We send you greetings from Agua Viva Church in Mexico. We had a powerful men’s meeting Saturday night and two services on Sunday, which kicked off the 5-day revival. People are so hungry here and it is rewarding to preach and minister to people from all sectors of society.
Our daughters and their team just returned from Hong Kong and China. This is a summary of their report:
The first part of our trip was our annual English Camp held in China for children ages 2-13. These 70-some kids come from families too poor to hire a private tutor like their highly competitive classmates. Since they are minors we were not legally allowed to share the gospel, but we taught through stories and songs that conveyed how much Jesus loves them and that God made them perfectly. We also ministered to their parents individually on the last day, when they came to watch the students’ performances.
The second part of the trip was a Youth retreat in Hong Kong, and many teens travelled from Mainland China to be with the Hong Kong teens. As tensions run high between the two governments, it was uncomfortable for many campers the first few days to spend time together. As the days went on, and we believed God for a spiritual awakening, we saw that every single person was holding on to deep hurts and struggles that kept them hopeless. Over the week we ministered and shared our personal testimonies, and taught them to surrender their cares to God.
On the last night, our scheduled time for games became an incredible testimony service. These kids were healed of depression, prejudices, fear, addictions, abandonment, insecurities, and pain. The days after camp, we heard reports that the teens would wake up early to pray, travel between Hong Kong and China to be with their newfound friends, testify in church, and even bring their parents. It was an honor to be a part of, and we give all glory to God for every good report.
Your partnership is a great blessing to us. Believe with us as we pray for increase to maintain our commitments in the mission field and to do even more to reach millions of people for Jesus. The blind see, the deaf hear, the orphans are cared for and churches are established in places where Christ is not known. We are praying for you every day, believing God to give you all that you need!
Together in the Harvest,