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Friday, March 2, 2018

March Flight Itinerary

It's finally nice to experience winter here, isn't it? Even though we're almost into spring, the cool weather and rain has been a nice relief. It's a great reminder that God is in charge of the small things like weather as well as the big things in our lives. I hope we can pause to appreciate, be grateful, and praise Him for making all things 'here below.' May creation be something that always reminds us to of how great God has been, is currently, and will be in our lives! Here are some things to remember this month of March:

Customs: FCBC Summer Missions
We've got 4 huge opportunities this summer for your prayerful consideration:

Partnering with IMB Missionaries serving the city
Field work includes: prayer for city, support existing ministries in local schools, help students in conversational english, represent Christ the King, eat. converse. laugh
Requirements: a servant's heart to serve those who serve others, flexible attitude toward uncertain events/plans, valid travel passport, 4-6 committed members, meet at least one-third of total cost
Travel dates: 12-14 days, July/August 2018

Partnering with Aaron & Jennifer Fung at Black Forest Academy
Field work includes: general maintenance and facility improvements, ministry to missionary kids while parents engage in meetings and training, encourage and bless missionaries, eat. converse. laugh.
Requirements: a servant's heart to serve those who serve others, flexible attitude toward uncertain events/plans, valid travel passport, 4-6 committed members, meet at least one-third of total cost
Travel dates: 8-10 days, August 2018

Partnering with the Centre and serving alongside Denise Poon
Field work includes: support the mission of the centre, help english camps, lead and help in cooking classes, participate at game nights, encourage and bless missionary, eat. converse. laugh.
Requirements: a heart for those needing Jesus, bold spirit to engage new people, flexible attitude toward uncertain events/plans, valid travel passport, 5-10 committed members, meet at least one-third of total cost
Travel dates: 10-12 days, June/July 2018

Partnering with local schools alongside Lilian Hu
Field work includes: creating and teaching english lessons at two local schools, participate in after school programs with students, engage and encourage missionaries, eat. converse. laugh.
Requirements: some teaching experience, boldness to engage in conversations, willing to experience new cultures, flexible attitude toward uncertain events/plans, valid travel passport, 6-10 committed members, meet at least one-third of total cost
Travel dates: 12-14 days, July 2018

Questions, concerns, interest? Email darren[at]fcbc[dot]org

Customs: non-FCBC Summer Missions
Don't let this month pass without thinking about what you might be able to do and go for God this summer. If you have an idea on summer missions, or simply want to go on missions somewhere, contact us! Also, if you plan on heading for missions with another organization/school fellowship group, we'd like to know! flight[at]fcbc[dot]org

Easter Events @ FCBC
Good Fri Service: Mar 30 (7:30p)  |  Resurrection Sunday: Apr 1 (10:45a)
Look ahead in your calendar and plan to come back to celebrate the work of Christ on the cross for us. Even think about bringing a friend to one or both of these events! This is a great opportunity to connect back with your church, community, and Christ. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 01

Day 01: Your Active Role
In our final day of this Lift Off! campaign, I hope you have been inspired to consider your active role in missions wherever you are in life now. As Hudson taylor said, “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” Our God is inviting us to come along with Him and work beside him to bring the gospel to the world. The command is not focused in the “go”ing but rather in the “make”ing of discples. Learn. Pray. Send. Welcome. Mobilize. And Go. Will you partner with Him in to finish the task?

Pray for the E People
“Men and women are toiling without a Bible, without a Sunday, without a prayer, without songs of praise. They have rulers without justice and righteousness; homes without peace; marriage without sanctity; young men and women without ideals and enthusiasm; little children without purity, without innocence; mothers without wisdom or self control; poverty without relief or sympathy; sickness without skillful help or tender care; sorrow and crime without a remedy; and worst of all, death
without Christ.”
This quote by Whitfield Guiness, a missionary doctor to China in the early 20th century, sums up the 37,000 E (Uh) people of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, among whom Christianity still has not been established.
They are generally animists and polytheists who also worship their ancestors – but some worship nothing at all. With no Bible in their language, no JESUS film, no radio broadcasts or audio recordings, the E greatly need to hear the gospel in their heart language.

  • Pray God’s Spirit will come to the E, separating truth from lies and turning many to Christ to be saved.
  • Pray the E people will come together to worship God – that a song of praise will fill their hearts and will be sung loudly until all have heard.
  • Pray for materials to be available in the E’s heart language and that Christians who live near the E people will establish bridges of trust that will link the E people to Christ.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 02

Day 02: Send. Welcome. Mobilize.

