Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday in Vietnam

I was truly blessed to worship with my Vietnamese brothers and sisters. There was no translating the service into English, but it was good none-the-less.  They were celebrating 48 years of ministry.  The church was founded in 1962 and never closed its doors.  I won't go into the history during that time, but most know what happened.

It is obvious that our Heavenly Father has blessed these believers.  They have planted other churches.  They are a mother church.  They must have planted healthy churches because those churches have planted other churches. It is a grandmother.  But it doesn't stop there; it's like the energizer bunny, they just keep going and going and going.  I pray that HGBC will take on the challenge to be a healthy producer of reproducing churches.  Reproduction is an indication that a body is healthy; sickness leads to infertility.  Heavenly Father make us fruitful; help us to reproduce.

They have many of the same struggles the American church has, but they have a hunger to learn and obey that is uncommon back in the States.  As I am hear I pray that I can learn some things that will help our church to grow more spiritually mature through obedience, as I am here for my other assignments.  I greatly appreciate your prayers over the next 8 days. 

Serving Him,

1 comment:

~Chris said...

It's been said that the next revival in American will be kindled by missionaries TO America. May the fire of the Vietnamese church be the start of something big in America as well as the Vietnamese community.

Rachel's Tears - Rachel's Joy