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MT 2016 Taiwan Mission Sharing

(English version behind Chinese one)

John Wen

第一次的台東市宣道頗得我們去過屏東多年隊員(21)的盛讚:孩子們(110)乖巧又熱衷於聽道及學英文,而校長每天在門口歡迎,盼明年再來。我們還去探訪了老年長照中心,在隊員親切的獻詩及十位青少年的演出之後,臨時由我講信息,完後邀請坐在輪椅上的(31人)用雙手左右揮舞表明要信耶穌,一下就有8位歡欣的揮舞雙手!隊員再一一陪談後又有兩位信主。晚上,全隊去射馬幹教會禱告及敬拜。

接著,另一台宣隊再來到屏東從里港到東營十校的十營會(600人,80隊員),全隊住Doris筱雯所精心安排的摘星山莊,她是神所特別呼召的台宣本地同工。不同於往年,神差派了三位講英語信息的隊員在各校輪講,其中一位是來自日本的老美福音的魔術師(Magic ED),更是造成孩子的轟動及尖叫*。配合各隊的詩歌敬拜**,孩子們心中的福音

種子必然留傳得更深遠。正在預備週五的成果發表會時,超颱來襲,眾隊員在趕離山莊前,辛苦的努力於早一天發表,仍然得以完美的結束了營會。

離台前的週末,Magic ED和我到平鎮教會(~350人)繼續兒童傳道的魔術事工及三堂主日信息的事奉。最後一次信息完後的呼召便有約廾人信主***,感謝主呼召了近八成營會孩子們信主後,再次以祂大能的話語呼召了更多的人歸向祂。

台東 – 屏東 – 桃園的宣道結束後,佩帆繼續進行兩場營會:宜蘭(75人,20隊員)及台北(55人,6隊員)。都因各地隊員一心的擺上為主爭戰,齊力合一的完成了今年的台宣使命。耶穌心慰的像對過去的隊員一樣,也對我們今年的台宣隊員說了: 「又良善又忠心的僕人!」(太25:21, 23)。感謝讚美主!

 

*他有次要孩子給他球鞋裝飲料喝,看著他將水倒入鞋中,全體尖叫。他接著從鞋中變出一杯黑色的飲料,問誰要喝,每人都叱之以鼻。於是,他勇敢的舉起杯,捏著鼻子,在全場的尖叫聲中喝下。他接著說,我為你們喝這洗腳的髒水,你們的腳才乾淨;其實,你們的心也像腳一般的髒,今天耶穌來了就是為了要喝下你們心中的髒水,好洗清你們的心。

**這次在一新學校碰到一位當地非常強勢的女牧師,堅持自導自演,還要她兩位年少同工帶敬拜、教英文字,我們只有站邊看。結果是台上叫罵,台下吵鬧一片。當晚,我們討論了決定要如何帶全程。翠日重開營會,在夢周夫婦帶五位青年隊員同心協力之下,會場很快就充滿了祥和的愛及溫心的鼓勵,孩子們在不到一小時內便能高興的分班上台頌讚英文詩歌!享受主的愛。

***才呼召就有一位擧手,再呼召,有兩位;心中有感動便請他們到台前禱告,一下便出來了一群20餘人要信主!

 

First time we did Taidong mission(~110 students, 21 teammates), having experienced Pindong mission for years, we were totally amazed by students’ attention and enthusiasm to learn about God and English. One afternoon we visited a nursing home to comfort 30 so old folks. After singspiration, I was invited to give a spontaneous message, afterwards, I called them to receive Jesus by waving both hands in their wheelchairs. Instantly, 8 joyfully received Jesus, two more after personal consultation. Later in the evening, we all went to pray for the church being started in the tribal village and worshiped God there.

Next, another Mission Taiwan team of 80 teammates conducted 10 camps in 10 schools from Ligang to Dongang with ~600 students. Thanks to Doris’ hard work , the whole team was able to stay in one nice conference center. We had a new strategy for this years’ mission, three English message speakers were going around to proclaim Gospel in each camp. And this was just arrangement only in the last few days by God’s will. Thanks be to God, it helps a lot. Especially, one speaker is a magician from Japan, using magic to explain the gospel*, raising sensational responses from all kids and their joyful screaming were heard all over the campuses. Right during the rehearsals of our camps’ final presentations, the super Typhoon came, we had to presented it earlier, just in time to wrap up the camp and departed safely.

