Soo and Hannah Hwang

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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"OUR HOPE IN GOD IS OUR STRENGTH TO ENDURE"

“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.” (Matthew 26:6, 7)
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over. (Matthew 26:14-16)

Two Different Responses to Jesus’ Life

Having read Matthew 26:1-16, we realized how Jesus’ focus was in “giving life for all” but contrarily the focus of the chief priests and the elders of the people was in “killing the life of Jesus”. During this week, we’ve been reminded of how mankind, even nowadays, would either recognize Jesus as the Messiah, like the woman who dedicated what’s precious to her for Jesus, or totally enveloped by narcissism, only know how to ask “What are you willing to give me if I deliver [Jesus] over to you?, like Judas Iscariot. As we prepare to celebrate the fact of Jesus’ Resurrection this Sunday, we are filled with much repentance and want to respond to God’s grace of the Salvation on account of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross by praying for God’s help that we’d always keep in mind of God’s calling us to live our new lives without any folly.

“Peculiar People”—Spring Tour 2018

Both of us had been on the Spring Tour for six weeks; we started and finished at the same time but in different districts. We thank God for what we’ve experienced during the tour. Sometimes I, Hannah, found that though I meant promoting for the overseas mission; but instead, many churches seemed to be more inspired of being God’s peculiar people right in their community’s outreach or services. Yet all of the churches praised of what God is doing in Taiwan mission field through His workers like us. No matter where I went, the church congregations seemed heartened by how God provides Salvation to all peoples of nations; gives them the life’s purpose of living as His “Peculiar People”; and He also partners with us who’re showing forth the way of Kingdom of God to the world. We had a marvelous time visiting the churches reminding them of how God is inviting all of us, who are God’s peculiar people, His Holy Nation, and Royal Priesthood, to live with such identity and keep fulfilling our life’s purpose that is the Lord’s Great Commission. I also kept reorganizing each of my missions report presentations along the way during the tour so that all I’d prepared for the tour can be used in maximum at each different church. Yet my focus has always been how I can be “an encouraging servant” to the Alliance churches. During this Home Assignment year in the U.S., we do feel our mission work’s focus has been shifted to another level where we engraved our identity as believers of Jesus. It’s because by God’s grace, we now re-commit ourselves to focus on engaging in God’s work of redeeming all those who’ve gone marginalized from Kingdom of God. And next four years in Taiwan, we’ll move forward in the working-class community proclaiming Jesus only. We have faith that someday they, too,will be redeemed as God’s children going heavenward.

Please Pray for Us

We praise for Qidu Gospel Center’s Sunday attendance’s growth from 15 to 21 last few months. While Soo plans to return to Taiwan on 6/15, I will stay in Wheaton until 8/30 in order to help with Joshua and Elizabeth’s summer housing situation. We covet your prayer for our family’s summer plans and transitions. Thank you so much.

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Updated: March 29, 2018

Children's Names
Joshua
Elizabeth
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Taiwan
Address
814 Michigan St
Wheaton, IL 60187

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