Update on Projects 事工项目更新


Left: Pastors receiving instructions on how to use the computers sponsored by loving Singapore Christians. Right: Evening Service of South Africa Chinese Methodist Church. 左图:牧师们接受教导如何使用由新加坡基督徒奉献赞助的真理牧养笔记本。右图:南非卫理公会晚堂崇拜

Left: Pastors receiving instructions on how to use the computers sponsored by loving Singapore Christians. Right: Evening Service of South Africa Chinese Methodist Church.
左图:牧师们接受教导如何使用由新加坡基督徒奉献赞助的真理牧养笔记本。右图:南非卫理公会晚堂崇拜

Electronic Pastoral Book Set [SG90808]

This project aims to make available good evangelical resources for pastors and missionaries serving in creative access fields where such materials are not easily accessible or available. Biblical materials comprising bibles, commentaries, songs, video clips, maps, etc. are downloaded onto micro-SD memory chips to help them to teach and preach God’s word more effectively.

60 tablets were recently made available to pastors and church leaders in East Asia pursuing Bachelor of Theology with a Singapore based seminary. They were extremely grateful as many simply cannot get hold of good biblical resources for learning and teaching, and to be better equipped for ministry.

Letter from a missionary serving in a creative access nation after receiving the tablet :

Dear XXX,

I hope all is going well in Singapore. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to conduct a training here in xxx. I greatly appreciate the gift of the tablet resource. I know using this tablet during my remaining 9 months in xxx before my Sabbatical leave will enable me to equip like-minded xxx with tools and resources to help them in their walk with the Lord. There may also be opportunities to use the tablet with xxx as well.

I hope there is continued funding for these tablets in order to outfit every worker in xxx, and even throughout Asia.

Thank you again.
Blessings, XXX


SIM Chinese Diaspora Ministry [SG90810]

The SIM Chinese Diaspora Ministry (SCDM) started in 2008. Its Vision is: 

“Where there are Chinese restaurants, there will be churches established and Where there are missionaries serving, there will also be Chinese missionaries serving together.”

From its humble beginnings in Nigeria and South Africa, SCDM now minsters in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Rev Jame Ha, the founding Director of SCDM actively visits the churches and small groups, teaching and encouraging them in their faith. Rev Frank Tuan and Mrs Ada Tuan have retired, but continues to be informally involved in Chinese ministry work in South Africa.

A new Chinese church in Swaziland was planted in October through the efforts of the Tuans and their mother church. The first Chinese fellowship in Kano, Northen Nigeria, was started recently by Rev Chan Choy Leng from Malaysia. Rev Chan also flies regularly to Lagos to assist the Chinese fellowships there.

SCDM’s partnership with the Sabah Basel Christian Church (Malaysia) led to Rev James Ha spending one and a half months ministering to the Madagascar Chinese Church (MCC). This resulted in SIM being invited to send Chinese missionaries to Madagascar for long term ministry with the MCC. Pray for God to provide workers for this harvest field.

A Memorandum Of Understanding was established with the GETS Theological Seminary in South Africa, allowing Chinrese church to send Christians from Africa to study theology at the seminary, based in Johannesburg.

     真理牧养笔记本项目 [SG90808]

这个项目的目的是为许多在创启地区服侍的牧师和宣教士,提供在当地不易取得的优良圣经资源和工具。这个笔记本使用了微型记忆芯片的方式,下载了大量圣经材料,包括圣经、评论、歌曲、视频、图片等,帮助教会领袖更有效地教导和宣讲神的话语。

最近,在新加坡一所神学院攻读神学学士学位的东亚地区的牧师和教会领袖们,获得了六十台平板电脑。他们非常感恩,因为很多人根本无法得到优良的圣经资源来做学习和教导,也无法更好地为事奉做准备。

一封来自创启地区的宣教士的信:

主内平安:

感谢感谢你来到这里给我们做培训和教导。对于你带来的这份珍贵的礼物,我们实在感激不尽!感谢在我即将休年假前的九个月时间里,很感恩有机会使用这款笔记本,装备同走天路的同工,愿这个工具和资源帮助他们每日与主同行。在创启地区也可能有机会使用这款平板笔记本。  

我希望这个项目能继续获得更多的奉献经费,为整个亚洲的神的同工提供所需的真理装备。

再次感谢你们的这个十分重要的工作!谢谢!


海外华人事工 [SG90810]

SIM 海外华人事工于2008年设立,异象是:有华人餐馆的地方就有华人教会,有宣教禾场的地方就有华宣同工。

这个事工从非洲的尼日利亚和南非开始,目前拓展到埃塞俄比亚、莫桑比克、赞比亚和津巴布韦。创始人暨顾问夏长华牧师,每年都长途跋涉到非洲各个据点拜访和培训当地的华人信徒;台湾SIM差派的段忠义牧师和徐美湄师母,也是退而不休地留在南非继续参与华人福音的工作,今年十月和母会台北行道会合力在史瓦济兰(Swaziland)建立了一所华人行道会。感谢赞美主!

此外,海外华人事工在尼日利亚北部的卡诺开始了第一个华人团契,由来自马来西亚的陈翠玲牧师带领。她每两个月也会飞到南部的拉各斯,带领和关怀那边的华人团契。

感谢主,沙巴巴色会邀请 SIM 协助在马达加斯加的华人工作。于是夏长华牧师在今年四月至五月,只身前往当地的第一所华人教会带领团契、查经班、主日讲道和退修会等;因着是次美好的配搭事奉,沙巴巴色会要求 SIM 进一步差派长期宣教士到他们那里协助发展华人福音工作,请代祷。

我们也感谢南非创新神学院与 SIM 签署合作备忘录,接受非洲华人教会的信徒到那里装备培训,为非洲的华人事工培养更多的生力军!

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