Again, in Taiwan, decisions to accept Christ were seldom made quickly. Baptism was seen as a point of no return to the old way life; and the beginning of persecution for many new believers. We would ask them to prepare their testimony and share it with the church on the day they gave their life to Christ. Makes sense, since they were going to be defending their faith from the get-go! And, it set a pattern, an expectation, for the believers to come. When we were called to Memorial, they asked me to bring “my missions mind-set.” My response was, “Are you sure about that?” The leadership was, and we have — including, training everyone to prepare and share their testimony. God can do amazing things when we faithfully share how God has rescued us!
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