Workers do not just go overseas: God’s people send them. As we so often find throughout the New Testament, the sending and going relationship is one of interdependence: the sender needs the one who goes, and the one who goes needs the sender. Intentionally send workers through encouragement, logistical support, and financial giving. How is God asking you to actively participate in sending?

Pray for the Limin
Nestled in China’s Guizhou Province are nearly 102,000 Limin (Lee-meen). The Limin are known for being good businessmen and they also enjoy writing romantic poetry – but they have never heard of God’s great love for them.
They call themselves Li and, although they speak the local Guizhou dialect of Mandarin Chinese and dress in clothing nearly indistinguishable from that of the neighboring Miao people, the Limin consider themselves a distinct ethnic group. Some Limin engage in spirit and ancestor worship, as the neighboring people groups do, but most claim no religious belief system at all.
It is reported that several Limin Christians are scattered throughout western Guizhou, and that two Limin evangelists sought to share Christ with their own people in 1999. When they were not well received, they went to the neighboring Buyi, where their gospel efforts resulted in about 300 new believers. 

  • Ask God to send local believers to share His truth with the Limin people. Pray He will give them ways to share the gospel that help the Limin not only see Christ but also realize their great need for Him.
  • Pray the Limin will welcome those who bring the gospel to them and will be fertile ground for the seeds planted.
  • Pray Limin people will come in contact with believers who “live their life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians
  • 1:27 HCSB), thus creating a hunger and thirst to know Christ.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 03

Day 03: Learn. Pray. Go.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God…” - Psalm 143:10
Equip yourself to be fully successful in the ministries God gives you. There are excellent resources available in every area of involvement, just like the training you receive in college to prepare yourself for a career. Take a class, read a book, study a culture or people, learn more about another world religion. How is God stirring up your heart to explore and asking you to explore and study what God has stirred up in your heart.

In the ongoing work of the kingdom of God, nothing is more important than intercessory prayer. Interceding, or talking to God about the needs of other people, is a vital activity to growing God’s church. Commit to praying for specific worker, ministry, or people group.

Pray for the Dzalakha
In a remote area along the upper course of the Khlongchu River live the Dzalakha (Za-la-ca) people of Bhutan. All of Bhutan is economically poor, but the Dzalakha are especially impoverished. It has been said that stepping onto the highlands where the Dzalakha live is like stepping back into medieval times.
There are more than 23,500 Dzalakha people and no known Christians among them. Like the majority of Bhutanese people, the Dzalakha have followed Tibetan Buddhism for over 1,000 years. Buddhist teachers from neighboring regions of Tibet, Nepal and India have visited over the centuries and strengthened the Dzalakha people’s ties to Buddhism.
The Dzalakha people believe that one cannot separate being Dzalakha from being Buddhist, and their traditions are deeply steeped in their Buddhist heritage. Reaching the Dzalakha is complicated by the fact that the kingdom of Bhutan has traditionally been very closed to outsiders. Bhutan has formal
diplomatic relations with few nations and visitors to the country must travel with a government-approved tour guide and pay $200 per day during their stay. Only citizens of Bangladesh and India can easily travel to Bhutan. 

  • Pray the Dzalakha people will have an opportunity to hear aboutthe Savior who died for their sins.
  • Pray for God to send believers to this desolate place and that it may be known as the place of God’s delight. (Isaiah 62:4)
  • As people come to faith, pray a church fellowship will begin in this remote area.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 04

Day 04: The Remaining Task
As we look at the world today, we can see evidence of the gospel advancing to the ends of the earth! The Church has grown tremendously since the time of Christ and it is amazing to see how the story of God’s glory has spread across languages, cultures, and generations. He is indeed accomplishing His purposes revealed throughout Scripture. But, there is a remaining task. There are still many people on the planet who have never heard the name of Jesus and do not have access to anyone who knows the message of God’s salvation.

In evaluating our roles and responsibilities in global missions, our minds very naturally gravitate towards going on missions trips and giving of finances towards missions efforts. As collegians, it can be understandably hard to give financially in support missions or go ourselves. As we’ve been doing for the past 6 days, joining in His kingdom work for His glory consists also of prayer. Though there is something to be said about learning to give of our time in going and financial resources in giving, there are many other equally important ways in which we can join in God’s work.

