Christian businessmen in San Francisco have used the opportunity of Christmas gathering to share their faith and make disciples for Christ.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (FGBMFI) San Francisco Chapter, has held the "Crossover- Be the Happiest Man on the World" Christmas Gospel Gathering at a hotel in South Bay area. Around 40 ministers from FGBMFI San Francisco have especially dressed as Santa Claus to highlight the theme of Christmas.
Renowned Chinese Christian artists Anthony Chan from jnX (joyful noise Xpress) and Gospel girls’ worship team "Blessed" were invited to perform on the gathering. Some 10 pastors from major Chinese churches in Bay Area have also attended the event by invitation.
The gathering, rather than any other Christmas party in the world that focuses on entertainment, was used as a golden chance to testify the great work of God on the life of some FGBMFI members.
Rev Boli Zhang was invited as the main speakers. He testified how he had come to believe in Jesus Christ 16 years ago. At Christmas 16 years ago, he was a refugee from Soviet Union and was crushed under the snow in a great snow storm. On the brink of the end of his life, he shouted for the help of the Lord even though he was not a believer. After he came to America, he was baptized and became a Christian. Now he is a pastor of a church and he shared that his heart is always filled with joy since he has committed his life to the Lord.
"Life itself can be full of moaning, but when God enters our lives, our lives become very meaningful," Zhang added.
Artist Anthony Chan from jnX has been to a lot of short-term music mission trips in poor countries. He shared, "Looking at them, my heart trembles. Even though we are also very difficult, we are much better than them, therefore for those who believe in the Lord, there is no reason to be not happy."
"Even though we live in this world, going through many different kind of sufferings, as we are in God, we have 10,000 reasons to be joyful."
After the moving testimonies, over 20 people dedicated their life to the Lord Jesus Christ following the prayer of Rev Boli Zhang.