我們誠意邀約您們參加短宣中心第三十週年慶典暨短宣異象分享視像晚會/Zoom Vision Sharing Meeting於十月十八日或十九日。今年晚宴的主題是：「另一個十年奮進」。
在剛週去的一季（五月至七月），我們蒙主的恩典，已完成了視像電話佈道培訓。這裡所說的電話佈道，不是以個人進行的，乃像在疫情前，我們所看重的小組佈道。學員被安排在小組裡一起佈道。每個信徒都有機會講解福音要道，也讓他們的隊友一起為他/她禱告，並作隨時的支援。我們蒙恩了!! 過往一季參加者眾，以致今年第七屆的耶穌愛華埠仍能順利進行。因著同學人數多了，聽福音的人則多了好幾倍。福音對象分別是這兒四千多戶的華人商戶 (其它族裔也能聽聞福音)、信徒們的親朋好友、與及教會所累積的來賓記錄。我形容過去半年其特別之處，就是每個星期，從小組佈道的匯報，我們都得知有人信主，榮耀歸神！九月至十一月，我們依舊有週日課程，與週末課程，詳情請登入多倫多短宣中心網站查詢細看。讓我們很興奮的，就是十二月份聖誕佈道週，靠著主的恩典，定可順利進行。深盼福音能快快地被傳開。
Thursday, September 1st, 2020
Dear pastors, deacons, coworkers in the mission, evangelistic, and outreach departments and all brothers & sisters:
We sincerely invite all of you to attend our 30th annual ZOOM Vision Sharing meeting celebration. The theme of this year’s banquet is “Striving for another decade“.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, everyone is being deeply affected by it. Nevertheless, our Lord has promised us, if we follow the Great Commission, we will experience Him more. As He said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20) Since mid-March, churches along with other social groups were ordered to stop large gatherings. However, as Paul has mentioned in the Bible, “The word of God is not chained.” (2 Timothy 2:9)
During the recent spring/summer season (May – July), we have been blessed by God’s grace, to complete the teaching of smartphone evangelism training classes. The smartphone evangelism outreach is similar to the small group outreach before the pandemics, which is different from an individual outreach. Students are arranged in small groups to share the Gospel together. Everyone is given the opportunity to explain the Gospel message, and let their team members to pray and assist each other during the outreach. We are truly blessed! During the summer, we have launched the 7th annual Jesus Loves Toronto successfully. While the number of participants continue to grow, the number of people that receive the Gospel message increases by severalfold. Theses Gospel audiences include the 4000+ Chinese businesses & shops (including other ethnic groups), 1000’s of contacts from family, relatives & friends, and many years of accumulated contacts from our church’s newcomer lists. What so special about the past half year is that during every week, there is someone who has committed to trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. This exciting news is shared among our small groups evangelism reviews. Glory to God! In the fall season, we will continue to have our weekdays and weekend courses, please check out our Toronto STM website for details. What is more exciting ahead, is the upcoming December Christmas Short Term Mission week. Through God’s amazing grace, we will arrange it smoothly. We truly hope that the Gospel can be spread quickly.
This year, our 30th Online ZOOM Annual Vision Sharing meeting will be held on Oct 18th, (Sunday at 8pm – Cantonese) and Oct 19th (Monday at 8pm – Mandarin). Brothers & sisters are welcome to select the date that is most convenient for you to attend. During these two nights, we will hear many Gospel sharing testimonies from many graduates. At each banquet, it has touched the hearts of many participants. New hearts are ignited to share God’s love in the church. When the churches bring more brothers and sisters to us, we can train them to become Gospel ambassadors by God’s grace. We are here the accommodate the needs of different Christians and their churches.
After reading this invitation, please Click here to register to join our annual Zoom Vision Sharing meeting on our website at your earliest convenience. (Related information is at the top of this letter). We will send you the related information on our 30th annual Vision Sharing meeting. Together, we can testify God’s grace and be encouraged from each other at the meeting!
May all of you bear much fruits for the Lord in this coming year!
Toronto Chinese Christian Short-Term Mission Training Centre
General Secretary: Rev. Dr. James Wai-Yin Pang