economic recession has hit Dallas IT industries
hard. The team of six sisters has been affected,
so now there are only two. Please remember the four
sisters' husbands in prayer - for jobs, family needs
recording assistant, Paul Nelson, and his studio
could not continue their work because he lost the
lease renewal. We thank God for brother Paul's faithfulness
in helping the team since 1996. Please pray for
the Lord for Rev. Peter Teo and Denton Chinese Church
for providing the 911 CD for broadcast use.
2002 ANNUAL STREET EVANGELISM GALA * NYC
2002 Annual Street Evangelism Gala, held on September
22, 2002, in Roosevelt Park, NYC, was a joint event co-ordinated
by the Short-term Ministry with Chinatown Chinese churches
to reach the local community.
The CGBC booth was
well attended by children who enjoyed a game prepared
by Susan and Kwok-fai, giving us an opportunity to share
the Gospel with the parents. The majority of the people
in this neighbourhood come from Mainland China, speaking
the Fuzhou dialect.
Praise the Lord for
this wonderful event! The weather was unexpectedly dry
and a big crowd of non-Christian families and children
came to look at the many booths. Testimonies shared were
translated to the Fuzhou dialect. We distributed over
two thousand tracts and were able to talk to some bystanders
One mother told me
that she sent her daughter to Sunday school, but she felt
very uncomfortable attending Sunday service herself. She
looked very haggard and tired. Many local families only
send their children to church activities but don't participate
themselves. Pray for Chinatown that His truth would set
these people free.
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New York, we have broadcast radio programs
five days a week since September 2002. The
morning devotion program begins at 6:30 so
drivers can listen on the way to work on a.m.
1240. The evening program is broadcast at
11:00 p.m., reaching workers coming home from
restaurants and factories, and housewives
at home with small children.
year's CGBC Anniversary Celebration will be
held on December 7, 2002 (the first Saturday
in December. We plan to invite our radio listeners
and also those from three other Chinese commercial
local stations to come and join us. It will
be our first attempt to reach out and have
personal contact with our radio audience.
Pray that many non-Christians will come. We
need local church support too.
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the summer interns, we have reached another
milestone in using the Internet for broadcast
purposes. Live stream broadcast will be
extended to 24 hours by the end of the year
with Mandarin and Cantonese channels. We
need many man-hours to encode the piles
of programs we have produced and collected
over the years.
the counter we calculate around seven thousand
hits per month for the past year. Many people
have downloaded our discipleship training
the Pan America Conference 2000, we had
reports from church leaders of several South
and Central American countries that Chinese
families are very much connected by the
Internet. E-mail and websites are popular.
In 2001, at one of the technical expositions
in Hong Kong, we had a talk with a representative
from China Telecom. He said that fifty percent
of young people in the big cities are going
online and more and more Chinese families
are investing in home computers as an educational
tool. Even the Central Government is using
the Internet to speed up educational programs
for rural towns and villages.
summer, we heard an amazing true story about
a remote and poverty stricken village in
the north western part of China that has
became an Internet Village Center. The Town
and Talent project is employing the Internet
and IT technologies in the development of
western China. Thus even the interior of
China will eventually be connected by the
broadcasting via the Internet is indeed
the crossing the final frontier. The whole
world will hear the Good News. Through long-distance
learning and download of audio files, we
can help to lessen the chronic lack of Christian
discipleship training and long-term missionaries.
With the development of Internet villages
even in the remote part of China, we can
see the great potential of Internet broadcast
in the fulfilment of the Great Commission.
the constant upgrading of modern communication
technologies, we wonder if the cassette will
one day be replaced by the superior quality
CD. In the meantime for most overseas Chinese
families, workers at sea and in factories,
cassette players are still commonly used.
In China, VCDs and DVDs are getting more and
more popular. CGBC is now setting up a base
in Hong Kong to look into the new demand for
VCDs. We will explore ways to convert our
programs for changing mission needs.
and more brothers and sisters are engaged
in short-term mission, we continue to promote
the idea of Christians becoming cassette missionaries.
They can turn their holidays into a meaningful
mission trips, visiting Chinese churches and
factory workers in the Pacific islands or
bringing training materials to the much needed
mission fields in Eastern Europe, Africa and
South American countries. Pray that God's
love constrains us. May North American Christians
be challenged to share their blessings and
spiritual riches with the rest of the world.
production and post-production work for new
radio programs to reach Chinese communities
in cities. Special package for the blind ministry.
of the network to supply resources to mission
fields where rapid growth continues without
adequate leaders to nurture the new believers.
of the 24-hour non-stop broadcast on the Internet.
Provision and supply of devotional and training
materials for Christians - urgent need for
encoding and updating audio files for web
of our vision with churches and fund-raising
for the mission.
Eileen Liu, Executive Director of CGBC
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