我們兩個都做了白內障手術，還來不及完全恢復，四月十八日就趕回吉爾吉斯。我們的幼兒園在崔峰的管理下漸上軌道，老師同工也很穩定，有四十個孩子，讓我們鬆了一口氣。雖然我們還不能完全收支平衡，負數還算可以維持。我們去了Kara Balta 看了另外一間幼兒園，是今年四月中開始的，他們有八個孩子，去年給他們做了一些培訓，也捐給他們一套蒙式教材。這間學校是當地教會附屬開的，有新加坡來的宣教士Richard和Yatling幫助他們，請為這間幼兒園能順利運作禱告。
Update & Give Thanks
After both our cataract surgeries and before our eyes were settled we decided to fly back to Kyrgyzstan. We arrived Kyrgyzstan on Apr 18. Our kindergarten was in good control under Peter Tsui the administrator. Our teachers and workers are stable and we have about 40 children now. This helps relieve a big load off our shoulder. Although we are not quite at breakeven point but the negative is manageable. We had some time to visit the Kara Balta kindergarten. They started operation in the middle of April and have about 8 children. We did some basic teacher training end of last year and provided some Montessori material that we purchased. This kindergarten was attached to the church pastored by Marat. Richard and Yatling missionaries from Singapore was working with them. Pray that they will be successful.
We ended getting prescription glasses made in Kyrgyzstan at 1/5 the cost of getting at US. It is a one day service. This is just amazing.
While in US we watched so much news on the Iraqi and Syrian refugees. So many of them had to run away from ISIS persecution with nothing but their lives. We connected with a missionary from Sacramento. He traveled to the Middle East every 6 weeks to train the pastors. He welcomed us to go to Jordan with him to visit the refugees firsthand. We went and traveled with the Jordan church to see how they helped the Iraqi and Syrian refugees to cope with their loss of everything and struggle to survive in a foreign country. God really bless this church and lead them to witness to many refugees and bring them to Him. Praise the Lord. We were so touched by their work.
At beginning of June a group of pastors visited us wanting to know the ministry to the minority groups in Kyrgyzstan. We arranged a few Dungan Christians to share their testimonies. It was a great gathering and we were all very encouraged. Afterwards we traveled with the group to Xinjiang for a 12-day prayer visit to the north part of Xinjiang. Years ago we passed by Xinjiang and had the impression of it being a backward part of China. But this time we saw the big change. China has been developing the West in the last few years and together with one belt one road initiative push we can see God’s hand is leading in helping more Chinese Christians to connect with the surrounding countries (Central Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and Europe). May God continue to open channels for gospels to move to these people and may we Christians follow His leading.
Now we are back in US. Christa had her eyelid surgeries done. It has been a month now and her eyelids are still swollen. We can see one of her eyes cannot open and she need another surgery in September. With one eye almost shut her two eyes cannot focus well together. She gets dizzy often. Please pray for the swelling to subside and the next surgery will be successful.
- God continues to speak to our hearts to bring the Muslim children to Him.
- Bring more Christian workers and teachers to work with our kindergarten.
- Bring partners to continue develop and expand the kindergarten ministry.
- Bring partners to work with us so we may transition out of Kyrgyzstan back to US.
- Work with churches in other villages to develop kindergarten ministry.
- Pray that God would lead our team in Kyrgyzstan.
- Pray for our staff, children and their families.
- Pray for our health to continue to serve Him.