August 29, 2014
Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,
For the last month, I’ve been part of a VisionQuest small group of recent college graduates. We’ve been sharing and praying for each other and reading TwentySomeone by Craig Dunham and Doug Severn. We only meet once or twice a month, but I’ve been blessed during these meetings. It is good for me to hear the hopes and struggles of our younger young adults. We plan to meet about ten times. At the end, our hope is that VisionQuest participants will gain clearer insight about God’s vision for them and about their special gifts and calling. Please continue to pray for this VisionQuest group! I hope to start a couple more in the next month – as well as start a VisionFocus group for people who are older than 30 and want to seek where God is moving in their lives.
My family will be on vacation from Sept. 2-13. Pray for us as we rest, reconnect, and recreate!
Have a great weekend! See you Sunday!
Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries
This weekend, the Luke Medical Missions Conference will be held at Canaan. It is a free conference where you can hear stories of medical missionaries who have given their gifts and talents to serve the least of these. All sessions will be presented or translated into English. It’s not too late to register on line at http://www.LCMMUSA.org.
One of the conference speakers, Dr. Scott Murray, will preach at English service this Sunday at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a “Conversation with Dr. Scott Murray.” Elder Torence Lu will play the role of Charlie Rose. We welcome everyone to come and learn more about what God has been doing through Dr. Murray! Here is some biographical information about Dr. Murray:
Scott Murray is a Scottish missionary surgeon to displaced migrants on the Thai-Burma border.
He was born a “missionary kid” to a family working with the “Shan” tribal people in North Thailand. From age 7 to 12, he attended Chefoo School in Malaysia, a missionary boarding “school in the jungle.” He then attended high school in England while his parents still worked in Thailand.
At age 16, Scott felt God’s calling to be a missionary doctor. He earned his MBChB (MD) from Dundee Medical School and was Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, in Glasgow.
In 1991, Scott began medical missionary work in Manorom Christian Hospital in Central Thailand with Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF).
In 2010, he became the Hospital Director and surgeon at Kwai River Christian Hospital in Sangklaburi, Thailand, on the Thai-Burma border.
Next Sunday – September 7th:
We will welcome 6th graders to English worship and Everglow Fellowship! Chris Liu will preach on “The Next Generation” (Eph. 4:1-16).
Also, during lunch time in the Fellowship Hall, Pastor DJ and Grace Jang will share about their upcoming mission trip to China and Taiwan (Sept. 11-27). Come and hear what they will be doing. An offering will be collected to support the trip.
And the Sunday after that – September 14th
Because many of our families will be joining the EM camping trip in Half-Moon Bay, the focus for worship will be on youth and young adults. I’ll speak on “U-R” (1 Peter 2:4–12), which will also be relevant for families, too!
We will then resume our sermon series through the Acts of the Apostles.