Tim and Penny Iverson

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Tim and Penny Iverson - Reaching out to working class Taiwanese

Dear Friends,
Of Taiwan’s 23-1/2 million people, 251,000 are Indonesian. Many are married to Taiwanese men. Others come as contract workers, with jobs in factories or as care-givers for the elderly. Many of the workers would be very difficult to reach in their home country. But Taiwan’s climate of religious freedom provides opportunities to share the gospel with them.

A team of five from the Indonesian C&MA came to Taiwan on a vision trip last week – a chance for our Indonesian C&MA to better understand Taiwan and research the possibility of sending an Indonesian co-worker to join us.

Amazing Grace Church has two Indonesian believers, Sally and Lina (who was baptized on Easter). But, interestingly, as we prepared to welcome these overseas guests, God brought us TWO more!

“H” came to Taiwan as a teenager to work, but later married a Taiwanese man. Her life had been lonely until Sally befriended her and invited her to church. Under other circumstances, H’s religious background may have made it difficult for her to turn to Christ, but last week, through the ministry of our Indonesian team, “H” opened her heart to Jesus!

Our other newcomer is Jeanne, who loves Jesus. She seems thrilled to find a place to worship which also includes others from her home country.

In only three days in Taiwan, through this Team, one Indonesian and one Taiwanese came to Christ. The Team had an opportunity to minister to and encourage our Indonesian believers at Amazing Grace Church; and through visits to a local hospital and park, were able to connect with workers from their country.

And the result is that we are very hopeful to soon have a partnership between the Taiwan and Indonesian C&MA National Churches, with a likely prospect of an Indonesian worker being sent to Taiwan as early as 2019.

“Gospel access for and from all peoples—this is the vision that drives Alliance missions to this day.” - Tim Crouch, Vice President of International Ministries.

Praise God, we had a chance to see the above statement IN ACTION!

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)

Please Pray –
*For “H” to grow in her faith.

*For Mr. Tsai, the Taiwanese man who prayed to receive Christ last week, to grow firm in his decision.

*For an Indonesian Bible School graduate who desires to minister for Christ in Taiwan. Pray for her preparation, and for the Indonesian sending churches.

*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.

*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: May 13, 2018

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

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