We are writing to thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support for our Taiwan ministry. In part God credits you for the fruits of our labors in family and ministry (Phil 4:17). As we have returned for our usual 9 week summer in the US (every two years), we have been making our rounds visiting churches and supporters, mostly in the PA area. We were able to meet with some of you. For others, sorry we were not able to meet with you personally due to timing or distance.
Last summer I (Tim) developed a new website at www.friendsofcrts.org that we continue to post new photos, our prayer memos, prayer requests and numerous articles I have written related to family counseling and ministry. Feel free to explore those items for your own information and updating. Just today I posted our family and ministry power point 2010-2011 to enable you to get a quick summary of our lives with lots of photos helping you to picture things a bit more clearly. Look on the website under missionaries, Tim Yates, ministry tab and you will see the PDF power point for viewing online or downloading. Last month I also posted the new CRTS Annual Report 2010-2011 under supported ministries tab, CRTS, also for viewing online or downloading. This 20 page magazine gives lots of detail on various aspects of the CRTS ministry over the past year, including the Reformed Publishing Company, the Family Counseling Center and the China Reformed Theological Seminary developments. Instead of printing that for distribution this year, it has been posted online for your viewing.
One of the big events for us this summer was the wedding of our second daughter Natalie to Doug Hoffer in Harrisburg, PA on July 10. The wedding was outdoors at a golf & tennis club with the reception on site. The weather was beautiful and Natalie’s planning for the event came together nicely. We are enjoying some time with them in Ephrata before we return to Taiwan on August 11.
May the Lord bless and keep you in his grace and give you joy in the works of your hands and contentment with your situation in life (Eccles 5:18-20; Phil 4:12-13),
US number to direct dial through Magicjack system via internet to our apartment in Taiwan (12 hrs ahead) 717-435-7955