洪立民、洪鄭怡珠代禱信2018年6月

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親愛的代禱同工、弟兄姐妹們主內平安:

        感謝神,隨著炎炎夏日氣溫的升高,每日有燦爛的陽光,讓人更容易感受到神愛的奇妙偉大與恩典的伴隨,尤其在德國漫長的冬季過後。

        5月第三個週末,三天兩夜的第十五屆春季學人福音造就營圓滿結束。感謝神,弟兄姐妹得造就,也有慕道友決志信主;尤其在週六晚上,聖靈動了奇妙的工,有12位弟兄姐妹上台分享見證,場面感動人心,令不少人流下眼淚。

        5月底帶了七位弟兄姐妹(其中有四位是萊比錫敬拜團的成員及從華府來宣教的一對夫婦)到波蘭短宣五天,激勵了弟兄姐妹宣教的熱誠及傳福音的操練。我們拜訪了將近百家的商場,為他們祝福並傳福音及邀請來參加聚集。華沙華人教會弟兄姐妹的愛心及熱情的接待,更激勵了每一位短宣隊的成員,同時也看見神使用華沙教會及羅茲華人團契兩場聚會與服事,都有很好的果效。週日在華沙有90多人決志更愛主更願委身於主,並有兩位慕道友決志信主;週六在羅茲大學傳福音及邀請了五位新同學來慕道,我們短宣隊與18位來參加的弟兄姐妹及慕道朋友都有很好的互動及交流。

        8月5日(主日)將舉行牧區的聯合敬拜受洗及戶外活動,9月有短宣隊來協助福音事工,中秋特別聚會將在各城舉行,請同工及弟兄姐妹代禱。

感恩與代禱

  1. 請繼續迫切為牧區中需要新來的牧者及宣教士代禱。
  2. 請為7月、8月各城學生的期終考試代禱。
  3. 請為10月份中下旬開始的各城查經培訓代禱,希望同工及帶領查經的弟兄姐妹得到扎實的訓練,並能在日後的查經有更深入的帶領。

您的同工:洪立民、鄭怡珠 敬上
2018年6月26日

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親愛的弟兄姊妹平安,

        「我們將所看見、所聽見的傳給你們,使你們與我們相交。我們乃是與父並他兒子耶穌基督相交的。我們將這些話寫給你們,使你們的喜樂充足。」約壹一:3-4

        感謝主的保守,讓復活節的造就營順利完成!由於第一次租用那場地,有些特殊狀況出現,赤字也比往年超出很多。但是弟兄姊妹都很配合,出營後的奉獻也有增加,赤字也下降了很多。離營後與弟兄姊妹一起午膳,聽到一位弟兄說已經把手機的遊戲刪掉。這是 神藉著講員勸勉的果效之一,感謝主!

        營會回來趕緊幫三位弟兄個別補課,因為他們上受洗課程時缺課。這次受洗的全是弟兄,比較特別。唯一一位青年姊妹,她不會中文,所以請德國年輕傳道給她上課。受洗前一週才知道她也決定受洗。她因為手受傷,要等復原,才有空來教會參加青年班,清楚認識主接受水禮。有一位弟兄的太太去年受洗,他參加幾次查經班之後就願意來參加洗禮課程。一位爸爸為了兒子的前途申請投資移民,在等候辦理手續的期間,進入教會,去年參加營會信了主。今年再來住的時間比較長,可以上課並受洗。其他三位弟兄的見證也看到 神有奇妙的帶領。認識主後,他們都很想把福音傳給家人和朋友。

        去年有一位患了癌症的姊妹,由於在偏僻的小地方工作,沒有華人在那裡,因為一個人,化療時身體虛弱需要有人照顧,所以找到我們教會的姊妹,在前期化療去幫助照顧她。後來她申請到父母過來,我便去接機把他們送去她住的地方。轉眼他們來照顧女兒已經快八個月了,除了聖誕節邀請他們來我家住了兩天參加聖誕聚會外,他們基本上都沒去哪裡,媽媽倒是陪著女兒進出醫院的。這期間,他們經歷了德國陰暗的冬天,一家人都先後感冒生病過。五月份開始有些太陽,上週六看到天氣那麼好,便邀請他們去參加吉森的查經聚會。因為我去接他們,他們也樂意離開小地方到外面走走。到團契,他們也感受到弟兄姊妹的溫情。到我們學生聚會時,有一位年長的弟兄便找他們單獨去談信仰。飯後送他們回家,姊妹的爸爸說了一句感謝的話。姊妹很驚訝,因為她說她爸爸從來不會這樣說話的。因為他知道我是繞了一些路去接他們的,看來他是有所感動。姊妹的父母沒有接觸過基督教信仰,但姊妹說她爸爸現在有時也會看一下聖經,可惜他們下個月就要回家,因為女兒的治療要吿一個段落。

