郑国聪传道夫妇 Pr Joel & C-mo
As we enter June 2021, it is our sixth year as a family in Ipoh and also a big day for the church as it celebrates its sixth anniversary! We thank God for planting GB611 as the Tree of Life over the past six years and allowing us to experience the beauty and grace of the Tree of Life.
Looking back on the past year during the pandemic, how God led us safely through the 15 months, there are only one word in my heart, "grateful". During this period, the church had to meet online and occasionally on-site. In the face of the pandemic impact and the change of standard operating procedures at any time, we had to rely on God to ride the wind and waves, and to break through every storm of restriction.
The year 2020 was indeed a rough year for the church, yet God went so far as to prepare a 611 Bible School for our co-workers and brothers and sisters to be equipped through the internet when we were faced with the need to work from home. As a result, Ipoh has become a livestream point for 611 Bible School.
Since March last year, we have started our media ministry, which has been the core of our ministry for the past 15 months, without which the church would probably have been closed. We are thankful that we have a group of co-workers who are willing to learn. From not knowing how to operate it at first, we can produce different testimonial videos today, which is a miracle, and it is God's mercy and grace that we can bear the fruit of the media ministry.
To date, the church not only has online worship services, but also morning devotion, prayer meetings, life testimonies, feasts of God and even equipping courses, which can be shared with brothers and sisters online. Apart from our beloved members in Ipoh, we also have some brothers and sisters who have left Ipoh due to work, they can still join our meetings online. The pandemic has made it difficult for us, but because of this online broadcast, we can still worship and praise together, listen to God's word together, pray for each other and support one another. We thank God for His amazing provision to make our lives stronger and stronger.
This year, God has moved me to adopt "Spreading the Tree of Life Together" as the theme of the church celebration, so that all our beloved brothers and sisters will continue to desire for God in the midst of this raging pandemic, and be filled with the Holy Spirit even through the internet, and that apart from receiving the Tree of Life ourselves, we will also fulfil the Lord's Great Commission, and that everyone will be willing to rise up and spread the salvation and the fragrance of the Tree of Life to everyone around us, so that God's glory will cover the whole earth. ■ [01.06.2021].