First Baptist Church
Weaverville

Dear Friends:

 

During the last three months we have seen so many unusual things happen around the world: popular uprisings in the Middle East and horrific natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan. In times like these, where do we turn? The person who wrote Psalm 46 had the right idea:

 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble . . .

. . . the Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

Psalm 46

 

As we focus on the Lord and His faithfulness to us in these difficult times, we also

recognize that He works through the prayers of His people. Peggy and I want to thank

you for faithfully praying for us. Our ministry here in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is

ongoing. We have a daily routine of teaching, preaching, and other ministry to do. I

must say that in recent months, I have often sensed a special enablement from the Lord as

I’ve shared the word with people over here. And we have seen other wonderful answers

to prayer as well:

 

• Tin Yue Baptist Church, which we helped start back in 1991, celebrated 20 years

of God’s faithfulness on February 20th. It was wonderful to reflect on how lives

have been touched by the Lord through the ministry of this body of believers.

 

• China Baptist Theological College had its annual recruitment camp on March 11th

and 12th. I understand that fourteen sincere prospects attended the camp. Three

of them have already expressed an interest in coming to our college next year.

 

• I have received positive reviews from Chinese believers who have read my book,

The Frog in the Pot. I am presently discerning the Lord’s will about writing a

sequel.

 

• I am very grateful to the Rolling Hills church in Danville CA for flying me out for

their Global Impact Celebration in March. I was able to get to know many of the

church’s members better during the five days of activities and was able to lay the

groundwork for possible short-term ministry partnerships with them here in Hong

Kong.

 

With respect to family, we’re very grateful for:

 

• The birth of Naomi Rose Sonnichsen on January 17th, 2011. She is our

grandchild #5 and granddaughter #4. Peggy was able to go to central Washington

to meet Naomi and be with our daughter Amy, her husband Aaron, and the family

in February.

 

We also have some exciting things to look forward to in the coming months:

 

• The commissioning of CBTC graduate Billy Cheung on May 1st. He and his wife

Jo and their son Boaz are going to Ghana to do missionary work among the

Muslims in the northern part of the country.

 

• Nine people from Harmony Baptist Church (our intercultural church here in Hong

Kong) will be making their first short-term mission trip to Laos in June. There

are very few believers in that Communist country. (Less than 2% are Christians

of any kind.)

 

• I will be going to Myanmar (Burma) to teach a course in world religions July 11-

22.

 

Thank you for your prayers and support.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

Dave & Peggy Pardini

 

Mission Address:

ABWE

PO Box 8585

Harrisburg PA 17105-8585