Tim and Penny Iverson

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Tim and Penny Iverson - Taiwan

GUSHING GRACE and GOING WITH THE FLOW

It is official—we will remain in Tainan until next year’s home assignment to continue work with the new church plant! And the good news is that we will be joined in July by our newest teammates Jason and Andi Ho when they move down to Tainan.

Over a year ago, when we saw the community of Jiufenzi for the first time, one of the things which impressed us is that it is surrounded by streams of water; and so last month the name was chosen for this new church: “The Flow” (“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38).

Choosing an English name was easy— finding the best Chinese name was a bit more difficult, but the final decision is 湧恩堂: loosely translated that’s —”Gushing Grace Church” (it sounds much better in Chinese!)

This month we began a Saturday Kid’s Club ministry with neighbor kids. Ten kids came last week, bringing their parents along! We anticipate it being a great opportunity to share the truth of who Jesus is with these children, and develop relationships with their families.

Our friend and neighbor Austin recently opened his coffee shop (He named is "JABEZ") just around the corner from our home. In partnership with him, on April 24 we will begin weekly “Coffee Talk” - a casual way for people to come and practice English, and a way for us to make new friends who we believe God will draw to Himself. Pray for us, for this new ministry, and for prepared hearts. We are going to be learning about this new ministry from our Envision partners in Taipei who have had much success with this ministry at the Aroma Coffee Shop.

Thank you for your partnership with us in our ministry in Taiwan! Your gifts to the C&MA Great Commission Fund (GCF) enable us to be here and begin this new church plant.

*Because you gave, we will soon be installing a glass door on our “garage church” door front and an air conditioner! We think it will begin to “feel” more like a church soon!

Tim & Penny

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Pray that the new church in Jiufenzi will flourish in 2021!

Pray for the 3 women who are attending the church plant in Tainan. All three have a heart for Jesus and a desire to reach this community for Him! Pray especially for two who have unsaved husbands, that these men will turn to Christ.

Pray for divine appointments through coffee talk which will lead to conversations far beyond English language study!

Pray for the island of Taiwan as we are facing a serious drought. Pray that God will send rain soon to central and southern Taiwan.

Pray for God's comfort for Taiwanese families who lost loved ones in a serious train crash which occurred over this past holiday weekend. Through tragedy, may they find hope and comfort in the God who loves them.

THANK YOU for faithfully praying for us!

Taiwan

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Updated: April 09, 2021

Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Taiwan
Address
No 91, Yongxu 22nd St
Annan District
Tainan City, 709
TAIWAN

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