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Even before my parents, Howard Rice and Mei-Lie Wang, met or knew Jesus as their Lord and Savior, God had His hand in their lives individually. While my father was in the Vietnam War, he sold “Holy Bibles” to earn some extra cash. He was already spreading the “Good News” without even being fully aware of it! Little did he realize how that book would transform his life in just a few short years. He met Mei-Lie while on a 3-day leave to Taiwan and this was the beginning of a faith-filled journey. After they married, my mother at the young age of 18, returned to the States with this soldier. She learned English by attending a women’s Bible Study; she literally was reading the Bible to learn the language! (Just like the colonist schooling in America) The Living Word is the anchor that has held them together for these past 50 years of marriage.
Howard and Mei-Lie Rice, (yes, my Dad’s family name is Rice) have served the Lord faithfully and responded with “Yes” each step of the way. Doesn’t God have a funny sense of humor, calling my father to the Chinese with a last name of Rice!
Howard, Mei-Lie along with their 5 children pioneered a church plant “Bethlehem Community Fellowship” located in Bethlehem, PA for ten years from 1985-1998. God then began to speak to them about the nations….one in particular…CHINA. With the “Yes” they pioneered a work at a university in China where they served faithfully from 1998-2008 and then back and forth through 2012. That university today continues to bear fruit with others who have responded “Yes” to the call. They next served with YWAM in Hawaii.
Thoughts from Jane
Sun Moon Lake Taiwan where they first met.
Howard and Mei-Lie in China
Returning to USA
After coming back to the Stateside, they continued to support the local body. Now the Lord is doing a new thing and they are going to be stationed in Taiwan to begin a house church to the 98.5% Buddhist and Confucianism population.
They were given this verse, “Moses said to the Lord, You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people’, but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people. The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Blazing Glory Ministries will pioneer the way and lead
Father will send those who will labor with us in this great call.
The ministry will be developed and rely on God’s favor, provision
This nation “Taiwan” is your people. They are God’s people and my mom’s homeland to which she is being sent back after 50 years (1968-2018).
God’s presence will lead this ministry and give us rest as He labors through us.
Jane with a friend's baby
I, Jane, their eldest daughter, am partnering in this call along with my children. We are a family from generation to generation. Blazing Glory Ministries key verse is Isaiah 55:5
“Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the Lord your God, and the Holy one of Israel, For He has glorified you.”
We are believing for an outpouring of God’s glory to be made manifest in Taiwan that they will know He is the LIVING GOD.
Plans are being made to house a Worship Church School of the Supernatural in Taiwan; as well as a House of Prayer. The strategy the Lord has given is to RELEASE THE SOUND OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE that will shift the environment. I can see those false gods-Buddhas falling at the sound!
This school will train pastors and leaders from China and other Asian countries in the power of Holy Spirit. It will be a training, equipping and sending school of His Glory. As you can see, the vision is large and we welcome all to partner with this vision in prayer, saying “yes” and going, and financially. I will be calling on short worship and prayer mission teams to come and release the SOUND and also others to consider long-term mission commitments to join in this vision to reach the nations.
In His Service,
Howard & Mei-Lie Rice
Jane, Tristan & Adelie Buscemi