January 6, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Margy and I are pleased to report on the answers to your prayers for us during our time in China. We spent time in five cities teaching over 130 times. God gave us good health, stamina and strong voices for the entire tour. We enjoyed authentic Chinese food, becoming quite skilled with chopsticks. Here are a few general impressions.
- We had opportunity to teach in churches, seminaries and training programs for Christian school and home school educators.
- We had opportunity to provide counsel and encouragement to scores of God’s people in private settings.
Our impressions of the country:
- China is a prosperous country.
- We visited large modern cities we had never heard of, that have populations in the millions.
- In the large cities where we ministered, the infrastructure is new; the airports are beautiful. The roads are excellent.
Our impressions of the churches:
- The unregistered churches are thriving.
- They are seeing growth both in numbers and maturity.
- They are well-trained and well-organized.
- There is a high level of cooperation amongst churches.
- We were pleasantly surprised with the number and quality of content of solid Christian books that are available for the church.
- The growing interest in Christian education and home schooling surprised us.
It was a privilege to partner with faithful Christians in the ZDL Publishing House and all the Pastors and Missionaries who hosted us in their churches. We were blessed and strengthened by their zeal, passion, and joy in the Gospel. The strength and vitality of the churches is a testimony of God’s purpose to build His Church in China.
After we left Beijing we travelled to Singapore for a family conference. From there Tedd travelled to North Carolina for a seminar and Margy continued on to Holland for two ladies’ conferences sponsored by Heart Cry Netherlands. We met at the airport in Newark on the 20th, tired, but thankful for God’s answer to our prayers.
Thank you for your support and prayers for us.
Tedd and Margy Tripp