Rev. Kou Shaoen Sends New Year's Wish, Calling on Prayer for Recording "Grace 365"
By Ruth Wang, January 05, 2017 02:01 AM
Shortly after the arrival of Jan 1, 2017, a video carrying "a new year greeting from Rev. Kao Shaoen for 2017" was released by "Grace 365, the Home of Christ", an official account run by his church, the Taipei Home of Christ Church.
The renowned Chinese pastor starts with a blessing, "Peace to you! In this new year, I wish you a happy new year and live in God's blessings, peace, and joy."
Diagnosed with lymphoma on Dec. 21, 2015, Rev. Kou Shao had chemotherapy for several times and experienced sickness in the last year. A large percentage of Chinese Christians pray for him.
"God has not promised skies always blue," the pastor who hosts Grace 365, the popular daily video devotion, "but I experienced that grace is sufficient and that the God of Immanuel is with us. So I bless you may experience God's presence whether in highs or lows and during the good times or the bad. God bless you. The year 2017 will be a year with the glorious presence of God."
Kou adds that Grace 365 has been rebroadcasting previous episodes due to his sickness since last March. "Thank the Lord. By his grace, we're recording new episodes. So we will have new episodes for a brand new year from March 1, 2017." Meanwhile, he appeals everyone to pray that he and the production team of the program can "experience his presence".
Translated by: Karen Luo
More from CCD
Listen to Pope Francis' latest sermon for this Spring and how relates to Christian growth.
Check out how 'I Can Only Imagine' star Dennis Quaid changed after the movie and how his faith had blossomed further.
The fourth "Nanjing Peace Pilgrimage"took place in Nanjing from March 10 to 13, 2018, attended by members from the YWCAs of Japan and China.
Which verses from the Bible should you read if you wish to heal yourself from heartaches and other problems?
Is failure really the end or is it the beginning?
Recently CCD interviewed Long Guangyuan, the choir director, to share their first international trips.
Which verses should you read when you feel that evil targets you?
Find out which elements in this new movie are inspired by the Bible.
Since 2015, Heilongjiang Theological Seminary has launched a campaign to read the entire Bible at the beginning of each semester.
The memorial service for Professor Mo Ruxi, a former vice dean of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary(NUTS), was held in Nanjing.