Pray for the Local Planning Committee for the 20th Biennial Conference drawn from Pastors from the Greater Los Angeles area. The Conference will be held on board the Carnival Inspiration sailing to Ensenada, Mexico, September 24-28 2018. The choice of the venue is to alleviate the workload of the Committee in providing for the logistics involved in organizing an event of this size while keeping the cost to the participants reasonably low. Praise God for Dr. Daniel Block who has accepted the invitation to be our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Block is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Chicago whose delight is to see students passionate about the Old Testament and to preach from it. The theme of the Conference is “Excel to Serve”. The goal of the 20th Biennial Conference is to help participants have some practical handles that they can take home to assist them in their church ministries.
為由大洛杉磯地區牧師們所組成的第二十屆雙年會的本地籌備委員會禱告。 會議將於2018年9月24日至28日在航往墨西哥的恩塞納達的嘉年華啟發號郵輪上舉行。聯會為了減輕籌委員會在組織此規模的活動所需的後勤工作量，同時讓參加者的費用保持在合宜的水平，而選擇了是次大會的場地。 請為主題講員的確定祈禱。 第二十屆雙年會的目的是幫助參與者能得著一些實際的方法，帶回他們的教會，來幫助他們的服事。
今年大會的主題是:「更超卓的事奉」。感謝神，我們邀請到Daniel Block博士為今次大會主題的講員。Daniel Block博士是芝加哥惠頓學院 (Wheaton College, Chicago)的舊約教授。他深究鑽研舊約和十分熱衷於將舊約教授。當他見到學生認真地學習舊約時，便感到非常高興。
Pray for the Church Planters’ Retreat to be held in Jackson, Mississippi October 12 and 13. Pray for the church planters who are attending that it would be a great time for reconnecting and encouragement while strengthening their skill sets for ministry.
Pray for the family of Pastor Peter Liu and his wife Lorrisa. Their 9 year- old daughter, Joanna, underwent successful brain tumor surgery recently and is now currently staying at a facility at a Memphis hospital to receive chemotherapy. Praise God that a Baptist couple in Memphis who is willing to be there for the family. Pray for Mrs. Lorrisa Liu who is accompanying her daughter there and the emotional support she needs. Pray also for the ministry of Pastor Peter. He is the Pastor of the Chinese Christian Church of Greater Jackson in Ridgeland, Mississippi, some 200 miles away from Memphis, TN. He is also a Vice President of the CBF.
請為劉奇峰牧師師母祈禱。他們的九歲女兒 Joanna 經 成功之腦瘤手術後，現仍需移送田納西州文化市（Memphis）醫院，接受化療。感謝主，得到當地的一對浸會夫婦願意關懷協助劉師母，以便她能就近照顧女兒。 請為劉師母祈禱，求主加力支持鼓勵她女兒 Joanna ，旱日康復。為劉牧師祈禱，他是密西西比州，杰克遜華人基督教會牧師，杰克遜距離文化市約有二百哩 。 他也是美加華浸聯會的副會長。
Pray for Pastor Chung Wong and his family. His wife went home to be with the Lord this past Wednesday in Hong Kong. May God’s peace and comfort be upon them. A memorial service will be held on October 8 there and another memorial service and burial in New Jersey on October 14.
Pray for those affected by Hurricane Irma: Our contacts in the area reported no serious effects to Chinese Baptist churches from Irma. Praise God! Recovery and rebuilding are continuing. Continue to pray for the communities that are affected and for church members who suffer personal losses.
Pray for the recovery efforts that are continuing mainly in the Houston area as they are seriously affected by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Praise God that most Chinese Baptist churches are not seriously affected but some church members living in the path of the floods were seriously affected. CBF is partnering with the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of Texas in Houston to gauge the needs of these and to help them. You may give to support such efforts by sending in your donations to your respective country office.
請為雨洪為患，復原艱巨的居民祈禱，主要是侯斯頓市一帶，經「哈維」颶風豪雨後，受災嚴重。感謝主，華人浸信教會多數避過了這場風災，可是居住在低窪淹水帶的教友弟兄姊妹卻受災嚴重。「美加華浸聯會」現正聯同「德州、侯斯頓的華人浸會區聯會」調查尋找有任何急需幫助的，予以接觸幫助。需要您的禱告和愛心捐獻的支持。請將您的支票，或教會的愛心奉獻寄至C B F of United States and Canada.
CBF USA and Canada
US Office: 141 E Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA, 91006, USA
Canadian Office: 10 Waterbridge Lane, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8W9 Canada
Pastor Amos will be visiting the Houston area and meet with the local Chinese Baptist Pastors to assess needs and to find out how the Fellowship could partner with them to meet some of the needs there.