Just before going home, Magic ED and me conducted the final weekend mission in a Taoyuan church of ~350 people. ED was proclaiming the truth with his magic to raise all kinds of sensations and again, with screaming laugh like in Pingdong. I delivered the Sunday message three times. Upon finishing the last one, I made a altar call, one raised hand, called again, two more, then being touched, I asked those who raised hands to come to front for the prayers by the whole church. To my surprise, many folks were walking to the front, ~20, praising God for the great power of His word to change people’s lives.

As Taidong, Pingdong and Taoyuan missions were completed, Peifan diligently led two more camps in Yilan( 75 students with 20 teammates) and Taipei(55 students with 6 teammates). It is all due to our teammates single minded to fight the spiritual warfare for Christ, they were working harmoniously in unity to once again fulfill God’s great commission in this year’s Taiwan mission. Jesus said to our MT 21016 teammates just as those Mission Taiwan teams before: “Well done, good and faithful servants!” (Mat 25:21, 23).

 

* In one act, he asked the children for a snicker to fill a drink, as he poured down the water into the shoe, kids were screaming. Then, he pulled out a cup of black water from the snicker and asked anyone to drink it, they all despised him. In unbearable disguise he raised the cup and drank it amid the screaming of all the children. He then said to them, I drank the cup of your dirty feet washing water to clean your feet. And so your heart was as dirty as your feet, likewise, Jesus drank the dirty heart washing water for you to clean your heart.

**In one new school camp we encountered a strong will woman pastor who insisted on leading the camp and asked her young co-workers to lead the worship and taught some English words. We had to stand by and watched in despair, the result was loud scolding from the altar and naughtily noisy reaction from the students. In the evening team meeting, we decided to take back the camp. On the next day we were back in full control, led by Morris, soon the camp was filled with love and encouragement, in lesser than one hour the kids were happily singing the hymns on the stage one class after another, enjoying the love of God.

Mission Videos:

Mission Taiwan 2015 brief 

Mission Taiwan 2015 in one of the 12 schools (九如國小)

羅馬書探索  傳道書探索  馬可福音探索

 

台宣花絮..

在主裡歡迎你們加入今年台宣的英文福音營!

只是,我们能教的英文非常有限,加上大多数中年级孩子的英文還在幼兒階段,大家都免不了大材小用,在此,先為小朋友謝謝大家的擺上。所以,營會的設計不在於學單字和文法,希望的是用情境教學玩英文,使他們體會些英文可聽和可講的經歷。以此,盼能破除一些心裡上的障礙,以至有興趣學英文。

我們卻可以大大的分享神的愛,再小的孩子都能完全體会到我們信主人的不同。主的愛叫我們不難分享,第一只要恆久永耐(還好才5天),給每個孩子從我們身上發出的愛而叫他們要追求這愛的真神,這就是台宣的使命。

盼每個孩子的營会感想是:我喜歡英文了,也認識了耶穌,就像以前小孩寫的學校回應表。

神賜福!

MT 2016 news bits..

Welcome aboard MT 2016’s English Gospel Camp!

But we cannot really teach much English, since most of the kids, even at middle grades,  are still at the 1st grade level.  For a week of camp we will try to let the kids experience the live English with us through our interaction with them  in listening and speaking, instead of focusing on learning some vocabularies and grammars. Hopefully by doing so, they will somewhat overcome the barrier inside and start to learn English at ease.

However we surely can share God’s love easily no matter how small the kids are. The number one thing to share God’s love is the everlasting endurance (fortunately, it’s only 5 days!), from us those kids will feel the love and want to seek our God of the true love.

Prayerfully, every kid at the end will say that I like to learn English and know Jesus as well, just like those kids wrote down on their camp feedback forms before.

May God’ grace be with you always.

