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office was closed down during the recent severe snowstorm.
This coincided with the time when NY co-workers were attending
courses by Christian Renewal Ministries in New Jersey. Thank
God for renewal and constant teaching available for our
changes and need for new workers for radio programming due
to job relocation for two co-workers' husbands. We commit
their waiting and understanding of God's will before the
Lord. We have to trust God's provision for new workers.
response from radio listeners to our weekday morning devotion
via Chinese Radio Network. They are early risers, some listen
in the car while driving to work. Pray for a local church
to involve and provide follow-up for the enquirers of faith.
financial provision for the printing of gospel tracts and
uphold the teams who are engaging in street evangelism in
Chinatown and also Flushing, Queens. Ask for protection
and their dependence on the working of the Holy Spirit.
moved into our Manhattan office in 1992. In 1994, we assumed
$400,000 mortgage from the landlord as his offer to provide
us with a long-term base in New York. Since then $170,000
has been paid off by free will donation. $150,000 is personal
loan and the rest is balloon mortgage from a broker at 10.50%
interest rate. Pray for the special Urgent need to repay
the personal loan and refinance the balloon mortgage by
this summer. We thank God for a church to send in a special
gift of $2000 in January.
the Lord for Dwight's family as they serve together in joy.
Bless his effort to learn new skill for the publication
department. New recruits are desperately needed.
God for Lily and her daughters team in tract distribution.
God has blessed their effort and people have been led to
of our sisters' families as they have been hard hit by recent
economic recessions. As their commitment was greatly cut
back, we ask for new workers to assist Andrina in program
the local radio station and the listeners as the weekly
mid-day programs are being broadcast
the Lord for the monthly prayer meeting at Len and Monica's
place since January 2003. Indeed we know the Lord has answered
their prayers as Eileen travels in Asia and her commitment
to work on new PuTongHua series in Vancouver.
for the recording session and training of script-writing
and broadcast team in the coming months.
God for three local churches involvement and we seek wisdom
for further development.
Dr. Esther Su was in Hong Kong for her series of talks in
different churches, we have been receiving requests for
programs. Currently we have to send the orders from Maryland
by airmail. We seek working solution to meet requests from
Asian cities, including Macau. Evidently the doors are open
for us. Ask for sponsors and committed workers for the Hong
God for the provision of the place in Sheungshui so close
to the Mainland border and so well connected by bus and
train to the airport.
the plane was descending over the landscape of Shanghai
onto Pudong airport, a growing mega city was in sight. For
the past three years, I have witnessed the rapid changes
in the landscape. Exotic skyscrapers are being built around
the clock. McDonald's and Starbucks can be seen full of
people on every major street corner. More and more young
professionals from outside Shanghai are working and living
in the city. According to last December's Shanghai Labour
Bureau report, 19,500 foreigners from 126 countries were
working in this city. 90% have a bachelor's degree and higher
education. At the same time, 150 millions of rural labour
workers are flocking to major cities looking for jobs. Many
lucky ones have ended up working as construction labourers,
domestic nannies, taxi or company drivers in this fascinating
city. A TV ad even said that everyone wants to go to Shanghai,
a place of opportunities.
walked through the small backyards and winding alleyways,
hearing the cry of babies, the quarrels of women in a dialect
I could not understand. I saw faces so blank; eyes so empty
gazing wearily at the passer-bys. The sound of a hymn-people
need the Lord-kept ringing in my head.
with a thankful heart, I know that many have been drawn
to this city with a heart to serve, a response to be salt
and light, and to share the love of Jesus. They know they
cannot do much, but they have a deep felt sense of God's
love for the city, for the poor, the blind, and the oppressed.
I was so touched by an African brother who prayed fervently
for Gospel Broadcasting and for His mighty work around the
globe. A sister who kept walking through crowded streets
and shopping malls with a praying heart. Sometimes I heard
sharing like this: it is so tempting to stop and share with
people in the city, but getting them into trouble is a concern.
The warmth of a community who lives out the heart of our
Mission Lord is so inviting for me to stay. Evidently it's
the desire of many to pass on this message: "For
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life" ~Jn. 3:16.
home to another mega city of the world, New York City, I
see that downtown has changed so much since the disappearance
of the Towers. The city is in economic crisis, the crime
rate has gone up, and many young professionals are returning
to graduate study because the job market is so distressing.
