Chinese Christians in Metro Vancouver will be gathering in Burnaby, Tri-City, Richmond, and Vancouver for four consecutive days of prayer beginning next Sunday.
With the theme “Seek First for His Kingdom”, the prayer movement is organized by Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship (VCEMF), Chinese Christian Mission of Canada (CCM), and Hong Kong Jireh Foundation.
The guest speaker who will be speaking at each of the prayer gathering is Mrs. Fan Chan, the executive director of Jireh Foundation. She has inspired the theme of this year’s “Do This Prayer” movement in Hong Kong that focused on youths saying no to drugs. She will be testifying of how God has blessed Hong Kong through the annual million hour prayer movement.
According to recent research studies by Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, there are close to 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong as purported in their report titled “Hong Kong: Canada’s Largest City in Asia.” This signifies the closeness of relationship between the Chinese in both areas.
In Metro Vancouver alone, there are more than 100,000 Chinese Christians with over 120 Protestant Chinese churches, holding services in Cantonese, Mandarin and sometimes English. 24 per cent of the more than 450,000 people of Chinese descent in this region tell Canada census they are Christians, according to The Vancouver Sun.
Alice Kan, director of CCM Canada, said in her introduction of the event to The Gospel Herald that she hopes that the Chinese churches in each area can unite together through this public prayer event, in order that this heated wave of prayer can be spread out widely. All church pastors, co-workers, elders, deacons, and Christians are welcome to participate.