Oct 202014

IMG_0639This morning we went prayer walking with Marshal and his TEAM mate Jeremy. We made two new contacts with local men in the markets. Jimmy is a young man who sells fruit and Ian has a fresh fish stall. Please pray that Marshal will be able to continue to talk to these men and ultimately that they’d be saved by Jesus.

We then visited a temple that houses the ‘god’ of agriculture. They always feel like spiritually heavy places, so dark and desperate.

This afternoon we went to a high school to teach about Jesus. Mark showed a set up piece video of Bon Jovi’s ‘It’s My Life’ and then shared his testimony about how he used to live like this but now that Jesus saved him his life now belongs to Jesus. We also broke into six discussion groups with each of the team members leading a group. IMG_0625My group was particularly hard as no students would speak or even answer a question I’d ask. Pray that Julie would have opportunities with these girls in the future. Pray I won’t be discouraged about this, but trust God to use all I can give. It’s hard being here as a mum as I am so far from home and the family I love.


Oct 202014

Church today! We went to Jia Chang church and ran the service. Alice gave her testimony, Mark told a bible story and we sung some songs with them! That was a wonderful time of encouragement being part of a church in Taiwan.
We then spent some time relaxing and drinking cold coffee (Taiwan specialty), followed by a social night with the Scott’s and others from church, playing board games and having dinner together.
We had a great time relaxing with the Scott’s before of a big day tomorrow!



Oct 192014

1 John 2:3-17Confident_web

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Oct 182014

We left Linda and Christine in Donggang this morning, navigating the bus and subway back to Kaoshiung on our own… with only one missed stop!
We ran the kids Club with the Scott’s team this afternoon; Dan shared his testimony, Mark shared the story of the rich fool from the Bible and we played some games and sang together. It was great to hang out with the youth and kids and talk to them about Jesus.
Tonight we hit up the local night market for some dinner and a look around at this exciting part of Taiwan’s culture. Mark finally got a taste of the famous local cuisine: stinky tofu!
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Oct 172014

After an amazing Donggang sunrise and rooftop study/prayer session with Mark (see photo) we were given a crash course in the ministry of story telling. Christine and Linda took us through a sample passage and shared copious examples of ways this non threatening method of evangelism has afforded them opportunities with the hardest of unbelievers.

We then headed out to the local markets to buy food for lunch as the team was cooking for Linda and Christine. With a little help we got what we needed and met a few of the locals Linda and Christine have been sharing bible stories with.

We then set our sights of preparing our love gift of lunch and had a great time cooking, eating sharing and cleaning while continuing to learn more about Linda and Christine.

Tonight we are planning on sharing dinner together and then settling in for some good old apples to apples (a game Linda has been longing to play for years).

In Christ,
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Oct 162014
Today we’ve gone down to Donggang to visit Linda and her team. We caught a train and bus to get there. When we got to Linda’s we met a local pastor called Eddie. He was brought up in a non-Christian family that was very involved in idol worship. He came to faith when he was 15 through and American missionary and then after uni he decided to become a pastor. We had lunch with him and chatted more. Linda was very happy to see us. Tonight we are going to play a church planting game to give us an insight in what’s involved with planting a church. Excited! Mark10353108_610105422431979_5696412215910741600_n 10517518_610105452431976_8959576832101887963_n
Oct 152014

Today started off well with some interesting Taiwanese breakfast! It was just different! Marshall took us through Acts 2 & 3 and really got us all thinking about church planting. We also looked into the Scott’s vision statement and all the different dimensions that are involved with it: “By God’s grace we want to see the Taiwanese working class families rescued from the dominion of darkness into the reign of king Jesus.”
We then went prayer walking in Da She, were we meet Mrs. Wu (as seen in picture) a lady who the Scott’s are getting to know. Her husband asked Marshall to pray for them today, they seem very open to the gospel.
This afternoon we visited Fengxiong (a primary school) were we played games with the children, told a bible story, showed the SCPC kids church ministry video, sang “10,9,8 God is great” with them and coloured in sheets.
Tonight¬†we’ll be going out to dinner with the whole Scott family as well as the other family the are on mission with: the Hsu’s.
Oct 142014

image1We finally arrived in Kaohsiung today. We caught the speed rail train from Taipei to Kaohsiung, where the Scott’s live. The lady in the photo was bringing food along the train as well as Hello Kitty cookie cutter gift set. From there we checked into our motel rooms, very relived to have arrived at our destination.

Marshall and Julie gave us a yummy pumpkin soup lunch. Then they told us a bit more about Taiwanese culture, particularly about Confucianism and folk religion. The photo is of the Scott’ s apartment building.












Oct 122014

1 John 1:1-2:2Confident_web


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