感謝主，適逢改教五百週年，救恩之聲全體同工於11/3~4日參加信義神學院主辦的「豐收中的省思—紀念馬丁路德改教五百週年APELT講座」，透過美國溫格爾教授(Dr. Timothy Wengert)的分享，同工們都得著極豐富的造就，我們也會將此講座的錄音加以後製並推出，在救恩之聲官網上的「改教五百週年系列信息」，以饗全球華人。
October Prayer Letter 2017
Let all the Chinese hear ~Voice of Salvation
“….. For I am convinced that neither death nor life… nor any powers…will be able to separate us from the love of God.” Romans 8:38~39
Dear pastors & prayer partners: Peace be with you!
According to news reported in the September issue of Chinese Christian Tribune, some churches in China received official letters one after another and were notified that children are prohibited from attending the summer camps organized by churches. In some other areas, school children and teachers are prohibited from going to churches. We need to keep a close eye on these announcements and must continue praying for Christians in China that they can still have good testimonies and be strengthened by God. No matter what the circumstances are, may the people around them see Christ’s glory and life from the lives of God’s children.
The radio ministry is a mechanism that allows people to listen to gospel messages anywhere, anytime. In the past, listeners in China mostly listened to gospel programs through short-wave radios. Nowadays, however, more people choose modern platforms, such as WeChat, websites, mobil phone APPs to listen to gospel programs. Technologies are at the service of spreading gospel messages. Thus, starting October 29th this year, we began to collaborate more closely with Far East Broadcasting Co. Ltd – Hong Kong. Through their various well-managed new media platforms, our delicately produced gospel programs can be broadcasted. Please pray for us in strengthening this new collaboration. May the programs be blessed by God and for His use. May all the Chinese around the world, even those who are restricted from church activities, be able to listen to God’s saving and comforting messages!
[Thanksgiving, News, Prayer Requests]
1. Our thanks to God. Recording and production of the gospel program for marriage and family,《Happy Family》, went smoothly. The program has been broadcasted officially on our website in mid-September. May the listeners’ marital and family relations all benefit from it.
2. In early September, through the survey done in August, we understood the impact of the gospel program《Heart’s Palette》broadcasted at Taipei Juvenile Detention House – Tucheng District in north Taiwan. Our thanks to God. Many young people in the prison had a positive response to this program.
3. Brad Yu, director of Voice of Salvation, attended the TransWorld Radio Asian Region Partners’ Conference in Singapore in early October. Radio ministry partners in Asia had wonderful interactions and strengthened their bonds during the meetings.
4. A new version of VOS website has been launched in September. There are still improvements to be implemented. Please pray for us.
5. Our fourth board meeting this year has been convened on October 19th. We thank God for His guidance.
6. We have mailed the “Radio Sundays” invitation letters for 2018 to churches in Taiwan. May the Holy Spirit touch the hearts of church pastors to invite us to share our radio ministry in their churches. Together we can collaborate on the radio ministries.
7. We’re in need of staff: ministry outreach coworker, program department assistant, audio/video producer. Currently, we are interviewing candidates. Please pray for us.
8. The development of Voice of Salvation APP is in progress. Please pray for us.
Here we would like to share with you a few selected letters from listeners and students of the Bible Correspondence Course received in September. Please continue your prayers for us.
[Letters from Listeners]
◎ .…Thank you, teacher Fong Lee. I listen to 《Our Time》every day. .….(Maggie, a WeChat listener in China)
◎ …. I am happy to share the gospel programs produced by Voice of Salvation with others. May every program be in Lord’s use so that people learn the good news — rely on our Lord to overcome challenges; rejoice in the Lord always; have hope and assurance of eternal life.. .….(Candle, a WeChat listener in China)
◎ … After listening to 《Q&A about Christianity》, should we change our views about some traditional interpretations of the Bible?….(Forever Cross, a WeChat listener in China)
◎ …The teacher talked about “Learn to obey the Lord’s plan” today. May our Lord help me obey the situation he set me in so that I can settle in and relay on Him to overcome challenges. Please pray for me….(Ai-Hua, a WeChat listener in China)
◎ ….I listen to 《Light of Truth》every day that enlightens me to see the truth in God’s words. God’s words and your teaching brighten my life! I have shared messages from Proverbs to relatives and friends in my cell-phone chat group. Messages from Proverbs are also very helpful to non-believers and can be their guidance in life. Thank our Lord for giving us such wonderful truth and thank you for the teaching…. (a listener in Inland China)
◎ …. It is truly a blessing from God that I can listen to gospel programs that bring up my spiritual life every day. I am really grateful and feel very lucky. Thank all the workers of Liangyou Radio Station. Your dedication in preparing the programs of each season helps all the Christians who long for God’s words in their spiritual growth. May God bless all the workers of your station in health, work, and families.…. (a listener in Inland China)
◎ ….. I am very grateful to be able to listen to your program on the web. It helps me tremendously..…. (a listener in Inland China)
◎ .…. It was over 10 years ago when I first listened to the program《Awake with the Angel》. There is still the same heart-warming feeling while listening to it now.…. (a listener in Inland China)
◎ .…. I am a regular listener of Liangyou Radio Station. I accepted Christ as my savior in year 2004 and used to listen to the programs via short wave radio. Unfortunately, the quality of short wave radio signals deteriorated over the years and no longer could provide a steady stream of normal signals. Therefore, for years, I have listened to programs from Liangyou Radio Station with difficulty. Nevertheless, that was the past. Now, I can listen to the programs using APP or the web. It is wonderful..…. (a listener in Inland China)
◎ …. Is the web broadcast still not available? My children are very disappointed. Could sister Chih-Hsin tell us?…. (sister Lin in Taiwan)
◎ …. The testimony given by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tsao is wonderful. Thanks to our Lord… (sister Liu in Taiwan)
◎ …Thank you for broadcasting the 《Cloud of Witnesses》program. Life testimonies shared by Shu-Fen are like a warm breeze keeping my heart warm and sound….. (brother Tsai in Taiwan)
◎ ….. I listened to the “Health Re-charge Station” segment in 《Heart’s Night Prayers》program. Can you refer me to medical doctors specialized in schizophrenia?….. (Chen, a listener on the web)
[Letters from Bible Correspondence Course Students]
◎ ….. I really like the advanced level of Bible Correspondence Course. The contents are clear and organized. It helps me further understand God’s words. Thank teachers for their encouragement. I am willing to return to God again; pray with undivided attention; put God on the top priority always. I will persistently and continuously carry out tasks of what He gives me; improve myself; love people and love God even more!… .. (student Huang in Chiayi, central Taiwan)
◎ ….The Bible Correspondence Course helps my Bible study in a more organized way. Through the course, I know more about God; I have in-depth understanding of Jesus Christ’s love. By pondering His words, I am able to eliminate bad thoughts and behaviors. I pray for my Lord’s continuous guidance so that I shall depend on Him completely. I shall no longer stumble in the journey and will live out a new way of life from now….. (student Huang in Tainan prison, south Taiwan)
◎ …..The course made me realize that I was born with the original sin. Without Christ’s precious blood to purify my sin, I am an unrightheous man. I want to be humble, obedient to Christ; ask Him to live in my heart, strengthen my faith, and leave no chance for temptation by evil. Whether I am in time of trouble or happiness, I shall praise my Lord always. I shall trust in Jesus Christ wholeheartedly….. (student Liang in Taitung prison, east Taiwan)