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By Andi Kuo
Our Taiwan Short Term Missions team had 6 members this time. We saw the work of the Holy Spirit. When God’s children prayed in unity, miracles happened, glorifying God. Every morning, before we set out, we prayed with the Word of the day, asking the Holy Spirit to guide us.
On the 1st day, we arrived in Yilan, Taipei. As soon as we met Soo and Hannah Hwang, the Korean speaking Alliance missionaries, Soo told us that he received a Word from God recently, that was from Psalm 106:8, where it said, “Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.” And then, we had the first gathering at a restaurant; we called it “The Lord’s Feast.” Although there was a lot of unknown, we held on by faith. The people who came were people with physical challenges. One of them was the father of one of my preschool staff. Before we left for Taiwan, we had asked this pre-school teacher if she wanted us to see her parents, but she turned it down. As soon as we recognized the father, Mr. Lo, it seemed like we saw the glory of God. He was doing His wonders, making His mighty power known! After lunch, Mr. Lo invited us to his home. Soo remembered that he had been praying for this village for a while, and he believed that God would make His mighty power known in this place. I personally also believe that the parents of my preschool teacher will soon be saved. Read more
By Dean C.
Last fall, my wife asked me if we should sign up our 5 year old for the SJCAC missions trip with YWAM in San Francisco. My immediate reaction was, “Are you sure the minimum age is 5 years? That must be a mistake. Isn’t YWAM located in the Tenderloin? The infamous neighborhood with prevalent drug use and crime? Maybe they meant a 15 year minimum age. I don’t know how little kids would be able to serve on this missions trip.”
Well, we confirmed that it was not a mistake. They really were allowing 5 year olds to register! I was still hesitant to sign our child up, but we saw this as an opportunity to take a step of faith and allow God to work wonders. Read more
By Wayland Shih
The few weeks leading up to the birth of my first child were a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and fear. I had never developed paternal feelings and emotions toward infants. I never volunteered to babysit, I never had the desire to hold someone else’s baby (they just seemed slimy and dirty), and I always sought a place of quiet and relative solitude. Part of me was gripped with fear — that I would become bitter at my child with how my life would be changed by his addition — goodbye lazy weekends, sleeping in, watching sports, romance, and autonomy with my time at home, with friends, and at work. Because of this, I feared that I would not be able to provide the love that my child would need. Read more