This issue of our Global Vision magazine will bring you our best wishes and warm greetings for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We want to thank you for your deep friendship over the years because this Missions-Partner relationship we enjoy in the Lord has opened up many doors of opportunities for greater services in China.
Dr. Harold Lane, ECF International Chairman, and I spent ten busy days in China and Hong Kong (October 14-24) with rich blessings from the Lord.
On Oct. 16, I shared the word of the Lord at the Chong-yi Church in Hangzhou with over 7,000 attending.
The next day, Dr. Lane, together with the three medical doctors (Anson Yew, Christine Szeto and Andrew Cheng) from America presented the Medical Mobile to this new ministry in Hangzhou.
Our three doctors and Mrs. Annie Cheng joined with several local physicians provided one day free medical services to the seniors.
The love of God was fully demonstrated through personal caring and medical treatment.
On Oct. 18, we joined with the delegation from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, led by Dr. Henry Holly and Dr. John Akers for a meeting with
Rev. Joseph Gu, Senior Pastor of the Chong-yi Church who officiated the dedication of the new Senior Home with a small hospital and a chapel.
A band with over 75 musicians played glorious hymns and traditional songs for the service.
Dr. Lane and I went on to Beijing. Ms. Ma and several officials from the State Administration for Religious Affairs welcomed us to a Tibetan luncheon where they also welcomed Gary Locke,
our new Ambassador to China a few weeks ago. I baptized Gary about 40 years ago in Seattle Chinese Baptist Church.
It was such a rewarding time to share our mutual vision and cooperative effort in various religious programs both inside and outside of China this past decade.
We took a special trip to Tianjin for a visit with Dr. L.J. Sun who is a member of the ECF International Chapel in Monterey Park.
Together with Mr. J.T. Liu, they established the Tianjin Oculax Blotech company, manufacturing the ocupoint patch for eye relaxing.
On Sunday, October 23, I preached at the Sihui Christian Church which grew from 50 to about 500 in just seven short years. A hundred believers were baptized this August.
Dr. Lane presented a love gift - a Pastoral Assistantship, as a practical way to help the pastors. He encouraged all believers to continue to trust the Lord with serious commitment for outreach.
Our last day in Hong Kong was a dinner meeting with ECF board member, Mr. Stephen Leung, Mr. Ching-kong Mou and Rev. Eddie Chan,
mapping out new strategies for 2012 in establishing a Leadership Training Center in Hong Kong for greater service.
We came home very tired but our hearts are filled with joy and thanksgiving to the Lord.
ECF Delegation from USA