Change Only Comes When You Give Up!

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Give Generously, Share Willingly! Ark Channel 26/10/2022 Wed 1 Timothy 6

For we brought nothing into this world, [d]and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (v7)

* An interesting final piece of advice for the church and saints is the attitude towards money (2 Timothy 6:17-19). Seeking money for the sake of work or for pleasure or comfort are all invalid. Let your money flow, invest in almsgiving and the gospel then you will be satisfied and contented!

1 Timothy 6:1-21

* An orthopedic surgeon describes the wonder of God’s creation. The human hand is able to hold apparatus with much precision. The human thumb, when at rest, rotates 90 degrees in opposite direction of the other four fingers, whereas the hand of an ape does not have this function and cannot interlock two fingers in a circle. Man was fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)

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Improvement Comes When We are Not Contented!

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Diligently Follow Every Good Work! Ark Channel 25/10/2022 Tue 1 Timothy 5)

well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work. (v10)

* Paul’s list of good deeds begins with raising and caring for children, which is our duty! Then we should receive those who are far away, then we should humbly help the believers, and finally we should have mercy on people in general. Those who are passionate to serve in the church, let us not forget to build God’s house, starting with our family.

1 Timothy 5:1-25

* An elderly brother who has followed the Lord all his life vomited blood and fell into a coma in 2003. The doctor said it was hopeless but God listened to the prayers of the saints and kept him alive. He wrote a hymn and the last verse says: “…my heart is steadfast, my heart is steadfast, I will sing, I will sing, O my spirit, press on.”

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When The Lord Returns, Mystery Resolved!

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Hope In The Living God! Ark Channel 24/10/2022 Mon 1 Timothy 4

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. (v8)

* “Hope” in the original text means unending hope. The living God is the foundation of this hope! The letter as in I Timothy Chapter 1 was sent from prison to show that in the darkness of the last days, the church relies on the power of truth and the practice of truth. Be persistent in preaching the truth despite persecution for the truth! (ch1-4)

1 Timothy 4:1-16

* Good News from Europe – Nine friends who came to the UK yesterday were baptized. Glory to God (The church recently went out to preach the gospel in teams of two or three. We talked and prayed with a total of 13 people. Some believed as soon as they spoke and prayed. Some have not been meeting and praying for them to resume their meeting. Vivian (UK)

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Perfect God’s Way Relieves & Counsels! Sunday Hope_23/10/2022

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A Good Steward Who Cares for Home! Sunday Hope 23/10/2022 1 Timothy 3

but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. (v9)

* Whether new believers or seasoned pastors, God ceases not in shaping them. Through our conduct, family, marriage, children and men of the world can witness the vitality brought by faith – there is God who is really among us!

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* Give them all to Jesus

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Pray Anywhere!

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Lift Up Holy Hands! – Ark Channel 22/10/2022 Sat I Timothy 2

who (the Man Christ Jesus) gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (v7)

* Rise and pray for all people! Read the story of Esther. When God’s people are faced with the crisis of life and death, they will see the need of fasting, weeping and praying. May God stretch His arm, and stop the evil one!

1 Timothy 2:1-15

* A Reflection of Life under the Dark Shadow of Cancer(癌病影子論人生). The late Reverend Arnold M.K. Yeung/ 楊牧谷shared about Psalm 84 from his own experience.

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The purpose of the commandment is love!

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My Lord’s grace abounds! – Ark Channel 21/10/2022 Fri 1 Timothy 1

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (v.17)

* In the end times believers must have three characteristics with the heart: 1. A clean heart, fleeing filthiness, 2. A clean conscience that we heed! 3. An innocent heart! This is the witness of the house of God!

1 Timothy 1:1-20

* Yes, Kids Can Learn from Revelation

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Storing Up A Good Foundation!

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To Him Be Honor And Eternal Dominion! Ark Channel 26/10/2021 Tue 1 Timothy 6

For we have brought nothing into the world…If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. (v7-8)

* Man of God stores up riches in the heart! Our support is the God who richly supplies us with all things!

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* Trip to Philadelphia (part 2) – The Japanese-American mentioned yesterday, when young she attended a meeting and wanted to partake of the Holy Communion, the teacher said yes but only after the meeting and after listening to a story. After the meeting, the teacher told her the love story of our Savior and the young sister was clearly saved ~ James

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Strive For Good Works Everyday!

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Honor The Widows! Ark Channel 25/10/2021 Mon 1 Timothy 5

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, and to the younger men as brothers, (v1)

* In God’s grand family, we have to care for every age group and different backgrounds. It is important to express sincere love and provide suitable advice. Advise and teach wisely and skilfully, cherishing every family member.

