Bible Study Classes Started
A couple of years ago, there was apparent shortage of space for all the ministries of the Pearl River church. At that time a sister serious with God’s Commission to spread the Gospel reminded us the need of Gospel message among Chinese in the Bergen County. So after prayers, we began looking for a church in the Bergen County. We looked at a few churches in the area, and started praying for a suitable church earnestly. We thank the Lord our God who led us to the Annunciation church in Oradell. They agreed for us to use their church. In December 2012 we put out posters. In January 2013 we began planning and inviting people to attend Bible Study classes. We started with two Bible study classes, one on Wednesdays at 7:45 pm for career people; one on Friday mornings at 11:00am for the believers who did not go to work during the day. In the beginning attendees included brothers and sisters from Pearl River Church, as well as new friends from nearby areas.
There are two universities, Chinese restaurants, New Jin Feng Chinese supermarket, as well as Chinese School in the vicinity of the Oradell Church. All these people are now targets to whom we can spread the Gospel. We also start to approach FDU students. Since Oradell Church has only Bible Study Class and no Sunday worship services, at this time we are bringing the students and friends to the Pearl River Church for Sunday worship service. We also help provide various services for these students such as applying and securing their student driver’s permits, etc. We thank the Lord that He moved a couple who devote their time and energy caring for these students to drive them around and provide other support activities.
This is the beginning efforts to develop the CEM Church in Oradell, NJ. We need many more prayers, and even more willing brothers and sisters to enter the service in the Gospel field for our Lord. May the Lord stir up even more local brothers and sisters to be co-workers with us! May He use us to bring the Gospel into the hearts of the Chinese in Bergen County, enabling all of us to unite and enjoy the salvation of our Lord Jesus!
Mt. 9:36-38 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
CEC Oradell began Worship Services
After a year of Bible study, we discovered that it was impossible to retain people if there are no worship services, so we started planning on worship services. At the time the Annunciation Church went through major renovations. At every step of renovation, the church needed a permit to proceed. So we waited patiently till the end of April 2014 when they informed us that they have received the permit to use the church building. Meanwhile there was a Korean church wanting to rent this space. We could only pray for Lord’s guidance what to do. On the third Tuesday night of May, Ev. Sorina Yang went their board meeting, and told them our vision and our practice. During the Wednesday night Bible study the following day, pastor Archie told me: “Congratulations! They chose you over the Korean church..!” We truly thank the Lord for He opened the door no one can shut. Because time is rushing by we decided to start our first worship service which was presided by Pastor Moses Yang on June 1st. We are looking forward to the days when Oradell will become a place of blessing as a result of our evangelistic outreach.