We really enjoyed the Chinese Christian Union Church in the heart of Chinatown’s main street. Everyone there was so welcoming and friendly. The time of worship was longer than we are used to in the Covenant church here in Chicago, but it was awesome. The worship itself was a prayer. There were a few prayers offered during the service, and e also took communion, which involved prayer.
After the service we were planning on leaving and finding a restaurant to eat at, but we were invited to attend Sunday school, to which we said yes. We went to a “younger couples” class of about 20 people…we even were able to bring Thomas with us as small children were welcome. The class this week was about finances. As couples we picked 3 Biblical principles that are central to how we manage our finances. Shirleen and I chose 1) Giving generously – being givers in search of a need, 2) Do not envy what others have – do not covet, 3) Pass on our beliefs to our children. After this we paired up with another couple and talked about it and prayed for each others’ specific financial situations. We felt especially blessed as we reflected on our own situation and how God has truly provided for us in Seminary. We had a great visit and a great time of prayer.
I’ve also had plenty of times to practice intercessory prayer individually since my last post…but I’ll save that for another time. Thanks to God for a Church family who prays!