Tim and Penny Iverson

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Tim and Penny Iverson - Taiwan

Amazing Grace Church:
Christmas at Amazing Grace Church was really special this year! We had a great group of around 30 adults and kids head out to our Night Market to bless our community with Christmas caroling and giving out around 500 bags of candy with invitations to our Christmas event.
About 55 adults and 35 kids attended the Christmas Outreach, and I think everyone in the church family took part by serving in some way.

This year’s Christmas outreach felt different from previous years — the people seemed more focused on the message than ever before and our pastor, James did an excellent job of clearly sharing Christ. Ten adults indicated a desire to follow Jesus, most of them are people with whom we already have good connections.
All in all—a very sweet Christmas at Amazing Grace!

Tainan:
On December 19th, we hosted our first outreach event in Tainan: A Parent-Child Christmas Party, and we invited our neighbors to come. Six adults and eight kids came, and we had a fun time together. The highlight was when we announced that we would have church services beginning on January 3, one young mom expressed a strong interest.

Praise God that 3 adults and 2 children from our community came to our first worship gathering on Sunday, January 3! We were also joined by an out of town visitor and two our of missionary coworkers. Though it was a small beginning, two of the women who came are believers who had not been part of a church for a while. They both seemed very ready to be a part of a new spiritual family, even in its beginning stages! That afternoon the wind was strong and we were concerned how it might impact our service with the garage door open. But Praise the God who calms winds and waves—no problem! Everyone hung out afterward to visit and get acquainted. One individual hurried home to bring us a microphone and speaker to use in the future. And as another guest left to walk home, she turned around and came back to ask about giving an offering! We are excited to see how the Lord will lead in the weeks and months ahead!

The following night, the young man who attended sought Tim out to talk more about some family issues. Yes, it is already starting to feel like a family!

Pray for this new beginning—that God would lead this small core group to grow together and reach this community for Christ!

Trusting in Him to lead the way!
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Tim & Penny

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Pray that in 2021 the church will grow healthier, stronger, more stable under the leadership of Pastor James.

Praise God for this exciting new start in Tainan. Pray that we will be faithful to wait on God each step of the way and "wait for His plan to unfold" (Psalm 106:13).

Please pray for our IW coworkers in the midst of transition this week. Don and Rachel Kramer return from home assignment on January 10th. Jason and Andi Ho will arrive to join our Taiwan Team on January 11th, and Chris and Jamie O'Dell return on January 12th. Please pray for their protection as they travel and for no flight challenges.

Pray that we will quickly be able to find a home for Jason and Andi. They will be serving at Amazing Grace Church!

THANK YOU for faithfully praying for us!

Taiwan

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Updated: January 07, 2021

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

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