We thank God for blessing the 2008 Montreal/Ottawa/U de M UBF Easter conference! During the Easter weekend (March 21-23) at the beautiful retreat center in Chateauguay, Quebec, we studied the 1 Corinthians 15 and we renewed the gospel faith and resurrection faith in our hearts. Total 50 attendants participated—38 from Montreal, 10 from Ottawa and 2 from U de M.
God blessed the messengers—Philip Wong, David Jumeau, Joshua Brinkerhoff, Jason Northey, Sylvia Foisy and John Giesbrecht—to accept one word deeply in their hearts through sincere struggle with the words of God. Until they accepted the one word of God they struggled writing their testimonies repeatedly. We thank God for granting them powerful and touching messages. The messengers themselves accepted the words of God and renewed their faith. Praise God. There were also beautiful life testimonies given by Melissa Christopher, Vani Wong, Oum Aboudou, Matthew Northey, Luke Hong Jr., Yan Shen, Mingu Kang, M. Paul Kim and Sarah Kim.
We were like the Corinthian Christians who had lost the gospel faith while living by faith. Through the 1 Corinthian 15 study, we were reminded of the gospel and renewed our desire to experience the power of resurrection by dying to our sinful nature and serving God daily. Most of all, the glorious resurrection hope were imprinted in our hearts. May God help us give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord because our labour in the Lord is not in vain!
May God hear our prayers for 252 Canadian campus pioneering work! May God double the Canadian ministry by the year 2010! May God bless the 2008 Purdue International Summer Conference with more than 3000 attendants! May God grant Dr. John Jun the Holy Spirit to serve the conference!
In Christ, Luke Hong