OF CHINA MINISTRY REPORT!
Volume 41 No. 6
Halls are packed like sardines as Tony prepares
to minister the Word of God to Them!
After 3 years of
invitations, Marge and I returned to Taiwan. It was a great
joy to see so many of the brethren there we count as friends,
serving the Lord with all of their hearts.
We were also glad to
have been received so warmly by our dear friends, John and Hyoncha
Clark from Seattle, Washington.
They have been
missionaries to Taiwan and Asia for the past 14 years with much
blessings of God on their lives
Clark Family: John, Hyoncha, Irene & David.
We were there only a
matter of a few days, when John Clark’s father and mother, David and
Irene Clark, followed us to Taiwan.
You can read about
them in last month’s Good News report on Ukraine. We did have one
meeting together and had some wonderful fellowship. God opened
wonderful doors for our ministry.
We arrived on a
Saturday morning and had our first meeting that night in a Methodist
Church. Hungry hearts met us as we taught the Gospel of the
We then had ministry
in a year old Presbyterian Church where the hall was filled.
We spent up to 2 hours praying for the people after preaching the
Tony Abram leads Chinese to the Lord Jesus Christ who meets all
We also had a crusade
meeting that seated 800 people but well over 1,000 attended as
people stood in the halls, packed in the balcony and on the stairs.
It looked like
several hundred standing outside, were not able to get in. We
even had difficulty getting into the building.
The response was so
great! People came to Jesus. Then when we began to pray for
their needs, the Power of God blew on them.
Many were falling but
there was no place to do so. Those who did had no catchers. We know
if God is doing the Work, we do not have to worry.
Our ministry arranged
by John and Hyoncha was blessed in the Taiwan area. It was a great
joy to work with them again. We trust to do more in the future, God
It was a little
sad, when they, along with their parents, David and Irene Clark,
took us to the bus depot when we left for Taipei. They waited with
us and waved
to us as the bus pulled away.
Although, of all
travel I like the bus the least, God blessed us for the 5-hour trip
with the best bus and seats we have ever had traveling by bus.
We arrived in Taipei in the center
of the city in the rain Young Sister Ruth, who would also be our
main interpreter in the Taipei area, met us.
<---Tony & Marge
wait for bus with suitcases.
Marge and Pastor Nick, both of Ukrainian descent, share together.
She works very close to Brother and
Sister Krushnisky. Nick has been a missionary in Taiwan for over 40
years. He speaks good Chinese and is married to a wonderful Chinese
We stayed with them and ministered
at his church. We were to dedicate their new building but it was not
quite ready so we had meetings in their old church building where it
God moved by saving and healing. We
went to other places and it was the same, souls coming to Christ,
(the greatest and most important) and God confirming the Word with
healings. It was wonderful working with these precious brethren. We
want to win souls and we must do all we can to reach
Tony leads more Chinese to Jesus!
Do you know
that one out of four people in this world are Chinese?
That is why
we are still supporting, through Hong Kong, workers in Mainland
China and supplying Bibles through Hong Kong for the brethren in
God spoke to my heart in 1977 that He was going to
give our ministry a great harvest of Chinese when I cried out on to
Him for Chinese souls.
Even though, over the years, we have had many
Chinese come to Jesus, we are expecting an even greater harvest in
these last days.
We feel a special burden for Asia. I must be
honest; Marge and I feel a burden for the whole world. We want to do
all we can, while we can.
Our daily prayer is that our latter days
would count more than our former days. Please pray for us!
Pastor Chang, Tony
Abram and Pastor Wang. -->
SOME INFORMATION ON TAIWAN:
In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. It reverted to
Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory
on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and
established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for
all of China. Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities
gradually democratized and incorporated the native population within
the governing structure.
In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first
peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic
Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and
became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political
issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China.
Tony leads Chinese in Sinner’s Prayer, hands on hearts.
Pray for Taiwan. We believe it can be and is a launching pad to take
the Gospel to Mainland China! Pray that God would raise up many
workers to take the Good News to them.