任克達、麥雅麗宣教士代禱信(2017年8月)

任克達、麥雅麗宣教士代禱信(2017年8月)

親愛的代禱夥伴:

感謝主,我們在美河鎮的事工結了果子——郭姐妹七月初在德班教會受洗歸入基督。我們在四年前有機會見到她,並且贈送福音小冊和詩歌光碟給她,從那時起我們就斷斷續續的與她聯絡。她要輔助丈夫龐大的事業及照顧家庭,空閒日子不多;由於美河鎮與德班相距兩個小時的車程,我們僅能在她不忙碌時探訪她和她的丈夫。從人來看似乎進展很慢,但所撒下的福音種子,時候到了必能收割。郭姐妹稟賦聰穎過人,能力超强,別人解決不了的事,她能想出辨法;人家辦不到的事,她可以辦得到。她自視很高,相信沒有自己辦不到的事,除了月亮沒摘下來,其它的事她都能做到。後來因為小女兒的病使她束手無策,在人無法解決;走到盡頭時,她轉向真神,祈求神的幫助。感謝神,她的女兒從疾病中康復而且信主。雖有如此經歷,但仍有一些信仰真理的問題使她徘徊,她不確定是否立刻就需要這位大能的神成為她個人一生的救主,還是有許多問題需要明瞭,而她的工作和環境限制了她尋求真理的機會。就這樣她將認識神的事擔擱下來,沒想到在她最孤立的時候,我們竟然出現在美河鎮她丈夫管理的工廠。神將我們帶去,神再次的召喚她。我們分享了在南非事工中許多弟兄姐妹的見證及個人經歷去幫助她,我們為她得救向主祈求,不斷的付出,幫助她心中的種子成長。感謝主拯救了她!傳福音的訣竅就是忠心的去做,不論在人來看是否是最好的機會。主要我們忠心事工,神安排在最美好的時候,成就最美好的事。相信在你的身旁也有需要明白真理的人,像埃提阿伯的太監一樣,他需要你像腓利一樣聽主的話。起身去做!你願意嗎?

南非有三、四十萬華人在這裡生活。華人事工經過二十多年許多宣教士的努力,在不少的城鎮被建立起來。只是,沒有宣教士駐守的呢!為此,我們有三分之二的時間在別的城鎮中服侍。誰來承傳這裡被建立起的事工呢?我們需要多位宣教士來接下一棒的工作。請你為南非工場需要的工人代禱。

僇姐妹去年受洗後就被調移去萊索托王國工作,最近返回南非的工廠來幫忙生產。主日和她閒談,了解到她在主裡的長進。由於工作的繁忙及沒有交通工具,她無法去教堂聚會,只能藉著手機聽詩歌及讀一些屬靈的文章。在工作中有許多壓力和困難,她都靠著禱告渡過。她說:「感謝主,我有主可依靠。」她的眼神像是個經歷風暴的老練水手般肯定。我們感謝信實的神,保守她的信心不斷成長。她也感謝主讓她的丈夫支持她信主,她的丈夫比她較有文化,常讀一些基督教的文章並解釋給她聽。這個月底她將再返回萊索托王國工作,我們就送給她一本串珠註解本聖經幫助她學習。請你為她的丈夫丁愛華信主禱告。傳福音最喜樂的就是看見你所傳的人,不僅信主,還能在主裡信心不移的繼續成長。他們真的是得到福音的好處。

 

 代禱事項:

  1. 請為南非工場需要的工人代禱。
  2. 請為姐妹及姐妹未信主的丈夫早日得救禱告,求主為我們開路能與他們分享福音。
  3. 感謝主,我們已搬遷到開普敦的大學附近居住。求主幫助我們在大學地區建立聚會點。也為開普敦青年人事工代禱。許多青年人需要認識主,需要一個屬靈的家。
  4. 請為在開普敦教會北區的查經班及斯泰倫博斯的聚會穩定代禱。
  5. 請為紐卡索在每月兩次星期四、五晚上的聚會,及白天參加基要課程與門徒訓練的弟兄姐妹代禱,求主使用課程幫助大家學習長進。
  6. 請繼續為德班教會的慕道朋友早日信主禱告。
  7. 請繼續為我們出外往各地事工及行車的安全代禱。

