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Saturday, April 18, 2009


This blurry little photo blesses my heart. I took it Thursday night before English class when Ling came over to me excitedly saying that she had done her homework and wanted me to check it. I am deeply moved to see the writing done by this precious little Chinese lady when she copied a verse of Scripture. Even though she doesn't yet comprehend the meaning of the precious words she has written down, she is making steps toward that by the work she is doing. It seems to me that I read somewhere how God's word is quick and powerful. You can see where she translated the word shepherd in an effort to understand. She works very hard, and is determined. Hopefully before Monday's class I will be able to go over it with her in some detail and attempt to explain who the Good Shepherd really is.

This was her first effort to copy verses and she did several of them. Maybe she was especially motivated this week because she had told me last Saturday that they were moving to New York the following Monday! Perhaps as the tears began to stream down my silent face, she truly understood that this is not just your ordinary English class. Her eyes welled with tears then too. Fortunately the information on the pending move turned out to be a miscommunication from relatives in China, so Ling and her husband Peter are still here for at least "a month or two".
Oh God, help me to reach them for Christ before they return to Buddha's stronghold in Chinatown, New York!

At the restaurant today, Ronny told me that he, his children, and his grandmother will be in church Sunday! Praise God! and Pray always.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for a broken heart for people and a love for souls. Please break my heart more, and increase my burden so that my love for others will be more like yours.


Tori said...

Amen Bro. Sam. What a good report. It sounds like God us greatly using your English class and only eternity will tell the impact you have had on those precious Chinese souls.

It's Sunday and I'm praying that God is already getting your Chinese guests up and ready to come to church, can't wait for the good report!!

We all love ya Bro. Sam and so glad God sent you into our lives. You've been a wonderful testimony for us and a perfect example of how we should love souls. Thanks for being used!!

Johnny said...

What a blessing Brother Sam! It is so good how God gives us things like this to encourage us! God bless you and keep on keeping on!

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