2013-12-04

Published on 12/04/13

Dear friends and supporters,

Thank you for being our co-workers by means of prayer and giving.

This week I will share quotes from two letters, which recently came to our home in Boston. The first letter is from a new friend who attended one of our International Thanksgiving Dinners. He is a young Christian who was influenced by a sister ministry, which is part of our growing regional network. His understanding concerning the importance of ministering to the world in the city was encouraging.

It was such a great time at your house this Sunday. Frankly, I had been a little bit nervous before joining the dinner. I was thinking that I might be the only stranger at the table. However, when I saw the smiles, I realized that there is no reason to be intimidated and I should give a HUG back as you showed the generosity and embrace me with delicious food.

I was very surprised, as well as impressed that you had welcomed over 300 Chinese students at your house. As you said, many of them have gone back to China, bringing the Bible, which I think is the most amazing part of your job.

The second quote is from a man in his upper 70’s. He is a member of a church that financially supports us.

We read your October reports. We want to support you through prayer and giving.

We have been reminded of Ephesians 1:15-19. We’re sure you are familiar with this passage but it is one that we are becoming aware of because of our awareness that has been brought to us because of your mission.

It is a wonderful blessing to be joined in ministry by this couple. Even in their upper 70’s, they desire to make the gospel known to the nations. We are now Great Commission partners.

These two quotes illustrate the deep relationships that form when serving the Savior. These relationships became relationships because of our common bond in our Savior, and because of our common commitment to make our Savior known to those who do not have Him. We are very thankful to God for His unfathomable gift, for all of you who pray and give so we can minister to the world in Boston.

We love you,

Bill and Deb