感恩代禱事項:

  1. 感謝 神的保守,弟兄姊妹的配搭事奉,讓我完成營會所託付給我的任務!求主保守弟兄姊妹在營會時立下的心志,好好遵行!
  2. 感謝 神奇妙的帶領,使六位受洗的弟兄姊妹得到救恩並願意受洗!求主使用他們的見證,向家人與朋友傳福音!
  3. 求主醫治得癌症的姊妹,使她康復並身體得力,應付未來的工作!感恩讓她父母看到弟兄姊妹的愛心,減輕他們之前對女兒的擔心!求主感動他們認識真神後接受救恩!

        感謝你們的代禱,三年轉眼就快過去,下次就可以親身與你們見面。我將於6月27日至9月24日在灣區工作匯報,期待著與你們一同分享神的恩典!

主的使女                        
鄧秀珍                        
二零一八年五月八日

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Dear brothers and sisters,

         “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.”1Jn 1:3-4

        Thank God for carrying us through the Easter Camp smoothly despite the fact that there were some unexpected situations because it was the first time we rented that site. There was also a higher deficit than past years. But our brothers and sisters were very cooperative. They also sent in more donations after the camp. The deficit dropped drastically. After leaving the camp, I went to have lunch with brothers and sisters before heading back home. One brother told us that he had already deleted his app on games! Praise the Lord for using our speakers to edify our brothers and sisters!

        After the camp, I had to make up some baptismal classes which were missed by 3 brothers individually. Interestingly, those who were being baptised were all brothers. Normally, there were more sisters being baptised. One young sister who had come to my class a few times. Since she doesn’t know written Chinese, I asked our youth German pastor to give her the lesson. One week before the baptism was I told that she wanted to be baptised also. Because she had a hand injury, she has been waiting for it to be healed. That was why she found time to come to church and got to know Christ more seriously. One brother’s wife was baptised last year. He attended our couple fellowship a few times and decided to take the baptismal class and was baptised this year. Another brother who for the sake of his son, applied to immigrate to Germany. While waiting for the application to be processed, he entered into our church last year. He became a Christian after attending last year’s Easter Camp. This year, he had to stay for a longer period in order to be qualified for the application, he attended our baptismal class and got baptised. We also saw God’s wonderful guidance in the other 3 brothers’ testimonies. After knowing Christ themselves, they also expressed their desire to spread the gospel to their friends and family members!

        One sister found a job in a remote area near Frankfurt after graduation. She is the only Chinese in that “village”. When she was diagnosed with cancer last year, she called our church for help because she needed someone to take care of her during her cancer treatment. For the first two chemical treatments, she was being taken care of by two of our sisters. When her parents finally came, I went to pick them up at the airport and drove them to their daughter’s place. Before one realised it, they have been taking care of their daughter for almost 8 months now. Besides the two days that I invited them to stay in my place in order to attend our Christmas meeting at church, they had gone nowhere. The mother usually accompanied the daughter to the hospital. During these months, they experienced our gloomy, cold winter and got sick themselves at some point. Finally, we got some sunshine in May. Last Saturday we had a very sunny day. So, I invited them to join our bible study group in Giessen. Because I offered to give them a ride, they were happy to leave the small place. They felt the warm welcome by our brothers and sisters. During our student group meeting, one elderly brother brought them to another room to spread the good news to the parents. After dinner with brothers and sisters, I drove them home. The father expressed his gratitude to me. Her daughter was very surprised to hear him say such thing for she had never heard her father said something like that before. Probably because he knew that I had to drive extra miles to pick them up and was touched by it. The parents had no contact with Christianity before. The sister told me that her father began to read the bible every now and then. Unfortunately, they have to go home next month when her daughter’s treatments will be complete.

