【Letter from Xiao Jun】 The End of Man is the Beginning of God

Eric Huang Peace to you, brother! You asked me about how I raised my children after I believed in the Lord,  and from today on, I will share some beautiful experiences of interactions we have had with our kids.  We seldom ponder these trivial matters in our everyday life, yet, warmth fills our family because of God’s love. When our daughter A Le was three years old, a sister from our church invited her to be the flower girl at her wedding, and we accepted her invitation for A Le.  However, we were worried because A Le had been shy in public since she was very young and

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【Shoes of the Gospel】Joy to the World? What Is There for the World to Celebrate at Christmas?

Author: Trustworthy Message It is an excellent time for family dinners at Christmas. We can see Christmas lights everywhere since November. I enjoy walking on the streets with my eyes feasting on the decorations. Festive vibes make Christmas joy. This holiday season celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger in the city of Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago, which marked the beginning of a new era in human history. The Old Testament contains over 300 prophecies about Jesus. The prophets had written them hundreds of years before His birth. All these fulfilled prophecies, proving that the birth of the Son of God was not coincidental. Let’s

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Silent companions

By Eric Huang Peace to you, Brother Jun! Remembrance Day is already near when I write this letter to you, as unknowingly, many people are wearing the red poppy. It reminds me of what happened around this time many years ago. I worked in downtown Toronto and had to take the GO Train to travel between Barrie and Toronto every day. One day I rode the GO Train home after work as usual. I was reading ‘Our Daily Bread’ and jotting down my thoughts when a middle-aged lady who sat behind me all of sudden tapped my shoulder and asked me in English, “Hi there, I wonder if

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【Letters From Jun】Life is the Song of Amazing Grace

Today I want to talk about the grace of God from a hymn that touched me to help us know God more deeply. One may live for a few decades before facing death. Most people say that all good or bad things will eventually end in life and death. Every day that passes implies we lose some time, and we get a little closer to the end of our lives. People can’t choose their arrival and return dates, and the time in between fill with worries, fear, and overwhelming, especially when we experience the ups and downs of the world. As King Solomon wrote: “Meaningless! Meaningless! says the

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[Letter From Jun]The Brave One with Faith in Missions

Eric Huang In the last few letters, I mentioned that before I became a believer and while seeking the Truth, I became a friend of Nancy Clay, my Sunday School teacher, and her family. She often invites me to go with her family to Auburn Tiger football games at her children’s school, backcountry hikes, family dinners, movies, and more. One Christmas, they took me along, driving for a few hours to her parent’s hometown, Alexander City, to attend their annual Christmas family reunion. Not only did I have a turkey dinner with their family and receive many Christmas gifts, but I also had a fantastic interaction with them,

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Heart @ Ease

July 2022  Clay Jar Sensitivity to Christ’s Grace is often directly proportional to our diminishing self. After all, the Holy Spirit fills when we are genuinely aware of the plights of our contrite and futile souls. Lord Jesus made this point clear and profound when He said: “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) In as much as so many seemingly competent and striving persons rely on themselves, my mother’s defining moment of her life came very late when she confronted death in 2010.  She needed a bypass surgery for her failing heart at age 83. Such a life-threatening operation

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【Letter from Jun】 Let Go of Pride and Walk Out of the Bondage of Rationality

Eric  2022-07 Peace to you, Brother Xiaojun! I still remember in my previous letters, I mentioned that I have started to go to church regularly. Not that I have already known God, but I was intrigued by the faith in Nancy Clay’s family and how they lived out humility, love, generosity, optimism, diligence, peacefulness, and joyfulness, and how much they love God. I know it has to do with their faith.  So I started attending their Sunday worship, Sunday school, small group fellowship, and family gatherings to explore how they have such lives. That is what I wanted and have been pursuing in my heart. However, in Sunday

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[Letter from Jun] Obedience to God Bringing Her Life Satisfaction

Eric   2022-04 Peace with you, Jun Thanks are to God! I mentioned in the letter to you last time, I was attracted by the goodness expressed in the lives of the brothers and sisters in the church, which was the reason for me to stay. I wanted to know and understand what caused them to act the way they did. After spending time with the folks at the church, I was also invited to have meals and testimonial sharing. There was an old lady in her 70s or 80s. She was about 1.85 meters in height.  She sang and played music at every gathering. As soon as she

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