Note: Jeffers Teargun Heptol stood the cold temperature in Changchun which was at -23 degree celsus to make an awareness of the upcoming Foreigners Festival in Beijing from Feb 4 to 6. He arrived on Friday 9 and left on Sunday 11 January 2009. Below is an E-mail update of his trip.
Dear Beloveds through out China,
Greetings! Blessed be the Name of the Lord. God is doing marvelous things in this land and I am honored to be part of this great move of His Spirit. From the tip of the North of China all the way down to the edge of the south of China, His glory is rising. The banner of Jesus is rising across this land, and it's not a mistake that God placed all of us strategically in this land.
This email is to update you on the trip to Changchun. Firstly, I thank God for the opportunity meet senior Pastor of Onnuri Community Church Rev. Joseph Kim, Dean and Mentor Henry Zulu, Bro Fabian, bro Mathew and the Music team of Onnuri Community Church. Rev Joseph and his elders hosted a lunch and we had a quality time of discussion. Thank God for their heart of openess and I appreciate all that.
On the same note, it was indeed an honor to be given an opportunity to address the congregation of Changchun International Fellowship. I thank God for the elders Xavier & Nicola Lynch, bro Alween, bro Josephert of Changchun International Fellowship. May Lord bless you all for your openess and willingness to be part of what the Lord is doing in this land.
We had a quality discussion about the Foreigners Annual Vacation "Festivals" both in the Northern and Southern Regions of this land. It has been noticed that, we did not involve Changchun and Harbin Fellowships in these meetings for last 10 to 15 years. They were willing to involve in the coming years and even put up their hands to host any combine any vacation "festival".
They questioned me why they did not receive the information few years back. And I appologized to them and informed that no-one has taken the risk to make the awareness campaign of the "Festivals".
Both regions have "festivals" coming up this winter vacation In the south (Shanghai - Jan 30 - Feb 1st). the theme is Worshipping God in Truth and Spirit (John 4:23-24). The Guest speaker is Ps Johnathan Mesai from Kenya.
For the northern region is in Beijing from 3rd to 6th Feb. The theme is Living the power of Lord (Col 3:14). Guest Speaker is Evangelist Joseph Kingal from Papua New Guinea. Continue to uphold these "festivals" in your quite times.
I will be paying a visit to Harbin fellowship this weekend. Bro Peter and other beloveds are anticipating to receive more information about the "festival". Keep me in your prayers.
We also discussed about inter-church visits. The Changchun Fellowships have given an opportunity to Shenyang International Fellowship to visit them. As time goes on, they will visit Shenyang Fellowship. We will have seninars and training together.
Please find attached are photos with Rev Kim while having meeting and dinning plus elder Xavier in Changchun ICF with fellowship members. Also attached is the RSC northern Region Newsleter.
Lord bless you all.
For His Kingdom
Jeffers Teargun Heptol