字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント This is John Cheung, my family and I moved to U.K. in 2008 as part of the Lord's move to Europe. We came from Wellington, New Zealand, and migrated to Cardiff, Wales, U.K. We knew that we always wanted to, one day we will serve the Lord, drop our jobs and serve the Lord full-time. There was a real burden and fellowship, a lot of fellowship, concerning 12 cities in U.K. We moved to Cardiff as part of the migration to 12 cities across the United Kingdom. I've always been in a big church life with you know. So this is the first time we migrated to a virgin land with no church life. With two families we are very small and we were very desperate so what we're encouraged to do is to cluster with other churches in the nearby localities. Before we started the work here, we felt we were very desperate for survival, for the matter of survival. So we two families, basically we prayed, we fellowshipped, and coordinated together, burden for the increase. So we spent a lot of time for just getting to know one another, pursuit the truth together and tried to care for one another. We came here with another family and there were no saints here, no church life here, but within few weeks we started Fresher's Fair. Right away, our house was filled with people. We thought maybe one or two students would come, but actually 12 students came. So we're there about one week in Cardiff and we got 12 students sitting in our, actually it was Brother John and Gloria's home. And at first we just opened Friday night for home meeting, and then 2 weeks later we just had to open a second night for home meeting. My name is Ben and I'm a student at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom. I met the saints on Fresher's Week at the table and they were giving out gospel tracts and I was very open to the ministry. And so I was able to jump right into the church life. I think the Lord is just so sovereign, so loving, that He would send two families to Cardiff and He sent myself to Cardiff so that we can labor together in the Lord and contact other students. And when we started to speak the truth to them, they just uh, you could of heard a pin drop. They're just listening to every word; they just loved it. These students they're not that interested in board games, instead they were interested in singing, releasing of the spirit, touching the spirit, and enjoy the Lord. We said to these students that you could be filled in spirit by speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. So we began showing them how to speak the hymns. They started speaking to one another and immediately as they spoke the hymns to one another, they just got touched by the Lord. And that night after the meeting as they walked home, they told us, they said, "I feel like my battery got recharged!" So they were really touched by the Spirit just by speaking the hymns. This year, the past Welcome Dinner, same thing. This time actually we added another thing; we told them you need to say, "Amen". So in the room we had 18 new ones including 12 unbelievers. And at the beginning we encouraged them, you can speak "Amen", means "Yes', and also you can speak the hymns. So as soon as those new ones opened up their mouths and said "Amen" and started speaking the hymns, they were just totally carried away. The whole meeting was just like a church meeting, you cannot tell, it was full of new ones. They just started saying "Amen" and speaking the hymns. That night we felt the Lord was with us, the Lord was present with us, and it was so strong. 12 received the Lord. Actually all of them received the Lord, all the unbelievers. Then after the meeting, Ben, well we also told them that you can be baptized now. So after the meeting, Ben went around asking them, "Did you receive the Lord?" When they said "Yes", "So you can be baptized now." So 6 of them, they were just ready and lined up and went upstairs to the bathroom and we baptized them. We were experimenting how to preach the gospel in the town center, which is like downtown in the U.S. And the town center there, we felt maybe we could do some singing, because in Wales, there's a strong culture of singing, and that kind of thing. And especially in the Welsh Revival, it was started with one gentleman named Evan Roberts with 4 or 5 other girls. They went around, traveling around the country and sang. So we decided maybe we could try that. And we found that it changed the whole atmosphere because in the past if you pass out a gospel tract, most of the people would reject you or ignore you. But when you sing, it kind of creates a very attracting atmosphere and people would just stop, listen, smile, and receive something from you. Of course this is not always the case but most of the people become a little bit more warm, more open. So it was a very good exercise for us to go sing. We heard about the Welsh Revival, hundreds of thousands got saved, and they received the Lord, but where are they today? Just back because there is no church life, no containers, so even though there was a revival, they received the Lord, there's no way they could practice the church life. So having a home here, open your house, then the students and the new ones can come and meet. Tuesday we have a prayer meeting in the evening. And then on Thursday I have the meeting with local students. And then on Friday we have home meeting, Lord's Day meeting, but throughout the week, almost daily we'll have meetings on campus. We felt a real burden to contact local people and have bible studies with them. And so we've had a few occasions, well, every Thursday night we have a bible study with some local students in one of the brothers' residences at the uni (university). So that's been a real encouragement, we're gaining, slowly, bit by bit, some more local people. The Lord has been blessing us. Even though it's small, our labor is small. It's not a big work; it's a small work. We're realizing that it's a lampstand, not a light tower, just like Brother Lee said. It's a small work and the quality is more important than quantity. We're very happy that we can participate in this move and we pray that many more families would pick up the burden to move like GTCA to other cities and even look further to Europe.