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Last Sunday Jeanette returned to Taiwan safely after the funeral of her father.  We are very grateful to the Lord for allowing Jeanette to spend some time with her father before he lost consciousness.  Funeral which is never easy was conducted peacefully, and Jeanette was able to be with her mother for a week to grieve with her.

Ultimately we are grateful to the Lord for the fact that Jeanette’s father was a believer, and that he is indeed at a better place.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone for your prayers.

Prayer has become an integral part in our lives as we get through each day here in Taiwan, as we prepare & share each message in Mandarin, as we reach out to those around us, and as we teach & raise our children.  All these endeavors naturally lead us to pray…

What’s amazing is that what started out as desperate cries for help, God has transformed to something much more.  Prayer has become the means to nurture our relationship with God & love for Him where answers to our prayers become secondary.  What becomes primary is that you walk away from God’s presence more in love with Him despite all that’s happening or not happening around you.

Sometimes our current church culture has a way of reducing prayer to merely function & outcome, but the key word in prayer is really communion, that is communion with God.

We assess life in terms of success or failure.  We define ministry by whether there’s visible works or not.  But the most crucial question that applies to all facets of life & ministry is whether we have a genuine communion with the Lord or not.  If we do, the way we look at all aspects of life, our observation & assessment will be quite different from those of the world.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).

I am grateful that God is still working in me after all these years of being in ministry.

Maybe it has just begun…how interesting.