Friday, December 6, 2013

Final Sunday Kaohsiung Taiwan

For a internet service message during this ministry trip I was recorded and placed online once. That was Taipei week 2 at Chosen Ones ICA. Here is a link if interested in that message My time in Kaohsiung, Taiwan was very memorable. The church I preached at was bilingual and did its services in both English and Chinese. They also did there worship in the same manner wit English Worship songs and Chinese Worship songs.Hearing the Chinese Worship songs was as uplifting as singing the English Worship Songs. Here is a brief portion of one of the Chinese Worship songs to hear for yourself I was able to share about how the ministry got started and how God has expanded the vision of this ministry.It was interesting to see how God put all three preaching opportunities together. Especially, the worship before the sermons. This was because the worship all reflected what the sermon was about, God knew what the messages would be and influenced the worship leaders to take it in the direction He (God) desired. During the trip I also met up with two special needs ministers who are looking for contacts in the U.S. to help them with materials and other ministry curriculum and ideas. It was good to see how God could bring together like hearted ministers in a foreign land. Here were a few interesting sites around Taiwan.

     Here is a hill covered with their many gods.

One of the first public wells in Taiwan. Note the wealthy have half the well behind the wall.

    Dragon and Tiger Pagoda in Kaoishuing. Erected over a pond (Lotus Pond).

     Sunset over the Taiwan Straits, looking toward China.

    Though there are many sights to see in Taiwan, when I think of the Trip I remember the people who            
    are so friendly and sharing. Who truly go out of their way to help you. Who try to appease many 
    deities and somehow miss the one true God. Disabled or not, a people who when they come to
    know God, truly serve with fervency and selflessness. Pray for Joy Fellowship Siloam, a church of 
    Disabled individuals, that God would continue to use them minister to the disabled. Also pray for 
    Uwe Mauer and his ministry Taiwan Sunshine, a school for special needs children in Taeipei and a
    Ministry wanting to expand the gospel message to children and families of special needs children.
    Lastly, pray for he Williamson's, they are trying to teach Taiwanese churches how to incorporate
    A special needs ministry into the churches of Taiwan. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Taipei 2

I was able to once again share with a group of people I have come to love. This is the Phillipine people (mostly domestic help and computer factory help)in Taiwan. Chosen Ones target group for evangelism in Taiwan. Since the last time I shared with them they have grown by planting churches throughout Taipei. It is so good to see God moving through this movement, as they continue to serve God. Here are some pictures of Chosen Ones in Taipei, one of the mother churches of Tamsui.

Here is the sermon that was preached at Chosen Ones Taipei, I hope you enjoy it. There will be a commercial before the sharing.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Taipei Ministry

I had the privelage to share with a new plant in Tamsui. It was a young Philipino congregation who mostly work in the factories in the district. They also work in domestics (housekeeping and nannies).
After service some took us to the harbor in Taepei. Here were just a few photos from that trip. Please pray for this plant it is a little less than one year old and ministers to a working class Philipino person.

Tamsui church members sharing a bus to the harbor.

Shawna and a few of the members taking a brek from boat ride and strolling through the area.

The group takes a group picture at what is called the Lover's bridge.

Keep praying two more Sunday's to go!      Pastor Craig

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Joy Fellowship Summer Camp

There are two events each year that I look forward to each year. The Joy Fellowship Summer Camp and Joy Fellowship Fall retreat. Both are important for two reasons 1)You get to see firsthand the joy of many disabled individuals away from their homes and meet with them on a individual basis. Camp also gives their own caregivers a breath of fresh air for a weekend. 2) You get to see these individuals meet with God and worship with abandon. Often times you learn more from them, than when you share in Chapel or small groups lessons prepared. I have tried to make it a point to bring others to these events to truly share in this unique ministry. It often changes their perspective on doing any ministry for God! I have made a video about Joy Fellowship camp. After you view I pray you'll consider going just once! If intrested let me know. God Bless You All! Here is the Link to the Video:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Joy Fellowship summer camp

Anticipation builds as we arrive to embark to Camp Sunrise.

Anticipation heightens as we take the ferry for the Sunshine Coast! Most campers enjoy this ride.

A group of campers checking out the scenery, they went down to the beach at Camp Sunrise!

One of the skits during Saturday Night Chapel.

Life long friendships are always made at Camp.

Waiting to head home from another Summer Camp at the ferry terminal.

As with all camps, good times were had.... Challenges from a great God were accepted .... A time to share with a great group of people. COMING SOON a video on what takes place at camp.. Look for it soon!

Friday, September 20, 2013