October 2017 Newsletter

by Dennis & Mai Spencer | November 15th, 2017

FROM THE LIPS OF CHILDREN

Last week a tropical storm was heading towards southern Vietnam and was projected to hit land close to Binh Chau early Saturday morning. We were concerned as the church is only 2 miles from the South China Sea. We sent a prayer request to Nancy Lupo, which she forwarded out to many of you who are part of the CFC Prayer Team. Thank you for praying as the storm turned north and hit land about 150 miles north of us. Each Saturday night we have a time for the children to witness/praise God for something He did for them during the week. Little Huy from Suoi Bang (picture above) quickly came forward and excitedly shared how God answered his prayer. He was told of the storm and was afraid the church van would not be able to go to Suoi Bang to pick him up for Children’s Church. Huy said he prayed and asked God to turn the storm away from Binh Chau so the church van could still pick him up. Huy then told us (with much enthusiasm) that God did exactly what he asked Him to do! What a blessing to see God strengthening Huy’s faith (and the other children) by letting him know He hears/answers his prayers.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

We spent a couple of days in Saigon recently checking on a few items for the Binh Chau church. As we were looking for a certain shop we asked the driver to stop if we passed a coffee store as we had used up all the coffee we brought from the USA. He pulled over in front of 3 shops in a row that sold coffee. By Divine appointment God directed us to the right one. We met the owner My (pronounced Me) and proceeded to buy some coffee beans. As My’s daughter was grinding the coffee, Mai asked if she had any good tea and My recommended one brand. Mai said ok, but noticed a dragon on the packaging. She asked My if she could transfer the tea to one of the coffee bags. My asked her why and stated that the dragon was good luck. Mai explained not to us Christians as it represents Satan. My looked at Mai and said, “Huh?” About this time, I noticed a 3-foot-tall porcelain dragon statue in the back of her shop. Plus, her shop had altars on every wall with many idols on them. You could almost feel the spiritual warfare that was about to take place over My’s eternal destination. Mai shared with her from Revelation 12:7-9 and My began to ask questions. As My’s lunchtime approached, Mai asked if we could return the next day at a time where My could sit down and share some wonderful news with her. My said yes. That night and the next morning we bathed our visit in prayer asking God to give us victory in this battle. We returned the next day at 12:30 pm and was told My was taking her afternoon nap and wouldn’t be awake until after 3 pm. Not discouraged, we said we would be back then. When we returned My invited us back to her desk in the rear of her shop, next to the dragon statue and under all the idols on the back wall (picture above). Let the battle begin. Over the next 2 hours Mai shared the good news of the Gospel using her Eternal Way pamphlet and EE. My had many questions and Mai, led by the Holy Spirit and showing My different Scriptures, was able to answer them all. God used Mai’s back ground in Buddhism to relate to where My was coming from. When asked if she would like to receive this free gift of eternal life, My said she would, but she didn’t want to take down all her idols. We told her we weren’t there to tell her to take down her idols, but to show and share the love of Jesus with her. And, we would like to give her a Bible, and if she would read God’s Word, then He would direct her on what to do with her idols. My then prayed to ask Jesus into her heart as her Lord and Savior. To God be the glory!

MORE VICTORIES

Not much space to share, but later that same day in another shop, God gave Mai the opportunity to share the Gospel with the owner and his son. They both prayed to ask Jesus into their heart. As you can see from the picture above, they also had many idols in their shop. What an Awesome God we serve!

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray God will send us a new pastor for the Binh Chau Church to lead us into a new season of revival/growth.

Please pray for wisdom and discernment to recognize the man God sends us to lead the Binh Chau church.

Please pray God will grant Khanh strength, wisdom, and protection as he serves as our youth leader and prepares to attend Bible college next year.

Please pray for protection for the Ba Quang’s as we meet in their house each Sunday evening picture above). Last Sunday 2 policemen came by to see what was going on as we were worshipping.

Please pray God will draw many non-believers to our Christmas Evangelistic Outreaches and many will ask Jesus into their heart.

Please pray for protection for our 3 new brothers and sister in Christ in Saigon and we will find a pastor close to them to visit/invite them to church.

“How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:9

About This Site

Jesus in Vietnam Ministries, is a compassion ministry founded by Dennis and Mai Spencer. Vietnamese families suffer from deprivation, lacking sometimes even the necessities of life. In obedience to the many Scriptural commands to help the poor they are enabling families to survive in difficult circumstances. When shown mercy these families are very receptive to the Gospel. The Spencer’s also focus on children, who are the future church of Jesus Christ in Vietnam. Watch The Video About Jesus In Vietnam Ministries Here

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