Greetings From C-RCC East Bay Chinese Church

CRCC Youth & Kid's Camps Photos

青年/兒童營和事工對於美國和中國的CRCC任務非常重要。
注意孩子們如何通過清潔,洗滌和照顧他們的環境學習“社區服務”。

Youth / Kid's camps and ministry are very important to CRCC Missions both in the USA and China. Notice how the kids learn 'Community Service' by cleaning, washing and taking care of their environment.


青年/兒童營和事工對於美國和中國的CRCC任務非常重要。
注意孩子們如何通過清潔,洗滌和照顧他們的環境學習“社區服務”。

CRCC Youth & Kid's Camps Photos


Please pray for pastors as they travel next week.  May the Lord bless and keep them and accomplish the will of God in each situation and project.  We pray in Jesus name, amen!



當務之急
自進入二十一世紀以來,中國教會的情勢已經起了很大的變化。在傳統農村的家庭教會,「三自教會」,和以知識份子、中產階級為主的都市教會都表現出來。問題也層出不窮,傳道人的栽培與訓練,是一項最突出、也最受關註的問題。這是中國福音事工的當務之急!
Priority since entering the 21st century, the situation of the Church in China have a great deal of change. In traditional rural family Church, the "three-self Church", and the urban middle-class intellectuals, the Church has to show it. Questions are endless, cultivation and training of preachers, is one of the most prominent and most issues of concern. This is the Evangelical imperative! (Translated by Bing)





李弟兄

這是我第一次探訪雲南省偏遠的農村山區,在這分佈著許許多多農村基督家庭教會。接待我們的李弟兄是一位生在雲南,長在雲南,服侍在雲南的教會工人;他在農村種過莊稼,養過牛馬,信主後決定把終身獻給主,從此開始了艱難的服侍生涯!Lee brothers and this is my first time visiting isolated rural mountain area in Yunnan province, in that there are many rural family Church of Christ. To receive our brother Li is a born in Yunnan, growing in Yunnan, serving church workers in Yunnan province; he kinds of crops in the countryside, oxen, believed in the Lord decided to life dedicated to the main, began a difficult serve life! (Translated by Bing)



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Hear about the latest East Bay RCC church China mission... exciting news from Ptr. Simon & Virginia with the team.


The Kingdom of God is universal, yet the languages we speak to express our faith are various. In an attempt to reach the Chinese speaking people of the East Bay, allow us to introduce to you the East Bay Chinese Church.

We are glad you have stopped by to see us! Chinese Revival Christian Church (C-RCC) & our CRCC-FMI international missions ministry is located in Castro Valley, California (San Francisco Bay Area) with some 10,000 Chinese within three miles of our headquarters. In our website you will find lots of information and interesting things - i.e. Chinese cultural events, activities of Chinese-Americans all across the country, links to contacts in China, Asian Film Festival info, Chinese TV, as well as our other outreaches in Asia (Philippines, N. Korea, and the Russian Far East).

Our community educational program has included such things as:  English Classes, Job Skills Preparation, Immigration Assistance Group, Music, Asian Painting, and Computer skills.

Pastor Simon & Virgina Lam invite you to Sunday Services each week as well as other activities for all ages.   Ministry leaders in CRCC include Robin & Joyce Chu, and long-time associates for the International ministrty, David & Mitzu Grubbs

Please join us this coming Sunday!

Pastor Simon & Viginia Lam




每一個教會都應該成為宣教的教會。我們不能只關注自己的裡面,我們也渴望向上舉目和向外拓展。教會不能是僅僅為自己存在目標只在'上帝保佑我啊'的祈福俱樂部。當我們向外看世界時,特別是在亞洲,我們看到比在美國本地成倍的更迫切的需要。當然,我們在美國本地的需要也很重要,但是當你把它和其他地區放在10/40視窗中來比較的時候,就顯得蒼白了。

華人復興教會世界宣教的異像是希望達成前所未有的,去到前人所未曾去過的地區,發現未曾聽聞福音的地方,那些周圍不會有五個教會,象美國這裡一樣的地區。


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The Kingdom of God is universal, yet the languages we speak to express our faith are various. In an attempt to reach the Chinese speaking people of the East Bay, allow us to introduce to you the East Bay Chinese Church.

