Healthy Family, Healthy Community

God is great! We have been encouraged by His words, “The Spirit of God is on me, because the Lord has chosen me to bring good news to poor people. He has sent me to heal… to tell… to comfort all… tell about the year of the Lord’s favor… They will be called oaks, planted by the Lord so He may be honored.” (Isaiah 61:1-3)

field of rice

Some years ago, we began the Healthy Family Life (HFL) project in a local village. A few months ago, we met with the leaders in a new village, and it seemed obvious that God had prepared this place for ministry. The new leaders were very happy to meet after the long quarantine and eager to start the project. Experienced leaders from the previous village came and shared their experiences with the new leaders. One of the struggles in this new village was not knowing the right way to use minerals, or knowing what sorts of fruit trees and bushes work best for their climate. That’s why they suffer low harvest and low income. It was one of the biggest issues in their area. May the Lord give them wisdom in implementing the seed project and a plentiful harvest.

In the next training, the experienced leaders took the new leaders through healthy relationships and the five love languages. We were excited that the new participants were very active and motivated through the trainings. They knew the value of the love languages (1 Cor 13:4-5) in healthy relationships. They understood the meaning of forgiveness and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23).

We also held some other integral discipleship trainings for families that participated in the Christmas Love project with us. We walked them through worldview and development and small group training, giving them new ideas to help them plan new love activities. They would like to invite their neighbors into their home, drink tea, and share the Gospel with them.

Our Coffee-life ministry has been amazing. We had many guests and several unbelieving young people attend. One of the themes was “On the Father’s heart.”  We invited influential fathers of different ages to share. We had an amazing open discussion where young people could share their point of view in a safe and comfortable environment.

One young man shared about his childhood. He grew up without a father. Once, he got involved in a fight at school, and the father of one boy came to school and began to humiliate, insult, and beat him. He was scared. At that moment, he sensed the absence of a father in his life. He needed protection and someone to give him advice. This story touched our hearts. We saw the importance of a father in our lives, someone to learn good life skills from.

Prayer requests:

  1. Please pray for our health. Some of our team members are sick with common flu and kidney problems. May the Lord heal us.
  2. Please pray for us as we carry out medical trainings in a local region. May the Lord direct our team and the two doctors in this new project. We face many spiritual and physical obstacles during preparation for this project.
  3. Please pray for Coffee-life events. There are new unbelieving young adults attending. We need your prayers as we are openly sharing the Gospel with them.
  4. Please pray for HFL project in the local village. May the Lord guide us in His field of harvest so that we can bring the light of the Lord to the hearts of villagers.
  5. Please pray for discipleship trainings and trainees. May the Lord bless their families and their ministry in villages.

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