Please be in prayer for our paperwork to enter Taiwan. As I mentioned in our last prayer letter, Taiwan is now opened up to mainland Chinese so long as their spouse has residency in the country. The next step in the process for me to obtain residency in Taiwan is for me to be invited by a church in Taiwan to come into the country as a missionary. The government in Taiwan has made it so that only churches that meet certain qualifications and have gone through an application process are eligible to invite missionaries. So far, the churches that we have reached out to in Taiwan are not qualified or do not have any empty “slots” for new missionaries. Please pray that we would soon be connected with a church in Taiwan that is willing and able to invite me so that I can use the resulting residency to apply for a visa for Anny Grace. We are ready to leave for the field and are asking the Lord to provide this important piece of the paperwork puzzle.
We also ask that you continue to pray for China to open its borders once again to foreigners. While they are allowing foreigners with active visas to return to the country, they are still not accepting new visa applications. Lord willing, once the dust settles from the many international changes brought about by 2020, China will once again start opening its borders. China is a country with such a great need for gospel truth! There are still countless millions of people who know nothing about Christ and His love for them. Pray that the borders would open quickly so that missionaries could return and get to work preaching the gospel and starting churches.
Setup Fund: The Lord has provided our setup fund!
Airfare, Luggage, and Visas: Provided! (was $6000) Rent for a Year: Provided! (was $10,000) Vehicle: Provided! (was $15,000) Housing and Furniture: Provided! (was $10,000)
Thank you to everyone who gave to help us get setup when we arrive on the field! You all are a tremendous blessing!
Prayer Requests & Praises
Taiwan is opened up to mainland Chinese—praise the Lord!
Our setup fund is provided for—praise the Lord!
Pray that the Lord would provide us with a church in Taiwan that can invite us to come.
Pray that mainland China would open its borders soon.
Pray that the Lord would continue to raise up and send forth more laborers into His harvest field.