups used this last chance to deliver gospel in their presentation. In group A, 3 parents answered the gospel calling and many requested information about local church. ‘Undersea World’ was the theme of today’s Center Piece. It’s so beutiful that it seems that everyone wants to capture every piece of it. Principal Lai delivered a very powerful message. We deeply believe this is a life-changing experience for many kids.
The coming Sunday will be lunar calendar’s July 15th, the day that hell closes it's door to the wondering ghosts according to the local idol worship. When ghosts return to hell, they take with them those people who are careless or show no respect to the idol. Many people worship the idol due to fear of revenge. The evil power has a very stronghold in Dai-jar. During this trip, we noticed that many people were touched by gospel, but they don’t want to be a Christian just because of fear. We ask your continue prayer toward those group of people. Pray that God releases their fear and encourages them to make the right choice.
08/11 Wow! Time really flies. We have only two days left for this trip. Praise the Lord and thanks for your prayer. We still experience God's presence and blessing everywhere we go. 哇！時間過得真快。我們還有兩天就要結束此行。讚美主，也謝謝你們的代禱，無論我們在何處都經歷神的同在及祝福。
This morning we had a chance to talk about gospel to principal and director of 西岐國小. They really appreciate our support to their drama team. We also had a chance to see the drama presentation. The performance is amazing. Kids from 西岐國小 are doing a wonderful job. Please continue praying for their competition to be held in September and, of course, their spiritual growth (they are all Christians now). 今天上午，我們有機會和西岐國小的校長及輔導主任談論福音。他們很感謝我們對他們的戲劇表演所給予的支持與訓練。我們也有機會看到的戲劇預演。西岐的孩子們表現的非常出色。請繼續為他們祈禱今年九月在大甲鎮瀾宮舉行地英語話劇地比賽。當然，也為他們的屬靈成長禱告，他們現在都是基督徒了。感謝主。
In日南Middle School, our kids and students are really getting along. Their English drastically improved. We started talking about the gospel today. Praise the Lord! We had over 30 kids show their willingness to accept the gospel. Your continuous prayer is greatly appreciated and urgently needed. 在日南國中，今日帶班老師個別發掘好土並與同學們談福音，我們的孩子和學生們相處地非常融洽。他們的英語也大幅提高。今天我們也開始和他們談論福音。讚美主！我們有38個孩子都表示願意接受福音。我們迫切的需要你們不斷的禱告。讓我們明日能繼續。
Our VBS is always a success. The kids had a wonderful time. Huei-Ming worship team is amazing. No one can believe they are blind kids. God is really fair and these kids show a lot of talent in music. We also did an alter call and lots of kids showed their willingness to accept Jesus as their savior. Thank God for His amazing work. Tonight's Center Piece is an all-vegetable decorated Calvary, where Jesus crucified on the cross. Thanks for the nice work of Benjamin Lee. 我們的VBS始終是一個成功的活動。來參加的孩子們都有一個美好的時光。惠明崇拜隊實在讓人驚喜。沒有人能相信他們是盲眼的。上帝真的是公平的，這些孩子們展示了了不起的音樂才華。我們還做了一個對孩子們的呼召。很多孩子表示願意接受耶穌作為他們的救主。感謝上帝對他們作的美好工作。今晚的重要佈置是一個以各種蔬菜搭配出的耶穌釘在各各他的十字架。感謝長威作的美好事奉。今天晚上，對210個孩子們呼召，感謝讚美主，孩子們自然地舉手，多的無法一一細數，同工觀察有7～8成的孩子舉手接受主。榮耀歸於主。
Please pray to God to give us wisdom and resource for the follow-up work. We praise God for His amazing work during this mission trip. However, it means that the follow-up work will be overwhelming. Please pray for Pastor Liu of 日南 Church. She is a wonderful pastor, but she does need more equipped helpers.
8/10 Praise the Lord! Fourteen members from EFC 新竹台福教會 joined us today. Over all, the following churches are participating in this ministry: FEC SGV, FEC Cerritos, 台北行道會，篤行教會，新竹台福教會，豐富教會，曰南教會. Hallelujah! It's so great to have many congregations set aside their differences and join together, we can really make a difference. May God bless this ministry and bless those who we serve.
