上星期，我們在Milpitas的母堂舉行了每年一次的暑期聖經學校(VBS)。報名學生有116人，同工超過 80 人，共有 9 小朋友決志信主。令我最感恩慰的，是看到很多從前參加過的小朋友，今年已幫忙做了老師和各項活動的助手，有一些更已成了領袖。還有一樣令我更開心的，是他們碰見我的時候沒有掉頭走，竟主動和我打招呼。他們不單長大了，並已把匯點看作是自己屬靈的家，他們也願意接納我是他們的牧師！
Pleasanton 分堂的暑期聖經學校和體育營將於七月廿二日至廿六日舉行。 因場地限制，只能招收 60 個學生。 Joyful Kids Club 的暑期日營也已經開始，我們期待在新學期開始時能招收到 50-60 個學生，請大家為他們代禱。
保羅鼓勵我們：殷勤，不可懶惰；要心裡火熱，常常服事主。 在指望中要喜樂；在患難中要忍耐；禱告要恆切。（羅馬書 12：11-12 ）和合
The Word of Chiu
We finished our VBS at Milpitas Campus last week. A total of 116 kids registered with about 80 workers helping in different tasks. We thank God that 9 children accepted Christ. What comforted me most was seeing former VBS students had grown up and became helpers and even the leaders of the VBS. Another thing that made me really happy was to witness the maturity of the teenagers who took initiation to greet me when we met instead of running away from me. My interpretation is that these young people have considered Crosspoint Church as their spiritual home and they look at me as their pastor as well!
Before and after last Sunday worship, I met a few college students who came back for Summer break. I still remember their faces when they were small but now, they have become beautiful young ladies and handsome young men. Some are going to graduate from college soon. They are the future hope of the church and I pray that our Father in Heaven will help them guard their heart and let them experience His presence and guidance all the time. I pray that their faith will grow stronger that they are not only valuable access to our society but a new force to expand the Kingdom of God spreading the Good News of Christ everywhere.
The VBS and Sports Camp at our Pleasanton Campus will be on July 22-26. Due to the limitation of space, we can only take 60 students. However, the summer camp of Joyful Kids Club had already started. We plan to enroll 50-60 students in the fall. May I ask you to pray for the preparation, leaders, and helpers.
Paul encourages us: Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:11-12) ESV
My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us join hand to build up our spiritual home and expand the kingdom of our Father in Heaven so that His name will be glorified through us. Amen.