A Tale of Two Churches

After our prayer walk we visited two churches in Beigang, a dark place where Satan has a stronghold. The first church is independent and established about 15 years ago to serve the poor. As part of its outreach she provides tutoring for primary students, run by church members.

Tutoring elementary school students

Tutoring elementary school students

The church is housed in an industrial/warehouse building made of corrugated steel, which gets very hot under the summer sun. Since the church cannot afford air conditioning, she sprayed water onto the roof so that as the water evaporates, it cools down the building. The excess water runs down the side of the building and over time caused the “bleeding”, brownish stain on the walls.

Corrugated steel building

Corrugated steel building

The second church is a new church plant soon to be opened. It is located right across the street from a middle school, and also plans to offer tutoring as a service to the middle class neighborhood. The building is donated by a doctor, and renovated to become a church.

Building donated by doctor converted to church

Building donated by doctor converted to church

Taiwan churches are typically small, with a congregation of under 50, and can be housed in residential buildings shaped like match boxes. The ground floor serves as the sanctuary for worship.

Main floor to serve as sanctuary

Main floor to serve as sanctuary

The second floor bedrooms are converted into classrooms, and a large open area serves as a multi-purpose room for fellowship or large classes.

Second floor as fellowship hall and classrooms

Second floor as fellowship hall and classrooms

The enemy tried to stall the opening of this church for over two years by causing various troubles for the pastor and his wife, including physical ailments and lawsuits. All missionaries and pastors working in such dark places need your prayers. They are on the front line of intense spiritual battles. Pray whenever you can to support God’s servants.

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