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Praise and Thanksgiving
Mission Sharing

Summary from a message at CGBC's 23rd Anniversary Celebration

Time For Action
CGBC Newsletter (Chinese Version)
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Praise and Thanksgiving
 

New York

  • The 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 co-workers.
  • Anticipate 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.
  • Good 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.
  • Continual 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.
  • We 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.

Maryland

  • Praise 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.
  • Thank God for Lily and her daughters team in tract distribution. God has blessed their effort and people have been led to their church.

Dallas

  • Pray 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 production.
  • For the local radio station and the listeners as the weekly mid-day programs are being broadcast

Vancouver

  • Praise 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.
  • Pray for the recording session and training of script-writing and broadcast team in the coming months.
  • Thank God for three local churches involvement and we seek wisdom for further development.

Hong Kong

  • As 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 Kong base.
  • Thank 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.
 
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Mission Sharing

 

As 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.

I 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.


Now 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.

 

 

Coming 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.

Mission 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.

We 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

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A summary from a message
by Rev. T.K. Chuang at CGBC's 23rd Anniversary Celebration in New York

 

It 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.

Our ministry 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.

Gospel 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.

Dear 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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Time For Action

 

"Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep. The night is far spent, the day is at handíK."
~Rom. 13:11-12

" 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

Thirty 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.

We 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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