New Building, Same God
This summer has been one blessing after another here in Xinzhuang. We started the summer of by prepping the new location God has given us as an answer to our (and your) many prayers. The church has moved into a two-story location in a prime area of the city. Our church people helped a bunch by painting, cleaning and servicing our new location in order to get ready for the first official service in our new place. To God be the glory!
We were also able to sneak away for a few days and enjoy a quick family vacation before returning back to attend a combined church youth camp. God blessed, and there was a great attendance from the many churches involved. We were blessed to welcome the traveling arm of The Wilds Camp (Camps Abroad) to help with camp games and services through translator this year.
We finished up the summer with the church’s largest outreach opportunity, our Summer English Day Camp. This year, the Lord blessed, and we saw 33 students enroll for the week. The Sunday following, we invite the parents to attend as we celebrate and watch the kids perform their play. This celebration provides us with a natural window to share the gospel with everyone and connect with them on a more personal level as we share a meal together following the service. This year, we were blown away to welcome almost 100 people into our new church location on our Celebration Sunday. Please pray for these new families and for us as we continue to build relationships with them and their kids.
Raise to Walk in Newness of Life
This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to baptize a friend and brother in Christ who has been attending our church for some time with his wife and children. After spending a few weeks studying the importance and Biblical method of Baptism, he approached with the conviction that he was not baptized according to Scripture. We were able to use another church member’s community pool to baptize him and were also blessed to use this as an opportunity to testify of God’s saving grace to the people who were watching.
COREY AND JESSICA KERSHNER
Missionaries to Taiwan