The weather is starting to warm up for us here in Northern China. Though it is still mainly below freezing and we just had another snow last week, the bitter cold seems to have gone. Daylight seems to be getting longer and people seem to be on the streets more. As the weather changes, life continues on, and we are asking for your continued prayer in the following areas:
Relationships – Over the holiday last month, we were able to build some relationships by having a family in our home and also being invited to another family’s home for a meal. Pray that these relationships will grow, that doors will be opened, and that our language ability will increase so that we can effectively share the Gospel.
Language – March is our sixth month of language acquisition. At the end of this month, we have set a goal for me to try and preach for five minutes in Chinese. Pray as we take the next steps in the language learning process.
Church – Pray for boldness as the church we are working with, moves forward. This month, they are moving to a new and larger location, starting Sunday school, and going to try to invite everyone in the surrounding housing estate. Through reaching out to the surrounding community, the church desires to see more souls saved, baptized, and discipled.
Family – Continue to pray as there are still many things we are trying to adjust and become accustomed to. Also, pray for health. My wife has been sick on and off over the past several months. Pray that she will be able to overcome these health issues.
Men – While were are learning our new culture and language, we also desire to see God work through our lives by seeing others changed by the power of the Gospel. Pray that souls will be saved! Pray that men will surrender to give their lives for the Gospel ministry. Pray that we can train, disciple, and be an example unto them.
Church Planters Needed! – China needs more church planting missionaries. Where will they come from? They are going to come from people like you. You say “I don’t know anything about church planting!” That’s fine, I didn’t either when I surrendered. But God prepared me and allowed me to receive the training I needed. Andrew Murray said: “It is our weakness, heartily accepted and continually realized, that gives us our claim and access to the strength of Him who has said, ‘My strength is made perfect in weakness.’” May you continue to consider your life and God’s plan to reaching the millions here in China. Pray for laborers!
Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayers and financial support!
The Tolson Family