August 3, 2010
By Mark Edwards, serving in Taiwan
“Mom, if you want to understand the Bible, you can attend the small group for adults on Sundays. They will tell you Bible stories like the ones I hear on Saturdays,” Jacky told his mother. The fourth grader was introduced to us by a local notary public who had met him at an Alliance summer camp.
The next Sunday, Jacky’s mother, Lisa—an immigrant from mainland China who has lived in Taiwan for about 15 years—appeared unexpectedly to attend our small group. She is hungry for Christian literature and discussion of God’s Word. She readily accepted a Bible and has been reading evangelistic magazines from cover to cover. Pray that God’s Word will take deep root in Lisa’s heart.
One couple that attended the summer camp, “AH” and “M,” decided to watch Taiwan’s Christian TV station (Good TV) at the suggestion of the short-term team that helped with the camp. As the couple looked for the station, I mentioned that the church-planting team’s Taiwanese Bible college intern, Peter, was scheduled to be on Good TV. AH and M had met Peter previously, and he has been encouraging AH to play the guitar. As AH and M flipped through the channels and found Good TV, they saw Peter and his wife on the show.
At that moment, the TV show was rebroadcasting Peter’s story of how God had delivered him from a drug-filled and gangster lifestyle. The episode appeared to be strategically and supernaturally timed, giving opportunity to encourage AH that he is a child of God, called to do special things in the community. Pray that AH and M will recognize how God is speaking to them and come to know Christ.
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