Dear Friends of CCM,
Greetings in the season of Thanksgiving!
Due to China’s enforcement of new religion regulations earlier this year, we have to hold back training in a few locations. As a precaution, considerable adjustments have been made at locations where classes are still being held. Amazingly God opened up new opportunities so that we could continue to serve the local churches.
CCM has long committed to online ministry, providing evangelistic and training material by means of websites, apps, and online media and social platforms. Recently we discovered that our main website became inaccessible in many regions of China, so we built a new website especially for China: www.ccmcn.cn. Please pray for this new website and promote it among your friends and relatives in China.
Our local ministry has adopted changes to keep pace with times. The San Francisco Gospel Center and the South Bay Gospel Center both reported a drop of enrollments in computer classes, which could be attributed to the popularity of mobile electronic devices. We started to offer aerobic dance and high impact dance classes, which have attracted many new comers. The San Francisco Center has started a children ministry to target both children and their parents. Our South Bay Center is launching a new class series in October called “Living a Beautiful Life”, an all-around program to care for one’s physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Our Milpitas Center plans to hold evangelical luncheon meetings next year to attract non-believers.
Scientists Believe in Jesus Christ authored by Dr. Tailow Chow has been in great demand. Many Christians, churches and campus fellowship use this book as a gift to non-Christian friends and students from China. CCM will follow up with a new publication, Scientists Believe in Jesus Christ – Part II, which will be published in mid-November. We ask that you pray for and support this ministry.
Our Foreign Missions team has added a new missionary, Sister Kate, in September. Earlier this year, she responded to God’s calling to serve in Indonesia. Her ministry is to serve the local Dayak tribe and the Chinese. She ministers to the children, the youths and also teaches Chinese.
The 2018 CCM Pastor Wellness Camp, held on Sept 10-12 in San Diego, California was successfully completed. A total of 140 people participated in the camp to experience God’s grace together.
In this season of Thanksgiving, may God bless you abundantly and provide all you need. Please continue to support our ministry with your prayer and generous donation.
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Your coworker in Christ,
Samuel Chiang (Rev.)