Week 2, Day 1: Meet the Kwoks

Jeff and Ring Kwok, from Vancouver, BC, have been serving as IMB/CNBC missionaries in Taiwan since the summer of 2018. In Taiwan, they are professors at the local seminary. In addition to teaching, they both also mentor what they call “small families.” These “small families” are small groups of seminary students that meet for regular meals and discipleship in their home.

In their most recent update, Jeff and Ring shared a story from their Thanksgiving “small family” gathering. Here’s what they had to say about the time they shared with these students, and the burden they feel for their students' home countries…

“We invited Ring’s small family to our home for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the students said that it’s their first time to have Thanksgiving gathering and eat turkey. They really enjoyed the food and fellowship around the table. They also shared their life story, how they came to this seminary, and where/how they may serve in the future. Three of them are from Myanmar. They all shared how difficult the churches in Myanmar are. Because government is persecuting many churches, Christians are fleeing their homeland and seeking refuge in other nearby countries. In the past 18 months, Myanmar’s military forces have destroyed about 60 Christian churches and have turned some of those properties into Buddhist temples. Please remember Christians and churches in Myanmar!”

Points of Prayer: 

  • Pray for Jeff and Ring's ministry in Taiwan. Pray for wisdom for the Kwoks as they teach, train, and lead their students.
  • Pray for their students. Specifically, pray for the students in their small family. Pray for the countries these students represent, and for the work God is leading them to in the future.