El MonteChurch in California
June 30 - July 6
Convocation, Evangelical Services and General Spiritual Convocation. The workers were Elders John Yang and S. T.
Hsieh, Pastors Derren Liang
and John Lo. Approximately 25 youths attended
the Youth Spiritual Convocation. The
topics of the classes were: The Lord Controls the World, The Example of the
Four Youths, the Church is the Body of Christ, The
Book of I John, and Love Ourselves.
Thanks to our Lord, four were
baptized, one received the Holy Spirit, and two saw visions (precious blood,
glorious lights). 149 partook of Holy Communion, and the thanksgiving offering
Brother David Wang and Sister
Lucy Meng were married in the Chapel. Thanks to our Lord for His wonderful
arrangement, and may the Lord bless them and guide them always.
The daughter of Deacon John Kim, Hyangsil, was married to Mr. Michael Yim. May the Lord guide them.
Sister Rita Chao's
mother, Chin H. Hsieh, passed away. A
memorial service was held by the Church.
May the Lord comfort the family.
Sister C. K. Huang was called
home by the Lord. May God comfort the family.
Garden GroveChurch in California
Tong was called home by the Lord. A
memorial service was held in the Chapel.
Before his death, he saw a vision of an angel who washed him and
anointed him with oil. This brought
great comfort to his relatives and family.
June 9 - 19
Minister Seminar. The instructors
included Elders John Yang and S.T. Hsieh, Pastors Derren
Liang and John Lo.
Thank God there were about 25 attended.
Among them were 11 from United Kingdom,
2 from France and the rest
from New York, Houston,
The topics were: The Gospel of
Mark, Revelation, The Receiver and the Giver, Questions and Answers to Some
Difficult Bible Doctrines, The Books of Hebrew, I and II Timothy, The Precious
Vessels, Bible Study and Reading, How to Deliver Sermons, Church and World
Evangelism. The Youth Workers' Seminar
of General Assembly was held from the 9th to 19th. About 25 youths from United Kingdom, Singapore,
and other countries attended.
The main topics discussed were:
Genesis, The History of the TrueChurch and Her Direction for the Future, I and II
Timothy, Precious Vessels, Questions and Answers to Some Difficult Bible
Doctrines, Bible Study and Reading, The Mission
of the TrueChurch in the Last Days.
June 17 - 22
Youth Spiritual Convocation,
Evangelical and General Spiritual Convocations were held on the above
dates. The instructors were Elders John
Yang and S. T. Hsieh, Pastors Derren Liang and John Lo, Deacons H.T. Yang and Simon Hsu. More than 40 attended the Youth Spiritual
Convocation, which was divided into two classes.
main teachings were: The Book of Daniel, The Relationship Between
Children and Parents, The Commandments That Bring Promised Blessings, Teachings
of the Characters in the Bible, Striving Towards Maturity, The Four Great
Events On the Day of Jesus' Second Coming.
Thanks and praise to the Lord, 18
were baptized, 7 received Holy Spirit, and 9 experienced visions (the glory
lights, precious blood of Jesus, the Cross, and angels). 251 partook of Holy
Communion. Thanksgiving offering was US$14,000,
850 British pounds, and a golden ring.
Brother Hung-Mao Yang was ordained as Deacon
Hung-Tao Yang. May the Lord give him
wisdom and power to serve His church.
A meeting of the Executive
Committee members of General Assembly was held.
Elder John Yang was the Chairman.
The attendants were Elders C.K. Hsieh and S.T. Hsieh, Deacons John Lin, Meishi Tsai and Paul Wong, and Pastor John Lo.
August 18 - 24
Elder S. S. Lin and his wife came
from Chicago to
visit us and help with the Holy work. They returned to Taiwan, via Japan.
The Social Youth Class was
established. Those between the age of 23
and 40 are invited to attend. Worship
schedule is 7:30 to 9:30PM every Friday.
The service is divided into a Bible Study session and a fellowship
A Brothers' Fellowship was established, and
five board members were elected.
PacificaChurch in California
are thankful that General Assembly was able to send Pastor Derren
Liang to render occasional help at the Church in the Pacifica area. Pastor Liang
visited us four times: Jan 1 - 19, Feb 28 - Mar 16, May 2 - 18, and Aug 15 -31.
A wedding ceremony was held in
the Pacifica Chapel for sister Angela Yen of Dallas, Texas and brother
Kenneth Lin of San Francisco. May the Lord bless the newlyweds abundantly.
A general election was held for
the new church board members of next term.
The results were as follows:
Religious Affairs: Dn.
