蔡柏林、蔡何長樂代禱信2018年8月

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蔡柏林、蔡何長樂代禱信2018年8月

近況和感恩

        最近兩年我們的家庭醫生非常用心的調理我們身體狀況,因為我們好些年沒有好好的照顧自己,加上經歷了許多的壓力。這次她看我們,認為我們兩人的身體都有顯著的進步。她很欣慰,因檢查報告的結果幾乎達到正常指標。

        感謝神,柏林父母的後事都順利完成,兄姐都把瑣碎的事情都處理好,我們實在感恩有神的同在,我們彼此相愛互助,爸爸媽媽給我們每個家庭都留下美好的回憶,他們留下的榜樣,會永遠記在我們心裡,榮耀歸於神。

        前幾年我們的差派教會要擴展,買下了旁邊的樓房,價錢不低,超過了教會的能力。感謝神的恩典。幾年的堅持,總算付清了,並且裝修完畢。現在有新的教堂來敬拜神,感謝弟兄姐妹同心合一,榮耀歸於神,只有祂事情才能成就。

        五月我們回了吉爾吉斯一個月去看幼兒園,感謝神,在Peter的管理下,加上同工們的努力,現時幼兒園有45-50個孩子。但是因為長樂的哥哥被主接走,我們急忙趕回美國。教會的牧長同工們都非常關心,幫助我們為哥哥籌備一個很圓滿的葬禮。在他離世前幾天,教會許多牧長們都探望他,為他禱告,肯定他有得救的確據。他平靜的離去,我們相信我們會在天上相見。

        在這段時間,嫂子Vivian為哥哥的事忙碌時,發生六個車子碰撞的大車禍,車子全毀了。但感謝神,她沒有生命危險,只是必須動膝蓋手術,把斷骨和筋修復,已住在療養院兩個半月,可能需要一年的時間才能完全復元。

        我們為這些事忙著,又要為去年十月火燒租出去的房子整修,大概還要兩個月才能完工,靠著神的恩典夠我們用。

        六月我們去了東亞短宣兩個星期,神讓我們看到別地的事工,神在世界各地各族各民作工。

        非常感恩回到灣區,這裡有豐富的資源,好的講員,工作坊,不像別的其他地方什麼都缺乏,但神教導我們不要安於現在安穩的狀況下,要扶助窮困有需要的人。把他們帶到神的面前來。

        差我們出去的中福團,兩個星期前她們泰國工場孟芳的女生宿舍起了大火,整座樓房全焚燬了,一位15歲的女生遇難,其餘的學生都搬到暫時宿舍,需要籌錢,從新再造。請為這離世女孩的家庭禱告,他們失去了寶貝的女兒,願他們能來認識主。

        我們計劃九月下旬飛回吉爾吉斯,請為我們禱告。

代禱

  1. 願神繼續引領我們帶穆斯林的孩子來信奉祂
  2. 帶更多的基督徒工人與老師們來我們的幼兒園
  3. 帶合夥人與我們一起擴展幼兒園事工
  4. 帶合夥人來接替我們,讓我們能回美國
  5. 與別的教會合作開展幼兒園事工
  6. 神繼續帶領我們的吉國團隊
  7. 為我們的同工,孩子老師禱告

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Update & Give Thanks

        For the last few years, our family doctor worked extremely hard to patch up our numerous health problems, due to our continuous negligence in recent years and the increasing pressure of many unexpected stresses. However, at our recent visit, she expressed her satisfaction of our great health improvements since we started seeing her two years ago.  She commented that our test results are getting closer to being acceptable.

        We thanked God abundantly that John’s parents’ funeral affairs were all taken care of peacefully and smoothly by the siblings, close relatives and friends. We felt God’s presence with us, and His blessings were upon us. We love and support one another as close family and give all glory to God. As we departed to return to our own homes, we left with fond memories of Dad and Mom and of what they had done in their lives to influence the whole family. They will continue to be remembered in our hearts.

        In the last few years our sending church has been trying to expand by acquiring neighboring UC extension. The price was way beyond our church ability at the time and yet God showed grace upon us. After many years of persistent work, our church has paid off the building and finished the remodeling. Now we have a new spiritual home to worship in. We are proud of brothers and sisters and give the highest glory to God. This is only possible with Him behind us.

        This May we took a trip back to Kyrgyzstan for one month to evaluate our kindergarten ministry. We are grateful that under the supervision of Peter and the faithful service of supporting staff, the kindergarten has 45-50 kids. But our trip was cut short because Christa’s brother passed away suddenly. We rushed back to US and with great help and support from our loving church Christa’s brother had a beautiful memorial service. Before Robert’s passing he was visited by many from church and he had assurance of salvation. He departed and be with the Lord peacefully and we know that one day we shall meet again in heaven.

        During this time our sister-in-law Vivian while busy managing Robert’s affair got into a serious 6 car accident. Her car was totaled, but thank God, her life was spared. However, she has to have knee surgery on both legs to repair the fractured bones and torn tendon. After her surgery, she had to be in rehab facility for 2 and half months and may take her one year to gain full recovery.

        We were quite busy with handling all these as well as trying to monitor the repair of the rental unit that got fire last Oct. It still has about two months to go. Still, all we can say is that God’s grace is sufficient for us.

        In June we also had a chance to travel to East Asia for mission work for two weeks. God gave us opportunity to see His work at other parts of the world to know that He is everywhere touching people of all races, colors and locations.

        We feel so blessed to be back in the Bay Area as there are so many good resources, lecture, workshops whereas elsewhere everything is limited. But God teaches us not to be contented with just living comfortably but to go out and administer to the poor and needy. Bring them to the Lord.

        Just two weeks ago, our sending organization CEM reported that their girl’s dormitory in Chiang Mai was burned down totally and unfortunately a 15-year-old girl died in the fire. They are now relocating the 73 students to a location temporarily and are raising fund to rebuild. Please pray for the girl’s family who lost a precious daughter. May they come to know the Lord.

        We are planning to fly back to Kyrgyzstan in the 2nd half of September. Please pray for our trip.

Prayer Requests

  1. God continues to speak to our hearts to bring the Muslim children to Him.
  2. Bring more Christian workers and teachers to work with our kindergarten.
  3. Bring partners to continue develop and expand the kindergarten ministry.
  4. Bring partners to work with us so we may transition out of Kyrgyzstan back to US.
  5. Work with churches in other villages to develop kindergarten ministry.
  6. Pray that God would lead our team in Kyrgyzstan.
  7. Pray for our staff, children and their families.

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