Dear prayer partners,
Do you know Oct 31 recognizes the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517. This act is commemorated as the official starting point of the Protestant Reformation! It means this is the 500 anniversary of Reformation.
Happy Reformation day!
- Book Distribution: we are so excited to have distributed all 3000 books in Chinese in 2 months and will be ordering a third printing. As for the English translation, our translator brother Hung has finished 6 of the 7 chapters. We pray that the Lord will use this book to renew a passion in missions for all who read it. Both (3000 copies each) the Chinese and English edition may be arriving after March 2018.
- Australia/Singapore trip: as mentioned our previous prayer letter, some of the returned believers have migrated and settled down in Australia. They have been wanting to invite us to visit them for some time. We feel it is the right time to go and visit these brothers and sisters.
- Dedicators’ Fellowship: We had our first fellowship meeting on Sept 23. The turnout was great a total of 38 came, with a dozen IWs, pastor and envision staff. The rest were participants came from Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo. Pray for our speaking engagements and that the Lord will give us ample opportunities to speak for Him and for His glory.
One brother and three sisters have volunteered to plan our future meetings. In no particular order, they are: Jihang Yu (Kingston), Ken Huang (Hamilton), Rachel Guan (Toronto), Shirley Louie (Toronto).
The summary of the latest meeting, held on October 2nd, is as follows:
- The committee would like us to meet 4 times a year
- The next committee meeting is Nov 20, 8pm
- The next fellowship meeting is Jan 21 (Sun), 2-4pm
- The content of the program will include singspiration, IW testimonies, Q&A, small group discussion, sharing, and prayers
- We will focus on the topic “Understanding God’s calling.”
- The venue will be the Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association ministry 80 Nashdene Road, Units 223-228 Scarborough, Ontario Canada M1V 5E4
Pray for grace from God that this will further the journey of the many who strive to dedicate themselves in serving the Lord in full time ministry.
Only by Grace,
Jonathan & Ruth