Weekly Updates

4/18/22 Final week of Spring Semester

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. This week marks the ending of our Spring Semester for FriendSpeak. You have done an AMAZING job loving our international friends this semester. It is truly a blessing and honor to be serving with you in FriendSpeak ministry. Please help inform your readers that FriendSpeak will resume on September 5th, 2022. However, you are welcome to continue your sessions with your readers during the summer break if you like. If you like to take on a new reader for the summer, let me know.

When FriendSpeak Fall semester resume on September 5th, 2022, you will continue with your same reader and the lesson where you left off. In order to help us keep track of the readers who are interested to continue FriendSpeak in the Fall Semester, please help them register for the Fall Semester at:

Please feel free to reach out to us if there is anything you need. Thank you for your servant heart. Have a blessed summer break!

4/11/22 Happy Easter

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

As we approach Easter weekend, I am being reminded of how our Lord Jesus pursues us with His everlasting Love all the way to Calvary and gives us the eternal Hope we found in His resurrection. My heart is filled with gratitude for each one of you on how you share this Love and Hope found in Christ with our international friends at FriendSpeak.

We hope you can celebrate Christ resurrection with us at Grace this Sunday either in person or online:

You can watch the live stream of the worship service at:

https://www.whatisgrace.org/cinco-ranch-campus-livestream/

or on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/GraceFellowshipKatyTX

Cinco Ranch Campus EASTER SERVICES

• SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT 5PM – Identical service to Sunday morning but in the convenience of Saturday night. Children’s ministry for newborns through pre-K on Saturday night. (Easter weekend only.)

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 8:45 OR 10:45AM – Two services with Children’s Ministry (all ages) during both hours. Junior High and High School students worship in the Worship Center.

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 7AM – Traditional Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service with familiar songs and hymns, a short Easter message, and Communion.

North Katy Campus EASTER SERVICES

• THURSDAY, APRIL 14 AT 7PM – Maundy Thursday Service

• DOMINGO, 17 DE ABRIL A LAS 9AM – Servicio de adoración en español con ministerio de niños y ministerio de jóvenes.

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 10:45AM – Worship service in English with children’s ministry and youth ministry.

For more info, please visit:

https://www.whatisgrace.org/easter

Have a blessed week!

4/4/22 FriendSpeak Easter Invitation

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

Easter is only 2 weeks away. We want to let you know the schedule for Easter Services at Grace and we would love for you to invite your readers to come join us:

Cinco Ranch Campus EASTER SERVICES

• SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT 5PM – Identical service to Sunday morning but in the convenience of Saturday night. Children’s ministry for newborns through pre-K on Saturday night. (Easter weekend only.)

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 8:45 OR 10:45AM – Two services with Children’s Ministry (all ages) during both hours. Junior High and High School students worship in the Worship Center.

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 7AM – Traditional Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service with familiar songs and hymns, a short Easter message, and Communion.

North Katy Campus EASTER SERVICES

• THURSDAY, APRIL 14 AT 7PM – Maundy Thursday Service

• DOMINGO, 17 DE ABRIL A LAS 9AM – Servicio de adoración en español con ministerio de niños y ministerio de jóvenes.

• SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 10:45AM – Worship service in English with children’s ministry and youth ministry.

For more info, please visit:

https://www.whatisgrace.org/easter

Have a blessed week!

3/28/22 Celebrating New Lives in Christ!

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

My heart is full this past Sunday as three of our FriendSpeak readers at Grace gave their lives to Christ and publicly declared their faith through baptisms. Praising God for the wonderful works He is doing in bringing home Juan Zhang (Sheryl Small’s reader), Helen Ding (Susan Kennedy’s reader), and Linda Li (Linda George’s reader) into the family of God and changing these lives for eternity. Welcome home Juan, Helen, and Linda! May God continue to draw nations to Himself through the good work each one of you are doing that is impacting your readers for eternity. May God bless the fruit of your labor.

Have a blessed week!

3/21/22 FriendSpeak Baptisms!

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

Hope everyone had a wonderful spring break. Would like to give you a heads up that a couple of our FriendSpeak readers will be getting baptized at Grace Fellowship@12:30pm this coming Sunday, March 27th. If you will be at church this Sunday, we hope you will be able to stay back to witness their baptisms. It’s such an encouragement to us and Grace FriendSpeak ministry to see the fruit of God’s amazing work. Thank you for playing an important part of our church’s FriendSpeak ministry in reaching the internationals for Christ.

Have a blessed week!

3/7/22 –  FriendSpeak Week of 3/7/22

Dear FriendSpeak workers,

Praying that God will renew and refresh you as we begin a new week. We will not have FriendSpeak next week as it is Spring Break. We will resume on the week of 3/21/22. 

