April 20, 2019

[The Lees Update] Newsletter (April 2019)

Happy Easter!

Here in the Philippines, we’re in the hottest season of the year. Although it is steamy hot and physically drained, our hearts are exhilarated by seeing the promising leaders who are ready to take the gospel to the world. Eunice and I are grateful to God for His sustaining grace, and to you as well for your prayers and financial supports that kept us on the field where we could train Christian leaders of all ages for the nations of the world. International Graduate School of Leadership, which we cooperate for training the leaders, lately produced a total of 59 seasoned gospel workers. Please rejoice with us and pray for them. A great percentage of IGSL graduates are engaged in various types of ministries within the 10/40 Window regions. We're expecting multiplying fruits from their future works as they were commissioned back to ten countries.

Our work in Vietnam is steadily moving forward. A house church has been planted and leadership training is on in that socialistic nation. Missiologists agree that it is difficult to formularize any missionary strategy for Vietnam mission. Thus, our national pastors are keenly researching the needs of the community and following the lead of the Holy Spirit for each and every step. They can certainly use your prayers.

Pertaining to our work in East Asia, we've been prayerfully observing our next move as we entered 2019. Things aren’t looking good there. By now, a great many residential missionaries have been already expelled or rejected of their reentry once they are out of the country. The rest is being threatened to leave. The political tension might have been accelerated by the late U.S. tax war. Do pray for our ministry in East Asia. EAPTC Korea team and I are currently gazing into the possibility of convening our Bible training classes temporarily in South Korea by inviting our East Asian trainees to Korea for mobile studies.

EAPTC Africa is moving onwards for Jesus! Thanks to the work of a devoted national team, emerging leaders are continuously raised and new churches planted in Kenya. EAPTC Tanzania’s social outreach keeps transforming the Kilimanjaro community through its renowned “Kao la Amani” primary school ministry that hosts orphans and children of AIDS victim. Lilongwe church in Malawi just celebrated another baptismal service for the souls who recently accepted Christ. From South Sudan to South Africa, Africa is seeing the life-changing power of our Lord. We’re indeed thankful for what God is incessantly doing in Africa through your prayers and givings.

Thank you for continuously standing with us. If you haven’t done so yet, kindly “like” the EAPTC Facebook page for ongoing mission updates. May you have a very meaningful and blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Yours for the nations,
Dr. Paul Lee (& Eunice)