感謝讚美上帝，我們在 Tracy 的分堂在上星期日有兩個初熟的果子，有兩位新朋友決志信主。請大家為他們的信心在知識和見識上多而又多祈禱。我們在 Peninsula 的分堂即將於 四月十四日正式開幕。讓我們祈求上帝同樣賜福那裡的工作，能吸引更多慕道的朋友和在附近的基督徒一起來建立這個福音據點，為上帝結更多的果子。
Praise to God that we harvested 2 “ fruits” from our Tracy Campus last Sunday. Two new visitors accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Please pray for their new found faith in Jesus will continue to grow. Our Peninsula Campus will be officially opened on April 17th. Let’s ask God to bless this new work as well that many seekers and Christians in the area will be drawn to build up the church and bear fruits for the Lord.
As our ministry continues to expand, we need to call a few more pastoral staff to help lead and shepherd our congregations. Our staff and leaders had interviewed a few candidates in the previous months and I believe that we will share with you our decisions in the near future. Please pray that God will bring us the most fittest people to help developing the church.
A Parent asked one of the candidates last Sunday whether he would worry about the high cost of living in San Francisco Bay Area. The answer was as long as God confirms it is His will for bringing the family to Bay area, he won’t worry that God will mistreat him. Also, he shared that his wife has been his great supporter. She declined promotion from her work so that she could have more time and energy to help her husband’s ministry. He believes that his wife probably could get a job here in Bay Area.
I praise and thank God for the faith of this candidate. The question however stimulated me to think that it should not be a question posted to the candidate, but to the church leaders and members of the church. We should seriously contemplate on how should we compensate our staff so that they do not need to worry about living but focus on their call to ministry and shepherd their flocks.
From the very beginning of my faith in Jesus till now, I have experienced and witnessed how true the Bible is in its teachings. If everyone who considers Crosspoint as their spiritual home and commits to give their tithe, Our God in Heaven will open the floodgate from Heaven and pour out blessings to us. We surely will have more than enough to provide the needs of our pastoral staff and let them enjoy a similar lifestyle of the majority of our brothers and sisters in Christ.