任克達、任麥雅麗代禱信2019年9月

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任克達、任麥雅麗代禱信2019年9月

親愛的代禱夥伴:

        八月初,在南非服事的同工有三天的時間和本團國際總幹事朱昌錂牧師相聚,並開宣教士年會。今年仍然在德班舉行。一位慕道友主動提供她臨海的別墅給我們使用,不單住宿安全舒適,亦方便我們開會和作息。感謝主,朱牧師的信息給我們很好的提醒和鼓勵,也給了我們明確的指引。在宣教士分享到各個城市事工的近況中,我們了解到各地事工的挑戰。我們也一起對南非的事工有討論和決議。感謝主,每年年會都給我們帶來更新。

        宣教士年會後,我們舉辦了中福團事工教會的領袖聯合訓練會,在兩天共四堂的聚會,以「關心你的教會」為主軸,從教會的目的和責任開始,講到教會的爭戰、聚會、牧養和事奉等專題。大家圍桌而坐,除了聆聽講授,也有即時的回應和討論。雖然時間很緊湊,但參加者都得到幫助,大家更有默契,在神裡互為肢體,齊心拓展神的國度。我們已經選定明年五月一日會再聚在一起來學習。

        德班教會的幾位弟兄姐妹在今年領袖訓練之後,提出要設立教會的禱告群來一起為教會守望。除了星期天下午的教會禱告會外,每個星期六我先將下星期的禱告事項公佈。如此,在個人的私禱裡,或在群組的公禱裡,就知道要為什麼人或事禱告。大家因為有一個群組,就有了一個平台發放需要代禱的訊息。當有代求的需要時,只要在群組裡發佈,就立刻有弟兄姐妹代禱。一位姐妹將她的兒子緊急需要留學簽證的事發到群中,立即有幾位弟兄姐妹為這事祈禱。這些代禱給了她安慰、鼓勵和支持。兩天後,她的兒子順利得到簽證。大家一起為成就的事情感恩,一同見證神奇妙的作為。

        九月一日德班教會受邀去伊士台比工廠區和那裡的弟兄姐妹一起崇拜。大家一早就出發到邵姐妹的工廠。感謝主,那天天空睛朗,但是並不炙熱。我們先聚會後聚餐,邵姐妹準備了各類的烤肉、各種的海產、沙拉和水果,還有鮮魚湯和甜點。飽餐之後,我們去參觀各家的工廠和工廠的菜園。工廠區的弟兄姐妹分享他們的收成,贈送一人一袋,青菜瓜果一樣不少,弟兄姐妹的愛心讓我們感到溫暖。那天,大家都很盡興。感謝主!

        上星期一位在開普敦北區經營旅館的華人基督徒和克達聯絡,表示神感動她要提供查經聚會場地給教會使用。我們一直都計劃能在北區開查經聚會,卻苦無適當的地點。我們感恩神為我們開門!深信事工會接踵而來!今天我們房東的媽媽告知我們,她想介紹我們認識幾位開普敦大學的華人學生(其中一個學生的媽媽是她的朋友),看看是否可以一起查聖經。房東的媽媽前兩個星期才剛剛搬來開普敦,真是神奇!請為這兩項事工的進展代禱。若有需要,我們可能要調整在開普敦事工的比重。

請你為這些事項代禱:

  1. 感謝主,朱媽媽乳癌手術成功。請為她往後療程代禱,求主保守她的心、身、靈。
  2. 請記念每個教會中的慕道朋友。求主開他們的心竅明白真道,能早日信主。
  3. 請記念開普敦北區的查經聚會和開普敦大學生福音工作的進展,求主引領。
  4. 請為我們外出各地事工時,行車和出入的平安代禱。

您的同工            
克達、雅麗        
二零一九年九月

 

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Dear Prayer Partners,

        Early August, Rev. Chu was in South Africa for our missionary annual meeting in Durban.  One lady who has been attending our weekly Bible studies let us stay at her ocean-view mansion for the duration.  This not only provided us with safe and comfortable accommodations but also convenient living and meeting facilities.  We thank God for Rev. Chu’s messages that deeply inspired and encouraged us.  We also shared the challenges in each of our ministries, and he gave us clear directions in moving forward.  We are truly grateful for such an opportunity each year to refresh and renew.

        There was a two-day leadership training after the annual meeting for co-workers in churches where CEM missionaries are serving.  With “Your Church” as the main theme, the conference focused on the purposes of church meetings, ways to face challenges as well as the heart of ministering and serving.  Everyone sat around a long table, listened to the lectures, reflected and exchanged ideas on many related issues.  Even though there was a lot of materials to cover in a short time, all attended were greatly enriched.  They were motivated to serve the Lord together for the kingdom of God with understanding and harmony.   We had also scheduled to meet again next year on the 1st of May.

        After the leadership training, the co-workers at the Durban church decided to set up a special prayer chat group.  In addition to the regular prayer meeting on Sunday, Ko-Ta will post all prayer items on Saturday so everyone can pray for those special needs both publicly and privately.  With this platform, any prayer request can be made known and be prayed for immediately.  A sister’s son had been waiting for a student visa to attend university overseas, and school would start in a matter of weeks.  She requested for prayers and instantly there were intercessions by brothers and sisters.  This gave her tremendous comfort, encouragement and support.  Two days later, he received his visa.  We offered up our praises as we experienced the wonderful work of our Lord!

        On the 1st of September, the Durban church was invited to hold our worship service at Sister Shao’s factory in the Isithebe industrial area.  We traveled together to her place on a sunny yet breezy day.  After the service, she prepared a big barbeque for us with salad, fruit, fresh fish soup and dessert.  Then we visited a few private vegetable gardens in nearby factories that belong to other brothers and sisters and were gifted with bags of fresh vegetables.  Praise God!  Everyone had a great time enjoying such warm brotherly love in the Lord!

        Last week, Ko-Ta was contacted by a Chinese Christian who operates a guest house in Cape Town.  She had a burden from the Lord to open her place to other churches for meetings.  We have been praying for a meeting place for Bible studies in the northern area but did not find any suitable place as yet.  Now the Lord opened the door for us!  We believe this will be the beginning of another ministry.  Today, our landlord’s mother told us that she wanted us to meet a few Chinese students at the local university (one of the student’s mother is her friend) and see if we can start a Bible study meeting with them.  How amazing!  Our landlord’s mother just moved to Cape Town to stay about two weeks ago!  Please pray for these two new opportunities.  If needed, we may have to readjust our travel schedules for Durban and Cape Town.

Prayer Requests:

  1. We thank the Lord for Sister Chu’s successful operation. Please continue to pray for her subsequent treatments.  May God uphold her spirit, body and soul.
  2. Please pray for the salvation of all the seekers. May they open up their hearts to receive the Lord.
  3. Please pray for the two new ministry opportunities in Cape Town.
  4. Please continue to pray for our safety as we travel to different cities and towns.

In His service,
Ko-Ta & Christina

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