讓全球華人都聽見~救恩之聲

「…你從我聽的那純正話語的規模,要用在基督耶穌裏的信心和愛心,常常守著。 從前所交託你的善道,你要靠著那住在我們裏面的聖靈牢牢地守著…」~提後1:13~14

親愛的牧長、代禱夥伴:平安

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。

有了美好的信息與福音廣播節目,也需要好的現代平台與管道傳播出去。透過一位熱心弟兄的介紹,我們與一家專業的網站設計公司合作,將建構一個全新的網站,目前正逐步建置中,希望11月底能推出新網站,請您為這方面的工作代禱。

感謝主,救恩之聲事工長年來因著眾教會與弟兄姊妹的支持,得以幫助全球華人認識神在基督裡所預備的救恩、所賜下的「純正話語」。請您為我們與眾教會的聯結繼續禱告,九月份我們已向眾教會寄出2018年廣播主日邀請函,且有好些教會回應,求主持續感動更多牧長,願意安排我們前往分享。

[感恩、消息與代禱]

1.感謝神,十月19日順利召開本年度第四次管委會,蒙神引領。

2.感謝神,十月29日起,透過香港遠東廣播公司短波、新媒體平台播出的節目都順利進行。 

3. 感謝神,十月底新增一位節目組同工,開始進入試用期,求神賜福她的適應與學習。

4. 感謝神,十月底起一位美術設計科系的大學生開始在中心工讀,為事工的推廣作美編與設計。

5. 感謝神,救恩之聲於十一月9~10日舉行同工退修會,同工們有美好的休息與領受。

6. 十一月17~18日參加中國信義會年議會,救恩之聲報告福音廣播事工與財務現況。

7. 中心人力仍需:推廣同工、影音同工,目前在面試新人,請代禱。

8. 待網站推出後,救恩之聲宣教APP將進行研發,請代禱。

以下與您分享10月份收到的聽友及救恩聖經函授學員來信,並請繼續代禱:

[節目聽友來信]

◎中國內地聽友…

我是《真理之光》節目的忠實聽眾。我患睡眠嚴重障礙症多年,每晚靠安眠藥還睡不著,精神疲憊不堪,前年耶誕節偶爾進入教堂,立刻被教堂的神聖氣氛吸引住了,不管家人怎麼不理解,可我自始至終參加主日崇拜不間斷。去年上半年參加神學院的查經會,群裡有個熱心虔誠的姊妹,每天定時轉發貴台的節目,現在我只要躺在床上,就習慣打開貴台的節目陪伴著我慢慢入睡,特別對你的聲音倍感親切!有時我每天反覆聽三遍《真理之光》,只要在家就聽。感謝主! 

◎中國微信聽友 輝艷

…老師,特別感恩,昨天晚上聽你的節目,我就是一位主日學老師,也是經驗不足,知識技巧不夠,真理掌握得不夠豐富,當我聽到你們專門為主日學老師禱告時,真的很感動。感恩第一次聽節目神就這樣厚待我,願主賜福你! 

◎中國微信聽友 香草藝書苑

…我特別喜歡李芳老師的節目。我媽媽聽了她節目十多年了,現在媽媽天天還發節目給我聽…。

◎中國微信聽友 蘭壹

…《救恩之聲》負責微信網頁編輯的弟兄很辛苦,經常熬夜加班,更新“每日經文“的內容,在此祝您中秋家人快樂。

◎中國微信聽友 天城

…基督徒要多思考更要多祈禱,才不會被異端迷惑。常常祈禱,聖靈就常與你們同在,真理就常與你們同在。

◎中國微信聽友 良仔

…我好想再聽聽【初階英文】Excuse me/Pardon。 

◎中國山東 王聽友

…我村有一基督徒常常偷人家秋收農作物,昨天就偷了我大哥家種在街道旁的玉米棒。我禱告求主改變那人不再偷,這樣合主心意嗎? 

◎中國內地聽友

…我通過谷歌瀏覽器收聽到《真理之光》這個節目,很受感動!關於「不可飲酒」的這期節目有沒有Word檔?我想把你所講的用文字發到我的朋友圈裡。讓未信主的朋友能接觸箴言、接觸聖經、接觸基督。謝謝。

◎中國內地聽友

…雖然我信主時間很短,但在聽《真理之光》的解說中,我很受益,對我在學習主的話語中幫助很大,哈利路亞! 

◎台灣 何姊妹

…很開心能找到《雲彩飛揚》這個頻道,之前在網路搜尋見證時,都沒看到這個頻道,覺得這生命見證可以給很多人帶來盼望,讓更多人看見美好的生命。

[救恩聖經函授學員來信]

◎花蓮監獄 陳學員

…這個課程讓我了解到宗教的力量,信仰的本身就是信心之旅,沒有人能夠用科學的方法去證明上帝是否存在,也讓我能夠憑著信心,去實行基督的教義,當我有苦難之時,憑藉著對他的信仰都能圓滿解決。信主之後也讓我能夠知道除了地上的父母之外,在天上還有一個愛我們的阿爸父,我已經將前面的道路,交託在萬能的天父手中。這就是這幾堂課對我的幫助及學習到的真理。

◎台北 李學員

…自己研讀聖經時,困難及障礙蠻大的,有函授課程的幫助差別很大,經由課程的幫助能更加的認識耶穌,研讀聖經的效果比較好,更加的認識神和信賴耶穌,非常感謝聖經函授學校對我的幫助。

 


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)