Dear Life Light Friends,
Peace in the Lord! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! It is the greatest grace we have received from God. “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:25
Due to the availability of vaccinations, the Covid-19 rates in the United States have been effectively under control. It seems we are seeing the light in a dark tunnel. Praying it will be over soon!
Time has really passed quickly! Let me share with you about our ministry in the first quarter:
- 1、Short-term missions:
In the middle of the most difficult period last year, our co-worker Kitty still went to visit Zhengzhou Blind School. Thanks to Zoom, we also communicated with these blind students without being physically present at the school. This year Kitty and another co-worker plan to visit Zhengzhou Blind School without us again. They will have more time to prepare for this trip and it is our hope that they will to show our love and compassion to these students.
- 2、Educational Ministry:
- a) In terms of professional education, we’ve had some expansion! In addition to helping a blind graduate student majoring in music teaching last year, this year we added another blind graduate student majoring in broadcasting. In the past, we only helped college or VOCATIONAL high school students, but thank God in the past two years, we’ve had the opportunity to help more blind students who seek higher degrees.
- b)In terms of theological education, we continue to support all the tuition for students who are studying at China Theological Seminary and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.
- 3、Online ministry:
At the beginning of this year, we encountered some difficulties with the online ministry. Due to the Chinese government’s strict control, our radio programs published on the WeChat official account were sometimes blocked. After a period of multiple attempts and much perseverance, our co-workers finally figured out how to avoid religious and politically sensitive words. Our radio programs can now be uploaded smoothly.
At the same time, we have established the MBC Online broadcasting Station. Now our Chinese Blind co-workers can operate and upload programs by themselves. With all of the religious channels on the YY being forced to close, we had to upload our Sunday online worship to the MBC Broadcasting Station. As a result, it turned out to be a blessing. The number of people listening to our Sunday worship program has increased by 5 times. God always provides us with more than we ask for!
- 4、The music evangelistic ministry in Taiwan and in the mainland are still stable and thriving. Although we were forced to cancel the music preaching in the United States and Southeast Asia due to Covid-19, it has led to the expansion of their ministry in Taiwan and mainland China. Enabling more local churches to worship and hear their beautiful testimonies. We praise and give glory to God!
For rest of this year, Life Light is dedicated in continuing to carry out our ministry goals and projects. May God bless and lead the way ahead of Life Light. Please continue to support and pray for us. Thank you everyone!
Life Light Educational foundation