Thanksgiving and prayer items:

  1. Thank God for His keeping so that with the help of brothers and sisters, the task that was given to me by the Easter Camp committee was accomplished! Pray that God will keep the brothers and sisters to walk according to what they have promised before God at the camp.
  2. Thank God for His salvation for the 6 brothers and sister being baptised! Pray that God will use their testimonies to witness to their family members and friends!
  3. Pray that God will heal the sister who got the cancer! Pray that God will give her strength to be able to work again after her complete treatment! Thank God that her parents saw the love of brothers and sisters that they were less worry for their daughter! Pray that they will come to know our God and accept His salvation!

        Thank you for your prayer support! Three years will be passed soon! I will see you physically next time when I will have my furlough from June 27 to Sept. 24. Looking forward to meeting you and let’s share God’s grace together!

Serving Him,
Karen Tang

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親愛的代禱同工、弟兄姐妹們主內平安:

        感謝神,因著各位不斷的代禱與支持,看見神的作為與恩典也不斷的在進行。

        3月中至4月大約一個月在美國各地的服事與證道分享,都有神的感動與引領,也特別感謝主內同工及弟兄姐妹熱情的接待。其中特別感動的是一位長老看見我長期咳嗽不止,主動幫我掛號預約了一位很好的耳鼻喉科醫師,檢查結果一切良好,沒有任何腫瘤,只是過敏,醫生也開了藥,長老替我付了一筆不少的醫藥費,特別感謝他的愛心與細心。願神大大賜福各位同工及弟兄姐妹,也賜福貴教會聖工更加興旺!福音更加廣傳!

        3月4月都有北美不同教會的短宣隊來協助牧區的福音事工。他們也都忠心盡力的擺上自己。感謝神我從北美返回以後,與其他5位短宣隊同工一起,到離Halle 15分鐘車程的Merseburg學院去探訪及傳福音。花了3小時在校園及食堂向20多位華人學生傳福音,找到一位基督徒,其中有一半都反應良好,願意支持並參與未來在Merseburg的聚會。歡迎有負擔的教會差派成熟的基督徒夫婦一起同工,一起開拓。Merseburg是個大學城,有200多位華人學生,大多來自江蘇及山東,需要短宣夫婦三個月的接力,需要在校園附近租一間一房一廳的房子,租金每月約500美金,有負擔的教會或弟兄姐妹可將支票註明寄到差會,同時可通知我以便在禱告中記念。

感恩與代禱

  1. 為萊比錫華人基督教會的小組事工感恩,少了兩個小組,今年又陸續恢復起來了。
  2. 請繼續迫切地為新來的牧者及宣教士的簽證手續順利代禱。
  3. 請為5月18日至20日的第十五屆春季學人福音造就營的推動及籌備一切順利代禱。

 

您的同工:洪立民、鄭怡珠 敬上
2018年4月25日

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親愛的代禱同工、弟兄姐妹們主內平安:

        新年快樂,雖然華人春節的氣氛在德國沒那麼濃厚,但牧區中各城也都安排了大年初一看春晚,有獎猜謎及包餃子的活動。

        元月中旬舉行了一年一度的聯合同工研討會(同工營),地點在Halle青年旅館,有30人參加。感謝神,各牧區同工都有熱烈的討論及根據年度事工目標作出了一些事工計劃。

        2016年11月接受邀請,開始協助牧養海德堡華人基督教會,參與每月一次主日證道及輔導,開辦受洗班、初信造就班、每半年一次的專題講座,一年多來也有十多位慕道友決志信主,去年夏季為三個初信者受洗(目前主日大人小孩約有45至60多人)。

        3月4日(主日)在萊比錫舉行2018年上半年的聯合主日敬拜及受洗,有八位或九位完成基本真理班的初信者將藉浸禮公開見證他們對基督的信仰,將一切的感恩與榮耀歸於神。

感恩與代禱

  1. 目前我要牧養及負擔六個城市的事工,肩膀沉重、體力耗費,請為我們夫婦代禱,也為張宗榮傳道夫婦代禱,他們要牧養三個城市都不容易,求主恩上加恩,力上加力。
  2. 請繼續為新來的牧者一家正在辦理各種文件及手續,能順利在五月或六月到任代禱。
  3. 感謝神,有八位弟兄姊妹經過25小時的兒童主日學師資培訓,終於完成了所有德文課程,希望萊比錫華人敎會的兒童事工更成熟,更成長,請代禱。

