The Greater Reading Chinese Christian Church enjoys the “normal” spectrum of diversity found in ethnic congregations. Some have only a grade school education and others a PhD; some are unemployed and others serve in upper-level management positions; some are fluent only in Mandarin, others speak multiple languages; some have “status” issues, others are U.S. citizens. Despite the differences, they all have a deep need to share the gospel in the context of Christian community. The OPC has given them just this opportunity, and Pastor Jonathan Peters is most grateful.
GRCCC offers two English language classes each week. These provide basic language survival skills and Bible studies. The services are bilingual. Thankfully, the Lord has blessed them with very qualified translators. “Marjorie” shares those responsibilities each week…at prayer meeting, English language class, and Friday evening Bible study. Please pray for their outreach.
Twelve couples recently attended a dinner party. Ten of the couples are of mixed ethnicity, i.e., a Chinese wife and an Anglo husband. (In at least two cases, each partner does not speak the other’s language!) Please pray for unity, growth in the size of the congregation, and growth in giving.
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