Just When You Thought…

…it was safe to stop thinking about China…

After a much-needed four month blogging sabbatical (okay, maybe not much-needed), it is time to resume fully operational updating maneuvers. It would be hard to go back and talk about all that’s happened in these four months, so suffice it to say that it’s been an amazing time, God has blessed in incredible ways, and I am more persuaded than ever before that the Gospel of Christ can change lives.

This past week we were excited to have Austin Gardner here with us. He has majorly invested in my life, and it was awesome to have him here with us to get his perspective and advice on where the Lord has led us thus far. (It was primarily his encouragement that has driven me back to writing) We had a special activity this past weekend which was a landmark in our church’s history:

1) Our newly-formed activity committee planned the entire activity by themselves. And they did a fantastic job, by the way – I was really proud of them. They about flatlined when I told them I wasn’t even going to the activity (a bonfire after the church service), but they really earned a big victory!

2) We had our high attendance for one service and for all of our services in a weekend. The place was packed, and there was a fantastic number of first-timers.

3) My first time translating. Wasn’t sure what was going to tap out first, my tongue or my brain, but they were both at the breaking point.

No one trust Christ that night that I know of, but everyone heard the Gospel presented exceedingly clearly and convincingly. Two students have accepted Christ this week in cell-group Bible studies led by Chinese students!

So expect more entries soon – there’s still a lot to discuss about the Gospel in China!

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4 Comments on “Just When You Thought…”

  1. Chris May 17, 2009 at 2:38 am #

    Great to have you back! I’ll stay posted. Can’t wait to hear what God is continuing to do in China.

  2. Ron Maggard May 17, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Glad you finished your sabatical – always great to hear what God is doing with you. We have been following with second and third hand info – so we are happy to get it straight from the … well you know.

  3. Rachel May 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Glad to get an update. I have been praying for yall.

  4. Mark May 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Glad to see you writing!

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