您的同工:洪立民、鄭怡珠 敬上
2018年2月23日

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親愛的弟兄姊妹平安:

「耶和華所賜的福使人富足,並不加上憂慮。」箴言十22

        時間過得特別快,轉眼就已經是年初七了,所有查經班的新春活動終於在昨天順利完成了。雖然昨天的亞沙芬堡查經班特別少人,因流感生病的、女兒要補課等原因不能來參加,連開餐館的弟兄姊妹都不在。姊妹聽到父親入院,馬上回家照顧他。雖然身在中國,她還是鼓勵我們不要停止聚會,告訴我們她的弟兄還在德國,讓我們照常聚會。昨天弟兄出外辦事,留下女兒在餐館幫忙。女兒因為大學考完試,有假期就去餐館工作。她是第一次參加我們的查經班。她已經受洗,雖然她在這裡長大,但是中文很好,都聽懂我們的分享。另外一個驚喜就是餐館弟兄的表哥也坐下來聽神的話,並且接受聖經的教導。他不是基督徒,也在餐館工作,之前每次叫他,他都不願意留下來參加聚會。

        聖誕節聚會結束後,吉森團契馬上又開始準備春節聚會。因為好些家庭都有孩子表演節目,所以吸引了一些家庭來參加。至於學生方面,因為開始準備考試,他們比較晚到,但是都表示吃得非常飽足。這兩週因為考試期間比較緊張,都沒有來參加聚會。上週卻來了一位剛從國內來的父親,他女婿在德國上班,女兒在家帶孩子。女兒也參加過查經班,對信仰有好感,可是她先生卻沒有興趣。但是因為岳父是基督徒,想來看看這邊的基督徒聚會,所以他就把岳父和小姨帶來。小姨仍未信主,但因陪父親來探親,也就陪父親來查經班了。

        法蘭克福華人教會也按往常一樣,崇拜後有包餃子活動慶祝春節。那天來了很多人,包括一間德國教會的年輕牧師和他的會友,他們也學習包餃子;弟兄姊妹也邀請朋友來參加。

        廣東話查經班成立了接近一年,非信徒都沒有去過教會。但是去年聖誕節聚會邀請每一個團契演出一個節目,所以查經班就排練了一首歌。他們都很高興能夠參與,連一位做餐館的女士都在休息時間趕來和我們一同表演。雖然教會兩位最老的姊妹都沒有團契生活,但因為她們都會廣東話,她們也很高興被邀請一起上台表演。另外兩位慕道友也參加了春節包餃子活動。

        負責組織查經班的姊妹受洗才幾年,而且工作要輪班,不是每週都能參加主日崇拜;加上剛開始不太聽懂普通話,所以聖經基礎不深。自從開始了查經班,覺得聖經知識不夠,所以都願意學習,有空便來我家上信徒裝備課程。

        去年被教牧同工推選為今年復活節全德造就營營會的主席,所以有比較繁重的統籌工作,特別早前為了報名事宜忙了一陣子,因為需要確實報名人數。今年特別感恩,各地的查經班/教會都提早遞交報名表,因為知道名額有限。結果發生了很少見的事情,就是截止日期還沒有結束,就已額滿,還有兩家教會的肢體未能安排。所以,要負責註冊事宜的同工在回國過年前把房間增加好,確保那兩家教會的報名人數都能參加。今年也有一個新的挑戰,就是應講員的建議,準備了一個四十天的連鎖禁食禱告鏈,讓報名的弟兄姊妹可以為營會付上禱告的代價,經歷聖靈的復興。

感恩代禱事項:

