December Prayer Letter 2023

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.” ~1 Corinthians 3:6-7

Dear Pastors and intercessory partners,

Merry Christmas and peace be with you!Recently, I had a conversation with a pastor who shared an inspiring testimony. A catechumen who was seeking God took initiative expressing her decision to get baptized after listening to our ministry testimonies shared on the “Radio Sunday” in their church!

Thank God for leading Voice of Salvation to have run countless "Radio Sundays" in many churches for almost 50 years. In 2023, we were invited to 41 churches to share our vision -- "Let all the Chinese around the world hear the Voice of Salvation", in which we testified God’s glorious work in guiding our three major ministries: "Media Mission", "Cloud of Witness Ministry", and "Salvation Bible Correspondence Ministry". Through the prayers and support from many churches and all the brothers and sisters, we’ve been experiencing God’s grace and faithfulness in the work of winning souls for Christ day and night through the media ministries.

Thank God for allowing us to make good use of every opportunity on "Radio Sunday" that we can constantly count His grace and be reminded that we are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Thank God that from the responses of listeners about our programs, the insights shared by correspondence students, and even the interactions on each "Radio Sunday," every opportunity is like a seed planted and watered by God Himself in the hearts of listeners, correspondence students, and church members. We see and experience that only God can make it grow.

Voice of Salvation will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024. We invite you to join us as intercessors, donors, participants, promoters to be involved in our ministries, together we can fight the good fights for the Lord.

[Thanksgiving, Updates and Prayer Requests]

1.We are thankful for God's guidance in our partnership with Far East Broadcasting Company. Since 2017, we have been having six programs (including Children's Bible Stories, Awake with the Angel, Popcorn, Our Time, Whisper of Hope, Light of Truth) broadcasting on their various platforms. Total program plays on their website have been increased annually, from 650,000 counts in 2017 to over 1.1 million from January to October, 2023. We are so thankful for this, please pray for us that our programs can reach more listeners throughout different platforms and channels.

2. Due to adjustments in the program transmission methods of our partners, please pray for us that we can master relevant procedures for error-free program transmission.

3. In response to the needs of our ministries, we are recruiting 3-4 full-time co-workers. Please pray for the current staff and new recruits. Referrals are welcome from pastors, brothers and sisters.

[Letters/Messages from Listeners]

From China: Hello, host. I've been a believer for 32 years. We pray day and night for our descendants. Considering you as a faithful and kind servant of God, could you please pray for my ten descendants regularly, if possible, up until they are saved. Thank you for your constant prayers for them! I will surely share the good news when it takes place. Thank you, may God bless you and your entire family!

From China: Thank you host for being very detailed, earnest, and specific in explaining the revelations of God given to mankind. It helps me understand God better along the path of following God. May God bless you abundantly!

From China: Hello host, recently I've been through a lot. Thank God for strengthening my faith. It has been a few months that I experienced the setback, hope all things can be resolved peacefully.

Listener from China: Thank God, in these past couple of days, I reconciled with my family... I also prayed that I can change from thinking that I am right all the time. Thank God for the guidance.

From China: The short programs meet my needs. I don't have much time for longer biblical hermeneutics. Is this program running on a loop? As it is all about the 66 books in the Bible...

From China: I really enjoy listening to the program you hosted. I listen to it every day. Thank you for sharing stories every day. Wishing you happiness. Love you.

From China: Hello host. I'm confused about the scripture from 1 Corinthians 5:5. Can believers who have intentionally committed sexual immorality still be saved? Can you please answer my question? Thanks...

[Feedback from Bible Correspondence Course Students]

Student Chung: I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to receive such valuable Bible truth. As long as we believe and keep up the faith, God will truly bless us abundantly. I hope to bring more people to know God's grace and kindness. I pray that I can lead more people to God in the future. Thank you, teacher.

Student Li: The words of God in the Bible are treasures in deed. They have been a great help to me. The content of the advanced course is extensive, and I must spend half of my day carefully reviewing and writing it down to complete the assignments within a week... as I am eager to receive God's precious words and revelations to me, which is why I diligently work on it every day.

Student Su: Thank you, teacher, for guiding and leading me to know Jesus better in this course. What I look forward to the most after each lesson is the blessings and encouragement personally written by you! Each little card is a tremendous support to my spirit, and I treasure them all. Thank you! I have also learned to pray every day, making it a daily routine in my life.