Above all, I thank the Lord for His special grace by which He has kept me and sustained my ministry. There have been struggles, challenges and new opportunities in the ministry. However, there have also been joy, fruits and encouragements. Thank you very much for your faithful partnership in supports and prayers.
I thank God that the church is growing in number and in faith and that my preaching in midweek gatherings and Sunday services have been edifying to the members as well as evangelistic to those who listened, unbelievers from inside and outside of the building. Since we welcome more people to our service, we have decided that it is necessary to extend the church building. We are going to work on that in coming weeks. The overall progress of the church is encouraging. Please pray that this church would be firmly established, spiritually healthy and become a model place where potential pastors and evangelists are trained and sent out. Please remember this in your prayer.
In addition to regularly preaching in Church services, I've also preached occasionally on social network called Wechat to a group of about 500 members. As a result, some pastors and church leaders from China have contacted me and invited me to preach at their churches and to speak at a youth conference later this year. This region is also our target in China outreach project. We could be able to reformed tens of churches in that region. This could be a wonderful way to connect, arrange, and execute plans of training local church leaders and even sending out missionaries to them. Please pray for this too.
Finally, I would like to thank you for sponsoring and arranging my trip to Cambodia next week, 14-18 August. This will help me enrich my experience & knowledge both as a pastor and as a mission director. I look forward to learning a lot from this conference and from what my brother, CH, is doing there. I would also like to let you know that I am having monthly meeting with the other HC missionaries in this region for updates, mutual encouragement and prayer.
Thank you and God bless you.
Yours in Christ, JH (August 2017)