  1. 感謝主的帶領,在人數少的時候帶領別的人來參加聚會!求主感動亞沙芬堡餐館弟兄的表哥繼續有興趣參加查經班,更多的來認識 神,接受基督的救恩!感謝主帶領吉森的慕道友,藉著父親的探訪,讓妹妹有機會接觸基督信仰,回國後可以跟父母去教會。求主也感動這位慕道友繼續穩定參加查經班,不要被別的事務阻擾。
  2. 求主眷顧考試中的學生,特別是那些還不認識 神的同學,因為壓力的緣故,就不來參加查經聚會!吉森學生組三位負責的姊妹中,有兩位已經回國過年與家人團聚。求主賜恩給留下來的姊妹,讓她有力量來服事。
  3. 感謝主,讓負責組織廣東話查經班的姊妹看見自己的缺乏,願意在靈性上有所追求,求主保守她屬靈生命,願意聽從父神的話,有更多的擺上,有更多的愛心忍耐服事那些未信者!
  4. 感恩有機會服事參加全德造就營的弟兄姊妹,求主賜能力能妥善安排各樣事宜。求主賜下話語給兩位講員,讓他們來激勵我們的弟兄姊妹,更好的為主而活。
  5. 感謝主帶領德國年輕傳道人來服事教會的第二代。短短幾個月,看到青年人都比較穩定參加青年主日學,有幾位青年人跟傳道人學吉他,上週雙語崇拜的時候已經可以以吉他詩歌來一同敬拜主!除了主日以外,很感恩她也願意服事我們兩個團契的小孩們,當大人聚會的時候,小孩也同時可以學習聖經。以前大人聚會,沒人管小孩,他們便自己玩。所以,傳道人來了,家長也很感恩!求主使用這位德國傳道人,讓青年人的信仰更堅固,讓他們帶來的未信朋友有機會認識 神!

        求主也賜恩給你們,新春蒙福!

主的使女
鄧秀珍
二零一八年二月廿二日

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Dear brothers and sisters,

“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” Proverbs10:22

        Time really flies! Before you know it, it is already the 7th day of the Chinese New Year! We finally finished all the Chinese New Year activity in our bible study groups. Yesterday there weren’t many people who came to the Aschaffenburg bible study due to sickness by flu and make up class for daughter. Even the owner couple of the restaurant was not there. The sister went home immediately after hearing her father being hospitalised. Even though she went back to take care of her father in China, she still encouraged us to continue meeting for bible study because her husband was at the restaurant all the time. But he went out to do some duties leaving his daughter to help out yesterday. His daughter has just finished her exams and was on semester break. She joined our bible study for the first time. She was already baptised. Even though she was born here, her Chinese was pretty good and understood what we shared. Another surprise was that the cousin of the restaurant brother stayed to listen to God’s words and agreed to what was being taught. He is not a Christian and also works in the restaurant. Before yesterday, whenever we asked him for bible study, he never joined.

        After Christmas meeting, Giessen Fellowship started preparing for the Chinese New Year meeting. Since some children of several families participated in the performance, some non-believing families also came. However, since it was examination time for the students, they came later. They expressed their gratitude for the plenty and good food. For the past two weeks, since they were very anxious about their exam, they did not come for our bible study. But last week, God brought a father who just came from China to visit his daughter here. His daughter has come to our fellowship from time to time and had a good impression on our belief. Her husband works here but showed no interest in our bible study. Since his father-in-law who was a believer wanted to see how it was like regarding Christian meeting was concerned, he brought him and his sister-in-law to our bible study last week. His sister-in-law also had little knowledge about Christianity. Because she had to accompany her father, so she came also.

        Like in the past, after our Sunday service, we had our wrapping Chinese dumpling to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There were many people including a young pastor with some of his members from a German church. They also learned how to wrap the dumplings. Our brothers and sisters also invited some friends to come.

        It is almost one year since the establishment of the Cantonese bible study group. Our non-believers have never visited our church. But because every fellowship was asked to perform something for our Christmas meeting, our group also practised a Christian song for that event. As such, most of us went to church to perform. They were happy to have participated. One lady who worked in a restaurant also rushed to join us during her rest hours. Although the two oldest sister in our church had no fellowship for them, they also joined us to sing because they knew Cantonese as well. They too were very happy to sing on stage. Two of the non-believers also came for the wrapping of dumplings.

        The sister who organised this Cantonese bible study group has been baptised for only a few years. She worked on shifts and could not attend every Sunday service. In addition, her mandarin was not that good at the beginning. So, her bible knowledge was not that good. Gradually, she herself felt the lack of biblical knowledge. So, she would come to my home for a discipleship course whenever she found time.

        Last year I was elected by our pastoral co-workers in Germany to chair our annual Easter Camp for all Christians in Germany. So, I had to organise the camp with other co-workers. I was busy earlier because I had to find out the exact no. of applicants for the camp. This year we are grateful because most of the fellowships and churches submitted their group application form early for they knew of the limited seats available. So, it seldom happened that even before our deadline, the application was already full leaving two churches not being able to apply. In order to accommodate all these applicants, I had to ask the co-worker to apply for more beds before she left for vacation. This year, we also had a new challenge. Upon the request of one of our speakers, we prepared a link for applicants who would sign up for a 40 days fasting prayer chain so that they could pray for this camp and might experience a revival by the Holy Spirit.

