Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25
While we continue to do ministry in an international city we are constantly reminded of the trials and challenges back in America. So when I read this verse a day ago I was reminded of this truth. With that said, we present to you some good news!
Taiwan has gone over fifty days without a local case of COVID-19! The local government has been fighting to inform and equip the country, but also the world! (Just check out this website! https://taiwancanhelp.us/ ) This has meant Kennedy has enjoyed unrestricted school and play. Brittany and Justin have been able to get away for some much needed coffee dates. (That is, with a little tag-along, albeit a cute one.) And The Aroma Church has been able to reopen their doors to in-person services. Praise the Lord!
Regarding that last bit, something that has been interesting is that while several church members have been slow to return, the Lord has brought new people in. David is a man who came to our English ministry, Coffee Talk through googling “English events in Taipei.” After we told him a church met in the upstairs of the cafe, he told us that he was a Christian but had not been able to find a community of believers and so he had quit attending church for some time. He’s been attending our community events for the last four weeks! Praise the Lord!
Additionally, the young man playing the guitar in the picture above, I met when we first moved to Taiwan five years ago. Frustrated with relationships and God, four years ago he left the church. However, our God is one of many chances! He didn’t stop working in this man’s heart. This young man has recently returned and it’s been encouraging to see the community embrace him again. Praise the Lord!
We hope this encourages you in a time when the world might look chaotic. Thank goodness we serve a God of peace! If you want to hear more about what’s happening or connect with us personally would you send us an email? We’d love to pray for you by name. Just send us a message to siemens at ChopsticksAndScooters dot com
Much love and many blessings,