Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I recently received a letter from Dr. Chloe Sun, professor of Old Testament at Logos Evangelical Seminary. She said, “The Ezra Bible Study Set video produced by Spring of Water International Ministries is one of the few Bible study resources that combines scripture study, archaeological findings, and biblical teachings presented at the historical sites…I strongly recommend this valuable resource, and trust that more Christians can benefit from it.” Dr. Sun’s comment encourage both me and my staff greatly and our hearts are filled with thanksgiving and praise!
Looking back from when SOW first established until now, God has faithfully provided everything we needed for all the productions, and we have followed God’s guidance each step of the way. Currently, all five of our Bible Study Sets (Joshua, Ruth, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) are being used in 27 countries around the world. Through the production of each Bible Study Set, we are starting to see more and more of God’s will during the End Times. We pray that God uses this effort to move the hearts of His people just like prophet Habakkuk 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)
This year, the initial editing of the Bible Study video of the Book of Judges started in June, and should be completed by the end of the year. In 2018, we are planning to publish the Wisdom Book Series. We have started the script writing process for the Bible Study Guide for the Book of Job and should start filming at the end of this year. At the same time, we are working on translating the Bible study guide for the Book of Esther into Arabic, followed by dubbing, music composition, and video production. We are hoping that our Arabic projects can support churches that are evangelizing activiely in the Middle East. We are trusting that God will give us the wisdom, good collaborations between the different departments, and financial resources to complete these projects in a timely manner. If you feel God’s leading, please pray for us and partner with us by supporting us financially, so that we can all share the fruit and the award from heaven.
Jesus says, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Since sharing the gospel has no geographical boundaries, we must overcome any cultural and language barriers. As our Taiwan short-term mission team is preparing to depart, my heart is full of thanksgiving, and God had richly blessed our Taiwan team in the last seven years. Moving forward, we are planning to expand our work into other culture as well. Just as Palms 2:8 says, “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” I truly believe that God will bless both you and me for the effort we put in SOW, so that more people in different countries will have the opportunity to study the Bible and be able to live an abundant life in Christ. It is the vision of SOW, as an organization, to enable Christians and churches to grow and flourish, so that the gospel can be spread to the ends of the earth. I hereby sincerely invite you to join us and participate in the Great Commission together!
Love in Christ,
Rev. Susan Chen
Founder and Lifetime volunteer