Meet the year of 2014 with thanks and praises

-A recollection of 2013

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. (Ps 19:1-2)

I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. (Ps 108:3)

Thanks to the Almighty God, our loving Father who led us safely again through a year full of struggles and a year where we witnessed God’s miracles everywhere. Looking back, whenever we were in plight, we experienced all the more that God miraculously opened a new way and a living path for us! “Is anything too hard for the Lord!” The Lord Emmanuel is always with us. He is forever our God!

During this year, the Holy Spirit acted personally in the Prayer Training Center within China to raise up groups of young workers. On one hand, they equipped themselves with God’s words and on the other hand, they were dispatched to various places to practice preaching; to put into practice while training themselves. Simultaneously the fire of prayer in the various Upper Rooms was still kindling, waiting for the revival.

Abroad in Mexico, Cristo Roca De Mi Salvacion, a church of the Rock had grown from fifty to sixty three missionaries within a span of one or two years. God has really responded to their prayer and extended their territory. Many people were inspired to join the gospel preaching unceasingly.

In Johannesburg, South Africa there is a prayer training center. Within these few years, God not only prepared for their own premises, but they had also successfully ratified and formally established. So they were able to assist in the ministries of the churches to work with co-workers and saints. They studied the Bible together and prostrated before God to lookout and pray.

Our co-workers had continued to participate and assist in the ministry of the Chinese churches in various countries in Europe. During these years, our Antioch in Madrid, Spain received the sponsor and support from the leaders of the local church. Thus we had developed gradually, filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit. Lately, they had opened new work externally to foster more fighting warriors of Christ for the kingdom of God. All these were the deeds of God and the glory of God! Our heart-felt thanks and praises to our God, the Lord Almighty! He is wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom!

In June, August and October of this year, we had our retreat in Warsaw, Manila and London respectively. Many representatives were shaken and revived by God’s words. There were lots of witnesses and His grace was abundant. In particular was our Manila conference, from the meeting place to the accommodation, all were completely the provision of God, “The Lord Will Provide”. The participants freely enjoyed God’s abundant grace and great love.

Faced with the present global evil of mankind, calamities are everywhere, places are in turmoil and people panicked. We therefore, ought to double our watchfulness to pray and rush to equip ourselves and to actively train the workers to develop Antioch gospel missions in all places. “When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, “You are very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over…..” (Jos 13:1-7) Thus, may God give us an attitude to suffer, obey God’s will firmly and be more holy and godly! Let us endure to keep the Word by faith and closely follow the footpath of the Lord to brave the wind and the waves and press forward in great strides! We deeply believe “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Hab 2:14)

Let us continue to cry aloud in the Upper Room. May God revive His deeds and in wrath remember mercy!

To all intercessory co-workers in Christ, let us bathe together in the Lord’s grace and praise in one heart and look forward for a greater revival ahead! Glory be to the Almighty Sovereign Lord and the Lamb, who was slain. Amen!

Wishing you all a thankful and joyful New Year!

From all co-workers of Home of Grace for Christ’s Workers both inside and outside China!

End of 2013

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