Reaching the Next Generation Here in Penang

Merry Christmas! We wish you abundant blessings this holiday season.  We wanted you to know how truly honored Cindy and I are to serve on your behalf on the mission field in Malaysia.

As you know this has been a very challenging financial year for so many around the world.  And we are humbled and so thankful for your prayer, your faith, your financial support and your unwavering commitment to spread the Gospel around the world.

This year may have been a challenging year, but God has shown Himself faithful by meeting our every need.  We pray He’ll exceed your expectations this season and this coming year of 2010.

It was great connecting with so many friends during our visit to the United States this summer, along with seeing dear friends from New Zealand during an Every Nation Conference in Singapore.  Our last Christmas in the United States was in 2003, and during the holidays there is a longing for me to be back in the US for a white Christmas.  But knowing we are in your thoughts and prayers is a real encouragement to our family.

Great things are continuing to happen here.  Last month we saw over 500 youth attend Eaglepoint’s “Change Your World” event here in Penang. Hundreds of youth have embraced the call to live radically for Christ and make a huge impact for Christ in this city.  It was an amazing event.

Eaglepoint Christian Fellowship has grown greatly spiritually and in numbers, solid foundations have been laid in the lives of those in our church family, and we are preparing to set in a new lead pastor on January 10th.  This has been the goal of this church plant when it began 3 years ago.  Another great church has been established for the glory of God and the advancement of the Gospel.

Cindy and I are planning be seeking Him through prayer and fasting January 10-20, 2010.  We’d like to ask you to keep our family in your prayers from now until this time.  We are seeking the Lord about our long term role here in Penang, Malaysia, a possible relocation to a new location in Asia or a return to the United States to start a new church.  Thanks so much for your prayers.

We would also love to pray for your family.  Please send us your prayer requests via Twitter (@johnbsimpson) or e-mail (

Thanks you again for being such a blessing this year.

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