Chia-Lin Yu

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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May 4, 2019

I just finished my third week of training here at the Mission Training International, Palmer Lake, Colorado. I have one more week of training left before heading back home to Maryland to pack my earthly possessions, sell and move out the house I've lived in the past 6 years. There is no doubt in my mind that I am really returning to Congo after 12 years of long waiting. Yes, it’s been a long but good 12-years of personal growth and maturation. As I looked outside the windows at the breathtakingly beautiful Rocky Mountains, I was once again reminded of God’s unfailing love, his unchanging goodness and faithfulness.

In summer 2007, I left Congo to return home after completing my first term service as missionary. For various reasons I was unable to go back to the field until early March last year (2018) when Jay and Beverly Bellamy, missionaries to the Republic of the Congo, came to visit me and invited me to go back to Congo and join their ministries among the Vili people. After a month of prayer, I reapplied to serve in Congo. In October I was officially appointed to join the Congo South Team to plant churches among the Vilis by engaging in orality-based discipleship and leadership training. I will be involving in community development, APH teams development, and APH story-music development. APH stands for Alliance Des Porteurs De L’Historie (The Alliance Story Teams).

For more detailed information please check out the following links:
First Steps Into the Congo
https://www.cmalliance.org/video/watch/20035/

God Sent You
https://www.cmalliance.org/news/2015/10/14/god-sent-you/

The Lord Added to their Number
https://www.cmalliance.org/alife/the-lord-added-to-their-number/

Update: The Lord Added to their Number
https://www.cmalliance.org/news/2018/01/16/update-the-lord-added-to-their-number/

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. The COMPASS Training (4/15/19-5/11/19): Thank and praise God for the COMPASS Training. I've learned techniques in language learning, conflict style management and team building, communication of values in cross-cultural living and ministering, cultural shock and stress management in just a short months. I've met many like-minded Christ followers and made many friends.

2. Time Management: The month of May turns out to be a very busy month for me! The COMPASS training ends on May 11. The very same day My sister and brother are coming from Taiwan and West Coast to Maryland to spend time with me before my deployment in the end of the summer. The Commissioning Service in my home church is May 19. The sale of my house continues; it's been on the market since 4/16/19. The paperwork related to employment benefits and insurance is due on May 31. The Commissioning Service in the General Council is May 31 to June 2. And I still have a full-time job until the end of June. Please pray for strength and wisdom in time management so I will be able to get the things done well and meet all the deadlines.

3. Saying Goodbyes: Please pray that as I say goodbyes to family and friends, God will bless them and give them peace.

4. Traveling to the Field: I will be traveling to the field the end of August. Please pray for visa application (starting in June), completion of all the required immunizations, wisdom for packing, travel arrangements and safety.

5. Thank you for your generous givings towards the Great Commission Fund. Your financial contributions make it possible for the Alliance to send out International Workers into the harvest fields across the world. Please prayerfully consider also giving towards the following approved work specials:
- Vehicle Chia-Lin Yu ($50,000.00)
- Pointe Noire Christian Radio ($140,000.00)
- APH Children’s Assistance- scholarship fund for the APH Missionary kids ($20,000.00)
- Pointe Noire Guest House ($25,000.00)

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Updated: May 13, 2019

Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Congo
Address
13411 Queenstown Ln
Germantown, MD 20874-3484

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