Building on their service experience in church and campus ministries in Ohio and at the Macau Bible Institute, Rev. Ivy and Emerson help Christian training centers and Bible schools to run assessments and improve their curricula, libraries and faculty development. Ivy and Emerson also serve as IM liaisons to partners in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and global Chinese churches.
They write: Currently, our one-year home assignment has been gone through half way. Before it proceeded, Emerson and I were anxious about the heavy church visit schedule and ministry sharing and presentations. Praise Lord, with His help, moving from here to there, one church followed another, we were able to visit the churches and groups who faithfully supported us and to explore and visit the others in some new places, such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco in CA in last December, also will revisit the Los Angeles next week and to another new place with a couple Karen Baptist churches in Phoenix, AZ two weeks later.
We are so thankful that despite the busy travel, we were able to travel abroad to attend International Ministries Peace and Justice Colloquium at Bangkok this past week and will travel with Dr. Lee Spitzer (ABCUSA General Secretary), Rev. Sharon Koh (IM Executive Director), Rev. Ben Chan, Mr. Paul Vick and couple Regional Executive ministers to China for a Friendship tour in late May and early June this.
As we are sharing the ministry update with the supporters, meanwhile, we are raising the awareness of the importance of the partnership with unity and networking in serving people and the churches. Our prayer is that when the churches in general are declining, there’s a sense and urgency that the churches should stand up to help and support each other in all the circumstances, no matter domestically and/or abroad. May the Spirit of God rise and move us as a mission-minded denomination to bring the refreshment to the country that needs more fresh encouragements.