It's hot and humid in Taiwan. There is no way we can dry our team T-shirt over night and we only have 2 T-shirts per person. This morning one brother murmured that it was hard to put on the still wet T-shirt. Another brother encouraged, "That's ok, It will be wet in 10 minutes any way." What team spirit! This trip is not easy, but when we see the harvest, no hardship is unbearable. Lord, may you increase.
8/9 Praise the Lord! We had a wonderful day again today. Even though today is the second day of the 5-day camp and VBS, our kids are still enthusiastic about their work. Some kids stayed up to almost 1:00 AM. However, their endeavor received the best reward. Kids from Rie-nan High School have changed their attitude toward our kids. They showed their interest on English and responded more during the class discussion.
During our visitation, many people accepted Jesus as their Savior. Many co-workers who were here in previous mission trips stated that the field is very soft compare to last year. Thank God for His abundant blessing.
Tonight's VBS is again a blessing. More kids came to the worship and bible discovery. Snack is well accepted as usual. The decoration received many "WOW"s.
8/8 is father's day in Taiwan. We started all our activities in 5 different schools in the morning and have a VBS at night. In all 750 students and 70 parents, God guides us to share gospel with many interesting ways, including lectures, worship, skit...etc. We also visit around 10 families. Thanks God, there are about 21 persons accept Jesus today.
8/7 短宣隊至台中思恩堂豐富教會聚會，教會的青年團契特地邀請與我們的年輕人聯誼聚會；郭寬宗牧師又特別邀請短宣隊協助今天福音主日的服事，短宣隊的年輕人在 2堂聚會中以默劇「Redeemer 救贖者」演出神的創造，人的背逆，最後神自己下來背負人的罪並死在十字架上…，出色的演出加上美好的燈光音效，博得滿堂喝采，又因演出的極為感人，許多 人，包含牧師們都感到熱淚盈框。鄭牧師在回應分享中特別感謝郭牧師除了派同工協助我們VBS之外，還在今年一月FECSGV柴姊妹父親喪禮中特別的協助禮 拜儀式，並傳福音給全家人，這樣的恩典在兩個教會在合一服事上有了美好的見證。 On 8/7, we went to the Abundance Church to worship God. Our youth was invited to perform the mime, the Redeemer, in their worship services. Their performance won wonderful feedback from the church members and newcomers. Praise the Lord for our very talented young people!!
中午郭牧師率同工們與短宣隊核心同工群用餐，並研討未來的合作可能性。 Pastor Kuo from the local church had lunch with some of our co-workers and they discussed the possibilities of future collaboration between the two churches.
下午，曾修剛醫師在篤行長老教會有美好的講座分享。 Stephen Tzeng shared a great message in a workshop at Tu-Shing Presbyterian Church this afternoon.
感謝神，篤行教會與豐富教會在與我們的互動中，都樂意一同協助惠明VBS 200個孩子的跟進工作. 我們計畫在未來每3個月辦一次1天的活動，惠明學校負責場地與學生們的招聚， 篤行教會接下11-12月（聖誕節期）的跟進，豐富教會樂意合作明年1-2月份的跟進。榮耀歸給神！！ Praise the Lord!! Both Tu-Shing Church and Abundance Church have gladly agreed to support the follow up to the 200 some children who will be attending the VBS. They plan to have quarterly meetings to gather the children at Hue-Ming School to provide more teaching and activities to enhance their walk with God.
晚間，香港黃瑞君牧師與同工來到短宣隊中，她將在未來5天與我們同行，並協助我們一同研討未來發展事宜。 Pastor Rue-Chun Wong joined the short term mission team this afternoon. She will be supporting us in the next 5 days and helping us discern the future of our Taiwan short term ministry.
