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Summer Missions Team update #2

Hello Canaan,

This is Phoebe Chen. Thanks so much for all of you who have been praying for our Taiwan Mission Team. Today was our second day of training. We officially met the worship team, which was an aboriginal team. They were all very shy at first, but very friendly once we all sat down for some shaved ice. We also learned the songs that we will be singing and dancing to during missions. They are very intense. Jeremy refers to them as VBS songs on steroids. And that is very much true…also add in the extremely hot weather. The TA’s we have here are so nice. It’s cool to have people here who also speak very fluent English. Today has mostly just been bonding time. We played multiple kinds of ice breaker games.

I’ve been feeling very energized by the amount of unity I’ve been seeing among the TA’s, worship team, Everglow youth, and the leaders. I’m feeling much more comfortable around my coworkers. Yesterday I was extremely homesick. I really miss my parents. How will I ever go to college? But I’m thankful that God has put such a friendly and energetic group together for missions this year.

We will be going to Puli next week for the actual camp. There’s never been an AEF camp in Puli before. My biggest fear is that the kids will be extremely shy and will not want to participate in the games. Unresponsive kids are the worst kind. So if you could all continue to pray that the kids will come with open hearts, that would be really nice. Open hearts mean that the kids will at least think about Jesus and what He did for us. Even if they don’t accept Christ, I hope that they won’t reject it and that they’ll continue to think about it.

Thank you Canaan for your prayers and there will be more updates to come!

Sincerely, Phoebe Chen

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About Tim Tseng

I'm Pastor of English Ministry at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (San Jose, CA), independent scholar and theological educator.

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