|Posted by trinityromford on April 4, 2012 at 6:50 AM|
Bible Study round up. Date to be arranged. Bible study may be new to some people, so this evening will give you an opportunity to discuss how the course went. Did you feel that it covered enough for your understandlng of the bible? Did you enjoy having your say, rather than the person at the front trying to explain everything to you? Does anyone feel that they would like to lead a Bible Study Group-themselves? Were you happy to be in the Church, rather than in somebody's home as in a House Group, or would you prefer a house? Was it what you wanted in terms of understanding or enlightenment?
EASTER OFFERING 2012
The money raised through the .Easter Offering goes Into the World Mission Fund, to be used specifically for work that contributeS to God's mission In 65 Partner Churches outside the United Kingdom. .
• Grants for particular requests from Partner Churches
• Training and support of mission partners to work with Partner Churches
•. Nationals in mission appolntments"ln Partner Churches
• Scholarship ~nd leadership training requested by Partner Churches
Every summer, students from the Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary go on mission trips to different parts of Asia. Simon, a participant of the Scholarship and Leadership Training programme, chose to go to Shenzhen In China.
"I had a good opportunity to encourage Chinese Christians around Shenzhen," Simon says. "God is working tremendously In China. Our mission team focused on factory workers" and their children. Workers from different parts of China come to work In Shenzhen they usually have to leave their children and families back in their home towns.
The workers stay in factory housing. Women and-men are separated; Husbands and wives cannot stay together; neither can parents and children. This means the family can only - stay together when their children are on their summer holiday. August Is a holiday for Chinese schools, so all the workers children came to Shenzhen. Their parents rent houses outside the factory. and have to pay the renting costs themselves. This causes depression, especially In the mothenl. Their life Is quite tough. In the daytime, all the children are free. None of them are Christians. So we went and taught these-children using Bible stories and songs.
The way I see it, economically Chlna is developing and growing fast, but the people of China need the Gospel. Let us pray for them".
Thank you for you'r generous and sacrificial giviing, and your prayerful support and Interest.
Easter Offering 2012 is organized by NETWORK (now Methodist Women in Britain)
A service will be held at Elm Park Methodist Church, 17 Freeborne Gardens, Mungo Park Road, Elm Park at 2.15pm on Tuesday 15th May at which the Easter Offering for the Romford Circuit will be received and dedicated.
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