The hustle and bustle along Canal Street and the side streets
all the way to East Broadway echo with the same chorus:
people need the Lord. No matter where we go, we know the
Lord has His heart for the lost. He is inviting His children
to share with Him in accomplishing His great eternal plan.
is more than a project or task, but rather it is the essence
of our existence. Mission is the very heart of God; it is
His eternal purpose for mankind, with His people and with
the local church as His co-workers. I remember a pastor
once said: "The church that isn't mission-minded soon
becomes a mission field." I do believe God does give
each church a specific vision to fulfil His global purposes.
He is still calling people to specific tasks everywhere
in the world today.
have responded and have been blessed to engage in communicating
God's love and His Word to different Chinese people groups
through modern communication means. It is through working
with God's people around the world that the message can
be further expounded, taught and applied in daily lives
like seeds sown on good soil bearing fruits thirty folds,
sixty folds and hundred folds. With thankful hearts, we
pray for spiritual revival that many churches will be "sending
churches" and many will be kneeling in prayer that
the Holy Spirit will teach us who God is. As in 1 Corinthians
6:19-20, we are not our own; we have been bought with a
price. If we are sure of this, we will seek to follow our
Master's mandate with gratefulness and unceasing joy.
Written by Eileen Liu, Executive
Director of CGBC
from a message
by Rev. T.K. Chuang at CGBC's 23rd Anniversary Celebration in New
is human nature to hold on to our own possessions, career, marriage
and health. Though we may not treasure what we have as we should,
we will remorse once we lose them. Whatever we build, we try our best
to ensure it's the best, long lasting, and even permanent. Who would
ever imagine our best would still crumble like the New York Twin Towers,
the German war carriers, and the Titanic. Throughout human history,
there's countless evidence that shows our limitation. Human power
cannot even keep our own life a moment longer. Our worth depends not
on what we can create for ourselves, but solely on our Creator and
on the Lord Jesus. We achieve nothing by ourselves. All that we can
do and can achieve depend on His mercy. " The Day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is" ~ 1 Cor. 3:13.
is for God and for Him alone. From Him we could have the courage to
struggle and the strength to preserve as Habakkuk proclaimed, "The
Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hind's feet,
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places" ~ Hab. 3:19.
Broadcasting is seed sowing. It will take a long time to see any
result. However, we can gather from many personal testimonies the
impact and effectiveness of such means to reach millions across
the seas and over the hills. The daily programs are life giving
and a life saving supply of spiritual nourishment for thousands
and thousands of hungry souls. Many have listened, then responded
to God's love, and became saved; and by the Holy Spirit, felt convicted
of sin and accepted His Lordship; even serve in His army.
fellow workers, let us press on as His good soldiers and trust that
"all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation"
~2 Cor. 5: 18.
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|"Knowing the time, that now it is high time
to awake out of sleep. The night is far spent, the day is at handíK."
" Ye shall hear of warsíKfor nation shall
rise against nationíKmany false prophets shall rise.. íK.iniquity
shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall
endures unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of
the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto
all nations; and then shall the end come." ~ Mt. 24:6-14
years ago, a young man working in the restaurant picked up a gospel
tract from the floor as he closed the place for the day. He sat
down and read the content. His heart was stirred. Next day he saw
someone with the Bible in the market place. He met the Jehovah Witness
team. But the Lord saw his desire to know Jesus. By his grace, he
was led to a Bible teaching fellowship and then a nearby Chinese
church. This young man eventually responded to God's call and has
became God's servant for more than two decades--just start with
a little piece of paper with the power of His printed Word and the
Holy promises of forgiveness of sin and new life in Christ.
urge you to drop by www.cgbc.org
and click to our production and order the Gospel Tracts for your
personal use or for your fellowship and church outreach. Our Gospel
tracts can be read and ordered online www.cgbc.org./production/tracts
each tract is complemented by audio program in a specific Chinese
dialect. CGBC staff worker will assist your choice of selection
according to age groups, education and cultural backgrounds.
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