Ministry Update – March 2015

NETCCHello friends and family!

As each week passes, we continue to get more and more excited about moving to Taiwan in September. We’re only 6 months away, and those months are going to fly past us quickly!

In this month’s update, I want to tell you some of the incredible things God is doing as He prepares us to leave the country. We have been trying to sell our house for almost 2 years now. We have been using the sale of our house as God’s “signal” of His timing for us to go into full-time ministry.

However, last October, Lori and I both fell under conviction that we were doing this all backward. Waiting for the house to sell and have all of the provisions we needed BEFORE committing to full-time ministry wouldn’t require the kind of faith that God wants His children to have. After fasting and praying as a family, we decided that we would commit to the course of action that God had laid upon our hearts, and then place our fate completely in His hands. I gave notice to my employer that I would be leaving, and we began sharing with our church, family, and friends of the plan to leave. There is no turning back now!

What a crisis of faith for us! We have no idea how God is going to provide, but now we are committed. All we can see are insurmountable mountains in front of us. That’s when I really began to understand what Jesus said in Matthew 17:20,

For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

We have been earnestly praying these last several months like never before for God to move mountains!

We would greatly appreciate you joining us in prayer for God to move the mountains of 1) selling our house and 2) raising up financial partners and the funds necessary to get us to Taiwan and to sustain us in living and ministering in the remote villages of northeast Taiwan.

Should God lay it upon your heart to partner with us in prayer, please click “Contact” on the menu bar above and let us know. Also, if we can pray for you, please also let us know, and we would be honored to lift up those needs on your behalf.

God desires for the people of Taiwan to be saved! He has called our family to small, remote villages that have had little to no evangelical outreach. Our hearts are burdened for the people of these small villages who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ, and who will likely never hear unless someone goes and tells them.

13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”  — Romans 10:13-15

Notice verse 15 says, “And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Will you partner with us financially as a “sender”? God has called us, our local church is sending us, but we also need others to join in what God desires to do in northeast Taiwan. More information on our financial needs and on ways for sending donations can be found on the “Donate” page. We would be humbled to have you invest in the ministry that God has placed before our family.

To God be all the glory and honor and praise!

—– Paul —–

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