上星期四，我與師母到秦潤祥（Andes）弟兄的家，參加中午在他家裡舉行的查經聚會，想不到也有接近 20 人出席。事後，我們一同出去尋找日後崇拜聚會的地方。感謝讚美主，我們在 Tracy 市中心找到一個可借用的劇院，裡面也有可供兒童和青少年使用的房間，地點與環境似乎都相當理想，而且租金合理，我們一行人等都感到十分興奮。我們計劃將於10月21日舉行更詳細的計劃發佈會，盼能於明年三月前開始每主日的敬拜；現時，在母堂弟兄姊妹的幫助下，他們正積極籌備在11月10日舉行的音樂佈道會。
在南三藩市半島區的工作也得到很多弟兄姊妹的關心和支持，除了有接近70人出席發佈會外，已有至少十個弟兄姊妹表示將會參與這工作，有一些弟兄姊妹已開始參加 Zeo 組的聚會。感謝主！
另外，今年若有 19 個少年人進升加入青少年團契。現在星期日下午的青少年小組平均若有 40 人出席，Pastor Matt 已將他們分成五個事工團隊，每個團隊由導師帶領，教導和鼓勵他們與成年人一起參與事奉，新加入的少年人已慢慢適應下來，而 Pastor Ai Ling 也會每週為家庭預備有趣的活動，可以讓全家一起回想和分享崇拜中所學習到的功課。現在，我們仍需要大約十名的青少年導師個別關心青少年和帶他們出去午餐，你若有興趣幫忙，或想知道更多資料，請與 Pastor Matt 聯絡。
Last Thursday, my wife and I went to participate in the Bible study held at brother Anders’ home in Tracy at noon time. I was amazed that there were about 20 people attending the meeting. After the Bible study, we went out to look for a possible venue for our future weekly service. Praise to the Lord that we found the Grand Theater in the city center which might be possible for us to use on Sunday and the rent is very affordable. We were thrilled for God’s leadership and provision and we plan to have another vision casting meeting on 10/21 and see whether it will be possible for us to start the weekly service by next March. Right now, the Tracy group is diligently preparing a music event with the help of the brothers and sisters from our main campus.
Our mission project in the San Francisco Peninsula also received enormous support from our brothers and sisters in Christ. Around 70 people showed up at the vision sharing gathering and around 10 had signed up to pick up the challenge. In fact, a few of them had begun to attend the meetings and gathering of Zeo group. Praise the Lord!
Besides, we had 19 youth promoted to our youth fellowship this new semester. We have about 40 youth attending our Sunday afternoon life groups. Pastor Matt has already divided them into 5 ministry teams and each team has an adult advisor to lead and teach them serving the Lord along with other adults. Pastor Ai Ling also will prepare a weekly family activity to help parents and their kids reflect on what they learn on Sun-day in a fun way. Now, we are still looking for about 10 more mentors to help care of our youth and take them out for lunch once a month. If you are able to help or you want to find out more, please contact Pastor Matt.
I praise and thank God for providing and arranging different opportunities for Crosspointers to get involved in kingdom ministry and building up faith in our youngster’s life. Let’s join hands and work together to develop our spiritual home bringing glory to God!
From Pastor Chiu | Rev. Abraham Chiu