Greetings from Taiwan! When Taiwanese are busy shopping around, looking for Christmas sales, and planning for Christmas parties (especially among young people), churches are normally occupying themselves with preparing for Christmas programs around this time of the year. This is the contrast between the believers and non-believers during the Christmas season. With less than 3% of Christians in Taiwan, we know that there is still a lot more ground to cover—seeking more opportunities to share the Gospel, planting more churches, and training more pastors and leaders through seminary.
Eunice and I are no different. This year we are helping two churches since I have taken up an advisory role in another church planting project. While Eunice is busy preparing for a children evangelistic program at REPT (Reformed Evangelical Pulpit Taipei), I have to help out with the Christmas program at Xinzhuang Reformed Presbyterian Church (XRPC). More often than not, the most challenging part is not on organizing the programs, but on inviting non-believing friends to attend the programs. Usually, they refuse our invitation by giving all kinds of excuses. On the surface, they are very courteous, in their hearts they have no interest in spiritual matter and are darkened in understanding. Occasionally though, we do get surprises for getting positive response from some friends.
At any rate, we would like to invite you to pray with us that more people will join us, not only that they will have opportunity to hear the Gospel, but also we will have opportunity to build relationship with them in the long run.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Rom 1:16)
Thank you for your faithful support in all these years.
Moses and Eunice
Dec 1, 2015