On November 1, 2014, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of pioneering Freiburg UBF, with songs of thanksgiving and praise. Msn. Noah (30 years of mission) and Deborah You (40 years of mission) shared their missionary life testimonies. Shepherdess Rebekka Yaroslava Song shared her report of 20 years pioneering Freiburg UBF, along with her own life testimony. On the same day, God appointed Thorsten Kohlscheen as the seventh shepherd in Freiburg UBF. Shepherd Walter Nett delivered a graceful message based on Philippians 1:6.
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’” (Luke 2:10-11)
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” (Isaiah 9:6)
We thank and praise our God Immanuel, who humbly stooped down and was born as a baby and as Prince of Peace in order to reach us sinners in this rough land of Mexico. We also thank Him for blessing our Christmas worship service so abundantly.
Belise UBF had Christmas worship service on 14th of December with title “Good News of Great Joy” (Lk 2:1-14). Message was delivered by M. Moses Chang with 19 attendants. We thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior and King for all the people. As sinners we don’t have much joy in this world, but thank God for Jesus the good news of great joy for all the people even for us. We celebrated with skit by Dillon Leal and his associates and Christmas Rap song by Aaron Gentle and Michelle Andrews and lunch eating fellowship.
On Dec. 8-10, 2014, Korea UBF held its New Year's Staff Conference to find new spiritual direction for the upcoming year 2015 with 92 people including eight missionaries at the Institute of Daewoong Management and Development in Youngin, Korea.
Thank God for blessing the 2014 Christmas worship service on December 7 at the Ohio Union, Ohio State University with 40 attendants, including precious guests from Akron and Toledo.
The theme was “The Word became flesh,” based on John 1:14. We thought about Jesus’ incarnational love toward his disciples and us. With his incarnational love Jesus understands us, bears with all our weaknesses, still loves us and raises us in hope to become great servants of God and heirs of his eternal kingdom.
We just had our Bible seminar entitled, "God's Hope". We thank God for the possibility to think deeply about his amazing hope that gives our lives meaning and purpose, as we are people of no hope. It's only HIS HOPE that makes us live a fruitful life. I thank all of you for your prayers.
Minneapolis chapter had a Christmas Worship Service on Sunday, December 7th at the University of Minnesota Student Center. Around 50 attendants including co-workers, Bible students, family members, and guests from Eau-Claire chapter came to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. James Rabchuk came from Illinois to deliver a Christmas message. In the weeks prior to his coming, his mother experienced a very critical health problem. But Dr. Rabchuk was determined to come and deliver his message. Our co-workers began to pray earnestly with one heart.