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‘Jesus Loves Chinatown’ Campaign Sweeps New York

( [email protected] ) Aug 14, 2007 01:06 PM EDT
NEW YORK- Over 10 Chinese churches and Christian organizations in New York are united in ‘Jesus Loves Chinatown’ Evangelistic Campaign, igniting the fire of evangelism in Chinatown.
Senior pastor from Chinese Conservative Baptist Church Rev. Isaac Ngai preached a sermon at the open-air Gospel Carnival held at the Roosevelt Park near New York Chinatown on Sunday, August 12. Photo: The Gospel Herald

NEW YORK- Over 10 major Chinese churches and Christian organizations in New York united in the Jesus Loves Chinatown’ Evangelistic Campaign, igniting the fire of evangelism in Chinatown.

A Gospel Carnival was held last Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Park near New York's Chinatown. Various activities such as praise and worship, drama performance, recreational games and professional counseling successfully drew the attention of thousands of Chinese neighborhood.

The programs were tailor-made to fit the needs of peope from different age groups and backgrounds. The activities included games to teach children biblical messages, financial and parenting seminars for middle-aged adults, and health advice and basic check-up for seniors.

According to the organizing committee, the Carnival was just one ways to reach out to the neighborhood, in order to share the Gospel. Most importantly, churches can be united in one voice to witness to the public, organizers added.

The Gospel Carnival was organized by Chinese Christian Herald Crusade in collaboration with the Chinese Conservative Baptist Church, Church of the Living Word, Chinese Gospel Broadcasting Center, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater New York City, First Chinese Baptist Church, Chinese Evangel Mission Church, Church of Grace to Fujianese New York, Church of United Brethren in Christ, New York Chinese Alliance Church, Oversea Chinese Mission Church, New York Chinese Baptist Church and others.

[Editor’s note: Claudia Cheng in San Francisco translated the article.]