Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I was discussing my frustration and desire with my pastor about wanting God to move this way and he said something that really opened my eyes. He said that, "God desires us to step out in faith ,and we should pray for these signs and wonders to happen, but the greater prayer I think we should pray for is for revelation. That people would have revelation to see Christ as the Son of God." This is such a great point. It says in 2 Cor 4 that people are blinded by the God of this world from seeing JESUS as the glory of God! They aren't blinded from seeing the miracles, but they are blinded from seeing Christ as the glory of God. I want to add that the Holy Spirit uses these signs to glorify Christ as the Son of God. So living in Taiwan what if God healed my friend? He could believe, but he could also say that he just wants God to heal him again, and if God does that why does he need Jesus? What if my prayers changed from God doing signs and wonders, to GOD open their eyes to their sin, their knowledge of who Jesus is, what He requires and what He has offered everyone through the cross! A spirit of revelation to have their eyes opened to who Jesus is. In the gospels we see people who saw signs, loved Jesus as the miracle worker, but didn't love Him as the Savior. Let me know what you think about this. Blessings!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
We hope everyone is enjoying the new year! We recently celebrated 2 years in Taiwan! We can’t believe we have already been here for that long. These last two years have definitely been a huge learning experience, as much about ourselves and our family as the Taiwanese culture. God has done so much and we are so grateful. We have built many relationships here, we have had many opportunities to share the gospel with people, andeven been given the honor of having a church in our home. These people have truly become some of our closest friends. Please keep praying for these people to know Jesus!
We are also expecting baby #2! We are so excited about this and we know that children are truly a gift from the Lord. Allison is doing well and she is trying to rest as much as she can to keep up with Hannah, who is SUPER active. Hannah is growing so fast and LOVES to talk. Half the time we don’t know what she is saying, but we just pretend like we do. Hannah must take after her Daddy because she loves to sing and dance while listening to music. Every time she hears music she will stop what she is doing and start dancing. She has some pretty sweet moves. It is so cute!
Collin’s Chinese study is also coming to an end. He will be graduating from the laage learning program at theend of this month! We are so proud of Him! He has worked so hard. We know all his hard work will pay off. We have actually already begun to see the fruit of his labor. He has been able to preach and share the gospel with so many people in Chinese! That is such a huge accomplishment and we thank the Lord for giving Collin the ability and the gift to learn this language!
So with that said some of you might be thinking what is our next step. Well, we are so excited to say that we will be staffing the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). Collin actually did this school here in Taiwan in 2007. The SBS is a 9 month course where you learn to study the Bible inductively. Collin will be teaching different books of the Bible, translating, and discipling students, and Allison thinks that she gets to do the most fun part.. which is hanging out with the students and watching God transform their lives through His word! We are super excited about this next step and we know that we are going to learn so much! We will be giving more details as we move forward in this next step.
Thank you all for your love and support. We couldn’t be doing this with out each and every one of you. May God bless you all!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hey guys this is a ministry that we're involved in here in Taiwan. We've been doing this for about 4 months. We go every Tuesday and Friday night to the courts for about 4 hours to be with these guys. Every Tuesday night we have a time of sharing where we will buy drinks for whoever will come and listen. This is what you are seeing in this video. Out of this ministry we have seen guys come to our church and taken an interest in the gospel. Also, as Brent mentioned, are going to do a series on true manhood vs. false manhood. Pray for us!