Prayer matters 代禱事項

Ready to run with the message–“God loved you so much, that He gave His Son to die for you!”

Village to Village . . .

Just like Jesus, we are ready to go neighborhood to neighborhood, village to village, with co-workers from each of Taiwan Harvest 119’s project churches (churches with whom we have covenanted to connect to resources, prayer, and training; see Lighthouse Teams). Oh,yes, visitation is something that the we have always fit into our weekly schedule. But now, for founders Mark and Ruth, it is something we need to do–will strive to do–five days a week, together with co-workers from each local church.

Will you pray with us? Pray that we will work with the Holy Spirit. Pray that He will lead us to people of peace, those who will open doors for us in the community. Pray the JOY will brighten many hearts and homes, because of Jesus. Oh! And it could mean reaching out with the love of Christ in material ways. We are already praying for a young man named A-ga–only 16 years old, mentally challenged, and living on the hospital psychiatric ward because he gets violent (he has been isolated in his family of 5 children all his life). Is there something God would have us do?

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

–Micah 6:8

Thank you for praying. Drop us a line, and let us know you’re with us in prayer. And welcome to join us as we GO with the Gospel in Taiwan.

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January 2021 Beigang Area Prayer Requests for Dalin

DALIN TOWN , CHIAYI COUNTY 嘉義縣 大林鎮 

Population: 30,579 (May, 2020) There are 40 temples in Dalin. Anxia Kong and Go-bei Jin Lin  Sher (大林安霞宮, 溝背金林寺) are the largest. Dalin, also called, “My Darling”, is in the larger  orbit of Beigang’s Matzu worship network. There are four Protestant churches in Dalin. Mark  and Ruth Harbour moved to Dalin Township (大林鎮 ) on Mar. 14, 2013. They are cooperating  with the Shuang-fu (Double Blessing) Lutheran Church of Minxiung (嘉義 縣 民雄鄉 台灣信義會 雙福教會) to start the church in Dalin. Team members include Rev. Caspar Liou, his wife Chun mei, Mark and Ruth Harbour, David and Anne Wang, Joe Chian, and Carter Lu, Fanny Chang, and James Jian. .The church is  called 大林好厝邊關懷中心 (Dalin Good Neighbor Caring Center), The first church service was  on Nov. 12, 2012. To date, there have been about 29 baptisms (6 in 2020). The Dalin Presbyterian Church  also started a new church in 2012, called the Tapumei Church. Other evangelical churches  include the Dalin Assembly (Little Flock), and cell groups from the Quaker Church in Zuchi, the  Fu-chi-tang in Dounan, and the Banner Church in Taichung. 

January 5, 2021 

Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. 

Taiwan survived Covid 19 in 2020 with just seven recorded deaths. Why Taiwan, why is the  country safer than others? We believe in the sovereignty and goodness of God, who seeks to  make himself known throughout the earth. We believe we are “spared” not “lucky” , and pray that  the goodness of the Lord will lead many to repentance. 

Pray for the gospel that was heard at Christmas time to work in saving those who heard. Pray for  A-hong, a young man who struggles with alcohol addiction. He brought his two foster sons with him for Christmas. 

A-beng is borrowing my van to drive people to church, even though he is not seeking the Lord  himself. He attended Go-bei family worship meeting tonight with his wife, for only the second or  third time. Then the host’s dog bit him twice as he was leaving. This dog has been threatening  before. A-beng says he is the son of a powerful diety. Pray for deliverance from darkness, death,  hell, Satan, fear, and evil. 

Carter is being discipled to be a deacon, pray for the Holy Spirit to sanctify him for ministry. 

One of our partners is Glen Ma, from nearby Singang. His wife is a popular musician, who gives  her testimony and many people respond. Pray for Donna (Chiou Hai-jeng) as she performs at the  Taipei International Convention Center on Jan. 16.  Strategic request: We are planning 2021 schedule for Lighthouse Evangelistic Weekends, partnering with Steve Hsieh Hung-wyn and Donna Chiou Hai-jen.

GO AS FAR AS YOU CAN ON THE RIGHT ROAD! 在正確的路上,竭力前進!

Have you ever been told to stop running because it’s bad for your knees?  Mark gets told that all the time, but does he listen?  NO!  He is convinced that if his knee hurts, you just run on it and the kink will work its way out!  This week he ran 36 kilometers, and last week, 40!

曾經有人警告你,”不要跑步,因為對你的膝蓋不好”嗎?許多人這麼告訴馬可,但是他有聽進去嗎? 沒有! 因為他相信,如果膝蓋受傷,更要跑步來使筋結復原。這星期他跑了36公里,上週跑了40公里。

Through the years Mark likes to say, “Go as far as you can on the right road!”  That seems to be a philosophy we have been living by lately.  Despite the visa problems and health problems we have encountered,  God continues to fan the flame in our hearts for finding teams to saturate the west coast of Taiwan with God’s Story of love and redemption!  He’s given us a wonderful Board of godly coworkers to give us guidance and wisdom.  He’s blessed us with people who love Jesus, and His Word, who volunteer their time to run the children’s after-school program in Tianwei.  God has opened wide doors of service to Taiwan Harvest in Hsichou, Changhua County. He has blessed us with friends in Shingang who want to use their property to reach their neighbors for Christ!  And He’s given us wonderful partners and coworkers to keep cheering us on “to run the good race set before us!”  So we will, by God’s grace!

一整年,馬可經常說:”在正確的路上,能跑多遠就跑多遠!這似乎也是我們最近的生活哲學。儘管我們遭遇簽證的問題、健康的問題,上帝仍然繼續在我們心中煽起熱切的火,要為台灣西海岸的福音工作,徵募燈塔團隊的宣教士,傳揚上帝愛與救贖的故事。上帝給了我們一群很棒的、很屬靈的執行委員來引導我們。上帝也會在2017年賜給我們一群愛主、在神的話語中成長、受呼召來加入台灣豐收119的燈塔團隊。上帝為我們在彰化縣溪州鄉大開福音的門;也奇妙的引導一位新港的基督徒朋友,樂意將他的產業打開來讓台灣豐收119使用,為要讓他的鄉親得著福音。上帝也給我們好同工、事工夥伴來激勵我們”奔那擺在我們前頭的路程。” 因著神的恩典,我們會繼續前進!

MOBILIZATION MEWS

Moby the Cat likes to MUSE about Mobilisation of God’s people and resources for Taiwan. Won’t you join him? While you are at it, please pray about it! Thank you!

Gospel Immigration 福音移民的機會,在台灣西海岸

(bilingual doc)

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