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.