- Category: Pastor Letters
- Published: Monday, 01 September 2014 04:33
從八月十五至廿四日，有六個教會差派了他們的短宣隊來到美中。他們宣教的腳蹤遍及密蘇里州、伊利諾州、堪薩斯州、奧克拉荷馬州、內布拉斯加州、愛荷華州、肯塔基州、田納西州、阿肯色州及阿拉巴馬州。感謝神，許多校園也鼓勵他們的成員與短宣隊一起配搭在自己的校園向新同學傳福音; 也感謝神透過短宣隊所賜下的祝福。第一: 神使用短宣隊鼓勵本地的弟兄姐妹們與短宣隊一起在自己校園傳福音。對許多弟兄姐妹而言，這還是頭一回做個人佈道。第二: 在那些剛決志信主的人中，有許多都是初抵美國的新生。我個人帶領了兩位慕道朋友決志，他們都是剛從國內來美國作短期停留，聽了福音之後便禱告接受耶穌作個人的救主。我也注意到其實神已經在他們來到美國之前預備他們接受福音。不要以傳福音為恥。福音本是神的大能。因此，請儘快地和人分享好消息，為他們能接受基督並受裝備成為見證、並在自己的校園服事主代禱。請為那些剛信主的弟兄姐妹在自己校園團契的跟進工作代禱。
1. 冬令會: 這是使我們自己靈命更新並帶領慕道朋信主的絕佳機會。感謝神已經預備了多位為主所用的好講員來分享信息。 請為聚會並預留時間參加代禱。冬令會將於十二月廿四至廿八日在密蘇里州堪薩斯城的Sheraton Hotel in Crown Center舉行。進一步資訊請留意中心網站。
2. 門徒訓練: 將於十二月廿八至2015年一月三日在基督工人中心舉行。感謝神差派林三綱弟兄及賴若瀚牧師為我們的講員。更多訊息請至中心網站查詢，並預備您的心來參加。
3. 一月讀經營: 已經開始接受報名。將於2015年一月四至十日在基督工人中心舉行。這次我們將研讀啟示錄及但以理書。這將是學習兩卷偉大的預言書、並預備自己迎接基督再來的時候。由於來參加讀經營聚會前必須準備功課，因此請今天就報名。
Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings in the Lord in the new school year.
Unbelievable. Another school year starts! Most universities report more Chinese students than ever. Last week when I was at Champaign, IL with the mission team the local leaders told me there are around 5,000 Chinese students there this year. Thank God for giving us another opportunity to reach out to more Chinese students for Him.
August Mission Teams:
Six churches sent their mission teams to the Midwest from August 15 to 24. They reached many campuses in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama. Thank God that many campuses encouraged their members to join with the mission teams to reach out to the new students on their campuses. We thank God for blessings sent through those mission teams. First: God used the mission teams to encourage brothers and sisters to reach out to their own campuses along with the mission team. For many this was the first time to do personal evangelism. Second: Among those who accepted Christ, many are new students who just arrived at the United States. I personally led two people to accept Christ. They just came here from China to have a short visit with their relatives. They listened to the gospel and prayed to accept Jesus as their Savior. I noticed many of them were prepared by the Lord to accept the Gospel before they came to the United States. We must take this opportunity to share the good news to them. Do not be ashamed of sharing the gospel. Our gospel is full of the power of God. So, please share the good news to them as soon as you can. Pray that they may accept Christ and be equipped to witness and to serve the Lord on their campuses. Please also pray for the follow-up work on their campuses.
September Mission Teams :
Another three mission teams will arrive at the Midwest from Sept. 5 to 14. They will reach out the campuses in Mississippi, Alabama, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin. Minnesota and Illinois. All of them travel long distances. Please pray that the Lord will give mission teams special strength both physically and spiritually to complete the great mission God entrusts to them.
Thank God for the blessings He gave to the August Bible Camp and the Discipleship Training Camp. Many were revived by the message from God and decided to serve Him faithfully on their campuses. May God use them to bring His revival works to their campuses. Pray that those students will continue to follow Christ and be able to make disciples on their own campuses.
Three meetings will be held in the winter.
1. Winter Conference: It is a great opportunity to revive our soul and reach non-believing friends. Thank God that many God-used speakers will come to share His messages. Please pray for the conference and reserve your time to come. The meeting will be held at Sheraton Hotel in Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri from Dec. 24 to 28. Please keep an eye on our website for further information.
2. Discipleship Training Camps: Will be held at CWC from Dec. 28, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015. Thank God for sending His servants Brother Bellman Lin and Rev. Johann Lai as the speakers. Please visit our web site for more information and prepare your heart to come
3. January Bible Camp: Applications have started. It will be held at CWC from January 4 to January 10, 2015. This time we will study the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel. It will be a great time to know those wonderful prophetic books and prepare ourselves for our glorious Christ’s return. Please apply today because there is home work you must complete before coming to the Camp.
Please start to prepare yourselves to come. Also invite other brothers and sisters to join these meetings before they book the airline tickets for personal vacations! It is a good time to learn “Jesus is our first priority”. Please prepare to equip first, then plan for vacations after the camps. Only when we put God first can He train us to be His good disciples. The earlier we decide to join the meetings and prepare for our hearts, the more blessings we receive from the Lord from those meetings. Plus, our earlier decision will encourage more other brothers and sisters to follow our examples.
May God bless you!