The Mission Prayer Conference of 2014 successfully completed on March 14 and March 15. Thank God for the 15 churches and mission organizations of Southern California working together, sparing no efforts in participating this meaningful conference. Even though people were busy with their own lives, they took part in many sessions of the meeting, witnessing the work of Holy Spirit, we are deeply touched.
The theme of the conference is “What shall I do, Lord?” We invited Rev. Thomas Wang to deliver three sessions of messages. Though Rev. Wang is 89 years old, his vibrating deep voice still sounded like morning bells and evening drums. He encouraged us to learn and follow the steps of Paul, Abraham, Joshua and Jonah as role models, to set aside the pragmatic routines of our lives and devote ourselves into the Great Commission. We are to care for the conversions of Muslins and Jews… even today’s America.
Beside the main theme, the conference also provided 4 special mission topics: New Media Mission, Kairos Mission Course, Business as Mission and UUPG (encourage every church commit to reach one Unreached and Unengaged People Group). Every lecture supplied fresh and abundant information. The participants harvested not only the fun experience of learning, also the earnest prayers and the fasting prayer at noon.
The day before the conference, in a special meeting held for the pastors of the Los Angeles area, Rev. Wang shared the vision of the Roma People (Gypsies). We hope this new vision can challenge our hearts and expand our mission field, so that we make it a real task for us Chinese Christians to participate in.