Macau (MNN) — ReachGlobal staff
recently joined a group of pastors from a local church (the Gospel Center) in
Macau for an idol-removal ceremony.
An elderly couple formerly owned
a shop that sold paraphernalia for idol worship. Their daughter, a Christian, had witnessed to her parents for years and
finally saw them come to Christ a year ago.
As her parents' health
deteriorated and they were unable to
participate in the church services, their daughter asked the local pastors from
the Gospel Center to keep discipling
them in their new faith.
Roger, one of the pastors, visited them weekly for several months, and
the results were evident as they declared their faith in Christ and rejected
their former idols.
The Reach Global missionary team is encouraged by how Pastor Roger and
his wife, Sarah, interacted with this couple and believe they will have an
effective and caring ministry among the elderly as they reach out to them and
include them at the Gospel Center.
Staff are in Macau helping to develop more ministries. One project that's continuing to grow is the Evangel
Adult Education Centre.
The Evangel Adult Education
Centre was opened in 1998 as a way of reaching out into the community with the
Gospel. Its two main goals are to provide high-quality adult education for
the people of Macau (social service), and to share the love of Christ with
every student (evangelism). The hope is that new converts would be
incorporated into EFC church plants.
Because the center has outgrown
its present facility and needs additional classroom and office space for growth
and development, EAEC rented a new facility and
relocated to its new location in January 2004.
Before they could begin using
this new facility, however, renovation work was needed, which included dividing
walls, floor tiling, electrical wiring, painting, A/C, signage, furniture and
equipment, such as computers, telephones, whiteboards, etc.
Keep praying for continued
effective ministry efforts in Macau.