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June 9, 2019

How to find true rest in unprecedented times.

Update Fall 2020: News

Update Fall 2020

Hello friends:

Thank you for your prayers! Here is a quick update. First, praise the Lord that He is still in control, working in these tough times. In light of the present circumstances, meeting new students has been challenging. Nonetheless, the Lord has drawn some students to our Monday night English Bible class from different countries from Asia and South America. Also, my focus has been in following up with students and scholars, here and abroad. I will continue to meet with a scholar who has become a believer and a few others who have gone back and expressed an interest to continue to meet online. Video conferencing cannot replace physical interaction, but the Lord has opened up doors with students who previously did not have the time to meet in person. I am also reminded that the most effective way to reach students is to ask questions. This allows them to talk, and think through what they really believe. During this process they discover that they do have faith in something (either themselves or some other created thing). Then I have the opportunity to explain what it means to have faith in Christ. It has been a good discipline to ask questions instead of always providing quick answers. This process allows them to discover truth for themselves. It has been a blessing to see how the Lord has opened up hearts! Finally, I have had good times seeking the Lord. I have been refreshed in His word and prayer and have had time to prepare for future studies. 

Also, our family has been doing well. Our boys are attending school and doing well academically and socially. In addition, a friend of ours has been helping us watch the boys. He has been a great blessing. He had hoped to go to Taiwan in August to minister through a church and improve his Mandarin skills, but was prevented because of the virus. He is fluent in Chinese and even provides Chinese classes for our boys! Sarah is also walking and full of energy! It is hard keeping up with her! 

But also, we have had other family issues. First, my mother had fallen and broken her hip. She was rushed to the hospital and had surgery a few days after her diagnosis. But the surgery went very well. Currently, she is walking on her own, and is staying in an assisted living facility. Secondly, Jenny’s dad also had heart surgery. He had 3 ½ stents placed in his coronary artery. Gratefully, he is also recovering well. Finally, Jenny’s aunt had fallen on a hiking trip, breaking her bone in four places. She too is doing well under the circumstances. Though there have been some struggles in our family, but also we have witnessed God’s faithfulness to provide. Please pray for my mom, Jenny’s dad and aunt to recover well. 

Thank you for your prayers! May the Lord richly bless you! 

Adrian and Jenny 

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