Chia-Lin Yu

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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June 7, 2021

At the RSM102.0FM

“A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.” (Isaiah 40:3-4 ESV)

One Thursday morning after I finished teaching English at La Plantation, I got in a taxi to go back to the Radio RSM in Songolo. To my pleasant surprise, the taxi man was listening to our radio. The quality of the sound was clear and good. The Christian music played was heart-warming and soul-lifting. Then the broadcast stopped suddenly. Without hesitation, the taxi man changed the channel.

“Well, there we go again,” I said to myself. I wondered what might have caused the problem this time. I called John and Nicaise right away and reported the problem. Fortunately, Nicaise was at the radio station, and he soon rectified the situation. The taxi driver didn’t switch back to the RSM when we arrived at my destination. However, I was able to thank him for listening to the RSM and encourage him to tune in more often.

The first time our program got interrupted on the air due to technical issues, I was very concerned, anxious and embarrassed. But now with frequent scheduled and unscheduled power cuts by the city, severe thunders and lightning storms in raining season, I have grown quite used to these interruptions. Coming from a place where high speed and high efficiency are taken for granted, this is something I have learned to adapt. Though our “voice” may not be able to be heard without interruptions, the people of Pointe-Noire are listening to our program and following us both on radio and on Facebook live.

There have been several occasions when Nicaise encountered people who told him that they had been listening to the Radio RSM. They appreciated very much the fact that they could listen to messages and music from a Christian radio not owned by some big-shot pastors in town. People have been sending in their prayer requests before, during, and after each of our weekly LIVE show, Let’s Pray Together with the radio volunteer chaplain team. We hope to provide more reliable and quality service and a greater variety of programs on the air. With Timothy and Larry Wright’s 2-week visit in June, we hope to get more comprehensive evaluation and consultation to improve our current setup, to resolve technical difficulties, to be better trained on radio ministries, and to offer audio-visual training to the local churches. I am really looking forward to learning more from the experienced Christian Radio professionals and experts.

Teaching English at La Plantation

Time flies. I will be finishing up my first year at La Plantation by the end of June. Although I sometimes feel frustrated with the slow progress my students made in English learning, I enjoy interacting with them and hope to become a regular and permanent figure in their school life.

The students at La Plantation love to sing English children’s songs, such as Hello Song, the Five Little Pumpkins, Jesus Loves Me, Father Abraham, Old McDonald Had a Farm…etc. This is their first time being exposed to English children songs, and it has made learning English more fun and easier for them. Starting from the second year, I plan to add Bible verses memorization to my English lessons.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. Thank the Lord for the daily ministries at the Radio Sangu Ya Mbote à Pointe-Noire. Please pray that (1) God will use the daily program to bless and equip the listeners. (2) God will protect RSM from all corruptions and injustice so it may stand firm and faithful on God’s purpose and vision to proclaim God’s word and sound biblical teachings. (3) May the Holy Spirit be present and anoint the RSM Chaplain Team whenever people call or stop by at the radio asking for prayer, counseling, or help. (4) Please ask the Lord to send good volunteers to serve at the radio. Please pray for their health, family, and financial needs so they can continue to serve. (5) Please pray for Tim and Larry Wright’s visit to the Radio RSM in June and for all the logistics of their travel to Pointe-Noire. (6) Please pray for wisdom in organizational restructuring, recruitment of volunteers, and workable strategies in generating revenues from local listeners so the radio can become self-sustainable.

2. Thank the Lord for his presence, guidance, and protection while the team lead couple, Jay and Beverly Bellamy, are traveling and visiting family in the USA from April 27 to June 8.

3. Praise and thank the Lord for the people who have given sacrificially and generously to pay off the rest of what the radio has owned Nicaise. If you would like to continue to support the RSM radio ministries, please give to our team project: 312905 Pointe-Noire Christian Radio.

4. To promote and increase the listenership of the RSM, we would like to get as many solar radios with frequency preset to RSM102.0FM as possible and distribute them for free to the owners of buses in Pointe-Noire. We have now raised enough money for 80 radios. If you would like to participate in this project, please give to our team project: 312905 Pointe-Noire Christian Radio.

5. Please pray for the APH songwriting team. We just finished the narrative song for the rebellion of a third of angels in French and Kituba. Please asking the Holy Spirit to inspire us with good lyrics and melody for our third story : “The Disobedience.”

6. Please remember David and Teresa Bill in prayer. They are currently doing 1 year home assignment in the US. David is also taking care of his mother and sister. Both of them are being treated for cancers. Sue has finished her chemotherapy, but she along is not able to care for their 90-year-old mother. Please pray for God’s guidance in their decision whether or not to return to Pointe-Noire early September this year. Please pray that their mother will have peace about it.

7. Thank you for praying for Emily Combest who is more than 30 weeks in her pregnancy of their third child. All is well with her and the baby. The estimate due date is in October. They have decided to stay in Pointe-Noire until after the birth of their child. Please continue to remember them in your prayer.

8. Our team is getting smaller. Please pray that God will send more prepared and qualified workers to join the Congo South Team in Pointe-Noire.

9. Please continue to pray for my mother’s salvation. She is 73. May she come to know experientially the love and goodness of Jesus Christ so that she will truly trust Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior.

10. Thank you for your loving and faithful prayer and giving. Without your support, I won’t be able to serve in Congo.

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STARTING ON JULY 1, 2021

There will be new changes related to the ways you can give specifically to support me and my ministries in Congo through the Alliance funding system beginning July 1, 2021. When you give to “Chia-Lin Yu Ministry Package” your giving will go towards to my salary, my ministry projects, and team/field projects bundle.

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Updated: June 07, 2021

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Field Assignment
Country of Service
Congo
Address
B P 2030
Brazzaville,
REP OF CONGO

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