NEW YORK- A leading U.S.-based Chinese Christian ministry highlights its commitment in Christian service as celebrating the 3rd anniversary of a ministry center in New York.
On Feb. 7, Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (CCHC) ministers, volunteers, Christians and neighborhoods gathered at the Flushing Herald Center in the evening for a thanksgiving celebration. CCHC pledges to guide more people to Christ through organizing evangelistic activities or concerts and to reinforce the cooperation with local churches and Christian organizations in the future.
The director of the Planning Committee of the CCHC Community Forum was thankful for the grace of the Lord that allows CCHC to penetrate deeply into the Chinese communities, developing various ministries to satisfy their needs over the last three years. In the process, CCHC ministers and volunteers are being testified for sacrificing themselves to bear fruits through serving.
"We have elderly, young people, professionals and elites from campus among our volunteers. However, CCHC is like one God’s family, they all unite together in one heart to serve the community with their knowledge and experience," the director said.
Flushing Center Director Hung Tse gave tributes to all ministers and volunteers and urged more brothers and sisters to become CCHC volunteers.
A review of the achievement of the community ministries over the past year was presented on the celebration. Following the success last year, CCHC plans to optimize the use of resources even more to serve the Chinese communities. In terms of social work, CCHC is planning to offer free legal consultation. Information seminar about applying government benefits, English class and computer literacy class will soon be opened as well. These services are tailor-made for new immigrants.
While these services help them adapt to the life in the U.S., CCHC aims to show a Christian testimony to their neighbors.
Tse concluded the celebration with thanksgiving prayer, "Thank God, through CCHC, we can serve the community better. We are thankful for the sacrifice of ministers and volunteers. Please continue to lead us so that we can guide more people to understand His love and grace through our serving."
[Editor's note: Jonathan Quan contributed reporting from New York for this article.]