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First Update from East Asia Trip

Good Monday morning everyone,

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Here is our first update from Jim and the team in East Asia right now:

We had a good trip through many airports and bus stations. We have all arrived safely as well as all of our luggage! We really like J (local missionary) and his wife. He is my age (Jim) and she is about 12 years younger. Sunday morning they shared their mission with us. They are called to reach around 17 UUPGs (Unreached Unengaged People Groups) in the province that we are in. It is amazing to see God’s progressive revelation. As we continue to obey God, He will continue to provide for our needs and continue to increase our vision. (See 1 Kings 17: 1-16)

During our devotional time J’s wife prayed. She does not pray like we do. She has much more passion as she repeatedly thanked God for His love for us and for giving His Son. She then prayed for the M People and began to weep. Our team was convicted as we thought about how many times we have wept for the M People. 

It is Monday morning and we hope to meet with the pastor of the 3 Self Church. Please pray that this will be the beginning of great things for the work that God is doing here.

All is well with our team.

Please pray Colossians 4: 2-6 for us.

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Jim