3月月會：十年樹木 百年樹人 // 黃德馨牧師
第一年的在家教育見證分享 // Chen Ling姐妹
The Year 2023 kicked off with a Biblical Worldview Teachers’ Training Class in conjunction with CCHC’s Mission School in Queens, NYC. With this connection, the class was able to reach a broader audience. Every Saturday, for 3.5 hours over a 10-week period, the class, averaging 150 students from different states and countries, studied and discussed important issues we face as believers in today’s world, including, very importantly, how to respond with a biblical perspective. I sensed that there was a great hunger and excitement for training in the biblical worldview. Due to time zone differences, students on the West Coast needed to wake up early and others in Asia stayed up beyond midnight in order to join the class. On Thursday nights, I spoke with a group of about 10 pastors who were unable to attend the class on Saturdays. Additionally, every Tuesday for 12 weeks until May, I am teaching a Biblical Worldview Class at Faith Bible Seminary to about 20 students, with participants joining in person and on Zoom.
In March I was invited to speak at a church which had used my 12 week-Biblical Worldview materials for their Sunday School curriculum. To conclude the class, I gave out certificates to the 22 students, among them being a Christian brother who is 91-years old.
Trumpeter Ministries is currently working with many volunteers to publish the Biblical Worldview curriculum which churches will be able to use in their Sunday Schools or in small group meetings.
God continues to open up many speaking opportunities on Zoom or in person, both on weekdays and on weekends. Here is one response received from Pastor Angie’s Facebook:
Our church had a wonderful 3 day conference with Pastor Lenny Cheng. We originally planned this as a parenting and faith conference for youth parents, but it turned out to be a blessing for our whole church. He was able to connect with the parents from all the fellowships. And many brothers and sisters served together to make this conference happen. We had a potluck dinner, Q&A time, a willing host family, Sunday school time and more. Pastor Lenny reminded our church the importance of connecting the generations together, young and old. He brought even our children in for a blessing time during Sunday service time. This is such a timely reminder for us just as we start a new English service.
So thankful Pastor Lenny was willing to come to Boston. He would be a great speaker to other churches in this area. Thankful that we met by chance at CMC2019 in Baltimore before the pandemic hit.
Our English Daily Devotions has been continuing for more than three years: Monday to Friday, twice a day, each session 40 minutes. Many young people and parents from different states and countries join faithfully; some have joined for over a year! It is a great delight to see young people’s lives being changed – “just” through the daily reading of God’s Word!
We continue our monthly online Christian homeschoolers’ meetings on Zoom in which different speakers are invited to share. Afterwards, breakout rooms are provided for Chinese Christian homeschoolers to connect, to share the challenges they face, and to provide mutual encouragement to one another. In March we started a homeschool co-op in our home which meets approximately twice a month, to support homeschool families in the NYC-Long Island area. We encourage Trumpeter Ministries homeschooling members residing in other localities to gather together as well.
Praise the Lord that this year my health condition is good, after experiencing much “drama” last year: 7 ER visits and 17 days of hospitalization in total. Besides daily walking, I also try to swim a few times a week. By the grace of God I am still able to do what God has called me to do.
Thank you for your partnership with Trumpeter Ministries through your prayers, financial support, and serving as my actual co-workers on many projects! Without your involvement we would not be able to do what we are doing now. As the weather is getting warmer, there are many more ministry opportunities and occasions to travel. Thank you again for your faithful support! Together we can carry on the urgent mission of Saving the Next Generation.
May God bless you!
Pastor Lenny Cheng
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