I want to start off by saying Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you’ve enjoyed your time with your loved ones during the Christmas holiday, The last month here has been amazing to say the least. Chad and I are down to our last two weeks in country, so most of our time has been trying to follow up with some of our best connections we have made and pouring into them. During the last few weeks, we have had a Christmas party and also went out of the city to unreached villages out in the Himalayan mountains.
During the Christmas party, we were able to gather in our office with 47 local Chinese and Tibetans. During the party we had many snacks and played games and had a great time! As a part of the party we were able to share the real reason for Christmas, and on that night many heard the gospel for the very first time. Please pray for these souls as we continue to follow up with them, that the Lord will do a miracle in their heart and allow them to believe in the Truth.
During this two weeks, I was able to go out into an area that missionaries in our area call Ground Zero. The reason for that name is because an huge area that has absolutely no believers. These people are tribal Tibetan groups, which they all have their own language. During our time in this area (roughly the size of Texas as I was told), we primarily prayer walked. I believe prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do as believers, even if there is a language barrier between us, we all still have the same Creator. I believe God is going to do great work amongst the Tibetan people. We also went to a few Buddhist temples, one being on top of a mountain. As beautiful as the scenery was, it broke my heart to see people worshipping a false man-made god. As John Piper put it in his book ‘Let The Nations Be Glad!’, “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” We were created to worship God, and to see people worship false idiots is heart breaking, devastating, and is unacceptable. Please pray for these people that they will come to know Jesus Christ and that God will do a mighty work in them. Also pray that workers will come to these people and work alongside them and boldly proclaim the Gospel. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Matt. 9:37. The amount of UPGs in the world HAS to be unacceptable if we are a follower of Jesus.
This will most likely be the last email I send out before I am back in the States. I leave here on January 3rd, and will have a couple days stay in Taiwan before returning home on January 6. I will send an email once I am back in the States and look forward to seeing family and friends once again. Thank you all so much for praying for these people, and our team here in country. Our Father is always good.
Brother in Christ,
Logan (UBC College Student)