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台宣2015簡訊

溫正祥, 7/15/2015

一如以往八年的國小宣道,過九成的小孩舉手信了主。今年較為奇妙的是有九位成人信主。

玉田國小的陳主任八年前在首次台宣時有点信,這次他找我在眾人面前宣佈下月受洗,且要提早退休後去讀神學作傳道人。他說這會損失四十多萬,但那不過是帳面價值罷了,永恆才值得。年復一年的台宣叫他常讀經醒思神,神也在這八年已呼召了四位作傳道人。感謝主!

而九如新上任的白校長也由趙牧師和郭弟兄的牽手下在曾弟兄的团隊代禱下決志禱告信了主,遠超我們在前一日的拜訪和聚餐的值。 又有位做了四年志工的大學生也應我的邀請信了主。

更有摘星山莊的陳經理在週三清早禱告會前接受了主。原來第一天進住時,我頗有住進黑店的感覺,因限制多又有改变。當晚有感動在林蔭步道的燈光涼風下與她談了福音。之後的情況便大有改變,我們變得可以隨意住,連一人一間也行了,全部開放,真是體驗到聖經所說的福音大能。

之前的主日在內壢教會傳講的新天新地信息,竟來了近百人來比平常的兩倍还多。那地的莊稼已經成熟到發白了,而80多分的信息也比平常的講道多了一倍,结果有四人信主。

在回美的路上展望台宣時,看到我們那些过去常年不斷耕耘的禾場日益發白,加上幾位長期駐守的老美,尤其是Anna的宣教,推展社區福音的時機已成熟了。就在此時,八年前在首次台宣信主的謝家今年舉家遷往台北讀神學院,他們在里港相當新的三層樓房可供推展鄰近的東港,其他較遠的地方及遠至中國在家中、校園及教會的福音及查經事工使用。神已為有心前往與祂同工的人預備了舒適的住處,在數週到數月的時期接續擴展祂在中台兩地的國度。

MT 2015 Brief

This has been an fulfilling experience for you prayerfully, reassuringly what you have done has glorified God just like the past 9 years’ Mission Taiwan teams..
 
Other than over 90% of kids came to receive Jesus, so did 9 adults. One of them is from our first mission back in 2008. He is the YT school dean, coming to me and said he is to receive baptism in Aug. Furthermore, he is to retire early for going to a seminary. PTL!
 
Overall, we had 12 camps for over 900 students, you guys served faithfully. With the cool weather like this, we have been blesses by God’s sending over three typhoons one by one. Upon hearing about a possible landfall to cancel our camps, I did not think so because I have been praying for cool winds , not destruction.
 
A the last day, you guys showed your scarification to press on the mission by taking a long tiring bus journey back to Taipei later due to the cancellation of all trains before noon.. God then blessed us with a wonderful closing time to remember.
 
He also touched a sister to give out a stack of cash of ($600) to pay for the bus. It was all paid for, and so was the A/C in Dongang($250) and the Cyberfun teaching sets($3000) in several camps. Plus unaccountable good deeds you can can feel in the resort. We are so blesses to have so many generous teammates among us to share God’s love not just with kids, but also with us.
 
Till next time, we shall meet again at sometime, in somewhere, friends in the Lord are the friends forever.
 

一個學耶穌怎樣為父神差遣的使命

 到了最後離世前, 耶穌又對門徒說: 「父怎樣差遣了我、我也照樣差遣你們。」(約20:21) 

 A mission Follows  The Way  How Jesus

Was Sent By God

“.. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21, 17:18)

mission harmony: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450006715253133/

ID: 8178882183, Password: lika00

Anna mission

Above are MT missionaries, Anna Lawler, Joan & James and Doris at work .. 

MH 2015年台宣和中宣

In fulfilling God’s will, Mission Harmony(MH) to Taiwan and China is announcing this year’s mission from 7/5 to 10 in Taiwan and 6/28 to 7/3 in China. By His grace this is MH’s 9th year missions with our team of 130 teammates in 2014 from many parts of the country. In the past 8 years, we have outreached 4-5 thousands of elementary students and hundreds of college students working as translators via English Gospel Camps in 14 school campuses supported by local churches. This year, as more schools are asking for our English gospel camps, please pray for God’s calling coming upon you to share His love in Taiwan and China. See more info below.