We are glad you have stopped by to see us! Chinese Revival Christian Church (C-RCC) & our CRCC-FMI international missions ministry is located in Castro Valley, California (San Francisco Bay Area) with some 10,000 Chinese within three miles of our headquarters. In our website you will find lots of information and interesting things - i.e. Chinese cultural events, activities of Chinese-Americans all across the country, links to contacts in China, Asian Film Festival info, Chinese TV, as well as our other outreaches in Asia (Philippines, N. Korea, and the Russian Far East).

Our community educational program has included such things as:  English Classes, Job Skills Preparation, Immigration Assistance Group, Music, Asian Painting, and Computer skills.

Pastor Simon & Virgina Lam invite you to Sunday Services each week as well as other activities for all ages.   Ministry leaders in CRCC include Robin & Joyce Chu, and long-time associates for the International ministrty, David & Mitzu Grubbs

Please join us this coming Sunday!

Pastor Simon & Viginia Lam

Jesus With the Squatter Children of Asia

The FMI K-WAV Kids mostly come from the areas around the Tagaytay Chruch where the squatters live. They are beautiful and smart and the Lord has a wonderful plan for their lives.

CRCC-FMI Sundays in Tagaytay and Other Occasions

C-RCC / FMI Working in Asia - Please keep FMI in prayer as the work continues in Tagaytay & Mendez, on the island of Mindoro, and with the Mountain Tribal people. Thank you!


East Bay Chinese - RCC Church and FMI is organizing an event of a life-time. Never before has there been a more important time to see God's plan for the future of China and other nations of the world like the United States. You can help shape and mold God' destiny for the foreseeable future.

This exciting opportunity has come up and we are happy to offer to those living in the United States and Canada a chance to go on a Group China Prayer Tour this coming Autumn.

Contact Us:
"San Francisco East Bay Chinese" - RCC Church
19230 Lake Chabot Rd.
Castro Valley, CA. 94545
510-206-1955 (David Grubbs - Trip Info) or 510-784-1166 (Church line)
davidg@crcc-usa.org

How does this sound... 12 days to pray over three strategic areas? You will meet church leaders and Christians in each place to encourage each other and build bridges for friendship. You will be able to pray together with them. What are the three areas and why are they strategic? Number #1 Border area of North Korea, China and Russia. Number #2 the political capitol of the nation. Number #3 the Eastern terminus of the Silk Road and Ancient capitol of China...







East Bay RCC Church - Prayer for China (3 Locations)

East Bay RCC Church - Prayer for China (3 Locations)

Location #1:  Border Area of China with North Korea and Russia - Although the history of the current structure has been rather short, the new building does reflect the current growth of the Christian Community within Yanji City. With already a fairly long history, current city citizens are finding renewed faith and many others are swelling their ranks, for the first time being able to practice this religion.

The city Church of Yanji is part of the legal Christian Church in China, that is: it is not Roman Catholic, Protestant or any other denomination but is an officially recognized holy shrine, supervised by the Chinese Government ponsored National Christian Church.

Other chruches in Yanji go unrecognized and many Church groups go without an official prayer room or hall, and are considered part of the illegal or underground Church.

Tibet
Location #2:  The first Christians documented to have reached Tibet were the Nestorians, of whom various remains and inscriptions have been found in Tibet. They were also present at the imperial camp of Möngke Khan at Shira Ordo, where they debated in 1256 with Karma Pakshi (1204/6-83), head of the Karma Kagyu order. Desideri, who reached Lhasa in 1716, encountered Armenian and Russian merchants. 

Roman Catholic Jesuits and Capuchins arrived from Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Portuguese missionaries Jesuit Father Antonio de Andrade and Brother Manuel Marques first reached the kingdom of Gelu in western Tibet in 1624 and was welcomed by the royal family who allowed them to build a church later on. By 1627, there were about a hundred local converts in the Guge kingdom. Later on, Christianity was introduced to Rudok, Ladakh and Tsang and was welcomed by the ruler of the Tsang kingdom, where Andrade and his fellows established a Jesuit outpost at Shigatse in 1626. 

In 1661 another Jesuit, Johann Grueber, crossed Tibet from Sining to Lhasa (where he spent a month), before heading on to Nepal. He was followed by others who actually built a church in Lhasa. These included the Jesuit Father Ippolito Desideri, 1716–1721, who gained a deep knowledge of Tibetan culture, language and Buddhism, and various Capuchins in 1707–1711, 1716–1733 and 1741–1745, Christianity was used by some Tibetan monarchs and their courts and the Karmapa sect lamas to counterbalance the influence of the Gelugpa sect in the 17th century until in 1745 when all the missionaries were expelled at the lama's insistence. 

