18 Sep Update from Jana
Jana sent these items from Macau on September 13.
“Our ELP classes started in early September with VERY FEW students. This is discouraging for all of us. Pray that more of our students will return during the next couple of weeks. Pray for wisdom on how to handle the situation. Pray for a sense of peace that this is God’s ministry, and He’s in control. (To be honest, I’m feeling more stressed than peaceful right now.)
“Lamar and Karen Crumbley arrived safely, with their arrival nicely timed between two typhoons, so that their flight schedule wasn’t affected by bad weather. They’re getting settled in and finding their way around. Pray for them as they continue to adjust to Macau and develop relationships with our Chinese friends.
“English Bible Studies started again after the summer break. Several women returned. A few others are planning to come after their children get settled into their new school year. Pray for Tiffany, Miss Cheong, Carmen, and Pansy. All of them are non-Christians who have returned to our English Bible Studies. Pray that their lives will be changed as they study God’s Word.”
“Our ELP secretary, Michael, is taking come church-related courses this year. He thought that his class schedule wouldn’t affect his work schedule with us, but it ends up that there are a lot of time conflicts. He will decide by the end of this month whether to continue working for us with fewer hours or whether to just quit the job and focus on his classes. We’ve appreciated his commitment to our ministry on Taipa, and we want to encourage him as he seeks God’s will for his future. Either way, we’ll need to find another part-time secretary. Pray for God to lead us to the right person.”
“My financial support is now at 99% for this term. Much of this consists of one-time gifts, so I will continue to be in need of monthly supporters in the future. I also have teammates who are still in need of monthly supporters. However, I am thankful for God’s provision for this term.”