Grace Li Newsletter – September 2019

Grace LiDear brothers and sisters,

Peace be with you. As I write this letter, my mood is beyond description. These days, peace is the key word in my mind. This summer I and my sister and her family went to Serbia for a ten days holiday, but the whole journey was full of adventure. For example: the rented car just has problems on the way while there is no garage around us; we drive on the opposite way of the highway due to a bad reading of a local sign; the way we drive is just at the edge of the cliff, I was too scared to drive; the accommodation we will stay at is not in the search scheme of the GPS, we had no local phone to get in connection with the house owner. So much and so forth, I would dare not think about it, yet I learnt more about God’s Grace as all these difficulties got sorted out. Amazingly we finally finished this special and memorable journey. ‘The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. It reminds me again and again that it’s because of God’s grace we can have peace in every in situation, so may we live our daily life with grateful hearts.

Since June to now, my heart is deeply concerned by the HK situation. Although I haven’t been there for long time, yet I love this territory because I know there are lots of Christians in HK, and they really contribute a lot to God’s mission, especially in helping China’s gospel work in various ways, such as financial support , sending missionaries and helping in church teaching. I would regard them as my family, now they are living in turmoil, hatred, fear, and insecurity, I feel heart broken. No matter what kind of political stands we take, I believe righteousness, uprightness, kindness and goodness are the common needs for HKers. So I hope God’s peace be with my family in HK, and let love and forgiveness prevail over hatred and fear.

Shalom is so precious in these two days. Yesterday my father is diagnosed with liver cancer at the final stage. The doctor suggests to have no treatment as he is 86 years old, and his health situation is not suitable to have chemo treatment . It’s said no one knows how long his life will be. I know our life is in God’s hand, and if is God willing, he may have a longer stay with us, yet I still eagerly pray that the Lord would show his healing power in his life to shield him from great pain which the cancer will eventually cause. We decided not to tell my father this news so he would have a good spirit to live in his day-to-day life. As a Christian, my father reads the Bible and prays every day, thank God for his salvation. Please pray for my family that we would have God’s Grace at this special time and may God’s glory be seen in my family as well.

The new term will start soon, the Lord grant our fellowship his peace while we were seemingly losing hope for this new term. Four young Christian now are already with us and they are all keen to grow in faith. Please pray for our fellowship in this new term to be a good witness among Chinese students, that more students would convert to this mighty God, and know his unchangeable faithfulness.

There is written:

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

Grace

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