This past weekend, our Mandarin Chinese Church gathered for their annual Labor Day retreat. Though this year the church family couldn’t gather for their cabin-in-the-woods tradition, over 500 devices tuned in online for a time of fellowship, worship, and diving into God’s word.
Since this retreat was virtual, this is the first time that the invitation could be extended to friends and family outside of the Dallas area. People from all over the US, Canada, China, and Japan tuned into this special time to hear the gospel—some for the first time! We are so thankful for this time that magnified gospel hope.
The congregation was excited to welcome a special guest speaker, Dr. John Huang, founder of Rutgers Community Chinese Church in New Jersey, one of the biggest Chinese Christian churches on the east coast. Dr. Huang, who also is known for his great contribution to the field of physics through Princeton University, spoke on the life-changing power of God’s love. After his talk, Dr. Huang challenged the attendees to raise their hands if they wanted to accept Jesus as their savior. Many hands were raised as hearts were stirred by the good news.
Thank you for your constant prayer as we led up to this incredible weekend. Please continue to pray for all who attended, that the Holy Spirit would guide them toward transformation in Jesus. To learn more about our Mandarin Chinese Church Plant at hppres.org/mandarin-chinese.