Friend, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for looking into planning this vital prayer event–March for Taiwan Day of Prayer. God says, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3)
How to run a MARCH FOR TAIWAN event: 為台灣行走禱告 行動建議
- Choose a day in March to gather your missions-minded friends–people who care about God raising up a Lighthouse Trilogy Team of 6 for Changhua, Taiwan (plus ANOTHER team of 6 to reach an as yet undesignated area) by the October/November Team Training in Dalin, Taiwan with Taiwan Harvest 119 pastors and teachers.
- Register your March for Taiwan event by leaving a reply below with: your name, sponsoring church or institution, and the date for your March for Taiwan.
- Find a core of Small Group Leaders who will fast and pray for your March for Taiwan event. You may consider fasting a meal a day for the week prior to that date, or fasting a day weekly in the month leading up to your March for Taiwan event.
“The Kingdom of Heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt. 11:12)
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)
- 填寫您願意參與 為台灣行走禱告 的回應單;內容包括姓名/機構或教會名稱/預定進行禱告行動的日期。
OPTIONS for your March for Taiwan prayer day: 您可以這麼安排
A. Prayer Walking your neighborhoods–Have people sign up in advance for prayer walking their neighborhoods BEFORE they gather together! When you walk, don’t greet anyone, except with a smile. Make it your aim to pray God’s blessing on everyone you see. Pray for the people in each house. Pray that God will show you the strengths (what is GOOD) of your neighborhood, and the needs (what is EVIL) as well. He may put on your heart a way you can minister to the needs, or encourage the strengths. He may lead you to People of Peace. This is one way we begin in neighborhoods where we are considering doing church planting in Taiwan. Who knows? You may end up with a new church in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! Nothing is impossible with God! Plan on 40 minutes for prayer walking, and add in 20 minutes for transportation to your March for Taiwan gathering.
B. March for Taiwan–Debrief for 15 minutes if your people went prayer walking. Let everyone share what they learned about God, their neighborhood, and themselves. Anyone want to prayer walk their neighborhood on a regular basis? “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” (pioneer missionary William Carey)為台灣行走禱告—行動後，聚集大家花15分鐘彼此分享各人的心得、從神來的領受、對社區的觀察結果..等。紀錄，有沒有人願意繼續定期為他的社區行走禱告? “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” (宣教先鋒-威廉克里)
C. Play the Lighthouse Trilogy Church Planting Game in groups of six to nine people. Follow up with a debrief time–Ask, “What did you like about the game?” and “What did you learn about church planting?” Use no more than an hour for this activity.使用燈塔三部曲桌遊(適6-9人)
Bilingual Church Planting Game Documents here for your convenience遊戲備品: Game Stories,見證集Stories in Chinese,Game Rules,遊戲規則Game Rules in Chinese,Discouragement Cards,挫折卡Discouragement Cards,Church Planting Game Encouragement Cards,鼓勵卡Encouragement Cards,Town Map Placemat 1(地圖1),Town Map Placemat 2 (地圖2),Town Map Placemat 3 (地圖3),Game Placemat for Playing Pieces (資源區),Someone’s Praying Cards 代禱卡
(Maps of Dalin, Minshiung and Hsikou courtesy of George McFall.)
D. By the time you finish the game, you will have had the opportunity to pray for real-life situations and people in Taiwan. Now is the time for FERVENT prayer for our heartfelt desire for this March for Taiwan Day of Prayer–
1) That people whom God is calling will KNOW that they are CALLED and will make application to Taiwan Harvest 119.
2) That God will guide in the formation of two teams–each to begin in three towns along the least reached west coast of Taiwan by year’s end.
PRAY IN SMALL GROUPS OF 3 TO 5 FOR THESE REQUESTS. “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” (Mark 11:23) This is actually the most important time of this Day of Prayer. Don’t be in a rush. Seek God’s face earnestly. Don’t be afraid of silence. Sit and talk to God out loud as the Spirit leads; sit in silence and meditate on the mighty God we serve. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) Do you believe that God is going to provide TWO teams of SIX for Taiwan by October this year? Praise Him for it! Also, is the devil going to be very happy? In Jesus’ matchless Name “we tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,” (II Cor. 10:5) that God will loose His servants from excuses and anything which would keep them from following Him into the Lord’s harvest in Taiwan to join a Lighthouse Trilogy Team. Pray for the Team Training to take place in October and November, that God will raise up the pastors and teachers, and give them wisdom to put together an excellent course for equipping and enabling confident church planting missionaries. Take at least 30 minutes for this time of prayer.
E. RESPONSE TO THE CALL– Let’s expect great things of God. This time of response should be led prayerfully as the Spirit leads, giving everyone the opportunity to say, “Yes Lord, I’ll do what You want me to do! I’ll go where You want me to go! Here am I Lord, send me!” Finally, please prepare in advance the Response Form and allow time for everyone to complete.
Praise God with us for the fruit of this day! Please scan and send the response forms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or mail to Mark and Ruth Harbour at: (address coming soon!)
To gain for the Lamb the reward of His sacrifice in Taiwan,
Mark and Ruth Harbour
Taiwan Harvest 119