From the editor
Spring is gone and summer has arrived. The epidemic has improved. Our church has reopened. The trees and grass near the parking lot are growing luxuriantly. Our hope is growing as well. In [EnYu] August issue, Pastor Chi taught us how to “speak the truth in love” in [The Voice of Our Shepherds]. The most important thing is wearing Christ’s work clothes with love humbly. The speech Preacher Yigang Lan gave at the dispatching ceremony on June 27 witnessed that servants of God must put on Christ’s work clothes. He and his wife Lijuan have served in our church for 21 years. They were sent to ACCC after graduating from Christian Witness Theological Seminary. May they promote cooperation among churches, and all the churches in Atlanta will work together to glorify the name of the Lord.
In [Missions Without Borders], Sister Hong Peng, who is studying at Logos Evangelical Seminary, saw greater faith than Job from the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac, and inspired my confidence in the revival of our church. I hope together we will know about God who raised the dead when she and Dongjian come back. The co-worker at Ambassadors Ben enthusiastically cares for students who live alone, united with the churches in Atlanta to launch a “Mission at the Door of Our House” and witnessed [Father has been working till now]. And the missionaries in European also witnessed together: during the epidemic, the Lord and his disciples of the earth never stopped working!
In the gratitude testimonies of Songbai fellowship’s 20th anniversary, Sister Lishan and other co-workers worked very hard and unfolded the colorful picture of the fellowship across time. There are 20 wonderful personal testimonies, just like Master Chi eagerly said: “Everyone is a story, and has a tearful song of life.” From the elders’ life stories and gratitude testimonies, we would like to get the wisdom of life and the spiritual treasures and pass these grace stories as family heirlooms from generation to generation.
May brothers and sisters be connected to the head of our church, Christ, speak the truth in love, put on Christ’s work clothes, be humble and gentle, be kind and patient, forgive each other, love each other, and glorify our heavenly Father!
Author: Ling Qiu