華 僑 福 音 廣 播 中 心
Lafayette St. #801 New York, NY 10013, USA
email:[email protected] / http://www.cgbc.org
February 6, 2000
Dear Friends of CGBC,
Happy Chinese New Year! God is able to make all grace abound towards you (2 Corinthians 9:8). This is the year of the dragon. Are we prepared for the challenges and battles ahead? God knows we have nothing. Yet we know that He can do mighty things in our lives. This is the confidence we have for the New Millennium. He will break into the world through us if we trust and obey Him.
Praise the Lord for the guests and mission representatives who attended our 20th Anniversary celebration last December. So many enjoyed the unusually long pro-grams. Our co-workers from Dallas, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Amy Lee from England shared their testimonies.
Our God always amazes me with unexpected testimonies. Last summer, sister Annie Owyang from LA came to visit her mother in New York. Over the dining table in a restaurant, I met her relatives. One auntie claimed to recognize my voice. Oh what a surprise! She was the lady I talked to almost ten years ago while she was working on Long Island. Her family was in China at that time. She was homesick and lonely. Through listening to our tapes, she was saved by His grace. Again two weeks ago, at a birthday celebration in a restaurant, a guest told me that our tapes had blessed many people. He works in the post office. One of his colleagues is a Christian who often brings CGBC tapes to work. She shares the tapes with those who listen to walkman while they are sorting mail. This friend is studying the Bible regularly. I believe that God's Word will never return in vain.
May the garment factory ESL report and testimonies from Christine Radcliff and Susan Lu warm your hearts. You can read the articles online now. The Lord had wonderfully teamed an American student intern with a middle aged ex-garment worker for a local outreach adventure in 1999. It always gives us joy to hear how they shared the love of Jesus in the factory and led people to know Christ, even at a Chinese bakery on 8th Ave., Brooklyn, New York.
The Chinese ministry of Times Square Church will continue to come for street evangelism this year. Did I share with you how we taught a sister to say "Jesus loves you" in Mandarin, and she came back after two hours with another amazing testimony? It was Greta's first time to distribute tracts in Chinatown. As she gave out the tracts and spoke in broken Chinese, people were drawn to her. She led a couple from Mongolia, a girl from Fuzhao and a couple also from Mainland China to accept Jesus after they read the Chinese tract. The gospel is indeed the power of God. Please continue to support these outreach efforts financially and the workers with your prayers.
Yea-Huei Chen, our design and publication co-worker is leaving us in March. Please pray for her safe trip back to Taiwan for her brother's wedding and the preparation for her seminary education. I have cut short my Sabbatical leave. However, I feel much refreshed and know the "great and mighty things" the Lord would have us to get into. God has provided an almost new computer server system worth ten times that we paid for through a Bank that closed down in December. We never expect such professional systems to drop at our doorstep. Now we are "migrating" our files to the new system. You can listen to our program samples and make online orders. We can host websites and audio/video programs with ample capabilities to develop Internet Broadcast and Operation Cyberspace (Reaching the families through young people on the Internet).
Rev. Frank and Rita Ho will be with our radio broadcast team in Dallas for a weekend retreat. Thank the Lord for their commitment. The Lord also blessed our associate worker Dr. Jeff Lee in his radio program and Internet ministry. We foresee that God will bring in His workers from all over. "My heart is overthrowing …my tongue is the pen of a ready writer" (Psalm 45:1). God be with you till I write again after my Texas trip.