  • Week of Jan 24th Session#1
  • Week of Jan 31th Session#2
  • Week of Feb 7th Session#3
  • Week of Feb 14th Session#4
  • Week of Feb 21th Session#5
  • Week of Feb 28th Session#6
  • Week of Mar 7th Session#7
  • Week of Mar 14th Spring Break
  • Week of Mar 21st Session#8
  • Week of Mar 28th Session#9
  • Week of April 4th Session#10
  • Week of April 11th Session#11
  • Week of April 18th Session#12
  • FriendSpeak Summer Break – will resume in the Fall (September 5th, 2022)

Have a blessed week!

2/28/22 –  FriendSpeak Week of 2/28/22

Dear FriendSpeak workers,

Praying for the peace of the Lord over you as we begin a new week. May God bless your time with your readers and may you be blessed by this week’s featured FriendSpeak@Grace testimonial:

Chloe Dun’s Testimony:

Hi, I am Chloe.

I’ve been coming to FriendSpeak for about half a year, and I really enjoyed my FriendSpeak time with my teacher, Ms. Michelle.  Although she is always busy and hardworking, she still insists on teaching me and my English is improving day by day.  In the beginning I was afraid to open my mouth to speak. Through her encouragement and help, I have turn into a chatterbox and we have become good friends who can talk about everything! With Michelle’s help, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior and was baptized last October. My life now is filled with joy, peace, hope, love, and purpose. People around me is constantly telling me how different the person I am now. I told them that my old self has died at my baptism and the new person you are seeing now is the Christ living in me.

   Now that we have just started the spring semester, we continue our Bible reading.  As a new Christian, I really appreciate my teacher Michelle for her help in understanding the Bible. Understanding God’s teachings so well, she even helps me with the explanation of the new words to the lyrics of my worship choir.

   I started to find myself in a better mood and less sadness, I realized I needed to learn more from her than just English, more about being a good Christian…  

Thank God!  Praise God!  Amen!

Have a blessed week!

2/21/22 – FriendSpeak Week of 2/21/22

Dear FriendSpeak workers,

Praying for joy of the Lord to be your strength as we begin a new week. May God bless your time with your readers and may you be blessed by this week’s featured FriendSpeak@Grace testimonial:
 
Helen Ding’s Testimony (abbreviated version):
Hi, my name is Helen. I started FriendSpeak last fall semester with my teacher Susan. Susan is very nice and she encourages me to speak and helps me a lot in improving my English. She not only taught me the book content, she also helped me understand the Bible stories in it. I attended the Chinese Alpha on Tuesday evening and I started coming to Grace church every Sunday. I don’t understand everything Pastor Jim said but I feel God is speaking to me. Many times I cried. This year I started to read Bible passages daily according to Pastor Jim’s Quiet Time Journal Bible reading plan. I experience God is changing me from the inside. I have decided to accept Jesus into my heart and to get baptized next month. I really thank FriendSpeak and my teacher Susan for leading me home to Jesus, my God and Savior.
 
Have a blessed week!

2/14/22 –  Happy Valentines

Happy Valentines sweet friends! Praying for God’s blessings and love to fill you to overflowing. May the LORD take great delight in you, quieting you with His love and rejoicing over you with singing as you pour Christ love onto your readers this week and being God’s valentine to them.

Have a blessed week!

1/31/2022 Spring Semester 2022 Calendar

Dear FriendSpeak workers!

Wishing everyone a very blessed Chinese Lunar New Year as many Chinese around the world are celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year this week. Praying for each one of you to be filled with the joy of the Lord this week as you meet with your readers.

Calendar for Spring Semester 2022

Below is the Spring 2022 calendar and it is for your reference only. Please feel free to modify it to fit your schedule.  You are not required to complete a lesson for each session as you are welcome to just meet and talk if that’s what the Lord is leading you to do with your reader for that session.

  • Week of Jan 24th Session#1
  • Week of Jan 31th Session#2
  • Week of Feb 7th Session#3
  • Week of Feb 14th Session#4
  • Week of Feb 21th Session#5
  • Week of Feb 28th Session#6
  • Week of Mar 7th Session#7
  • Week of Mar 14th Spring Break
  • Week of Mar 21st Session#8
  • Week of Mar 28th Session#9
  • Week of April 4th Session#10
  • Week of April 11th Session#11
  • Week of April 18th Session#12
  • FriendSpeak Summer Break – will resume in the Fall (September 5th, 2022)

What’s next after completing the Luke workbook?

If you are close to completing Luke workbook with your reader, please contact us and we will get you the next workbook (Acts).

Thank you for your servant heart!

Have a blessed week!

1/24/2022 – Welcome to FriendSpeak Spring Semester 2022

Dear FriendSpeak workers,

Praying over each one of you and our readers today as we begin our Spring semester this week.

You may find our FriendSpeak resources at: https://friendspeak.net/help

Below are some of the resources highlights that you may find useful:

Have a blessed week!