Jesus is telling us: “.. open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sowers of (the past mission teams ) and the (coming new teams of) reapers may be glad together.” ( John 4:35-36)

中宣自2007年起每年暑期联合各教会去屏東十餘國小校園舉辦英文福音營,2015年短宣訂在6/28至7/3(中宣)及7/5至10(台宣)。今年台宣的营会要擴大到万丹,加上原來的里港,九如和東港及潮洲, 而中宣要去深圳。這一切都求神旨意的成就。盼望在求問神的祷告中, 衪的呼召臨到您, 去台灣或去中國分享衪的愛。

耶穌叫我们舉目向田觀看,莊稼已經熟得發白,可以收割了。 求神感召我们去收割、得工價、積蓄五穀到永生,叫台宣和中宣隊过去撒種的和將去收割的一同快樂。(約4:35-36)

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台宣和中宣如何跟從耶穌學他受父神的差遣?

與神親近:「耶穌在父裡面,衪也在他裡面,聖靈教我們明白他所說的一切話。 」(約14:20, 17:21, 14:26)

  1. 浸泡在神的話語中,以此為樂,禱告思念: 多些認識神了嗎?多些有反照自己的嗎?多些要改变自己的嗎?
  2. 听到神的呼召: 台宣的起始 – 清礎的聲音; 中宣的起始 – 生動的影象
  3. 之後八年的呼召: 以敬拜神為中心; 進入學校

立志遵行神的旨意:「..就必晓得这教训或是出于神,或是我憑着自己说的。」(約7:17)

靠神的能力:「子憑著自己不能做什広,.. 唯有看見父神所做的.. 就照樣做。」(約5:19)

  1. 安靜信靠: 為擴充各地的學校營会, 台宣從兵強馬壯到人手不足
  2. 神的預備: (約5:20) 設在高雄農场的台宣總部;中宣的聖經營
  3. 屬靈争戰: 給予每次的宣道的精神指標; 帶團隊的合諧; 以衪愛的大能克服當地的敵視; 改變隊員的生命和更新信仰; 享受與各地主內肢体的聯结

甘心捨得: 耶穌對門徒說: 「若有人要跟從我、就當捨己、背起他的十字架、來跟從我。」(太16:24)

  • 付代價: 用假期,買旺季機票,忍酷暑及接受諸多的不方便。

榮耀神:

一切事工以高舉神的名為念:

  • 「我是耶和華,这是我的名。我必不将我的荣耀歸给假神,也不将我的称赞歸给雕刻的偶像。.. 航海的,和海中所有的,海岛,和其上的居民,都当向耶和华唱新歌,从地极赞美他。」(賽42:8, 10)
  • 耶穌說: 「我若榮耀自己,我的榮耀就算不得甚麼。榮耀我的乃是我的父,就是你們所說是你們的神。」(約8:54)

短宣:

  1. 長期固定一個地區
  2. 目標是學生認識了耶稣, 也開始喜歡英文
  3. 办成果發表会佈道社區
  4. 办大專營造就未信的助教
  5. 办培靈会造就教会

中、長宣:

  1. 支持當地教会的弱勢家庭課輔班
  2. 學校每月頒發清寒獎學金,一人$10
  3. 支持當地教會及神學生進修
  4. 支持在各校進行的跳跳屋歡樂工程
  5. 帶各大學的英文查經班
  6. 代收奉獻支持中國植堂和台湾的客家神學院

 

耶穌也照樣的差了我們台宣隊

耶穌快要離世前, 對神禱告說: 「你怎樣差我到世上,我也照樣差他們到世上」(約17:18)。

耶穌是神所差遣到世上的最偉大的宣教士,他如今也照樣差我們在世上傳福音。耶穌差我們就像神差他一樣, 因為他如何,我們在這世上也如何 (約一4:17)。耶穌如何的合神心意, 我們做為他所差的台宣工人也該如是。