Thanksgiving and prayer items:

  1. Thank God for His guidance! He brought some others to attend bible study meetings when there were few people joining the bible study. Pray that God will touch the heart of the cousin of the restaurant brother to continue to join the bible study so that he will come to know our God and accept Jesus’s salvation! Thank God for bringing the father of the non-believer to visit her so that her sister would get a chance to have contact with Christianity. Pray that she would go to her parents’ church when they return home! Pray also that non-believer would attend our bible study group more regularly and would not be hindered by other business!
  2. Pray that God will bless those students who are having their exams, especially those who do not know God yet! Because of exam. pressure, they do not come to meetings! Two of the three sisters who help out in the student group went home for Chinese New Year and family reunion. Pray that God will help the one left behind the ability to serve!
  3. Thank God that the sister who organises the Cantonese bible study group saw her needs for strengthening her spiritual life! Pray that she would listen to God’s words and will be willing to serve those non-believers with more love and patience!
  4. Thank God for the opportunity to serve brothers and sisters who join the Easter Camp! Pray that God will give me the ability to do all the necessary arrangements! Pray that God will give the two speakers His words to encourage our brothers and sisters to better live for Christ!
  5. Thank God for bringing the young German pastor to serve our 2nd generation! Only in a few months’ time, we can see that some of our youth have been coming to church regularly! Some youth take guitar lessons from the pastor. Last week, the youth group was able to use guitars and singing to worship with the adults in our bilingual service. Besides Sunday school, we are grateful that the youth pastor is willing to serve our younger kids for two other fellowships. Before she came, the children were left playing by themselves while the adults were having their bible study. Now she also teaches the children. The parents are so thankful! Pray that God will use this German pastor to strengthen the faith of our youth and also evangelise to the friends that were brought by the youth!

        May God bless you during this Chinese New Year season!

Serving Him,
Karen Tang

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親愛的代禱同工、弟兄姊妹們主內平安:

        聖誕的季節,溫馨歡笑的12月即將結束;一元復始,萬象更新的2018年即將登場。當我們聚焦在耶穌的身上,「盼望」永遠是無止境的。

        感謝神!11月的冬季營會有201人參加,10人決志信主,弟兄姐妹都得造就,將一切榮耀歸於神。因著學校的聖誕假期,各城的聖誕聚會也必須提前舉行,感謝神在各城的聖誕晚會中,有喜樂、有神的同在,也有多人決志信主。

        2018年又是一個新的開始,一個新的目標,新的盼望,是一段新的里程與經歷。希望在新年度的開始,我們共同經歷神,有更倚靠主的信心及更真實美好的盼望,並更多愛神愛人的心志及行動。

感恩與代禱

  1. 為剛決志信主的20多位弟兄姐妹感恩,並為他們能繼續追求及成長代禱。
  2. 請為新年度牧區中各城同工的忠心事奉代禱。
  3. 請為1月19至20日的聯合同工退修會代禱。
  4. 請為新牧者2018年5月的順利到達代禱。

您的同工:洪立民、鄭怡珠 敬上
2017年12月29日

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親愛的弟兄姊妹平安:

「我要以感謝為祭獻給祢。」(詩篇116:17上)

        詩歌「感恩歌」的作者寫到,有人為著家庭、朋友、美花、翠草、閃星感恩,但他卻為著主的救恩頌讚主,為著主拯救他的靈魂而感謝主。他提醒我,前面的事物都是好的,因為是神所創造的。但是,最重要的還是為祂拯救靈魂而感恩!