John Lin and Bro. James Lin
General Affairs: Bro.
Eddy Cheng and Bro. Tak-Heng Ng
Financial Affairs: Sis.
Angela Lin and Sis. Jessie Lee
Kenneth Fang and Sis. Cha Lei
Eleven deacons and brothers from England, a brother from France and a brother from Texas
visited us after participating in the Lay Ministers' Seminar sponsored by Western HemisphereEvangelicalCenter in Garden Grove, California. We were delighted to meet our brothers in
Christ and rejoiced over their visit.
Elder John Yang, Chairman of the
International Assembly of our Church, and his wife paid a three-day visit. A special service was held in San Jose.
After completing the sacred work
in Southern California, Elder Shun-Tao Hsieh stopped over in Pacifica for two days. He then proceeded to Dallas, Texas
to continue with the Holy Work.
Ku resigned his full-time preaching position in Taiwan
to immigrate to the United
States and be reunited with his family who have been residing here for two years. Thanks to the Lord for adding to us a
August 25 - 28
About 15 to 20 Youths
participated in the Youth Spiritual Nurture program held at the Church. The workers included Elder Shun-Tao Hsieh,
Pastor Derren Liang, and
Deacon John Lin. From Aug. 27,
Evangelical services were held for four consecutive nights.
August 29 - 31
A three-day Spiritual Convocation
was held. 7 were baptized, 3 received the Holy Spirit, 112
partook of Holy Communion. Offerings was $5,067. May all the glory be to the Lord Jesus
TorontoChurch in Canada
16 - 19
The Evangelical and Spiritual
Convocation was held and attended by approximately 50 members and friends. The Youth Choir, Children's Choir and Church
members glorified God by singing hymns to His praise. One received the Holy Spirit and many gave
testimonies to glorify God. The
Thanksgiving offering was $4,116.80.
Sister L. Y. Wong was healed of a
sprained back after she demonstrated her faith to God by attending the
Evangelical and Spiritual Convocation.
The pain had previously kept her from attending Church for three weeks.
September 3 - 5
A three-day Christian Spiritual
Development Seminar was held by Elder S.T. Hsieh. We are grateful to him for the guidance and
September 5 - 7
The Evangelical and Spiritual
Convocation began the evening of September 5. The key speaker during the entire
Spiritual Convocation was Elder S.T. Hsieh.
Two persons were baptized - Sister Ho Lee and Sister Sue-Anne
Sutherland. One person sang a spiritual
song and many others testified to glorify God.
We thank God for His grace.
Offerings amount to $2,246.
The marriage of Brother Tom Rimmer and Sister Judy Hwang was solemnized by Deacon H.M.
Huang, grandfather of the bride. May the
Lord bless and guide them.
HonoluluChurch in Hawaii
8 - 14
Spiritual Convocation and the Tenth Youth Spiritual Convocation was held. Deacon Paul Yang and John Ho from Malaysia came
to help with the Holy work. Thanksgiving
offering amounted to $1,255.
The wedding of Brother Barry Niau and Sister Pihanui Makalena was solemnized at the HonoluluChurch. May the Lord bless and guide them.
Chicago Prayer House
Elder and Mrs. S.S. Lin, from the
True Jesus Church Seminary in Taiwan,
came to visit their son Terry, and assisted in pasturing the congregation.
August 8 - 18
Elder S.T. Hsieh was sent by
General Assembly to help with the Spiritual Convocation. Six Truth seekers attended the services. Sixteen partook of Holy Communion. One infant (James Isaac, son of Sarah and Terry
Lin) was baptized. The thanksgiving
offering amounted to $1,870.
Elizabeth Church in New Jersey
28 - 30
The Spring Youth Spiritual
Convocation was held. The instructors
were Elder C.K. Hsieh, Deacon Meishi Tsai, Pastor
S.K. Yang and Brother Percy Tsai. 25 attended the Convocation. One received the Holy Spirit and one saw
A Spiritual Cultivation Meeting
was held by the sisters. Subjects
included communicating with one another and prayer. Discussion included how to be a modern woman
within the confines of the Lord, how to communicate with husband, and how to
communicate with your in-laws.
May 4- 11
The Spring General Spiritual
Convocation was held. The workers
included Elder John Yang, Pastors John Lo and S.K. Yang. Evangelical Services were held in Princeton, Oceanside Area, and in the Chapel. 152 partook
of Holy Communion, three received the Holy Spirit, seven were baptized and one
saw visions during the Spiritual Convocation.