耶穌首先「自己分別為聖」(約17:19)。他原本是神, 降世為人, 尚且求聖潔, 我們活在這悖謬世代中理當手潔心清的預備自己做台宣。

耶穌「不但為這些人祈求,也為那些因我們的話信他的人祈求」(約17:20)。同樣的, 耶穌要我們先為今年台宣過千的國小學生和卅餘位大學生因我們的話信他的人祈求。

耶穌「在神裡面, 神也在他裡面」(約17:21), 耶穌有聖靈內住和神完全的合而為一。我們台宣隊來自各教會在一主、一信、一洗之下,和諧的聯結、竭力的保守聖靈所賜合而為一的心(弗 4:2-6)。耶穌在我們裡面、父神在他裡面, 使我們完完全全的合而為一, 便叫人知道神差了耶穌來到世上 (約17:23)。

同樣的, 當我們台宣大隊從各地各處齊聚里港地區高舉耶穌名、同心合一的事奉時, 當地的人便會看到我們是耶穌差來的、看到我們所信的神是如何的偉大、看到神的榮耀從我們身上彰顯出來!

他們也會從我們身上看到我們愛主的心是如何的大, 台宣隊員捨得花錢買旺季机票、用寶貴假期、冒著南台灣的炎夏、年復一年來到這鄉下, 也沒什麼名勝古蹟可看, 只在汗流夾背下教英文、傳福音。當地的人看到了神的愛是如何的吸引我們, 他們因而知道了神先愛我們, 愛世人、甚至將他的獨生子耶穌賜給他們、叫一切信他的、不至滅亡、反得永生。這些人便知道神為他們的救恩差了耶穌來到世上, 就知道我們台宣隊是為了神的愛而被耶穌差來到里港、九如和東港這些假神林立的鄉下地方愛他們, 帶他們衝破黑暗權勢, 向神唱新歌、讚美他、榮耀他、歸入耶穌。

 台宣回顧 MT 2014 Reflection

温正祥John Wen

都是神的恩典给我們今年來自美國,加拿大,中國,台湾和德國的弟兄姊妹及四個教会团隊組成的130人的台宣隊在豔陽下同心合一傳福音給里港,九如,東港和潮州的十間國小校園裡上千的小學生和过百的大專志工完成了祂的大使命。感謝主召了我們為基督受些苦、使我們在祂榮耀顯現的時候可以歡喜快樂(彼前4:13)。

在台宣结束了第八個年頭時,一路到机場,在等飛机到飛行中,心中百感交集。除了像往年的使命完成感,加上的是今年在主裡的分享:營会前在里港的培靈会及会後在東港的佈道会及大專營。又在台北時各樣在主裡的交集:有台宣隊員住在Anita家的交誼和聖經研討,全福会的分享,佩帆家的宣道策劃,Live ABC公司的合作小型營会,台北国際教会的主日敬拜和AWANA在屏東發展的討論,最後又約去年傳过福音的廖先生拜訪遠在平鎮的客福神學院,在Anita的分享後由温院長帶领下信了主。真是何等的恩典臨到了我们今年的台宣之旅!

願主继續用我們在這末後的日子裡在台湾完成祂的旨意歸还各樣神名的榮耀予衪,又轉移人们對隅像的頌讚向祂(賽42:6-10)。願人都尊祂的名為聖、願祂的國降臨、願祂的旨意行在地上、如同行在天上(太6:9-10)。

It’s all by God’s grace, 130 of us, MT 2014 team, from USA, Canada, China, Taiwan and Germany including four church teams worked together in harmony to outreach over 1000 students and 100 college/high school teaching assistants in 10 elementary campuses to fulfill His great commission in Taiwan. Thank God for calling us to suffer little for Jesus, so that we may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed (I Pet 4:13)

As I was reflecting on this 8th year’s mission on my way to the airport, waiting to board and on the flight, a feeling of mission accomplished came on with additional thought of Ligang revival meeting before the camp and Dongang college camp afterwards. Plus few days in Taipei with teammates’ fellowships at Anita’s home, mission meeting at Missy’s home and also with Live ABC company on mini camps, a blessed Sunday worship with Pastor Porter’s powerful message in Taipei International church and AWANA discussion afterwards, capped by the leading of Mr. Lia (who I shared gospel with after last year’s mission) to Christ with Anita and Pastor Wen of Hakka Seminary in Taoyuan. How great His grace is upon our MT 2014!

