Thursday, August 13, 2009

Report from the trip. God at work in China!

I told Glenn the day that I arrived in Hong Kong that I was not totally sure WHY I was on this trip. I just knew THAT I needed to make this trip. The Lord made that part clear to me. The rest would become clear with each passing day I spent in China.

It is just not possible to describe this trip in words…and that is really frustrating. First of all, you need to know that I cannot. There are many things that I would love to share but cannot. The work that many of our brothers and sisters are doing is just too important to ever take the chance to interrupt it.

I DO, however want to share some things. So, here goes. I am going to give you some quick statements. If you want to know more, ask me:
  • EMM is doing amazing work in Asia and around the world! As is often common with Mennonites, they do not brag about stuff. But they could. There is lots happening to tell about, but in humility and for safety, they cannot. But, I assure you that God is at work in BIG ways!
  • Something indescribable is happening in the spiritual realm in China. There is a transformation happening in the hearts of many Chinese people and even in the Chinese Government. We had conversations with reliable sources regarding some shifts happening in the near future…for the good!
  • I could tell many, many stories of what God did just this week! I would not know where to start.
  • I believe that China is strategically positioned to be one the most vital conduits through which the great commission will be accomplished. If you want to know why I think that, let’s do lunch!
  • Once China is in your heart, it is IN YOUR HEART!! Only those that have China in their heart know what I am talking about. It is so hard to explain, but it is as real as anything I have ever known.
What now?

As I wrap this trip up and head home, I will be seeking the Lord and listening to Him! What is next for me and China? My family and China? My church and China? My district and China? …and the rest of the world? The uttermost parts…

Friends, our Creator is creatively at work around the world! Our universal God is at work globally calling people to Himself!

Matt 24:14- "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."

How can YOU and I join Him?

4 comments:

Tricia said...

I am so glad that you got this opportunity but don't come home thinking you're moving your family to China!!! Lol

Pastor Noah said...

God does what God does and calls where he will. I don't worry about little things like where to live. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lew & I share fondness for China since our trip there a couple years ago. We even keep a random desktop of our China trip on our computer and do not tire of it. So we remember the wonderful time we had enjoying fellowship with our tour group as well as the scenery and the window into some of God's working in that great country. Hearing songs taught by missionaries years ago (knowing them by the music when we didn't know the words). The Amity foundation and press.
No, we didn't try the chicken feet, but did try some other interesting dishes. It is awesome how God's work can not be extinquished!

Pastor Noah said...

Helen, thanks so much for your meaningful thoughts!! I remember when you and Lew went. It was one of the things that inspired me to want to go. Thanks for your love for the people of the world!

Noah