MISSIONS MOMENT - Corey & Jessica Kershner - TAIWAN


The beginning of the year brings many people hope as they consider what  potential lies  before them  in the coming year.   People  look behind and review, while others look forward and set new goals for the  coming year.  We are  excited  to  end  2018  on  a high note in Xinzhuang as the church officially organizes as Hope Baptist Church.  God is blessing with now 18 members and 2 new ones planning to join through baptism in the coming weeks.

We have also started the new year off with a series entitled “New.” Corey has continued expanding his mandarin ability and has helped preach several topics in all Chinese on Sunday mornings. We praise God  for  giving  us the  wisdom  and  ability to learn such a difficult language. Please continue to pray with us as both Jessica and Corey continue in language training.

Taiwan begins their lunar new year on February 5th, and this gives us an opportunity to talk to many during our February Community Project about the incredible connection between the Chinese traditional new year’s greeting and the story of the Passover from Exodus. We have prepared several booklets that outline the story and give a clear gospel message. Please pray for the people of Taiwan that their eyes would be opened to find the hope of Jesus this new year!



God continues to give our family opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, and connect new families to the message of Christ. Recently,  God  has brought our daughter two new friends and our family  another opportunity  to  share  the  gospel.  Sometimes as a foreigner  who speaks little Chinese, our daughter has a hard time making lasting friendships, so we thank God for this double blessing!  Please pray for Maggie, Ray-Ray, and the Li family to know Jesus as Lord.