Dear Friends of CCM,
Greetings in the Lord! While we are enjoying the summer, I would like to share with you a few updates from our missionaries:
Missionary Zien (Thailand）
Time flies! Having spent six years in Thailand, I started to reflect on what I have learned living in this foreign culture. Thank God that with the training on cross-cultural gospel communication, I was able to take a fresh look at my experience over the past few years. It has deepened my understanding of God’s mercy, patience, power and sovereignty amid diverse cultures and people groups. This also helped me adjust my mindset and clear out some negative feelings resulting from cultural differences. Coincidentally a month later, local Thai Christian leaders held a timely and unprecedented cross-church seminar on “Gospel and Thai culture”. I am thankful to see local believers having fervent discussions on “indigenization and contextualization of Christianity”.
Missionary Jennifer Kwok (Macau)
Thanks to the Lord, since May 27th we have rented a place in Seac Pai Van, to begin our regular monthly Holy Communion. May our Lord also prepare a place for us to worship Him every Sunday. May our Lord bless and keep the five newly baptized and help them bear good testimonies at their housing estates. May our Lord grant me wisdom and ability to develop gospel ministries to children and families at the housing estates, and lead more lost sheep to Him.
Missionary couple Derek & Sindy Leung (Ecuador)
Summer blessings and greetings from Guayaquil, Ecuador! Thank God that we have just completed our one-year service in Guayaquil. On April 29th, our church held a vacation Bible school reunion for the children. 17 children, including newcomers, joined us. Through games, movies, stories, and crafts we shared with the kids that God is love. Since the reunion, the number of children attending Sunday school has greatly increased. As such, we followed with another children’s event on July 22nd. For the adult ministry, on May 22nd, we organized an evening gospel dinner at a Chinese restaurant in the northern district. We were thankful that five newcomers joined us. On May 29th, we launched a Chinese brunch gathering for the local Chinese ladies. Thank God that 21 people participated. We will hold another one on June 21st as a follow-up.
I thank God for your constant prayers and support over the years to enable our ministries to keep moving forward. May God remember all your endeavors for Him and bless you abundantly.
Your coworker in Christ,
Samuel Chiang (Rev.)