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“Do not doubt, but believe.” John 20:27

Tuesday, July 30

Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan shi group activity in the Tzu Chi Buddhist Technical College cafeteria

 

In 1999 the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan asked me to plant a college ministry in Hualien. The Hualien Aboriginal Campus Ministry (HACM) began at Tzu Chi Buddhist Technical College with three students. I met them at a print shop while copying English-language gospel songs. One of the students asked me to teach the songs I was copying, so I invited her and her friends to come to our mission center near their school. The following week they came to learn. We met for many weeks as I taught them the songs and explained the lyrics. When they asked me why I was willing to take the time to teach them, I told them the story of God’s love through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. I shared the grace and love with them.

Now this student group has became one of largest Christian groups in Hualien. This year we have 165 members in this group called Pan shi (huge rock). I asked God to give me more students and God gave me more than I can handle! No classroom is big enough to hold the group, so we meet outside, in front of the students’ dormitory, and on rainy days we move to the cafeteria. There we sing gospel songs, and hundreds of students in the dormitory can hear them. Every time we meet, I am in awe of God’s marvelous work and have a heart full of gratitude to God.

Rev. Choon Lim, PC(USA) regional liaison, East Asia

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) People in Mission
Presbyterian Church in Taiwan:
Rev. Dr. John McCall, leadership development facilitator
Emily Seitztheological/missiology professor
Rev. Jonathan Seitz, theological/missiology professor

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Teresa Mader, PMA
Monica Maeyer, BOP

Let us pray

Dear Lord, the source of our strength, you are good to provide for our needs in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. Thank you for your guidance and wisdom to carry out the work you have called us to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 54; 146
First Reading 2 Samuel 3:6-21
Second Reading Acts 16:6-15
Gospel Reading Mark 6:30-46
Evening Psalms 28; 99

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