FEBC聖誕家書

聖誕家書

親愛的弟兄姊妹平安!

每年接近聖誕期間,總喜歡聖經路加福音二章,記述了天使跟牧羊人宣報這大喜的信息:「因今天在大衛的城裏,為你們生了救主,就是主基督。你們要看見一個嬰孩,包着布,臥在馬槽裏,那就是記號了。」忽然,有一大隊天兵同那天使讚美神說:「在至高之處榮耀歸與神!在地上平安歸與他所喜悅的人!」

‭也許這一段經文對很多基督徒而言,都是耳熟能詳的金句。但筆者總覺得,無論在哪一個月份想到這一句金句,都不及在十二月來得這麼貼切,這麼興奮,這麼實在。為什麼這是一個大喜的信息?當然不是為了有一個頗長的聖誕假期,也不是為了連串的聖誕節目和禮物,為的是因為這訊息是賜與地上每一個上帝的子民!‬

二千多年前的當晚,寂靜天空忽然出現了大隊天兵、天使,高聲朗誦:「在至高之處榮耀歸與神!在地上平安歸與他所喜悅的人!」但又有誰會料到,當天晚上的歌聲,竟然可以出現在21世紀,神州大地上的那天空!七十多年前的某一個晚上,中國土地上首次出現了福音從天而降!藉著當時的短波收音機把平安的信息傳播給收聽的人!的確,從那天開始,短波收音機便成全了天使傳福音的工作。而遠東廣播亦是從那天開始承傳了這歷史任務。時至今天這任務仍然繼續,中間無論有多艱難、天氣影響、政治局勢不穩定,都沒有能力難阻遠東廣播把上帝平安的福音傳給國內骨肉之親。正如某機構主管戴牧師曾這樣說:「中國的基督徒有一半以上都是間接或直接聽福音廣播信耶穌的!」

「良友電台 」—— 遠東廣播的呼號,七十多年來已成為了中國大陸信徒信仰歷程的伴隨者,陪伴着信徒經歷最艱難的時間,也同時跟他們走過最燦爛的時光。這個從空中降下來的祝福,過去一直覆蓋了整個中國。這是我們十分感恩的!除了這個之外,今天,我們更承諾在未來的年日,不單單是延續這使命,更藉不同媒體把福音擴展到其他有華人聚居的地方,這包括了中國以外的地方,如歐洲、中亞其他國家等!

今年七月,加拿大遠東已踏入第三十七年了。我們感謝大家一直以來的禱告和支持,從一個小小閣樓開始作福音廣播,至今已發展到一個颇具規模的福音機構,我們感恩的是,中文福音廣播仍然是我們堅持的事奉方針!讓同胞得聞福音仍然是我們最重要的使命。所以,能夠由往日的單一收音機廣播發展到今天多媒體廣播,都是你和我們共同努力的成果!除了這個之外,更感恩的成果是昔日每月只得數封國內聽眾回信,到今天,單單在過去的八月,我們記錄得中國聽眾單月下載福音節目已超過了三千萬點擊,還未把聽眾電郵和信件計算在內,都是每月超越數萬封的記錄。以上的數據,絕對不是人的能力可以完成,一切都是上帝的工作!面對果子纍纍的成果,我相信遠東同工也不敢鬆懈下來。上月一位支持我們的弟兄非常凝重,迫切的跟我說:在今天國內對基督教的嚴厲管治之下,各位遠東同工們,你們更要加一把勁,不要辜負了同胞們對你們的期望!

筆者十分感謝這位弟兄的鼓勵!雖然面對強大的挑戰(在進入這新年度的連續三個月,我們的營運狀況已經出現了累積十八萬元不敷)但筆者仍然相信,弟兄姊妹們,你們的禱告和支持一定能叫我們渡過這困難!

 

正如天使天軍的頌讚,讓我們一同見證聖經上所說的:

「 在至高之處榮耀歸與神!在地上平安歸與他所喜悅的人!」

 

小僕

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曾國雄牧師

加拿大遠東廣播中文事工部主任

2021年12月

 


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FEBC聖誕家書

Christmas Letter

 

Shalom, dear brothers and sisters!

