(Update 7) God was here long before us

Dear Family and Friends,

Today has been another great day. We were privileged to spend the morning with our missionary friends in Joe City. We were able to explore the city that they have been pouring their lives into for the past six years. We were blown away by the love that they have for these people and the close relationships that they have been able to form with their community. During our time with them, they took us to visit some friends that have various physical disabilities. A team member was able to share with these men the story of Jesus and his action of washing the disciple’s feet. The team member was then able to share with them the truth of the gospel. We were encouraged by the response of these men and their willingness to hear about Jesus.

Later on, our team spread throughout the city in order to meet with students. Some of the members were able to meet up with the friends that were made yesterday. During this time, the good news was shared again and questions about it were able to be answered. Other team members were able to take part in the university’s soccer practice in order to build relationships and to encourage those that were around.

It has been a busy day, but a good one. We have been so blessed during our time here in Joe City. It is amazing to see how God has been working in this city since long before any of us stepped foot in it several years ago. God has great plans for this place and we are humbled to have had the privilege of seeing these plans unfold around us.

Tomorrow we will begin our journey home. Please be praying for us through this journey. Also, please continue praying for the workers that are remaining here and the people that have heard the good news this week. Please join us as we pray for God to move within their hearts and within their city.

Team C

Please Pray…

  • Pray for receptive hearts for the people that the team will encounter

  • Pray for the perseverance of the local church as they face persecution

  • Pray for our missionary friends who continue to labor in the fields

  • Pray for the gospel to take root in those who have heard

  • Pray for the health of our team members

  • Pray for the Spirit to set meetings in advance and to direct their steps

  • Pray that God would be glorified among the Chinese people

  • Pray for safe travels as our team begins the long journey home

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