1Timothy 5

* Trip to Philadelphia to visit the Presbyterian (長老會) with 300 year history. Not long ago they experienced a storm and the basement of the church building was seriously flooded but the faithful saints worked together to restore it. I met an elderly couple. The wife, a Japanese-American, shared when she was five she was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. A black nurse took good care of her, prayed earnestly for her and she recovered miraculously. This was an unforgettable experience for the little girl and she grew up to be a disciple of the Lord without any racial discrimination ~James (to be continued)

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Trust in the Living God! – Sunday Hope_24/10/2021 (1 Timothy 4)

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Exercise Ourselves toward Godliness! – Ark Channel 24/10/2021 Sunday Hope I Timothy 4

… the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those who believe. (v. 10)

* Submit ourselves to the words of faith and the good doctrine of God. Exercise ourselves towards godliness. Be a good example, for actions speak louder than words. Don’t neglect our gifts from God. Be a good teacher and a good shepherd

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* Beautiful music of string instruments for calming us in God. Perfect for meditation and devotion. arkchannel hymns

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Not Greedy for Money!

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Believed on in the World! – Ark Channel 23/10/2021 Sat I Timothy 3

holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. (v. 9)

* Leaders of God’s house should be upright and impartial (v.1-13). Honesty and integrity will bring peace and orderliness to a family. Excellent families enable the church to shine. This is the gospel trustworthy to people and believed by them (v. 14-16)!

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* LO Kit-heung, Janice / 盧潔香 has started her mission work in Cambodia since 1998. She has suffered through robbery and the loss of her dearest loved ones…. All these have helped her to understand sufferings and her faith in greater depth. arkchannel sharing

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Intercede For All Men!

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Raise Your Holy Hands And Pray! Ark Channel 22/10/2021 Fri 1 Timothy 2

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, (v5)

* In this world of chaos, all the more the Lord is moving us all to lay aside all anger and doubts, pray for all men wherever we are. May all come to know the true living God, whether at home or at work, manifest the virtues of the holy and noble living.

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Everlasting King, the only God!

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Yet I received mercy! – Ark Channel 21/10/2021 Thu 1 TImothy 1

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (v.15)

The theological themes of 1 Timothy:
1. View of God: Royal, glorious, invisible and indestructible, everlasting King, the one and only God. Since time immemorial He wanted to save many.
2. On Christ: He is the judge of the living and the dead, the Word became flesh, the guarantor of our faith.
3. On the Holy Spirit: Mankind is made righteous through the Spirit, and through the Spirit we stay on the path of good and are renewed.
4. On the Church: the house of the everlasting God, the cornerstone of Truth!

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* During this year’s HK Bible Conference, Pastor Alex McCoy spoke on James over 8 sermons. This is a precious resource. We now have English translations to share with readers, which are also downloadable. arkchannel sharing

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God Who Richly Supplies Us!

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Contentment With For And Covering! Ark Channel 261020 Mon 1 Timothy 6

Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life… (v12)

Our Simple Mission – Back To Basics:
1. Keep the faith (v1-8)
2. Never covet riches (v9-10)
3. Fear God (v11-16)
4. Give generously (v17-21)

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* Sri Lanka/Pastor Fernando wrote: the local pandemic situation has improved with 14 deaths but the isolation measures have affected the community. There’s less contacts amongst believers as most stay at home. Some have left the Lord and some have departed from their path to sanctification. There are problems in family and education. The church is trying to use new ways to care for the believers. My wife, Nelun, is busy uniting the sisters to run Sunday school. Please be watchful and pray.

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The Heart of Our Lord! Sunday Hope_25/10/2020

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Develop Spiritual Soft Skills! – Sunday Hope 251020 I Timothy 5

But if anyone does not provide for his own… he has denied the faith…. (v.8)

Godly and healthy human relationships:
1. Respect the elderly, patiently exhort them
2. Provide for our own household
3. Support the helpless widows fully
4. Remember church elders and pastors with double honour
5. maintain good health of ourselves

* A sustainable ministry hinges on all these!

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* Letter from Pastor Peter Chan, Sweden: Thanks for your prayers. I was informed by the immigration department that my work visa would be extended to May 2022…. Despite the uncertainty posed by Covid-19, I viewed it as a mission from our Lord for my family, to be able to join hands with brothers and sisters and face up different challenges…. Church meetings are livestreamed from mid-November on alternate weeks…. Please remember us in your prayers!… I would like you to listen to this hymn Nearer, Nearer, My God to Thee / 與主更親近. It was inspired by Psalm 73:28 “But it is good for me to draw near to God. I have put my trust in the Lord God….” When we see the Lord’s arms, when we listen to the words He breathed out, when we feel His heart of mercy…. nothing can rival with such preciousness and benefits. May the Lord bless you all!

