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to our new workers, Lily and Allen. They
are joining others who come faithfully, according to their
schedules, to participate in the encoding of sermons and
teaching materials for the online communities.
have received a special fund for the CD duplicator.
Now we can distribute the "Light of Life" audio
magazine and other e-books to the Blind.
is faithful! Through the timely love gifts
from two churches and also a brother, our staff workers
can have full pay on May 15, 2003, after receiving just
a small allowance for the two months of March and April.
and new subscribers to our online broadcast
indicate a much greater need for more teaching programs.
There's a growing hunger among God's people in countries
where pastors and mature leaders are unavailable.
radio programs need post-production assistants. Pray for
Julia, Julie, May and Eileen who are working on the praying
wife and praying mum programs.
CGBC mission assignments to Asia have to
be delayed due to SARS. Pray, Pray, Pray for Divine Intervention
to put a stop to this horrible situation.
those who are serving in those affected countries
as they minister to others without fear. Let us hear this
wake-up call from the Almighty!
Wife's Moving Story
was an eye-opening experience for me to attend a workshop
about women married to Muslim husbands. A Muslim man's status
is so much higher than a woman's that no sacrifice on the
woman's part will ever gain her full rights in relation
to that of a man. If a Muslim man touches a woman (even
his wife) before praying, he is considered unclean for prayer.
A Muslim man can have up to four wives at one time. Muhammed
had many wives at one time, which even included a small
girl. According to the Qur'an, a man has the right and responsibility
to admonish his wife, to desert her sexually and to beat
her in order to correct any rebelliousness in her behavior.
What is obligatory upon the woman is that she seeks the
pleasure of her husband, and avoids angering him. And does
not refuse him whenever he wants her. It is said in the
Muslim religion that a woman can only get to "Paradise"
through her husband. So if he is not happy with her when
she dies, she is believed to suffer in the pits of hell.
ignorant I have been about the Islamic customs and culture,
because we hardly have any friends who are married to Muslims.
W. L. Cati was one of the Conference speakers who was brought
up in a Christian home and even had a singing ministry.
Yet, the pleasure of the world and the charm of a luxurious
lifestyle had led her astray and she married a Muslim. She
admitted that she had a sheltered Christian upbringing.
When she fell in love with her ex-husband, she believed
in him totally. He told me Allah meant 'God' in Arabic.
He said that Muslims believe in Jesus, heaven, hell, the
Ten Commandments, angels, the prophets and the Bible. It
wasn't until much later that I found out the truth about
just how different the two religions really are and the
life-threatening mistake I had made. Moreover, Muslim men
are taught that if they marry a Christian or Jewish woman.
Allah, their god, will love them more because of the possibility
her book, Married To Muhammed,Cati admitted the reason whyshereturned
to Jesus even though she had tried very hard to be a good
Muslim wife and wore the veil of Islam for over two years.
It was Jesus, whose life was so different from anyone else's
on the face of this earth. It was His perfect life, His
love for me and the whole world. It was how He gave up heaven,
came to this world and died for us; it was how He took on
our sins so that we could have a relationship with God!
her powerful testimony, I realized the power of prayer.
Her parents had prayed and waited nearly 15 years before
Cati was restored to Christ. A group of ladies had been
praying for her and even rented one of her houses for Bible
study and prayed in her house for her family.
Cati has a burden to sound the alarm regarding the impact
of Islam upon women. She has a ministry called Zennah Ministries.
Islam has become a fast growing religion in the world. One
fifth of the world's population believe in Allah. As Cati
said, all Muslims need Jesus. Christian sisters must be
warned of the dangers of dating and marrying Islamic men.
special thanks from Eileen Liu to. W.L.Cati for giving CGBC
permission to share her story.
The Mission Fields
Tak Tong Lee, ministering in France
France, and Italy are the three European countries where you can find
most Chinese settlers, because of their relative political and economic
stability. Apart from students and professionals, the recent influx
of illegal immigrants is first to UK, then France, and then Italy.
Among these newcomers, most speak the Wenzhou dialect and they work
in the restaurants or as labor workers. Going to France, a cultural
center of Europe, are scholars and students from all parts of China.
Settling in Europe, all Chinese face the same problems as follows:
- Spiritual-Facing a new culture, learning a new
language, and adjusting to a high living standard with a meager
income, many have broken down emotionally, mentally and above
- Moral-Facing the temptations from the European
societies that openly accept homosexuality, nudity, and pornography,
many have fallen into promiscuous and sexual sins, adultery and
extra marital relationships.
- Material-In a culture, especially in France,
where the belief is that life is for pleasure, many fall under
the pressure of working, fighting and gambling for a luxurious
lifestyle and brand name possessions.
- Religious-French people have a strong rejection
towards the Christian faith. They feel that Protestants are as
aggressive as the Americans. Cults and all forms of spiritual
practices pose as attractive alternatives to Christianity.
- They may be able to hear the gospel truth.
- More mature Christian leaders to stay in their
- They will be able to have Chinese radio broadcast,
at least in major cities.
- More Christian books, tapes and tools to reach
them for Jesus.
you can help:
- Donation of high-speed CD and cassette duplication
- Contact CGBC and be a carrier to bring gospel
tracts and media tools.
- Willing to volunteers for short-term missions,
to visit restaurants and families in France.
- Be a sponsor to finance the outreach efforts.
(donation to CGBC-for Europe).
News from Asian cities
horror created by SARS has affected even the Christian Sunday
worship. Reports from Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been
so distressing. There have been no worship services for the
communities we know of in Shanghai for the month of May, because
of SARS. They hope the situation will be better in June. Those
with computers have turned to Online Broadcast-sermons and Sunday
school materials are being downloaded. God's Word will not return
New York City
- Do you know the aftermath of 911 is still disastrous?
Many garment factories have closed down. Those that remain open,
ironically, are crying for workers. Many of them cannot meet
their orders, because workers are taking advantage of a government
program which provides them with special benefits for attending
- Businesses have been further affected by the
fear of SARS in the recent weeks, as tourism in Chinatown has
- More volunteers are welcome to join the gospel
tract distribution along Canal Street.
- Local radio broadcast-we need a Pastor to record
a systematic study of His Word for the morning half hour devotional
programs. This can be heard via a.m. 1240 in the Five Boroughs
of the city.
- Committed volunteers and student interns are
needed and welcomed to be trained this summer.