Missionary Thews (Taiwan) Update – 2021 Year-end

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News from Missionary Mindy Thews
Serving the Lord in Taiwan

2021 Oct/Nov/Dec Newsletter
Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement!
Mindy Thews – Concordia Middle School
Chiayi City, Taiwan

For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 33:4 (ESV)

  33:4 (CUV)

Student Response

Enjoying the Ride!

This school year, like so many, is flying by. Filled with speed, intensity, and anticipation, it’s basically a rollercoaster – and I’m enjoying the ride! Team Taiwan has been working hard to strengthen Bible and English curriculum, judge English speaking contests, and go about the daily busy-ness of school. As the first semester comes to a close, we’ll take a break to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year. But first, I’d like to reflect on the work of sharing the Gospel and two school year highlights.
The Junior 2 (8th grade) students have been studying the 10 Commandments. While learning about Commandments 1-3, we discussed how to love God. To conclude the lesson, students answered this question:  Commandments 1-3 are good rules. Agree or disagree. Why?  The following are some of the student responses. Please forgive the grammar and syntax errors of these hard-working students.

Agree – Commandments 1-3 are good because . . .

  • God will gives us good lives and God loves us.
  • God saved the people. (Israelites) He wanted the people to trust and love Him.
  • to worship God it’s a way of say thanks to God.

Disagree – Commandments 1-3 are not good because . . .

  • we can have many god.
  • because I don’t believe God.
  • the most important thing in our life should be ourselves.

Some days, it’s difficult to see student opposition to the Gospel. Please pray for the missionary teachers at CMS. Faith comes by hearing, and Team Taiwan is committed to sharing the Good News daily, no matter what the ride may bring.

School Event Highlights

CMS Track

Every October the CMS student family takes a break from academic studies to enjoy two days of athletic competition and fellowship. I recorded a few of the events, wandering through the school campus capturing candid photos while visiting with students. Click the Sports Day link to watch 2 minutes of the days’ fun.

Christmas Sheep

Wedding at Cana miniatures

Merry Christmas

Students at Concordia Middle School celebrate the coming of the Christ child with Christmas tree displays and presentations. The event culminates months of planning and work. Let the students dazzle you. Click the Christmas at CMS link and enjoying the 2 minute Christmas video.

Please Pray For:

  • The Holy Spirit to grow saving faith in CMS students and families
  • Peaceful Taiwan/China relations 
  • Covid-19 Omicron variant containment

Give Thanks For: 

  • School activities that build relationships, create memories, and provide fellowship and fun
  • The opportunity to share the Gospel in Taiwan, Republic of China 

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