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Godliness Profitable for All Things!

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Be an Example to Believers! – Ark Channel 241020 Sat I Timothy 4

But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. (v.7)

Enjoy the promises of life present and life to come (4:6-10)
1. Our mission — be the good minister of Christ, remind people to abstain from godless myths, and discipline ourselves toward godliness
2. Our belief – we are blessed with the promises of life present and the life to come, marching toward eternity

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* Alpha Film Series – Certain things are more important than life. Pause and think:
Is There More To Life Than This

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God Revealed In The Flesh!

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Never Be Double-Tongue! Ark Channel 231020 Fri 1 Timothy 3

He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (v4)

He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (v4)
1. Leaders and servants in the church must never criticize people or matters related to the church, negatively affecting the children at home.
2. While it is inevitably difficult to serve God’s people, never vent your emotions casually.
Only when the second generation believers see their parents fearing God will they desire to serve.

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* Yu Hongjie/于宏潔 (US): 3 Points To Remember During Suffering

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God Desires All Men To Be Saved!

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Pray Everywhere, Lifting Up Holy Hands! Ark Channel 221020 Thu 1 Timothy 2

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men (v1)

Hold Fast To The Essence Of Our Faith (v5-6):
1. Believe in one true God
2. Believe in the only Mediator between God and men
3. Believe in the only salvation – Christ Jesus who gave Himself as a ransom for all

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* Oxford Bible Church – Derek Walker speaks on ‘Rooting out Bitterness’

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Yet I Was Shown Mercy!

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The Eternal King! The One God! Ark Channel 211020 Wed 1 Timothy 1

The Guide In God’s Household:

Be Steadfast In The Truth:
1. What is orthodox faith (ch1)
2. How to live the church life (ch2-3)
3. What leaders and servants must know (ch4-6)

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* For years Harvard professor of psychology Howard Gardner has been projecting the five minds for elites: discipline mind, synthesising mind, creating mind , respectful mind & ethical mind. But it is easier said than done. Studying 1&2 Timothy may give us more power to live out these 5 minds.

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Equal Opportunity to the Rich & Poor – Prepare for the Future!

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…., nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; (v17b)

A Pastor’s View on Riches — Spiritual Economics:

1. Teach the poor

a. About loss – greed in a person causes him to lose his faith and gain misery in return (v10)

b. About gain – godliness in a person causes him to earn contentment in the heart (v6)

2. Teach the rich

a. About loss – people relation is damaged if we look down on others, distance from God is widened if we do not rely on Him (v17)

b. About gain – prepare for eternity (towards God), share riches in good deeds (towards men) (v18-19)

Scripture of the Day (NT):  I Timothy 6


* Sister LH CHOI/蔡麗霞 , when at the height of her career, was arrested for a commercial crime out of negligence. At a total loss of her worldly success, she came to know Lord Jesus. In the end she was put to jail but not deterring her faith to follow Jesus.


* go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.. And it came to pass after many days.. Go..take the girdle from thence.. (Jeremiah 13:4-6)

Jeremiah 13-14: 500 miles of life journey each way for two times is an analogy to depict how the spiritual pilgrimage of a wanderer trains and sharpens one’s spirit and the determination to overcome.

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Complete Service – Teach, Provide, Manage!

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…keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. (v.21)

Care and Stewardship by a Pastor — Unlimited Care (v.1-22):

1. All-rounded care — Teachings cover men and women of all ages, provide financial support for widows and preachers.

2. Appropriate management — Manage charitable causes, execute church discipline.

Scripture of the Day: I Timothy 5


When You’ve Walked Till You’re Tired/當你走到無力  (Cantonese)   (Worship Song)


* If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses?… (Jeremiah 12:5)

Jeremiah 11-12: Even though our circumstances might tire us, we should consider it a blessing of stability;  God’s servants still have to prepare themselves for more difficulty ahead.

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Great Mission of a Pastor – Save Yourself & Those Who Hear You!

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Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching. ….; for in doing this thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee. (v16)

Vigilance and Responsibility of a Pastor – Walk Matching Talk

1. Discern false teachings – doctrines of demons, sayings of the world, words that seduce (v1,7)

2. Godly teachings – both in word and in manner of life

a. In word – give heed to reading, to preaching, to teaching

b. In manner of life – be an ensample to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.

