July 2018【Be the LORD’s witnesses to the ends of the earth】

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Peace be with you!

Thanks be to God who is the true God created the universe and all things and He created the summer for us to enjoy the sunshine and beaches.   Our loving God also bestowed on us the passion to preach the gospel and allowed us to sow the seed of the kingdom of God even in the summer time.

2018 Taiwan Short-term Mission

Under the guidance of God, the annual Taiwan short-term mission was completed successfully.   Although parts of Taiwan were hit by typhons, God kept the places of the short-term mission from the effect of typhons. Not only so, in certain locations of the short-term mission, God allow 100% of the students to determine to believe in the Lord.  Overall this year there is more than 90% of the students accept Jesus and become children of the kingdom of God.   We thank God for these souls who are saved and pray that God will lead them to join churches so that they can continue their spiritual growth.

Rev. Maxwell using SOW Bible study material

After the ascension of Jesus, He appeared to the disciples and said “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)   The seed of gospel not just was spread by the SOW short-term mission team in Taiwan, but also through the SOW materials and our missionaries reached two Muslim countries- Nigeria and Pakistan.   In an earlier letter, we briefly introduced our missionary partners Pastor Ulo in Nigeria and Rev. Maxwell in Pakistan.   Nigeria and Pakistan are of those countries where persecution of Christians is most severe.   Their Christians and missionaries are living under persecution and threat daily.   But for the cause of Christ, whenever they were weak, they became strong and kept on sending us the good news.   Rev. Maxwell of Pakistan and his wife Terresa told us they recently used the SOW materials  in a sister Bible study group in one local church.   Through this study group, God attracted around 30 sisters and 7,8 children to come to read the word of God.

Rev. Ulo giving SOW Bible study materials to brothers and sisters

Rev. Ulo of Nigeria did missionary work and established churches in the southern villages of Nigeria.  Although under the persecution from Islamic government, he successfully registered his church Eternal Life Ministry in Nigeria.   The dedications of the missionaries in the front line of Arabic world deeply moved us, and also allowed us to see the desperate need in the Arabic world.  Through “Muslim 1000” program, we sent them 50 sets English Book of Ezra and 50 sets English Book of Nehemiah to support their work.

In addition, SOW is working in an intense pace on the production of Arabic version of Esther and Ruth.   Thanks be to God, the authoring of the Esther DVD has been completed.   A few weeks later, it will be sent to the factory in Egypt for DVD duplication.   In the same time, the translation and dubbing for the Arabic version of Ruth has been completed and will move to the next phase of production. Dear brothers and sisters, if God touched your heart about the Muslim missionary, but you do not know how to participate or how to share the great salvation of Jesus Christ to them. I encourage you through donation and prayer to support the production of Arabic version of Esther and Ruth so that the seed of gospel can be sowed in the Muslim world with the Esther and Ruth Bible study materials, thus you can participate the great mission Jesus commanded us and to be a witness for the Lord till the ends of the earth.

May God bless you and give you grace!

Rev. Susan Chen
Founder and Lifetime Volunteer
Spring of Water International Ministries

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