The thanksgiving offering was $3,849.
August 18 - 24
A Youth Spiritual Convocation,
Evangelical and Spiritual Convocation were held. The workers included Elders C.K. Hsieh and
S.T. Hsieh, Deacon Paul Wong and Pastor S.K. Yang.
During the Youth Spiritual
Convocation, a total of 27 attended. Two
classes were held. 15 attended the Youth Working Committee Seminar.
7 were baptized, 7 receiving the
Holy Spirit, and one saw visions. 108 partook of Holy Communion. Thanksgiving offering was $1,575.
QueensChurch in New
the Lord! A two-story church building in
Queens was purchased on May 28. The first floor consists of a Chapel with a
seating capacity of 150 people, bathroom, minister's office and
classrooms. The second floor has three bedrooms , a bathroom and a kitchen. There is a large backyard which is currently
used as a lunch area during our fellowship meals. We are hopeful that, with the guidance of our
Lord, future building expansion can be developed in this area.
our Church is new, God has manifested His love abundantly in our midst. The Lord has directed many Truth seekers of
different races and cultures to attend our services and Bible studies. Several members have experienced grace from
our Lord. During one of our regularly
scheduled services, three persons received the Holy Spirit. Some others have experienced a spiritual
transformation in their lives.
have a membership of sixty, many of us are newly
baptized. Although we are short on
manpower and finances, we have complete reliance on the wonderful provision of
our God, Jehovah-jireh! From renovation, furnishing, to printing of
tracts, God has moved 'some brothers and sisters to contribute their time and
money so that these tasks can be accomplished in an expedient, economical and
August 13 - 17
For the first time, a series of
Evangelical Services, a Seminar and a Spiritual Convocation took place in the QueensChurch, The high point
was the Church dedication ceremony. 6 were baptized, 2 received the Holy Spirit
and 11 saw visions. The visions included
the glorious light of God; the precious blood of Jesus in the baptismal site.
200 people attended the Church
dedication ceremony. 108 members partook of Holy Communion. Thanksgiving offering was about $8,000. Hallelujah!
May all the glory be given to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dallas Prayer House
14 - 20
The Youth Spiritual Convocation
and General Spiritual Convocation was held. The General Assembly arranged for Elder S.T.
Hsieh and Pastor John Lo to help with the Divine work. More than 30 attended and one received the
Holy Spirit. The Thanksgiving offering
amounted to $2,250.
August 15 - 19
A summer camp was held in Lake Texoma,
Oklahoma. Forty people attended of whom more than half
were Truth seekers. Deacon K.L. Ku was
sent by General Assembly to help with the divine work.
Since the beginning of summer vacation, Deacon
Paul Wong has come twice a month to lead services.
HoustonChurch in Texas
the beginning of the year, three families from our Church have moved away. As a result, 28 members are left. We pray that the Lord will guide us and
prosper our Church.
The following Church board
members were elected:
Religious Affairs - Deacon Paul
General Affairs - Sister L.Y.
Financial Affairs - Deacon Isaac
Lee, Sister Nancy Wang
July 25 - August 3
Elder S.T. Hsieh was sent by
General Assembly to the University, LafayetteHarbor and Houston to conduct a series of Bible studies
and Spiritual Evangelical meetings. 18 people attended the University services
including three Truth seekers. 25 people attended the services at LafayetteHarbor. 41 attended the Spiritual
Convocation in Houston. Thanksgiving offering amounted to $958.
4 - May 2
Deacon Joseph Shek
and Pastor John Lo were sent by Western HemisphereEvangelicalCenter
to Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria
in West Africa for pasturing and evangelical
work. The entire trip was successfully
accomplished under the guidance of the Lord. (For further details, please refer
to the article "Testimonies of the Missionary Trip in West
Africa" in this issue.)
August 2 - September 30
Deacon John Chin and Pastor John
Lo were sent by the International Assembly to Taiwan,
Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, Australia,
West Malaysia and India
for pastoring and visiting. The entire trip was successfully accomplished
under the guidance of the Lord. (For further details, please refer to the
article "A Summary of the Visit to the Churches in Asia and Australia"
in this issue.)
September 14 - October 29
Liang and S.K. Yang were sent by Western HemisphereEvangelicalCenter to Nigeria,
Ghana and Liberia in West Africa
for pasturing and evangelizing. The trip
was successfully accomplished under the guidance of the Lord, 91 were baptized,
58 received the Holy Spirit, 107 saw visions and 11
were healed by the Lord. May all the
glory be unto our Lord. Please pray for our Churches everywhere.