牧者的话

Pastor's Word

​郑国聪传道夫妇 Pr Joel & C-mo 

                    

进入2021年6月,是我们一家人来到怡保第六个年头了,也是教會迎来六週年堂庆的大日子!感謝神过去六年來不断栽種GB611成為生命树,让我们经历生命树的美好与恩典。

回想过去一年在疫情的日子里,神如何带领我们平安度过了15个月,心里只有两个字,就是“感恩”。这段日子,教会要线上聚会,偶尔也有机会实体聚会,断断续续,面对着疫情的冲击和标准作业程序的随时更换,我们唯有倚靠神来乘风破浪,一波又一波地冲破每个限制的风浪。

2020年,对教会而言的确是一个不容易的一年,然而神却在我们面对需要居家工作的时候,竟然预备了611学房,让我们的同工和弟兄姐妹可以透过上网接受装备。因此,怡保就这样成为了611学房的直播点。

从去年的3月份起,我们开始了媒体事工,也是我们这15个月以来的核心事工,没有它,教会可能就要闭门了。感恩,我们有一班愿意学习的同工,从起初不懂得操作,到今天可以制作出不同的见证短片,这是一个神迹,是神的怜悯和恩典,让我们可以结出媒体事工的果子。

至今,教会不但有线上崇拜,还有晨祷读经、祷告会、生命见证、神的节期,甚至装备课程等,都可以在网上和弟兄姐妹分享。除了在怡保的挚爱肢体们,我们还有一部份的弟兄姐妹因工作关系离开了怡保,他们却依然可以在网上参与我们的聚会。本来疫情让我们面对种种的困难,可是因着这个网上的播放,我们还是可以一起敬拜赞美、一起听神的话、一起彼此祷告代求、一起分享扶持。感谢神奇妙的供应,叫我们的生命越来越刚强成长。

今年神感动我要以「一起传播生命树」为堂庆主题,是要我们所有挚爱的弟兄姐妹们,在这疫情来势汹汹的当儿,仍然继续渴慕对准神,即使透过网上也能被圣灵浇灌充满,除了自己领受成为生命树,还要完成主的大使命,人人都愿意兴起,一同将救恩和生命树的气息传播给身边的每一个人,让神的荣耀遍满全地。■【01.06.2021】

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].