        感謝主的帶領,自從吉森團契二月份開始建立了學生小組,基本上都固定有幾位同學來參加查經聚會,其中一對年輕夫妻更是積極參與,每次也會發問很多問題。在他們尋求的道路上,神為他們預備了十月初的福音營。營會中,丈夫「被決志」了,意思是他還沒有明白什麼是決志之下,他已經被一位牧者帶領做了決志禱告。他妻子剛好看到我,便問什麼叫決志。她太太聽了之後,認為她丈夫還不清楚。當晚我正好坐在他們旁邊,講道結束之後,就更詳細地向他解釋和解答他的一些疑問。過了一個星期,在查經班的時候,他主動向跟他比較熟識的弟兄姊妹說他已經決志了。而且他很快就把初信成長的書看完,每天開始讀聖經。太太仍然有很多問題,但是她很喜歡來查經班,對我們比較信任。今年迎新活動都是她主力邀請新同學來查經班,她還納悶這麼好的人與活動,為什麼新生不願意來參加。

        為著這位初結的福音果子,團契的弟兄姊妹都很感恩,看到的不是某一個人的功勞,乃是整個團隊的付出;是從八十歲的老弟兄、姊妹至十幾歲的青少年,都一起來服事的果效。自從開始服事學生小組之後,團契的弟兄姊妹因著大家留下來吃飯,關係親密了,團契也活躍起來。今年十月四次的迎新活動都由團契的弟兄姊妹來分享講座信息,都是按著各人的恩賜來服事。感謝主的帶領,去年來的幾位學生,有些已經去了別的城市,但是今年又來了幾位新同學。

        感謝 神的預備,當我們的德國教牧同工提出第二代事工缺乏工人之後,黎明啟差會的宣教士就在他的神學院接觸到一位願意來華人服事的畢業生。我們教會便馬上與宣教士聯絡,接觸這位學生,彼此了解,最後經過教會會員的接納,聘請這位年輕傳道人來服事教會的青少年。雖然這位德國傳道人對中國人與中國文化沒有太多的認識,但是她也很願意了解和接納。最近我帶她參加一些查經班,慢慢去認識弟兄姊妹和中國人的文化,從她享受弟兄姊妹的食物,和她主動與陌生的中國人交流,看她已經比較接納我們。她才來幾個星期,昨晚已經可以嚐到一對新人在餐館擺設的豐盛喜宴。除了愛中國食物之外,但願她愛我們的青少年,把他們帶到主面前,堅固他們的信心。

感恩與代禱事項:

  1. 感謝主,帶領吉森團契成為一個合神使用的團隊,同心合意的興旺福音!
  2. 感謝主,感動那位丈夫信主!求 主保守他的信心,在沒有一個屬靈的環境下仍然不動搖!求主也感動他太太,挪去她的困惑,接受主的救恩!
  3. 求主賜下智慧,服事知識份子!
  4. 感謝主的預備與供應,帶領德國青年傳道來到我們教會服事第二代!雖然只簽了一年的合約,求主感動,讓她在這事奉上得力,以後還可以繼續服事我們的青少年!
  5. 吉森團契將於12月9日舉行聖誕聚會,求主藉著海報通知,吸引新人來參加聚會,得聽聞福音!
  6. 法蘭克福華人教會也於12月17日舉行聖誕聚會,求主帶領負責弟兄在統籌上一切安排順利,讓大家共慶之時,能接觸新朋友,以致他們日後能再來教會!

        雖然感恩節已過,還是感謝 神各樣的恩典,包括你們長期的代禱支持!
        預祝各位有一個愉快的聖誕!神恩滿溢!

 

主的使女
鄧秀珍
二零一七年十二月六日

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Dear brothers and sisters,

 “I will sacrifice a thank offering to you .” Psalm 116:17a

        The writer of the hymn “Thank you , Lord” wrote that some thank the Lord for friends and homes, for flowers and stars. But he thanked God for saving his soul and His great salvation!

        Thank God for His guidance! Since we started the student group in Giessen in February, there are some who attend the bible study group regularly. One couple participated actively and asked a lot of questions. In their path of seeking God, God provided for them an evangelistic camp in October. During the camp, the husband prayed the prayer of accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior without understanding what the prayer meant. His wife just happened to see me and asked me what it meant. She thought that her husband was not clear about this acceptance. On the same night, I happened to sit next to them. I explained to him again what it meant to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. After he returned to our bible study group the following week, he himself told to his closer friends about his decision. He has already finished reading a book on how to grow spiritually and started reading the gospel books. Although his wife has still a lot of questions, she also enjoys coming to our bible study group. She has more trust on us than other Chinese. She also invited new students to our ‘welcome new student’ activities. She even wondered why the new students did not come for she really liked our activities and brothers and sisters.