May God continue to use us to fulfill His will in returning the glories of all kinds of gods back to Him and turning people’s praising of idols to Him in Taiwan (Isa 42:6-10). May our Father in heaven, hallowed be His name, His kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Mat 6:9-10).

   “..  you would see the glory of God.” 

“.. 你不就必看見神的榮耀嗎?”(John 11:40)

 MT 2013

Mission Taiwan 2013 Team of 84 teammates completed English gospel camp for 1100 students in 12 schools in Ligang, Taiwan as in the past 6 years.  It’s all by God’s work in using us once again to extend His kingdom in southern Taiwan. At the outset of this year, MT2013 team has no one, I recalled what Jesus said in John 11:40: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”   He said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that God sent him.(John 11:42)

Each of us, Mission Taiwan, 2013 and in the past 6 years, is and has been sent by God  “for the benefit of the people standing here” – in Taiwan, in USA, believers or non-believers standing around and watching. So they will see the glory of God and the mark of grace upon us.

Please continue to pray for us and the students, elementary and college, and to remember our financial need in supporting long term mission house- currently Judy Thompson sent by San Diego Chinese Church, and another missionary is coming soon – Anna Lawler from Houston, TX..

May God bless us our chief end be to glorify Him and enjoy Him.

 2013

今年台宣隊已有過了84人在五地十校向一千一百多的學生傳講耶穌。又是神親自的作為, 應許了我們的禱告, 再次用了我們這夥人去南台灣的同一鄉鎮、年復一年擴允衪的國度! 感謝主!

年初時, 台宣隊還沒有一人, 記起耶穌說:「我不是對你說過,你若信,就必看見神的榮耀嗎?」(約 11:40) 他說這話, 是為周圍站著的眾人, 叫他們信是神差了他來。(約 11:42)

我們台宣隊, 今年和過去6年來, 每一個人都是神所差的, 要叫 「周圍站著的眾人」- 在台、在美, 主內、主外四周的人, 看見神的榮耀; 更看見神在我們身上恩典的記號。

Mission Harmony Alliance’s  Mission Taiwan and Mission China  teams  exalt Jesus Christ who became flesh and dwelt among His people. And proclaim His gospel of Faith, Hope and Love to lead people to reconcile with God thru Jesus’ salvation so that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life to enjoy peace and joy in His kingdom.

 MHA back AnitaMission Harmony To Taiwan + China Ministry

台宣和中宣(Mission Harmony to Taiwan and China)為青少年舉辦暑期英文福音營, 以敬拜來宣揚主耶穌, 用中英文講聖經故事, 教會話、造句、唱遊、舞蹈、遊戲和做手工藝來提供青少年一個活潑的美語村少年樂園(ESL Village and Kids’ Place)。

因著神的恩典,台宣能在佛光山前的里港和拜媽祖興盛的東港國小舉辦暑期, 甚至上課期間全校的英文聖經營, 帶領數百青少年信主, 興旺福音, 並鼓勵、造就當地教會的同工。中宣繼台宣後, 前往中國太原舉辦中文青少年聖經營, 並培訓師資。除青少年營會之外, 又舉辦一系列成年社區的專題講座, 福音音樂會及關懷輔導當地的信徒。

Sharing Faith, Hope and Love in Jesus through Conducting English-Chinese Gospel Camps from elementary schools to colleges and Chinese Bible Camps and Life-Faith Seminars in churches

Tax deductible offerings are welcomed at:  

Mission Taiwan or Mission China:

PO Box 820308, Ft Worth, TX 76182

台宣和中宣的主題:

從「常存的」到「長存的亅信、望、愛

登於使者雜誌 March/April 2015

http://www.ambassadorsmagazine.org/?p=3125

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