five hundred people attended World Christian Broadcasting’s annual funding
dinner that was held on April 20. Of interest to readers of this article is
the fact that several Chinese attended the dinner this year; one table was
completely Chinese and other tables also had Chinese guests. Our friends
from afar left all excited about the present work as well as the future
plans for World Christian Broadcasting.
One of the Chinese present at the dinner, Dr. Song, had just that
afternoon been interviewed by Edward Ho. Dr. Song discussed his job as a
structural engineer and the current job market for civil engineers. He also
discussed some spiritual implications that he draws from his professional
Scobey produces a new informational video each year for the dinner. Rob won
an award for last year’s video (Congratulations, Rob!!!) and some people
thought that the video this year was even better than last year! Part of the
new video was a brief clip of Edward Ho interviewing a Chinese lady, Jan,
who is married to an American. They discussed their home, giving people in
China—a place where many homes are not happy—a glimpse into the
interworking’s of a Christian home.
Edward Ho was prolific during April. Here is his description of the
scripts he wrote:
Being neglected is sad. Christians ought not to neglect the Holy
Spirit, which was the case of the rare moon rocks president Nixon gave
to the Prime Minister of Great Britton as a national gift in the early
Luke 16: 1-12 records several important attitudes of a good steward
according to Jesus. God blesses us with many possessions. And, He hopes
that we in return bless other in the same way He does to us.
Luke 13: 1-9 talks about the blessings of repentance. Repentance not
only helps us to avoid destruction caused by sins, it also enables us to
yield positive impacts unto others. Repentance also leads us into
Jesus leads people to a godly life in powerful ways with powerful
check points. Here are four points. Are you worried? What do you do with
your money? How close are you with God? Have you feed others in ways God
Baptism is important and it has symbolic meaning for the new life we
have in Jesus.
The first six verses of Psalms 19 are a good beginning where
Christians introduce God’s greatness, authority, supremacy, humility,
and mighty power.
Good Friday is a day many Americans set to remember the death of
Jesus. This script talks about reasons that Jesus knew that he will die
in Jerusalem; but he still went to the cross even though he had the
opportunity to flee.
The Easter holiday affects many families in America today. The
resurrection of Jesus actually affected many people throughout history.
The apostle Paul described in Galatians 2:19-20 how the resurrection
Why do we want to study and know God’s word? Psalms 19 gives
practical reasons—the benefits of knowing God’s word.
Five basic questions about Christianity. What do Christians believe?
What is God? How do we know God? How does God communicate with us? What
does God want from us?
Jesus, the son of God, has impacted human beings and no other man has
surpassed him. This single fact proves that God is much greater than
man. This script talks about blessings Jesus promised for believers.
Human beings have a spiritual body. We ought to listen to Jesus
Christ regarding how the spiritual body functions, because it is God who
Physicists describe in this century that the human body is made of
star matter. This interesting view was described three thousand years
ago in Psalms 139:15.
I am writing this article before the month is over, but for the first
twenty-five days of April our Chinese website hosted almost 7,000 unique
visitors who made more than 14,000 visits and gave us over 172,000 hits.
They accessed over 58,000 pages of material.
The first week of April, I helped facilitate an InterMission Ministry
missionary care event in Nicaragua for missionaries in Central America. We
had a small group of ex-pats from Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua
who assembled together for several days of fellowship, study, prayer and
relaxation. I introduced them to the work of World Christian Broadcasting
and gave them cards and other material to use to encourage friends in their
respective countries to listen to our broadcasts. I took my own shortwave
radio and heard our Spanish language broadcasts almost every night I was in
After the InterMission, participants wrote expressions of gratitude; here
is one: "...this event showed that God knows our every need and provides for
every need. We have (been) walking through some dark valleys and we know
God is directing our paths but this event was a way for Him to send angels
to attend to us on our way. Just as God sent the ravens to attend to
Elijah; He sent InterMission to minister to us!"
It may already be over by the time you read this, but World Christian
Broadcasting invited my son Lewis and me to speak on their portion of the
program at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures in May. The theme of the
World Christian Broadcasting series is “The Aroma of Christ: Sweet Fragrance
in a Sinful Society.” Lewis and I are to discuss this topic in the context
of Tanzania and China. We will compare and contrast what about the gospel is
“fragrance” to people in these two very different places in the world. Lewis
and his family presently live in Tanzania and Sharon and I have some
experience in Asia, so Lewis and I hope to give the audience a lively hour
of interesting comparisons and contrasts. Attend if you can!
Thanks for reading!