Everyday at CGBC
we give thanks for the many blessings and opportunities to work with our
Lord. This month of Thanksgiving, however, is a good time for us to give
you an account of God's wonderful work for the past year.
has been visiting the garment factory on 8th Avenue every week, except
during the summer months when her partner Christine Radcliff went to China
for a short-term mission. They have built wonderful relationship with
the workers. Some of them are hungry for His Word and Susan is broadcasting
tapes of the gospel of Mark with good reception. Christine has continued
her commitment this fall and has brought with her two classmates. Just
imagine! On a Saturday, in the midst of piles and piles of unfinished
garments, with three American non-Chinese speaking, ESL students performed
a skit to stimulate the Chinese workers to learn English. The workers
response to God's love has been an encouragement to us. Several of them
are ready for serious Bible study. Pray for their proposed study of the
Old Testament with the help of our cassette series, "Firm Foundation"
commencing next Spring.
Located in the heart
of Chinatown under the leadership of Juanita Butt, we opened our center
for volunteers to come for street evangelism every other week. People
have been drawn to receive the bright red tracts we produced for this
purpose. On one occasion, they and their
worship team's singing captivated the heart of the crowd. They were able
to give out 3000 tracts within two hours. Some viewers even walked across
the street to get a tract.
The annual September
Street Fair, a joint evangel-istic outreach sponsored by local Chinese
churches, was blessed by good weather and a high turn out. People streamed
to the booths and many children participated in the games, while we had
the chance to share the gospel with the adults. Susan was overwhelmed
by the spiritual hunger of the people. One new immigrant from Fuzhou accepted
Christ after Susan explained the gospel to him. Please
continue to pray for the Christian witness among Chinese in New York City,
a dark and very much oppressed community.
Tract Publication and Distribution
The present 13 sets
of tract in bright red color that accom-panied by a cassette program for
each content can be read and ordered online. Pray for our 2001campaign,
that every-one can be
a missionary and every home can be reached by a gospel tract. We ask the
Lord to prepare local churches to help in the distribution.
Tapes and Short-term Missions
Reports from our co-worker
Rita Wong in Canada and others about the distressing realities of many
Chinese contract labor workers in Israel and other cities have brought
unspeakable pain and grief in our hearts. Yet, praise the Lord, many disillusioned
workers have found comfort in Jesus. Pray earnestly for these mission
opportunities and ask the Lord of harvest for more workers. We need sponsors
so that many tapes and tape recorders can be provided for short-term mission
had a good summer with the students working on the Internet project. Please
remember that our recruits are students from the city colleges and they
need financial support. Our goal is to set up a Net Foundation
to provide funds for student participation in building a cyber city.
They would develop www.cgbc.net
with online broadcast and a library of resources for evangelism and discipleship
the Lord for the team in Dallas and New York that have been broadcasting
programs in Mandarin through a local radio network, as well as online
www.cgbc.net. It is our goal to eventually develop programs in audio magazine
format focusing on the needs
of modern Chinese families worldwide.
Office and Global Mission
technologies have enabled the expansion of our ministry within the 1200
sq.ft. office in Chinatown rather than relocating to New Jersey. We shall
continue our networking and partnership with local churches and mission
agencies to develop the Internet broadcast and resource library. Please
Pray for our December-January trip to Asia and the formation of an International
Board of Directors to meet the new challenge of CGBC (now renamed as Christian
Global Broadcast Center) in the new decade.
Every first Saturday
in December, we come together in New York to rededicate ourselves to the
Lord and ask for wisdom and strength to meet the challenges of the year
ahead. Please join us on Saturday, December 2nd. Together we will look
to the Lord to supply all our needs. We will dedicate ourselves to His
call unreservedly, continuing to walk by faith. Faith is the substance
of things hoped for. May the indwelling of Christ empower us to move mountains
and stand firm in times of adversity.