In 1877, the Protestant James Cameron from the China Inland Mission walked from Chongqing to Batang in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, and "brought the Gospel to the Tibetan people." Beginning in the 20th century, in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan, a large number of Lisu people and some Yi and Nu people converted to Christianity. Famous earlier missionaries include James O. Fraser, Alfred James Broomhall and Isobel Kuhn of the China Inland Mission, among others who were active in this area.


Xian
Location #3 :  Daqin Christian Pagoda in Zhouzhi Xian China - Daqin Pagoda is the remnant of the oldest surviving Christian church in China. Located about 2 km to the West of Lou Guan Tai temple, this pagoda can be found in Chang-an, Shaanxi Province. The church and monastery were built by early Nestorian missionaries in 640. Daqin is the name of the Roman Empire in the Chinese language documents of the 1st – 2nd centuries. 

Capital of modern Shaanxi, Xi’an has served as capital to 11 dynasties over a period of 4,000 years, including the Western Zhou, Western Han, Qin, Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui, and Tang. The Chinese trace its lineage  back even further to the mythical Yellow Emperor, who made Xiangyang his capital (2200-1700 BC). Xi’an peaked during the Tang dynasty, when its position at the eastern end of the Silk Road transformed it into a bustling metropolis, luring foreign merchants and faiths, including Christians, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Manicheans, and Buddhists.  

The Daqin Christian stone tablet may be of more interest to western eyes. The stone tablet is topped with a cross and was carved in 781 to commemorate the arrival of Nestorian Christianity in Xi’an. The characters at the top of it refer to Rome (or Daqin) and  Christianity, the “Revered Religion”. The first Nestorians Christians arrived in Xi’an in AD 635. They thrieved in the city for two centuries. 

East Bay Revival Chinese Church Devotion July 15, 2011


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
基督徒的內心裏面有兩個原則在作工。按他的本性,他只服從一個原則就是黑暗。
當我們接受了救贖以後,生命的光就進來了。
很明顯在我們的內心,這兩個原則發生了衝突。
如同使徒保羅所描述的:「我覺得有個律, 就是我願意為善的時候,便有惡與我同在。因為按著我裏面的意思,我是喜歡上帝的律。但我覺得肢體中另有個律,和我心中的律交戰,把我擄去叫我附從那肢體中 犯罪的律。」
(羅七:21~23)這種狀態是如何發生的呢?
上帝把光、暗分開了。(創世記一:4)
只有黑暗就只有靜止,沒有其它東西攪擾。
當主羞遣光進入時就發生了衝 突,因為兩者互相敵對。
衝突永不停止,直至信徒在主裏變成完全光明。
若在基督徒內心有一分離,必然在外面也有一分離。
一旦主將光賜給人,這個人就開始使自己與 圍繞他的黑暗分離。
他要從世界宗教的外在儀式中脫離出來,
現在,缺少基督福音的事物不能再滿足他。
他從世界的社會和輕浮的娛樂中退出,
轉而尋求與聖徒作同 伴。
上帝所分開的,我們切勿全面使之聯合。(分別為聖)
當年耶穌基督在羅馬兵營外面,忍受凌辱;意思就是讓我們也離開不敬虔,成為特殊的子民,祂是聖潔的、不傷害人的、無污穢的,且與罪人有 別的。
我們要學像我們的主,與其他世人有所區別。

A believer has two principles at work within him. In his natural estate he was subject to one principle only, which was darkness; now light has entered, and the two principles disagree. Mark the apostle Paul's words in the seventh chapter of Romans: “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.” How is this state of things occasioned? “The Lord divided the light from the darkness.” Darkness, by itself, is quiet and undisturbed, but when the Lord sends in light, there is a conflict, for the one is in opposition to the other: a conflict which will never cease till the believer is altogether light in the Lord. If there be a division within the individual Christian, there is certain to be a division without. So soon as the Lord gives to any man light, he proceeds to separate himself from the darkness around; he secedes from a merely worldly religion of outward ceremonial, for nothing short of the gospel of Christ will now satisfy him, and he withdraws himself from worldly society and frivolous amusements, and seeks the company of the saints, for “We know we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.” The light gathers to itself, and the darkness to itself. What God has divided, let us never try to unite, but as Christ went without the camp, bearing his reproach, so let us come out from the ungodly, and be a peculiar people. He was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners; and, as he was, so we are to be nonconformists to the world, dissenting from all sin, and distinguished from the rest of mankind by our likeness to our Master.

God bless you

與你一起靈修
Ptr. Simon and Virginia Lam