One of the things I am most thankful for this year is that China Outreach Ministries was blessed to see the addition of many new staff members. Please pray with me for them and for their service to visiting Chinese students and scholars.
Brenda Harris joined COM as a new staff member in October. Brenda is currently a teacher in Southern California and is planning to serve on a campus in the Eastern Los Angeles area in the Summer of 2017. Brenda has considerable experience working with foreign students here in the U.S. She and her husband, Ralph, have hosted a Chinese student in their home for the last year, and Brenda has been teaching students of many ethnicities for over 22 years. She and her husband have been married for 29 years, and she has two grown children. Brenda is currently studying Mandarin Chinese with a goal towards fluency. Please pray for Brenda as she prepares to relocate in order to begin her ministry, and as she is in the process of building her support network.
Michael Xu has joined COM as an Affiliate. Michael was introduced to COM while studying at Purdue. He is currently completing a post-graduate internship in hotel management in Nashville, TN. During his internship he is also working with Chinese students and scholars at Vanderbilt University. Please pray for Michael as he seeks to discern how God might use him in Kingdom building, through his current internship, and as he seeks Gods leading for the future.
Rena Jiang had been serving as a volunteer with our team at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, prior to joining COM as a tentmaker in December. Rena is active in personal ministry, leading gospel-centered study groups, blogs and chat groups that focus on marriage and family for the wives of visiting scholars. Rena has recently earned a Certificate in Theology Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary. As the wife of Jie, a visiting scholar, and the mother of three young children, Rena is well equipped to serve on the University of Minnesota team. Please pray for Rena, as she shares Christ with the scholar’s families and as she seeks God’s wisdom in balancing family life while continuing to build her ministry.
Yali Yang joined COM, as a tentmaker, on January 13th. For the past two years Yali has served as a volunteer with our team at Portland State University in Oregon. She has extensive experience serving scholars, as she has also worked in the university’s International Affairs Office helping international students. In March, Yali will complete her higher education certificate program focused on student services. During her time at Portland State, Yali has been heavily involved in campus outreach activities, including leading worship, translation assistance and participating in a WeChat care group. Please pray for Yali as she is now studying, online and with local mentors, to increase her ability to understand and teach the Bible and to share her faith with others.
China Outreach Ministries
555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A-200 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: 717-591-3500 | Fax: 717-591-0412 | 1-800-269-7815 | email@example.com