十分謝謝您們的禱告和配搭，因您們的支持，我們確能數算主在這新工場賜下的恩典祝福！首先，我們到埗第三星期已找到合適居所並順利遷入。第二，教會在短時間找到比前更好的地方, 進行裝修, 並在限期前交還舊址，搬進新址。第三，主讓我們在第三個月便能取得厄瓜多爾臨時居留身份。這一切使我們想起詩歌《數算主恩》的部份歌詞:「主的恩典，樣樣都要數，主的作為都要記清楚；主的恩典，樣樣都要數，必能叫你驚訝主奇妙看顧。」讚美主！
健民 ＆ 慧嫦
Dear mission prayer partners:
Thank you so much for your prayers and partnership! Because of that, we sure count a lot of blessings in this new mission field. First, we found our apartment in the third week upon our arrival. Second, the church was able to find a better place in such a short notice, made all the renovation, and moved into the new place in time. Third, our Lord granted us Ecuadorian temporary residency in the third month. All these remind us the lyric of the song of Count Your Blessings —“Count your many blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” Praise the Lord!
Although due to the hurricane in the East Coast and flight cancellation, a doctor from US could not come to Guayaquil, Ecuador for the medical mission in mid- September, another medical team arrived at the end of September. Thanks to the medical team and their acupunctural ministry for four full days, the service indeed was able to reach out to the Chinese community; many people came to seek for medical assistance, and we were able to greet them and show our caring to them. It was a good timing for the Chinese community to get to know and even some of them visited the new place of the church, please pray for the follow up visitation to those who came to seek for medical service.
We realize it is important to develop children ministry here; however, we do not have enough experience in children ministry; therefore, we and the church need more training. Thank God that a sister is willing to come to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to provide such training to the church in November. On the other hand, she will train us how to hold a special gospel children program. Moreover, in order to reach out to the Chinese community, a seminar in parenting will be held, please pray that more brothers and sisters are willing to join the training, involve in the children program. Also pray that we will be able to grab the opportunity to develop the children ministry in the near future.
- Derek has lower back pain once a while recently, please pray for recovery.
- We are working on the planning for short term mission teams in 2018; please pray for our partnership with different churches and the coordination.
- Please pray for the church direction and planning for the coming year of 2018.
- As it is getting toward year end, which is a busy season of Chinese restaurants and shops, please pray that brothers and sisters can manage to attend worship service regularly every Sunday.
Thank you very much for your prayers and support!
Derek and Sindy