世語超言

擴展上帝的國度 Expand the Kingdom of God

我上星期日在餐館裡遇見幾位弟兄姊妹。其中一位弟兄問我知不知道 Tracy 正在籌建一個多元文化娛樂主題公園。我說未有所聞,於是請他立刻替我到網上搜尋一下,結果找到這將是北加州首個像迪士尼樂園一般的多元文化遊樂設施,名為 Spirit of California,面積比羅省的迪士尼樂園大四倍,第一期工程包括主題公園,豪華酒店和大會堂,計劃於 2024 年完工,現正在審批之中。

之後,我再到網上尋找資料,想多了解這個龐大的工程,因為這個工程對我們在 Tracy 分堂的發展十分重要。試想一個這麼大的多元遊樂設施,必定為當地帶來很多就業機會,吸引更多人搬到那裡居住,也會迅速改善那裡的經濟環境。我相信上帝是要我們在那裡,建立另一個極具策略性的傳福音基地。我心裡因此充滿感謝和讚美!

親愛的弟兄姊妹、匯點人,我們開始 Tracy 分堂,是因為看到上帝藉著秦潤祥傳道夫婦招聚了一班人,後來因不能再使用原先租用的教會聚會,被逼要積極尋找地方繼續推展那裡的工作。跟著上帝又感動了在 San Leandro 和 Dublin 居住的幾個家庭,願意每星期到那裡幫忙,一步一步引領我們走上開分堂之路。更奇妙的是在我們沒有任何心理準備底下,開始了崇拜兩個月就買了一個可供日後發展的物業。但我更萬萬想不到在 Tracy 會有那麼大的發展機會。上帝的道路真的高過我們的道路,祂的計劃更是超出我們的想像!

我們希望 Tracy 分堂的裝修工程能於明年初開始,請大家為這事工祈禱,求上帝繼續帶領我們和供給我們所需的資源。我也希望大家知道我們所參與的工作已不是一個教會的事工,我們是在擴展上帝的國度。我深信所有以匯點為家的人,若能學習做個好管家,把當立的十份一奉獻給上帝,我們必能為上帝做更多、更大、更美的事,我們也必因此蒙福。 

萬軍之耶和華說:你們要將當納的十分之一全然送入倉庫,使我家有糧,以此試試我,是否為你們敞開天上的窗戶,傾福與你們,甚至無處可容。(瑪拉基書 3:10 )和合

 

你的牧師

招世超


I met a brother in Christ last Sunday at a restaurant. He asked me whether I had heard about the project of building a big entertainment theme park in Tracy. I said no and asked him to help me looking for the information from the world wide web. It was found that the project called the Spirit of California will be the first and biggest multi-cultural entertainment complex in northern California. The size will be 4 times larger than Disney World in LA. The first phase which is planned to be completed in 2024 includes a theme park, a luxury hotel, and a convention center. The project is under the City’s review at this time. 

Later on, I tried to find out more information about this huge project from the web because it will bring a big impact on our ministry in Tracy. Such a big entertainment project for sure will create a lot of job opportunities and draw many people moving to Tracy and its adjacent cities. The project will also help boost up the economy in the area. I believe that God wants us to build another strategic base over there for the Gospel. My heart was filled with praise and thanksgiving!

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Crosspointers. We started another campus in Tracy because we saw that God had used brother Anders and his wife to draw a group of people together and we would like to continue the work. However, we needed to find another venue to continue the work because of its growth. Thanks to the Lord that He arranged a temporary facility for us and brought a few families from San Leandro and Dublin committed to helping out the work. We witnessed God’s step by step guidance in starting the new campus. He further surprised us by leading us to purchase a property two months after we started the weekly Sunday worship. Even though, I never dreamed of having such a big ministry opportunity in Tracy. God’s road is indeed better than ours and His plan is beyond our imagination!

We hope that we could start the renovation of our Tracy Campus early next year. May I ask you to pray for God’s guidance and provision to the project! I also hope that you realize that your participation is more than building up a church campus but to expand the kingdom of God. I deeply believe that if you consider Crosspoint as your spiritual home and learn to become a good steward by giving your tithe to God, we definitely can do many more, greater and better things for the Lord. We will be blessed by God as well.

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. (Malachi 3:10) ESV

 

Your Pastor,

Abraham Chiu