        Our fellowship is very thankful for this gospel fruit. We see that it was a result of the team work, from 80+ years old brother and sister till teenagers. Because brothers and sisters bring food to serve the students and stay to eat together, the relationship among our brothers and sisters is also being built up. The whole fellowship is quite active.  We held one seminar each week to welcome the new students for the whole month of October. They were being presented by our brothers and sisters according to their gifts. Thank God that even though some students came last year and had left for other cities, He brought some new students this year!

        Thank God for His provision! After we mentioned the lack of workers for our second generation in our German co-workers retreat last year, one graduate from the Liebenzell Mission seminary was willing to serve Chinese when she was told about our situation. Our church contacted her immediately. After getting to know each other, passing the vote to hire her by church members, she became our youth minister. Although she is a German and has little knowledge about Chinese and Chinese cultures, she was willing to learn and accept us. Recently, I brought her to the fellowships which I’ve been serving to get to know our brothers and sisters. From the way she enjoyed our Chinese food and actively talking to Chinese strangers, she has been adapting quite well.  Even though she just came for a few weeks, she got a chance to attend a Chinese wedding banquet which was being held in a Chinese restaurant by the newly wedded couple. Besides loving Chinese food, pray that she would love our teenagers so that she would bring them to our Lord and have their faith being strengthened.

Thanksgiving and prayer items:

  1. Thank God for leading the Giessen fellowship who works as a team to advance the gospel!
  2. Thank God for touching the heart of the husband who accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior! Pray that God will keep his faith so that it would not be shaken even when there is no spiritual environment when he returns home! Pray that God will touch his wife and take away her doubts so that she will also accept God’s salvation!
  3. Pray that God will provide wisdom to serve those educated!
  4. Thank God for His provision so that one German youth pastor comes to serve our second generation! Although the contract is for one year, pray that she would have power to serve and she might consider to serve for longer term in the future!
  5. Giessen fellowship will hold a Christmas meeting on the 9th December. Pray that new comer will come and hear the gospel!
  6. Frankfurt Chinese Christian Church will hold the Christmas meeting on the 17th. Pray that God will help the brother who is in charge of the program so that it would be run smoothly! Pray that the new comers will continue to come to our church after the event!

        Although Thanksgiving has passed, there are still much to be thankful including your long term prayer and support!
        Wish you have a blessed Merry Christmas in advance!God’s grace is abundant!

 

Serving In Christ,
Karen Tang

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親愛的代禱同工、弟兄姊妹們主內平安:

        雖然現今的世代邪惡與環境的不安及誘惑,造成傳福音確實不易,但感謝神藉著您在主裡常常的代禱記念與支持,看見神的手繼續在德國許多海外學人學者的心中播種了福音的種子,並結出福音的果子來。願將一切的榮耀歸於神!

        10月份是各城開學的日子,我們今年的迎新改變了方式,不再用講座及愛宴;而是遊園會及燒烤(BBQ):有破冰遊戲、競賽、美食攤、祝福攤、信息交流等,雖然來的新同學不算多,但效果較好,各城繼續來參加聚會的新同學都有一些。

        11月17至19日的第十四屆營會正在緊鑼密鼓的報名及籌備中,目前報名約有205人左右。願意主的靈與主的話充滿在參加營會的每個人心中。

        接著12月的聖誕佈道事工,求主引領及動工。各城的籌備,無論是海報、詩班練唱、短劇、愛宴等,都求主保守。願主重用祂僕人于斌牧師的佈道。

        感謝神的作為,萊比錫教會有一點開始復興的表現;弟兄姐妹更熱心的服事及更多人投入事奉,尤其是年輕一群弟兄姐妹組成的敬拜讚美團隊(6-8人)。每週三晚上到福音中心練唱、禱告及聚餐,願神大大的使用他們,期待有一天他們可以到北美短宣及見證,回饋長期支持及代禱的教會。

感恩與代禱

  1. 我們牧區新的牧者希望明年夏天能順利加入牧者團隊,請繼續禱告及支持。
  2. 請為11月17-19日第十四屆冬季學人營會有聖靈的同在及感動代禱。
  3. 請繼續為江平夫婦在西班牙歐華神學院的造就及成長代禱。
  4. 請為洪牧師將在2018年3月中至4月9日的北美行程及服事代禱。

您的同工:洪立民、鄭怡珠 敬上
2017年10月26日

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