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  Thanks to God that Mr. Billy Pang joined the Canadian CGBC in March this year as an executive director. His major duties are: 1. to supply resources to churches 2. to gather resources through churches and organizations 3. to serve Chinese worldwide by the Internet. The following is Mr. Pang's testimony.

   Growing up and the pursuit of the truth - I was converted in 1980 in an evangelical meeting and baptized in Easter in 1981. I always prayed to God to inspire me as how to serve him best. I was very busy with my studies in the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute Design Department then but I still tried hard to serve the Lord, kept up with my daily devotions and took my classmates to evangelical meetings. I have loved art since I was a child. I had wanted to take up design as my future career to serve the Lord and satisfy my desire for art as a hobby.

   My calling and struggle - After my baptism, when I had my daily devotions, I was especially touched when I read about His chosen people turning their deaf ears to the messages of the prophets. After struggling for more than a month with this urge, I shared my experience with brothers and sisters in Christ. They thought God might be calling me to spread his gospel. I wasn't sure about that because I was already preaching the gospel to my classmates. A few days later when I was reading "Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow ------ so great is their wickedness!" (Joel 3:13) I felt that God pressed me to make an immediate decision. Later when I was reading Isaiah 1: 3 "The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner's manager, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand," God's message became clearer to me. He wanted me to leave my current studies and learn how to help believers to know and love the truth more.

   It was hard for me to accept this calling from God since I had just accepted Christ and my studies in art had begun. When I told my pastor about it, He told me I should avoid the post of a pastor like I would the fire of hell unless I was sure it was God's calling. After some time, I felt that I could not run from the calling. My pastor arranged to have me talk to professors in the Overseas Bible Seminary. I didn't expect our casual encounter to become an interview. Two weeks later, I received a letter from the seminary accepting me as a student. Despite the objection of my family I was sure this was God's calling. I had no choice but to accept it, so in September '81, I gave up my beloved art course and started my new studies in the seminary.

   My training and service - After four years of training in theology in the seminary, God led me to serve Him in my mother church Abundant Grace Baptist Church and later in Evangelism Explosion III (HK). After three years of training, God's original calling was clearer to me - to serve Him in training believers in the teachings of the Bible. In order to better equip myself, I enrolled in the China Graduate School of Theology and took up church shepherding in CNEC. Two years later, with the introduction of Dr. Milton Wan, I resumed the course of Master of Ontario Theological Seminary. When I graduated in '96, God led me to the work of training Christians in China and Christian Communications International in Canada. In '97, I served in Christian Communications International in Hong Kong and began to work on the Internet.

   In September 2000, I immigrated to Canada, then I was introduced to the work of CGBC. After a few months I was well aware of its significance. CGBC could outreach churches and train Christians as well as evangelize to the new Chinese immigrants. After many times of fellowship and prayer with CGBC staff, I knew for sure that it was God's guidance. On March 1, 2001, I officially joined CGBC as one of the servants to serve Chinese churches and organizations. In the future, I will fight the good battles with brothers and sisters to serve our Lord in different posts.    



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