MT 2016 Taiwan Mission Sharing
(English version behind this Chinese version)
台東 – 屏東 – 桃園的宣道結束後，佩帆繼續進行兩場營會：宜蘭(75人，20隊員)及台北(55人，6隊員)。都因各地隊員一心的擺上為主爭戰，齊力合一的完成了今年的台宣使命。耶穌心慰的像對過去的隊員一樣，也對我們今年的台宣隊員說了: 「又良善又忠心的僕人!」(太25:21, 23)。感謝讚美主!
First time we did Taidong mission(~110 students, 21 teammates), having experienced Pindong mission for years, we were totally amazed by students’ attention and enthusiasm to learn about God and English. One afternoon we visited a nursing home to comfort 30 so old folks. After singspiration, I was invited to give a spontaneous message, afterwards, I called them to receive Jesus by waving both hands in their wheelchairs. Instantly, 8 joyfully received Jesus, two more after personal consultation. Later in the evening, we all went to pray for the church being started in the tribal village and worshiped God there.
Next, another Mission Taiwan team of 80 teammates conducted 10 camps in 10 schools from Ligang to Dongang with ~600 students. Thanks to Doris’ hard work , the whole team was able to stay in one nice conference center. We had a new strategy for this years’ mission, three English message speakers were going around to proclaim Gospel in each camp. And this was just arrangement only in the last few days by God’s will. Thanks be to God, it helps a lot. Especially, one speaker is a magician from Japan, using magic to explain the gospel*, raising sensational responses from all kids and their joyful screaming were heard all over the campuses. Right during the rehearsals of our camps’ final presentations, the super Typhoon came, we had to presented it earlier, just in time to wrap up the camp and departed safely.
Just before going home, Magic ED and me conducted the final weekend mission in a Taoyuan church of ~350 people. ED was proclaiming the truth with his magic to raise all kinds of sensations and again, with screaming laugh like in Pingdong. I delivered the Sunday message three times. Upon finishing the last one, I made a altar call, one raised hand, called again, two more, then being touched, I asked those who raised hands to come to front for the prayers by the whole church. To my surprise, many folks were walking to the front, ~20, praising God for the great power of His word to change people’s lives.
As Taidong, Pingdong and Taoyuan missions were completed, Peifan diligently led two more camps in Yilan( 75 students with 20 teammates) and Taipei(55 students with 6 teammates). It is all due to our teammates single minded to fight the spiritual warfare for Christ, they were working harmoniously in unity to once again fulfill God’s great commission in this year’s Taiwan mission. Jesus said to our MT 21016 teammates just as those Mission Taiwan teams before: “Well done, good and faithful servants!” (Mat 25:21, 23).
* In one act, he asked the children for a snicker to fill a drink, as he poured down the water into the shoe, kids were screaming. Then, he pulled out a cup of black water from the snicker and asked anyone to drink it, they all despised him. In unbearable disguise he raised the cup and drank it amid the screaming of all the children. He then said to them, I drank the cup of your dirty feet washing water to clean your feet. And so your heart was as dirty as your feet, likewise, Jesus drank the dirty heart washing water for you to clean your heart.
**In one new school camp we encountered a strong will woman pastor who insisted on leading the camp and asked her young co-workers to lead the worship and taught some English words. We had to stand by and watched in despair, the result was loud scolding from the altar and naughtily noisy reaction from the students. In the evening team meeting, we decided to take back the camp. On the next day we were back in full control, led by Morris, soon the camp was filled with love and encouragement, in lesser than one hour the kids were happily singing the hymns on the stage one class after another, enjoying the love of God.
Mission Taiwan 2015 brief
Mission Taiwan 2015 in one of the 12 schools (九如國小)
MT 2016 news bits..
Welcome aboard MT 2016’s English Gospel Camp!
But we cannot really teach much English, since most of the kids, even at middle grades, are still at the 1st grade level. For a week of camp we will try to let the kids experience the live English with us through our interaction with them in listening and speaking, instead of focusing on learning some vocabularies and grammars. Hopefully by doing so, they will somewhat overcome the barrier inside and start to learn English at ease.
However we surely can share God’s love easily no matter how small the kids are. The number one thing to share God’s love is the everlasting endurance (fortunately, it’s only 5 days!), from us those kids will feel the love and want to seek our God of the true love.
Prayerfully, every kid at the end will say that I like to learn English and know Jesus as well, just like those kids wrote down on their camp feedback forms before.