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October 2014 Prayer Letter (by Mark Tolson)

Our great God has done many great things over the past month. He has given us wisdom as we take steps forward in building His church. Praise be to God for answered prayer!

Dalian Grace Baptist Church: It seemed that every day this past month was leading to something new and unexpected, but for the good. As you know, we had two small churches going, and through certain circumstances, prayer, and thoughtful decisions we decided to merge these two churches together and become one.

The result so far has been very encouraging: we have been able to focus our training, increase service times, start more Sunday school classes, seen increased attendance, increased offerings and an increase in the excitement for the work. We are thrilled about moving forward with the ministry here.

As we lead this young church to take a step of faith, we want to ask for partnership through prayer and giving. We are raising money for the following to help the church during its first year/transition period:

  • $4,800 – First Year’s Rent at $400 a month (Can you give one month’s rent?)
  • $308 – 44 Extra Chairs at $7 each (Can you purchase some chairs?)
  • $150 – Nursery/Kids Tables, Chairs, Furnishings (Can you give?)

Also, last month we had a few financial needs that we were trying to raise extra funds for. We had a few give or show interest, but the needs are still as follows:

  • 10% more personal/ministry support (about ten new supporters).
  • $2,000 to help cover the cost of the new visas and passports.
  • $1,100 for the house churches who had their offerings confiscated.

Please be in prayer with us about all these financial needs. If you can help, you can send all love offerings or support to Vision Baptist Missions, PO Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Thank you in advance for your generosity, we couldn’t do what we do without you!

Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayers and financial support!

 

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