8/6 STM had a Marrage Workshop at Fong-Fu Church. There are 50 more brothers/sisters comes to learn topics about family intimacy. Almost everyone has very positive feedback and, at the end, there are 8 couples have re-vow their marriage vow again in front of the Lord. ************************************************************************************************************************************** 8/6 短宣隊在台中思恩堂豐富教會舉行「幸福講座 ─ 仲夏情人夢、攜手築真愛」，從上午8：30到下午5：30 共有50多位參加，在當中，廖茂爵傳道夫婦分享「婚姻城堡的內幕」「如何解決婚姻家庭的衝突與危機」，廖師母更分享了她與婆婆之間的婆媳問題，如何從火爆衝突到火熱相愛；梁經綸使用「親密之旅」中的分享「瞭解愛的語言，有智慧地存款」，除了理論教導，並予以實做練習，看著許多夫婦從羞怯表達，到深情分享，到最後熱淚盈框而彼此道歉、彼此感謝、彼此擁抱，並到台上分享心得，我們內心感到十分安慰與感恩。下午，楊慧芳姊妹以現身說法分享「走出原生家庭的陰霾」，台上台下都熱淚盈眶，許多台下弟兄還低聲啜泣，畢竟原生家庭是許多人知道但沒法處理的傷痛，感謝神，有許多人會後來向楊姊妹表達他們內裡的需要，特別有一位小姐妹受到原生家庭許多的傷害，楊姊妹特地與她一對一陪談，陪著她哭，並告訴她唯有耶穌是出路，她最後決定接受耶穌基督作救主。最後，毛曾平弟兄以生動活潑互動的方式分享「活潑有趣的婚姻」，在每一個問題中，弟兄組與姊妹組分別分享他們的難處與期待被愛的方式，幾乎每一個學員都非常踴躍發言。最後，當我們舉行婚姻重新立約儀式時，有8隊夫婦報名參加，並很慎重的重新在主面前重申婚約，並持定堅守不移。
In addition, there is another team to visit our brothers/sisters' family at Chi-Yi county. They comfort their family members and have a very warm time. 今日另一隊，包含鄭牧師、陳鳳仙與徐蓓莉等人，前往嘉義探訪陳江海的家人，特別是向他的老媽媽傳福音，老奶奶雖然表達拜了一輩子，無法輕易信主；但在親友慫恿禱告中，老媽媽樂意接受耶穌進入她的心中作她的好朋友；一樣感謝神。之後前往唯祂命D小組另一位姊妹林佳韻在嘉義的家中探訪，與她的牧師爸爸歡聚長談，並帶領前面探訪的江海的姊姊與四哥前往佳韻家的教會參加聚會與跟進。感謝神
At night, Stephen Tseng, preached in a church in Taichung, fifty members of the church recommitted their lives to God to serve Him. 晚上，曾醫師夫婦繼續前往台中篤行長老教會分享信息。在呼召中，有約50位基督徒舉手願意更深委身於神，並用主更高的愛去愛鄰舍。
Another team went to visit the parents of Wei-Hong (a member from FECSGV). 下午，有另一組人前往本教會維宏父母的家探訪，除了關懷他們的身體外，並分享福音，做祝福禱告。
Despite all the fruitful results, we encountered much spiritual warfare today as well. Three people bumped their heads which caused some discomfort. Half of the couple thousand popsicle that we bought for the students of the schools melted because the freezer door was not closed properly. 今天也碰到許多的屬靈爭戰，除了有些許下雨的問題外，很 「巧」的有3位重要同工今天都同時撞傷頭，曾修剛醫師與左香蘭姊妹更是在服事監獄事工的前一個小時在走禱時分別撞倒頭（有輕微腫脹與頭暈現象），另外DUKE傳道在晚間撞破頭有些許見紅；另外，我們預先採買給大甲550位同學每日的冰品點心（約數千份），原預存在東明國小的冰櫃中，不知為何，居然門被打開以致於大半融化而不能食用；在在都需要您的代禱與保護禱告。
We need your continuous prayer to fight this spiritual battle everyday!! 請繼續為我們每日的爭戰得力來禱告！
8/3 Rev. Joshua visited some brothers' and sisters' relatives in Taipei, and lead Jerry's sister in law to accept Jesus. Thanks God.
8/4 All US members peacefully arrived Huei-Ming School - our base station at Taiwan. In addition to unpack all group luggage and prepare decoration items, we send a team Rih-Nan church to share gospel to their society choir (almost 2/3 are unbelivers). Thanks god, finally, there is one new friend accept Jesus.
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We appreciate your pray and supporting in past months. Your encouragement and pray indeed mean to us. We have a 40-days fasting and prayer board at church yard, please sign on at your preferred time-slot on next Sunday. With your prayer, we can fight this spiritual war with more confidence and power.
This Friday night 7/8, we team will serve our "fund raising dinner" last time, but with FREE of charge. It’s Taiwanese style 肉燥飯 to appreciated every one participation for fund raising. Please come early for dinner! We only prepare 50 set of dinner.
In last month, by God's grace, we will continue look forward to fundraising last $11000. Please also keep this in your prayer.