Around Christmas time every year, I always like the second chapter of Luke in the Bible, which recounts the angels and shepherds proclaiming this message of great joy: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Perhaps this Bible passage is very familiar to the ears of many Christians. I always feel, however, that regardless of the month in which I think of this quote, it is never as fitting, as eager, and as real as I do in December. Why is it a message of great joy? Of course, it is not because of the lengthy Christmas holiday, nor for the numerous Christmas festivities and presents.  The reason is this is a message which is given to every person of God on earth!

On that night more than two thousand years ago, a large group of heavenly hosts and angels suddenly appeared in the tranquil sky, chanting loudly: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” But who would have expected the singing that night would appear in the sky on the soil of China in the 20th century! One night some 70 years ago, the gospel descended upon China from the sky for the first time! This message of peace was broadcast through shortwave radio to the listeners. Indeed, from that day on, shortwave radio has fulfilled the angel’s work of spreading the gospel. Far East Broadcasting, from that day onward, also inherited this historical mission. This task continues to this day. Regardless of the obstacles, interference of weather, and unstable political situation, all these are powerless in preventing FEBCanada from broadcasting the gospel of peace to our own flesh and blood in the country. As Rev.Taylor III, the director of a certain organisation once said: “More than half of the Christians in China come to Jesus by directly or indirectly listening to gospel broadcast!”

” Radio Liangyou ” is the call sign of Far East Broadcasting. For more than 70 years, it has been a companion on the journey of faith for Christians in China. It has accompanied the faithful through the most difficult periods, yet passed with them through the most splendid time. This blessing that comes down from heaven has always shrouded the entire China in the past. For this we are very grateful! In addition, we commit on this day to not only continue this mission for the years to come but also to extend the gospel broadcast through different media to other places where Chinese people gather, including places outside of China, such as Europe, the Middle East and other countries in Asia!

This July, FEBCanada has entered its 37th year. We thank you all for your continuous prayers and support. Started as a gospel broadcast station in a small attic, we have developed into a missionary organization of respectable size. We are grateful that Chinese gospel broadcasting is still the steadfast direction of our ministry! Letting our kinfolks hear the gospel remains our most important mission. Therefore, the development from a single radio broadcast in the past to being a multimedia broadcasting today is the result of our joint efforts! Further, we are even more grateful that the few monthly listener letters from China have turned into a huge number of responses. In August this year alone, we have recorded more than 30 million hits for the download of gospel programs by our audience in China, before counting the emails and letters by the tens of thousands every month. The above data is definitely not humanly achievable. Everything is the work of God! Facing such fruitful results, I believe that our Far East colleagues would not dare to ease up. Last month, a brother who supported us told me very solemnly and urgently: Under the strict regulations on Christianity in China today, fellow Far Eastern colleagues must keep up the effort and not fail the expectations of our compatriots.

I am very grateful for the encouragement of this brother! Even in the face of a tremendous challenge, in the first three months of the new fiscal year, we have already accumulated a deficit of more than $180,000. I still believe, however, brothers and sisters, that your prayers and support will definitely get us through this difficulty!

 

Like the praises of the heavenly host and the angel,

let us testify together what the Bible says:

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 

 

 

His servant,

Rev. Edwin Tsang

Director, Chinese Ministry

Far East Broadcasting Canada

December, 2021

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Recently we notice envelops of offering by mail have not been dated with a postmark. According to Canada Revenue Agency, offerings mailed around the end of December will be tax deductible for the year based on the date stamped on the envelop. Please request for the postmark in person at the post office.  Thank you for your help! In addition to offering by mail, we encourage everyone to choose a comparatively simple offering online as follows:

Offering Online

Go to our website: www.febccanada.com, click on “Offering”

Our agent “CanadaHelps” will issue the tax deduction receipt on our behalf

Offering by Phone

Please call 604-717-8369 / 1-800-565-3322 Extension 122/148

Offering by Mail (Payable to: FEBCanada)

Mail the cheque to:

#3200–8888 Odlin Cres., Richmond, BC, V6X 3Z8, Canada

 

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