Scripture of the day (NT): I Timothy 4

* Source of Satisfaction – Not too little, Nor too much/不缺也不富滿足之源, Chinese text


* but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, ….. (Jeremiah 9:24a)

Jeremiah 9-10: The key to an abundant life is in knowing God and be richly blessed in 3 good things, heaping into 3 eternal treasures: lovingkindness, justice and righteousness.

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Manage Yourself, Your House & The Church!

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but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, …. (v15a)

Quality & Character of a Pastor – Spiritual Management

1. Manage yourself – drinking, temper, finance, speaking, reputation

2. Manage your house – marriage, children

3. Manage the church – glad to host, to teach and hold fast to the truth

Scripture of the day: (NT): I Timothy 3


* Rescue Is Here! – XW QIAN/錢興吾, a big shot in the triad world was put to jail 4 times for murder, drug trafficking.Having failed in two murder attempts, he set fire on himself, he tried to hang himself! Praise the Lord! Since he believed in Jesus, he restored the broken relationship with his mother, he preached the gospel in prisons, calling on inmates to repentance!

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Men Are Many In The World But God Is One, Mediator Is One!

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who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times; (I Timothy 2:6)

Compassion & Role Model of a Pastor – Big Heart Holding All Nations:

1. A big heart – caring for all people, including kings and rulers (v1-2)

2. A good model – learning after God who saves the world, Christ who forsakes His life for all, Paul who teaches faith and truths to many (v3-7)

Scripture of the day (NT): I Timothy2


* Magnificent Creation of God/是神美麗的創造 !


* Stand in the gate of Jehovah’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship Jehovah. (Jeremiah 7:2)

Jeremiah 7-8: Men’s temple is a refuge men seek through religion! God’s temple is a holy abode and corporate in and among which He could dwell!

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Proper Teachers! Proper Teachings!

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thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. (v12)

Qualities and Teachings of a Pastor — The Goal of all Commands is Love:

1. The proper teachings – The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith. (v5)

2. The proper teachers – Three Criteria: be equipped in Christ, entrusted by Christ, commissioned by Christ (v12)

Scripture of the Day: I Timothy 1


* Maria WANG/王瑪麗亞 Beijing born; whose father a major delegate at overseas conferences representing the government.  She joined the world’s 2nd largest computer company at the age of 25, and went to the USA to become an electrical engineer, fulfilling the “American Dream” within a few months of touching down. Her boyfriend was a Christian, and once insisted that she confessed the Lord’s name, but she could not do so! When they were once separated for a while, after boarding the plane, she suddenly thought of her boyfriend’s intimate calling of the Lord. She tried, “Oh Lord Jesus,” and started crying… A while later, she tried again, and her tears gushed down… at this point, the doors of faith were opened, and the Lord called her to follow Him!


* …Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.…( Jeremiah 6:16 )

Jeremiah 5-6 : Adjust your life’s trajectory, and return to that timeless path, this is the path of goodness that the Lord calls on people to return and rest on.

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Great Gain?

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the love of money … root of every evil … <6:10>

3 Attitudes – for living a joyful life:
1. Flee ?v.11a? Flee from desires, greed and sins as far as you can!
2. Pursue?v.11b?Pursue all beneficiary to God s kingdom & spiritual life as much as you can!
3. Witness?v.12? Never miss a chance to make people turn to Christ & eternal life!

?prayer request –our brother Ransforth, long time servant of the Lord, was killed last month in Ghana, Western Africa (he is native Ghana and serving the saints there for many years.), in a car accident. Pray for his family (children in late twenties) and Churches which are sserved by him.

With All Purity ?

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Keep yourself pure.

In Gods house — treat these 3 kinds of people in reverence:
1. Respect the elders?v.12? how can we look down those devoted whole life in Gods house?
2. Respect the widows?v.316? Sisters are the heart of the church. How can we overlook them?
3. Respect the leaders?v.1725?The leaders endeavored in teaching & overseeing, how can the saints not supply and support them?

?Sister Myra, M. W. Tong???from HK, moved to US after her marriage. Her letter from in North Carolina: I learned to give thanks whenever I open my eyes in the morning. I thank Father God for my breath, for the new grace and new mercy every morning. I pray for whatever names the Spirit tell me. I have a crystal globe on my kitchen counter. I learn to give a spin and pray for the continent which stops at. Last time it stopped at AFrica.To the saints overseas: in order to stop children coming in for trick or treat, you need to turn off all the lights in the house, at least the front door. Just to show them you are not into the festivity of Halloween. . .God is an awsome God! –Myra
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