My original plan to return to New York in February has been postponed twice due to the Lord's desire to surprise us with the events leading to the construction of a new recording studio in Hong Kong. The Lord knows what He has planned for Asia in the years to come.
Good news for sharing the Good News!
According to an April 2004 news report, by July, 150 million Mainland Chinese from 32 cities will be allowed to visit Hong Kong without being required to join tour groups as before. It is Beijing's latest gift to Hong Kong to boost her economy. Though some political analysts see it as an attempt to temper Hong Kong people's aspirations for full democracy, to us, harvest time is here! More and more mainlanders speaking in different dialects will be physically present in Hong Kong.
Resources from CGBC meeting the needs of those hosting frequent visitors
These tourists are free to visit friends, stay with relatives, and even attend courses or join Christian activities. “My mother ' s relatives are staying with us for a week. They are interested in knowing why we believe in Jesus. Some Christian books or CDs would be wonderful gifts for them since they are so open to the Truth, and any materials for follow up will be a great help. ”
CGBC Internet broadcast feeds the souls of frequent flier businessmen
Many Christian brothers in Hong Kong travel to the Mainland regularly. They spend more time on the road with their mobile phones and laptop computers than with their families. They cannot attend fellowship or even worship services.
CGBC e-Sermons and e-Theology build believers' faith and supply hungry workers
After a Sunday service in Hong Kong, I met a professor from Beijing University. This was her third trip to Hong Kong for research studies. Her Hong Kong Christian friends had led her to Christ. Still a Communist Party member, she went online everyday for discipleship. “ I get my answers and spiritual help through the Internet." Another sister, a missionary to Thailand, met with me for fellowship, she was delighted to have our e-Theology CD before returning to her mission field.
Hong Kong is a gateway to the least Evangelized regions
According to a Hong Kong Mission Organization report, Hong Kong has around 600 mission-minded churches and 300,000 born again Christians. It is also a hub for international mission organizations. They and local churches have already sent out nearly 300 missionaries-- -- some to third world countries, some to the Moslem world. One of our goals is to produce and provide media materials for field workers and church planters.
CGBC is a melting pot for learning, training and serving!
A growing number of young graduates want to work in Asia, especially in China, and a large pool of early retirees in Hong Kong with sound financial and professional backgrounds may align themselves with our vision and mission. CGBC provides opportunities for students, seminarians, and volunteers of all ages as long as they walk in obedience to Jesus' teachings. In connection with our network in Europe and North America, we seek to work with the e- G eneration and the baby boomers to bridge the East and the West in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Written by Eileen Liu, Executive Director of CGBC
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