“The gospel . . . is the power of God that brings salvation.” Romans 1:16
CBM North America
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9.
Junior High camp 2016
So much has happened during the first half of 2017. While CBM begins its expansion to Asia under Peter's leadership, I have been entrusted to develop the headquarters in North America into a mission agency to recruit and support short- to long-term missionaries for God's kingdom work in Asia. To help establish this new infrastructure, I asked God to raise up a few faithful servants to join me in this endeavor and He directed me to recruit a long time friend, Weyman Lee. Weyman and I first met at CBM's high school camp many many years ago. We later attended Bible College together, became roommates during those college years and served alongside each other in various ministries at Fellowship Bible Church and CBM Camp. Although God led us into different career paths and spiritual journeys over the last few decades, Weyman continues to be the "Barnabas" in my life and I am thrilled that he is willing to use his many gifts and talents to be a part of our headquarter transformation task force.
Camp and STM
"Rooted" (Colossians 2:6-7) is the theme of this year's CBM camp, taking place on July 24 to July 29 for the middle school students and July 31 to August 5 for the high school students. Both camps will be held at Mt. Hope Bible Campgrounds this summer. Mt. Hope staff is working diligently to improve the facilities, including building a new chapel, to accommodate our needs. Please pray for God's guidance and provision for the camp directors, counselors, workshop teachers, and speakers — Pastor Kirk Booth (Living Hope Community Church of Silicon Valley, Campbell, CA) and Pastor Steve Wong (Fellowship Bible Church, Belmont, CA). Most importantly, please pray for each and every campers who will attend the camp that their relationship with the Lord will be strengthened and their lives will be securely rooted in Jesus Christ to withstand life's challenges.
Prior to Camp, my family will be serving at CBM's inaugural mission trip to Taiwan, serving at the summer mission conference hosted by Taiwan Missionary Fellowship. The team will run the youth program and VBS for the children as the missionaries in Taiwan gather together for a time of rest and renewal. This ministry is an important part of the fabric of God's global work by investing in missionary care for their sustainability in ministry. It will also provide an opportunity for us to understand the heart needs of missionary families and their "Third Culture Kids," and the role we can play in supporting missionaries and global ministries even when back at home. Please pray for the final preparations for the Taiwan team, also for the China team who leaves in early July.
Young Adult Ministry
You ask, we answer! Many pastors and individuals have shared with me the need for a Young Adult Conference. Lord willing, we will launch it next year. And, it is not too early to get involved! If God places a burden in your heart to minister to the young adults, i.e. College and careers, please contact me at email@example.com