Jason was born in China and moved to the States when he was a young boy. His parents opened up a restaurant called ChenZ. Don, Dan and I walked into the restaurant and Jason and his mother greeted us. We were there an hour before the restaurant opened because he was eager to read the Bible and talk about it with us. Don shared his story of his relationship with Jesus and asked, “Would you be interested in knowing God in that way?”. He said “Maybe!” “Let’s talk about that more next week when we meet again.” These conversations with Jason are continuing and we think he will eventually come to know Jesus! Today, Don went back to have another Discovery Bible Study and to give Jason and his parents Chinese-English Bibles. They have never owned a Bible.
I meet with a ‘team’ of men (6) to focus on being a ‘multiplying disciple’ using the study from Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World by Bob McNabb. Mark, another man in the group lives in an apartment complex and plays pool in the afternoons to meet guys, become friends, and then share Christ with them. Doug works for Whole Foods in their main office and is in a great position to share Christ with his coworkers. Ace is college age and he pairs up with Dan to go meet students at St. Edwards on Thursdays. I’m really pumped with how these men are stepping up.
Our DIG group (Discipleship Intensive Group) of young couples continues to be a highlight. We are starting to talk about sharing our faith with others using a book called, God Space. When I asked them when they had had a complete conversation about the Gospel with an unbeliever, most of them said back in college. (We had to confess we had not donethat much either—so I was pointing fingers at all of us). We hope to let you know how that changes over the next few weeks. Pray for them to develop a heart to initiate a spiritual conversation with their co-workers and friends. Our hearts continue to be knit together with them through shared experiences of loss, disappointment, aloneness and heartache. We have been in the process of hearing each other’s life stories which are filled with happiness, brokenness and redemption through good and hard experiences.
We are so grateful for you!
- Warren & Barbara
Praise: Barbara was able to lead the Austin Athletes in Action Team thru CoreClarity (looking at their strengths as a team)