Saturday, November 24, 2007

CIC UPDATE-less than one month away!

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope that you have had a relaxing and renewing Thanksgiving break! I know I have! It has been great to be home in Wichita Falls for a few days and spend time with family. This Thanksgiving, I brought home one of our international students from WT and my family fell in love with her! It has been a great opportunity to share Christ's love with her while she has stayed with us. God works in mysterious ways!
To give you an update on Christmas In China: preparation time has been very fruitful! I have shared with many of you that ministry in China is so different than ministering in parts of Africa. For security reasons, we simply cannot be as open so we have many creative ways of sharing Christ this Christmas! Some of those things include: performing skits, using salvation bracelets (power bands), sharing the story of the candy cane, singing songs or simply sharing your testimony. The Lord is already stretching me spiritually in so many ways. Many of you have also asked where exactly where we will be. For safety of the home missionaries there in China, we cannot disclose that specific information. I can share with you that we will be in Hong Kong for two days for a brief orientation and then we will go into our main ministry city in China. Know that this place is in desperate need for the light of Christ! Pray for open hearts!
Finally, I would like to share with you the need that is still present. About one-third of the funds for this trip have been raised. About $1800 is still needed by December 7th. To some, this may seem like an impossible goal. But our God is not a God of human circumstances! His resources are endless! I was sharing with my parents just this evening that in Scripture it talks about being ready and prepared! I want to be ready and prepared for what the Lord has in store and I can't wait to see how He does it! Please pray with me that this need will be provided for in God's way and timing! Pray that those who are able and feel led to will give. When we are obedient and trust the Lord with little, it is amazing what He does with it! Let's trust Him and see what He does with it! Again, thank you so much for your support and prayers! You are my prayer warriors and I am so blessed to have you in my life! I pray that you are allowing the Lord to use you in the places that He has for you!

Serving Him,
Angela Banks

*If you as an individual or collectively as a church would like to give financially to support this project, you may do so by writing a check to WTAMU BSM and designate it to "Angela Banks-CIC". Then simply mail your tax-deductible gift to the following address:
WT BOX 60815
Canyon, TX 79016
Again, thank you for being missionaries right alongside of us as we minister to the people of China!