David and Julie are actively involved in teaching English to Asians in and around Chapel Hill. Several undergrads studying Mandarin Chinese are involved and have brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our effort. One will spend 6 months developing her language skills and bond with the culture overseas. David, as a painter, also has several unusual opportunities to invest in redemptive relationships.
Description of Work & Ministry
David & Julie focus on reaching East Asian Visiting Scholars and teaching English as a means of “building bridges of relationships, strong enough to bear the weight of Truth”. Their goal is to see them embrace Christ and mature as laborers – in their home country or wherever the Lord chooses to use them.
- Please pray for depth and obedience in David & Julie’s lives and in the lives of their adult children; everything leading to good fruit involves a strong, healthy ‘root structure’.
- Praise God as the Friday Night English Class for Asian Visiting Scholars continues to grow. As more scholars attend, there is a need for not only more teachers, but patient teachers who are able to work with scholars or parents of scholars with little English-speaking ability.
- Please pray that the Lord will open the minds and hearts of several Asian friends they are currently working with. David continues to meet over Zoom with ‘J’, an Asian seeker, now living in NYC with his family.