Friday, April 08, 2011
With all the blessing from you, we are back to Taiwan. Due to delay of the plane we arrive after midnight, 1:30am. Although we were very tired, but we were anxious to serve brothers and sisters in needs.
The followings are our prayer requests:
1. The salvation and water baptism for Mr. Tseng
Mr. Tseng has been looking for us for one month (while we were in US). His son is a death row inmate. (Our last prayer request mentioned about him. He became believer and asked us to share Jesus with his father.) Mr. Tseng accepted Jesus two months ago. There were 5 inmates executed recently in Taiwan. The rest 40 death row inmates and their family are very nervous now. We invited Mr. Tseng to attend Taipei Hoping Church for Sunday service on 3/27. Pastor Matthew Tsai’s message was “The 7 messages spoken by Jesus on the Cross”. Jesus’ passion was illustrated lively. He encouraged fellow members to submit to Jesus totally. He also prayed for Mr. Tseng after the service. Please pray for Mr. Tseng to be water baptized soon.
2. For the recovery and future of student Liu
Student Liu’s was referred by Social Service. He was born to a Cambodian woman. The mother went back to Cambodia. He missed his mother so much and ran away from the academy. The academy welcomed him back after he was found, but he insisted to go to a smaller agency. After leaving that agency (reach the age limit), he went to ex-member from the academy for help, but did not want to burden the family too long. He does not have any places to go. All his desire is to be united with his mother. He committed suicide and was rescued. He remembered the words “The Academy is their home forever” and told the police our phone number when he was asked for the contact person. So we can join the effort to find help for him. Please pray for his health and recovery. Also pray for his life ahead.
3. The new students in Faith, Hope, and Love Academy
The criminal activities increase tremendously during the winter break. Especially running away from school and stealing. There are 10 new kids came to the academy in one month. Please pray for those kids to adjust the new environment and for us to help them enroll to public school smoothly. The most important is for them to know Jesus and willing to repent and change their life. Praise the Lord, some of them already accepted Jesus as their savior. Some of them learned to ride the Unicycle already. Those kids were referred from many different cities’ court for behavior correction. One of them is the 3rd offense, but God has mercy on him, the judge did not to put him in jail. They are: Z.L. Ton, S.L. Yiu, M.L. Tsai, C.U. Own,C.Y.Chao, S.L. Yang,H.W. Hsu,S.U.Wu, C.Y. Hsieh, and Z.Y. Wei.
4. For those students who are completing the program and leaving the academy
There are 6 students will go home, go to college, or join military service. We planned to let them go home for 1 or 2 day per month to learn how interact with their family members and also learn how to self-discipline. We console, encourage, and also pray for each of them individually.
Please pray for them: C.F. Peng, C.R. Wu, Y.H. Wu, C.M. Chen, Z.J .Chen, and E.D. Su.
5. For the recruiting of new workers in the academy
All of sudden we have 10 new kids came, many tough situations occurred easily; Few workers left on top of the short of working hands. Please pray that God’s faithful and loving workers to join the team to help those kids. We desperately need 2 to 3 social workers and 2 to 3 instructors.
6. For the short mission team members – to USA in August
Thanks to the loving brothers and sister in US donated the special fund. It is to support 12 kids to go to California for sharing, witnessing, musical and unicycle performances. Please pray for the kids’ endurance and willingness to serve, their safety and health, God’s blessings, and their work to glorify the Lord.
7. For the new building’s permit and funding
We applied the permit for a new building (Building of Grace) 3 years ago to increase the capacity of 50 more students. Hua-Lien County office has approved the land and environment protection evaluation. Please pray for the building permit to be approved. Also pray that God will touch and inspire people to contribute and donate for this building fund.
God Bless You All,
Marco and Julie
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劉 同學是外籍配偶所生是社會處的個案，母親離棄回柬埔寨，思母心切曾逃離學園，被尋回後老師歡迎他回來，但他堅持轉到別的安置機構，雖有輕度的智能問題但行 為尚屬正常，少有違規的現象，一心想賺錢買機票回柬埔寨看母親。結束安置後踏進社會的過程不順，雖曾尋找本園同期的同學協助，但不好意思打擾太久而自行離 去，在無路可走的情形下有輕生的念頭。所幸獲救在警方詢問聯絡人時，記取學園老師一再叮嚀的這句話「學園是同學永遠的家」，他將學園的電話告訴警方，以致 更生團契可予以尋求協助的管道幫助他。請大家為他身體的復原及前面的道路代禱。
寒 假期間青少年違規的情況爆增，尤其是逃學逃家、偷竊等行為，學園一個月來新進有十位同學，請代禱新同學在新環境的適應以及重返學校的復學安排，最主要的是 沉靜自己的情緒，願意在安置的期間力求更新變化，信靠耶穌來改變一生。感謝主有多位同學已信主又在短期間內學會一輪車。湯○霖(宜蘭地院)、尤○隆(台東地院)、蔡○倫(新北市社會處)、翁○恩(家長安置)、趙○亞(台東地院)、楊○禮(台北地院)、徐○偉(花蓮社會處)、吳○恩(台北地院)、謝○元(花蓮社會處)、魏○揚(花蓮地院)。尤其是魏○揚已是第三次蒙神恩典，法官再次給予機會沒有將他留置桃園少年輔育院(少年監獄)，區會張梅美委員長期到少年觀護所關懷他，甚至接待他的雙胞胎哥哥魏○義。
由於美國弟兄姊妹的愛心已募集一筆奉獻， 八月十五日 將帶領十二位同學赴美國加州作見證分享、敬拜歌舞表演及一輪車活動。求神預備孩子的心堅持服事的心志，為八月在美的活動行程見證神的榮耀並蒙神賜福與保守看顧飛機旅途勞頓及時差問題。
Marco & Julie