Donald and Rachel Kramer

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


July 2021

God is not a “convenience store” God, but He IS a 24/7 God.

In Taiwan every community has at least one 7-11 store, not to mention the other convenient stores like Family Mart and OK. They are open all hours of the day and have just what you might need (maybe). Even during Covid.

While we wait for Taiwan to open up, we can’t always be in person, But God can. We can’t be available 24 hours a day, But God can.

God is Accessible. One busy mom has her own kids at home with her 24/7, and sometimes a couple of young cousins join in while grandparents are harvesting peanuts. She told us that she hadn’t been taking time for devotions with God until he reminded her that He wants her to come to Him. After receiving an answer to prayer about the husband’s pig business she affirms that Hebrews 4:16 is true “ Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” [ 所 以 , 我 們 只 管 坦 然 無 懼 的 來 到 施 恩 的 寶 座 前 , 為 要 得 憐 恤 , 蒙 恩 惠 , 作 隨 時 的 幫 助 。 ]

Don and I are grateful for the experience we had last fall in the U.S. on home assignment as it prepared us more for the season we are now in here in Taiwan as the population is slowly getting started on the vaccination process (some gifted from Japan and US, and others purchased). We are still in soft lock down until July 26 and while we haven't been allowed to meet in religious settings, up to 4 people can be together to allow for broadcasting of services. So many “can’ts” could be listed here, as most of you well know, while the whole world in walking through this pandemic. But as you may have discovered, along with us, in this journey….

When we can’t, God can….
--Get into the room of the woman confined with bad asthma. She CAN attend the online service with other church members. And we can provide moral support and preaching for challenge of social media church.

--Get into homes with Bible stories. Children here have had a surprise every Sunday with a delivery of a craft to do at home. And God has moved our recent seminary graduate to begin video recording Bible stories for our church kids. So now the crafts can be used to deepen the story truths. A neighboring Alliance church is using another method, and they report that family members within hearing range are being included.

--Get into hearts. One to one, face to face, heart to heart times still happen and seem even richer for the grace of being able to do so. In person time is precious and even more so when the conversations are honest and yearning for God.

Thank you for being “here” with us as we continue to see what God can do all hours of the day. It may not be fast or convenient but it will be GOOD!

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Thank you for praying.
This summer we may not be able to have summer camps. But for over a decade every summer we have. We can't even continue to maintain relationship with all those families, however GOD is able to.
Would you pray for the Holy Spirit to work in each and every heart of those who have had any contact with Sihhu Alliance Church in these 13 plus years?
Pray that He would allow them to recall the Way, the Truth and the Life that they were offered. Pray that they will seek God through Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit, somehow, someway, somewhere. If here, that they could come into the Body and be baptized and discipled.
Rachel, and Don



Updated: July 15, 2021

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