The Joyful Noise Xpress reviewed their 2004 in the latest spring newsletter. "2004 has been an amazingly fruitful year", commented JNX.
In the year 2004, JNX held 158 workshops, 55 worship sessions, 24 teachings/sharings, 10 evangelistic outreatch/concerts/meetings, 4 praise and worship concerts/meetings, 4 ministry trips respectilvely to Green Lake, Wisconsin and Elk Grove, California, and Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia and North East India. One Mandarin CD was also produced in this year.
JNX totally served 36 churches and organizations in the past year, where 24 of those were for the first time. Because JNX's headquarter is based in San Francisco, they served mostly in California, which includes Sacramento and Los Angeles area. Apart from California, they have ministered in Seattle in WA, Houston, Austin and Dallas in TX, Ann Arboor in MI, Chicago in IL, Philadelphia in PA and Brooklyn in NY. For overseas, they have served in Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia.
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us." (Ephesians 3:20) JNX expressed their gratitude towards God through this verse. "Whenever I think of what the Lord has accomplished through JNX, I can't hold back my tears," said Anthony Chan, Executive Director of JNX.
He also thanked the volunteers and donators of JNX,..."what grips me the most is not how much we have done but what has made it possible. We can make elaborate plans, but it is the faithful intercession of our prayer warriors and the generous giving of our donors that sustains our work."
What's more, in 2004, JNX fulfilled their 5-year commitment for North East India. They described this process as "an incredible experience" for all of them. For this last year, the Showers of Blessing TV crew from Canada also joint their mission trip to document it. The special program on JNX is expected to put on show in the second half of 2005, allowing the touching stories and the great needs there to be known to the world.
So far, JNX have ministered to over 100,000 people in 8 countries, and God is still adding more mission fields to them. In 2005, they will go to the Philippines and Ghana, which will be the first time for them.
Reviewing all these blessing that they have received and going to receive, Anthony Chan said,"I am humbled, overwhelmed and speechless.... I feel in my heart that the Lord is sending us to cities and towns where there are great needs and have been no other opportunities to receive training. We will try our best to fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples of Christ and teach them to be a true worshiper of God."