 

您的同工
克達、雅麗
二零一七年八月

下載 PDF 格式 (中文)

Download PDF Version (English)


Dear Prayer Partners,

Praise the Lord!  Our outreach in Mooi River came to harvest!  Sister Kuo was baptized on the first Sunday of July!  We had the opportunity of meeting Sister Kuo about four years ago.  We gave her gospel tracts and music DVD’s and kept sporadic contacts with her.  Due to her busy schedule in assisting her husband in the big business, we could only visit her and her husband once in a while.  The progress might seem slow, but in due time, the seed began to sprout and came to fruition.

Sister Kuo is an extremely smart and capable person.  She used to be so confident of her own ability that she believed there was nothing impossible to her.  However, when her daughter was sick and the doctors were unable to help, she felt powerless for the first time in her life.  At that point, she turned to God.  Her daughter experienced God’s divine power and was healed; she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior.  However, Sister Kuo still had reservations as she had some questions needed to be answered; her work soon occupied her life, and her quest for truth was set aside.  We appeared at their factory when she felt deeply isolated.  God called on her again through our encounters.  We shared with her numerous testimonies of God’s love and faithfulness; we prayed for her; we continued to nurture the seed of the gospel to grow.  We were so excited when she decided to be baptized!  The key to mission is being faithful, whether circumstances look hopeful or not.  The Lord only asks for our faithfulness; and He will make things beautiful in His time!  There are people around you who need to know the truth.  Like the Ethiopian eunuch, he needs you to be as obedient to the Lord as Philip.  Would you be willing to go?

There are around 400,000 Chinese in South Africa.  After twenty years of evangelistic efforts of many missionaries, ministries were established in different towns and cities.  Nevertheless, the number of missionaries was not enough to care for all the existing churches and fellowships.  As a result, we need to be on the road 2/3 of the time every month.  Who would come to share the load?  Please pray for more workers in this mission field.

Sister Miao was transferred to Lesotho soon after she was baptized last year.  She came back for a short time last month.  We chatted with her after worship service and were happy to notice her spiritual growth.  Despite the difficulties in attending church, she is able to sustain and grow in her faith through diligent learning over the internet.  She shared with us that she overcame many pressure and hardship in work through prayer.  She is so thankful to have Christ in her life as her refuge.  We could see it in her eyes the confidence of a “seasoned sailor.”  She is also grateful that her husband is very supportive of her faith.  Since he had a higher educational background, he would search out Christian literature and explain them to her.  As she will be returning to Lesotho by the end of this month, we gave her a reference Bible for more in-depth study.  Please pray for the salvation of her husband, Mr. Ding.  The joy of mission is seeing people grasp the essence of the gospel and lives being transformed.

 

Prayer Requests:

  1. May the Lord send more workers to South Africa.
  2. Please pray for the salvation of Sister Kuo and Sister Miao’s husbands.
  3. We thank God for leading us to move into a new apartment close to the Cape Town university campus. May the Lord guide us in establishing the student ministry in Cape Town.
  4. Please pray for the on-going Bible study meetings in northern Cape Town and in Stellenbosch.
  5. Please pray for Newcastle’s Bible study meetings on the first two Thursday and Friday evenings as well as day time one-on-one discipleship trainings. May our brothers and sisters grow in faith and love.
  6. Please continue to pray for the seekers in Durban that they will accept the Lord as their personal Savior.
  7. Please continue to pray for our safety as we travel to different cities and towns.

 

In His service,
Ko-Ta & Christina

代禱信 分類