紐約事工通訊(電子版): 把悲情社會化為希望之都

文:陳熾牧師  Rev. Mike Chan

「紐約角聲事工」雙月刊創刊的目的,乃是希望讓眾人看見紐約四個福音中心的全體同工,如何每天懷著全力以赴的心,不斷地拓展大紐約區的關懷宣教事工;如何用愛心服侍有不同需要的群體,使黯淡無光的「悲情社會」漸漸轉化成在主愛滋潤下的「希望之都」。

「善待窮人等於借貸給耶和華,耶和華必回報他的善行。」(箴言19:17)

三年疫情,使紐約市千萬人口的社區變得滿目瘡痍:遊民在曼哈頓上下城隨意搭建、南方不速而來的難民臨夜四處流竄、貧民窟孤苦流離的人數有增無減;華人移民因經濟蕭條、物價飛漲、失業、疾病、死亡而感到雪上加霜…種種情景,折射出一幅「悲情大都會」的圖像!

但對比之下,「疫情」把人的心靈徹底掏空,比物質的匱乏結果更為嚴重。 「人飢餓非因無餅,乾渴非因無水,乃因不聽耶和華的話。」

「紐約角聲事工」雙月刊創刊的目的,乃是希望讓眾人看見紐約四個福音中心(角聲使命中心、角聲福音廣場、角聲布碌崙福音中心、避風港咖啡室)的全體同工,如何每天懷著全力以赴的心,不斷地拓展大紐約區的關懷宣教事工;如何用愛心服侍有不同需要的群體,使黯淡無光的「悲情社會」漸漸轉化成在主愛滋潤下的「希望之都」;如何讓人看見主的真光照耀、福音遍傳,男女老少同蒙祝福;當中穿插著生命被翻轉的見證、破碎的家庭被醫治修復、弱勢群體被照顧;兒童、青少年品格被塑造,並與教會緊密連接,把圈外的羊一一牽引到愛子的國度——主愛的大家庭!

感謝主賜給紐約四個福音中心一切豐富的資源和優勢。請為我們眾同工持續禱告,更歡迎您參與成為協工,將神所賜在您身上的恩賜、才幹、職場經驗投注在神國的事業,比在世上追逐短暫的財富,更有永恆的價值!

Transform City in Desperation to City of Hope

“Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full.” (Proverbs 19:17)

The three-year epidemic has devastated millions of people in New York City: homeless people cluttering in the upper and lower Manhattan, asylees pouring in from the southern border at night, and people living in slums continue to increase; exacerbated by depression, soaring prices, unemployment, sickness, and death…these scenarios indeed reflect an image of a “City in Desperation!”

Yet, the “epidemic” that completely hollows out people’s minds is far more serious than material shortages. For “A man is not hungry because he lacks bread, nor thirsty because he lacks water, but because he does not listen to the voice of the LORD.” (Amos 8:11-12)

The purpose of the publication of the “CCHC-New York Ministry” is to let everyone see how the staff of the four New York Gospel Centers (Herald Mission Center, Herald Gospel Center, Brooklyn Herald Gospel Center, Haven Café) are working diligently every day to expand the caring ministries, and collectively express God’s love by serving groups with different needs, with the conviction to gradually transform the “City in Desperation” into a “City of Hope”, so that people–men, women and children, can see the true light of the Lord, witness how his love transforms lives, and restores broken families. Through our caring ministries, vulnerable groups are being cared for and children and youths’ character being molded, as we closely collaborate with the churches to lead the non-believers into His Kingdom!

Thank the Lord for all the abundant resources given to the four gospel centers in New York. Please continue to pray for all our co-workers, and you are also welcomed to join our ministries as a volunteer. By utilizing the spiritual gifts, talents, and workplace experience that God has bestowed on you, we believe your contributions have more eternal value than chasing short-term wealth in the world!

「角聲紐約事工10月創刊號」連結

角聲布碌崙福音中心
角聲使命中心表演舞台。
角聲福音廣場禱告站。
避風港咖啡室。