Tim and Penny Iverson

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Tim and Penny Iverson - Reaching out to working class Taiwanese

100%!!
We met Lina almost twelve years ago when we moved to the rural township of YuanChang. Lina is from Indonesia and is married to a Taiwanese man. Lina is one of well over 600,000 Taiwan foreign spouses. Sadly, for many who come to Taiwan from Vietnam, Mainland China and Indonesia through marriage brokers, their hopes of a good life are shattered by the realities they face in their new families. Let’s face it, there is often a reason a man needs to “purchase” a wife from another country! But for Lina, things were different, she is married to a good man, has two sons, and has been blessed in her adopted country.

Around five years ago, Lina joined an Indonesian believer from our church to study the Bible with us. Though Lina was touched by what she was learning, she said to me, “I am at 50% right now, but DON’T PUSH ME!” As time went on, occasionally I would ask, “Where are you now, Lina?”

She would pause a moment, and reply “I’m at 70%, but don’t push me!”

Thankfully that percentage kept increasing, until last year when Lina reached 100% and this year decided to be baptized! What a joy to celebrate our resurrected Savior AND celebrate the new life He gives!

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”

Thank you for praying for us and for Amazing Grace Church. Please continue to pray for Lina and other believers in Taiwan to grow in the faith and impact others around them.

Thankful to PARTNER with this Christ-Centered, Acts 1:8 Family,
Tim & Penny

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Thank you for faithfully upholding us in prayer. We NEED it!
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

Praise God for Lina's baptism. Pray that her husband and sons would also respond to God's call to them to follow Him.

Praise God that Tim had a chance to tell the Easter story to all the students at a local elementary school on Good Friday. Every child listened attentively. Pray that the Holy Spirit would use the presentation to draw the children to Jesus.

Praise God that our Bible College intern, Amos Li will continue to serve at Amazing Grace Church during his fourth year of studies. Pray for God's clear leading in Amos' life, as we are hoping that he will remain on as the church pastor once he graduates in 2019.

Pray for a young mom in our church who is going through a difficult season in her faith. She is wanting to take a "break" from church attendance. Pray that the Holy Spirit would renew her heart and that she would once again lean into the fellowship of believers.

Pray for a special church outing on April 15th. Unsaved family members and friends have been invited to join the church family for this event. Pray that many will come and will be impacted by the Gospel.

Pray for breakthrough in our community - that Christ will push back the darkness, and hearts will open to Him.

Our one year home assignment will be coming up beginning in July. Pray for us and for our church as we prepare for transition.

Please join us in asking God for MUCH fruit in Taiwan - fruit that will last!

Taiwan

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Updated: April 01, 2018

Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Taiwan
Address
PO Box 1
YuanChang Township
Yunlin County, 65599
TAIWAN

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