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Taiwan Church News

3390 Edition

February 13 - 19, 2017

Church Ministry

 

PCT Leaders Invited To Attend National Prayer Breakfast Of USA

 

Reported by TCN staff

 

During Taiwan's lunar new year vacation, PCT Moderator Rev Sudu Tada and General Secretary Rev Lyim Hong-tiong are honorably invited by US congress to attend the celebrated National Prayer Breakfast and take part in a public hearing to support China's human rights lawyers in the Library of Congress.

Two PCT leaders are also well received by Mr Gao Shuo-tai, Taiwan's ambassdor to USA, at the famous Twin Oaks. Within their exchange with Ambassador Gao, Rev Sudu Tada and Rev Lyim Hong-tiong reiterate PCT's firm stance on "Taiwan may become a new and independent country" as pledged in a PCT Human Rights Declaration(1977).

President Donald Trump delivers a 20 minutes speech in the 65th National Prayer Breakfast, which is held in the Hilton Hotel of Washington DC at 9:00 a.m. on February 2. Under an arrangement by Mr Yang Sen-hong, chairman of Taiwan Association for China Human Rights and a PCT member, Rev Lyim Hong-tiong is the first ever PCT pastor invited to attend this historical assembly.

Retrieving his attendance at the prayer breakfast, Rev Lyim shares his two most touched moments listening to President Trump's speech: first, when President Trump says that the people he met in his election campaign always said to him "I am praying for you"; second, when he says, "Our Republic was formed on the basis that freedom is not a gift from government, but that freedom is a gift from God." At these two moments, the audience stand up several times to applaud and express their heart-felt approvals, Rev Lyim says.

At the last stop of their journey to USA, Rev Sudu Tada and Rev Lyim Hong-tiong also pay a visit to the Taiwan Presbyterian Church(TPC) at Washington DC and the church's pastor Rev Hong Chien-li. Except reporting the results of this significant participation in National Prayer Breakfast, two PCT leaders also brief current PCT ministries for the congregation members of TPC.

Translated by Peter Wolfe

 

Reiterating PCT's long-standing stance endeavoring for "a new and independent country", Rev Sudu Tada(left) and Rev Lyim Hong-tiong take a photograph with Taiwan Ambassador Gao Shou-tai(center) at Twin Oaks on 27 February 2017.

Photograph supplied by Rev Lyim Hong-tiong

 
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Taiwan Church News

3389 Edition

February 6 - 12, 2017

Church Ministry

 

Goods Bank Refreshingly Opened In Chia-yi City To Help The Needy

 

Reported by Chen Yi-fan

 

On January 25, a Chia-yi City Government's goods bank, supplying the needy with daily utilities like electric appliances, clothes, shoes, dishes, tissues and foods, is re-opened with a brand new shake-up at Renewal Garden District of Social Welfare Center for the Disabled which management is commissioned to Chia-yi Christian Hospital(CCH).

Mr Tu Hsing-tse, Mayor of Chia-yi City, specially showed up to deliver a thanks-giving speech toward CCH's contributions on Chia-yi city's social welfare programs for years.

Dr Chen Cheng-jen, the superintendent of CCH, remarks that this goods bank always hires the disabled employees to collect, classify and put on shelf the goods donated from the public in order to serve those people in needs.

Regarding this goods bank's total sales, except recycling to cover the cost of salary, training, and labor insurances for these disabled employees, it would also be deployed to offer more job opportunities for the disabled in the future in order to serve the public, Dr Chen says.

Translated by Peter Wolfe

 

A Chia-yi City Government's goods bank, supplying the needy with daily utilities like electric appliances, clothes, shoes, dishes, tissues and foods, is re-opened with a brand new shake-up at Renewal Garden District of Social Welfare Center for the Disabled on 25 January 2017.


People choose daily utilities at Chia-yi City Government's goods bank.

Photos by Chia-yi Christian Hospital

 
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Taiwan Church News

3389 Edition

February 6 - 12, 2017

Church Ministry

 

A Happy Learning Of Biblical Hebrew And Greek At Nan-shi Presbyterian Church

 

Reported by Chen Yi-fan

 

On February 4 and 5, Ms Chen Fong-hsiang, a teacher of Holy Light Theological Seminary, was invited to teach the alphabets of biblical Hebrew and Greek at Nan-shi Presbyterian Church at Tainan Presbytery. Through singing some interesting alphabet songs, or writing those alphabets on spring festival couplets by a traditional calligraphy, the participating church members got a very happy learning and an impressive encounter with those initial alphabets of God's Words - Biblical Hebrew and Greek.

Except teaching Hebrew and Greek alphabets to the local church members, the other major purpose of Ms Chen's lecture is to introduce the methods of how to utilize the Chinese Bible Studies website, located on the internet as https://bible.fhl.net, to do a better biblical exegesis, translation and interpretation after some basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek vocabularies were understood.

Ms Chen points out that these 101 lessons of Biblical languages and alphabets are just a simple starter. The point is to empower the church members' enthusiasm that they can find great joy in studying God's words by themselves, Ms Chen says.

Translated by Peter Wolfe


Through a traditional calligraphy, Ms Chen Fong-hsiang teaches the church members how to write Hebrew alphabets from right to left on spring festival couplets.

Photo by Chen Yi-fan

 


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