Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Remember taking the bus to go to school every day when I was in college. The scene of people anxiously waiting for the bus to arrive is still vivid in my mind. One of the members of our Short-Term Mission Team to Taiwan gave a moving testimony during our first training session. He told us one day while he was waiting for the bus, a pastor came up to him and shared with him about Jesus Christ. After this initial encounter, he eventually became a Christian. Today, his heart is full of love, thanksgiving, and excitement. His desire is to spread the gospel to those who have never heard it before.
God uses people and circumstances to bring the gospel message to those who do not know Him. It is indeed a blessing and a privilege for all Christians to go and tell others about the good news. Jesus says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Our STM-Taiwan 2017 team will begin on July 7 and continue until July 23. We will share the gospel and God’s love to the youth through our English camp. May the word of God be planted into the hearts of these young people.
We will use SOW’s ‘Overview of Ruth’ as the main curriculum during our 5-day English camp. We will introduce the gospel message of how Jesus came to die for sinners and how they can be saved from eternal condemnation. Please pray for the hearts of the campers that the Holy Spirit will touch each of them. Please also pray for travel mercy as well as spiritual and physical health for the 22 members of our team. May God help us to be strong and courageous as we journey on for Him, and may we return with unforgettable experiences and grateful hearts.
Our mission to Taiwan is to bring God’s word to the unreached. The Multimedia Teaching Material DVDs are like seeds being carried by the wind. The messages will be sowed in the fields of people’s hearts. With proper watering and nurturing, the seeds will grow and flourish. Hence, lives be will changed accordingly. We welcome you to join our team to sow, to harvest, and to rejoice together. The Scripture says, “But the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Susan Chen
Founder and Lifetime Volunteer
Spring of Water International Ministries