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East Asia – May 2017

18 May

“Wow! Today was our second full day here and God is already working in awesome ways! Yesterday we met up with our contact here in East Asia and he gave us a basic orientation of what our time here might look like. This culture is very “go with the flow” so we are constantly learning to be flexible and trust Him that he will use our time well. We then were able to prayer walk campus and get more familiar with the city. Today we went to lunch with two students one of which is a believer and the other is not. It was great to talk with them and hear their stories (they also taught me how to use chopsticks the right way!). After that we went to campus again and played ping pong and basketball with some of the students to begin building relationships. We were able to connect with a few students and hope to continue building those friendships.

Tonight, we had the opportunity to worship and share testimonies with a fellowship here. It was a sweet time of hearing worship in both their language and ours and also of hearing stories of our Father’s work in the lives of our team members and of the fellow brothers and sisters in our club. God is working in my heart so much too. I have seen how self-centered I am. I’ve seen how many of my thoughts and concerns revolve around me and it has gotten in the way of being able to love others well. God has been so good to show me that now, so that my mission here can be focused on Him.

My prayer is that He will teach me to really see and love others. Please pray that the team would serve the people here well, even though we’re already worn out. Pray that the gospel goes forth and that God is glorified through this trip. Pray that we would be an encouragement to the long-term workers here. And pray that as a team we would love each other well. I’ve loved getting to serve with this amazing group of brothers and sisters ! We are already close as a group and are able to serve so well together.

HE is so good!”

Sarah Beth McCollum

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