Greetings to you! I trust this letter finds you and your family very well. John and I are very thankful for your continual support and prayers as John enters the market place and I continue in the full-time ministry with Every Nation Ministries
We began our new semester with an iMIX (International Ministry and Interest Xchange) party on “Love in Any Language”. We had a well attended crowd represented from China, Iran, Africa, Singapore, Peru, Taiwan, etc. A few of us had the privilege to share our stories on how we come to experience the love of God.
Many were moved by the testimonies and kindness the ‘hosts’ extended to them, particularly several young girls from Iran. We are very encouraged and excited by many of the internationals’ interests for further bible discussions and church attendance.
One such life is Yue Wu from China. Yue accompanied her husband Chun Xioa Li to UNC as he pursues his PhD in Economics. Yue, in her own right, has a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies, but now working on starting a masters in lingustics. We met at one of the outreach parties of which she expressed her interest in studying the Bible.
Although she was “baptized” in a three-self church (government church in China), she didn’t have a grasp of the Gospel and what it meant to be born again. After our second meeting,Yue gave her heart to Jesus and is now learning the foundations of what it means to be the follower of Christ. Now her husband has expressed his interest in joining us in our Bible study! We are very excited and expecting for more to join us in the near future!
I am very privileged to be part of iMIX since its early stage of launching when we came back from the mission field. Since our launch, through five iMIX parties, seven weekly Bible study outreaches in our home and on campuses, some hundreds and hundreds of internationals have been touched with the love of God and over 25 have received Christ! What an AMAZING God we serve!
On the home front, Hannah, John, Christian and Daniel (respectively 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd grade) are enjoying and thriving in their current school. Hannah loves being in chorus, Girl Scouts and serving in the children church. The boys still enjoy Tae Kwon Do and had just finished their indoor soccer season and looking forward to joining the spring outdoor soccer team. For John and I we continue to work hard to balance life of full time ministry for me and full time work for John.
We are so thankful that His amazing grace flowing through you is taking our little bit of love, time, energy, and multiplying it into a movement that we pray will last beyond our lives!
With Sincere Gratitude,