Pray for the Azhe people
Like most Yi people, the Azhe (Ah-jeh) celebrate the Torch Festival. As the name implies, it is a time when bonfires are lit and people carry torches to light their path. The majority of them have never heard that God’s Word is a lamp for their feet and a light for their path because there are no Bible translations or evangelistic materials in their language.
The 80,000 Azhe people live in the southern part of Mi Le County in China’s Yunnan Province. Mostly farmers, they grow corn and tobacco. Their worldview centers around animistic beliefs, so many of their holidays, sacrifices and religious activities revolve around the spirit world. They chant and make sacrifices to spirits to gain an edge over the spirits they believe inhabit various parts of creation.
In the past, there have been some churches started among these people, but cults have swept through the area and torn apart most of the groups. God’s church will prevail, and a remnant of believers still exists among the Azhe. These believers continue to grow, study and be discipled.

  • Pray for gospel seeds sown among the Azhe to quickly take root lest the seeds be snatched away.
  • Pray believers will not be fooled by local cults but will be strengthened in their faith.
  • Pray many Azhe hearts will burn with the truth of the gospel and will take this truth to neighboring villages.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 05

Day 05: The Story Continues
The Story Continues: His Glory through the Church (Matthew 28:19-20, Revelation 7:9-12)

Jesus died for the sins of mankind and was resurrected, thus satisfying God’s wrath once and for all for those who believed in Him. Christ commissioned His followers to be incarnational witnesses of love to the rest of the world so that those who had not physically seen Jesus would still be able to know Him. Christ gave the Holy Spirit to all who believed to empower them to “go” in boldness and authority into the rest of the world. The Church became the vessel of God’s blessing to the nations and His plan to draw peoples of every nation, tribe, and tongue to His glory!

Pray for the Walangchung
The Walangchung (Wah-lung-chung), or Walung, are an unreached and unengaged people group because reaching them is not for the faint of heart or faint of foot.
The Walung live in the Taplejung District in eastern Nepal. Their villages are in a protected conservation area that requires a $600 trekking permit in order to enter. People with a permit must first fly from Kathmandu, drive eight hours the next day, and then endure a three to five day hike to reach the nearest Walung village.
The Walung people, now numbering around 21,000, are thought to have migrated to Nepal from Tibet hundreds of years ago. For years, the Walung were tradesmen between Tibet, Nepal and India.
Sadly, the Walung’s primary source of income diminished with the advent of modern roads, so many migrated to other communities for job opportunities.
The Walung are Tibetan Buddhists. There are no known churches and only two believers among them. The Bible has not been translated into their language, and there are no known recordings
of the gospel in their language.

  • Pray for courageous people who are willing to brave the long journey
  • to bring the gospel to the Walung people. The Walung have struggled with their source of income.
  • Pray they will find their treasure in Christ.
  • Pray the Lord will provide skilled workers to translate the gospel and JESUS film into the Walungge language. 

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 06

Day 06: The Savior for all Peoples
A Savior for all Peoples: His Glory through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 1:11-17, Heb 8:8-13)

Finally, we begin to see what God had in mind from the beginning. Jesus is born through the line of Israel and He will be God’s gateway of blessing, love, salvation, and relationship to both the Jews and the Gentiles. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s covenant with Abraham.

Pray for the Baonuo (Baiku)
Isolated by their remote location along the border of China’s Guizhou Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, most of the 33,500 Baonuo (Baow-nwoh) have never heard of eternal life through Christ.
The Baonuo are commonly known as the Baiku or White Trouser Yao. Legends say a neighboring tribal chief sent troops to wipe out the Baonuo. The Baonuo escaped into the mountains and were trapped. When an old man showed the people a path down the cliff to safety, the Baonuo king slapped his knees in joy, leaving bloody prints on his torn pants. The king died from his battle wounds, so to remember his heroic fight to protect his people, Baonuo men wear white pants cut off at the knees with red stripes sewn on to resemble handprints.
Tourists occasionally visit the Baonuo, fascinated by their interesting customs. It is reported that a small number of Baonuo believe in Christ and some gospel recordings exist in their language. But the majority of Baonuo remain in darkness, worshipping their ancestors and appeasing evil spirits. 

  • Pray the Baonuo will hunger for the Lord and will receive the gospel with joy.
  • Pray God will use Baonuo believers to create art depicting Bible stories to help share the gospel in other villages.
  • Pray testimonies and Bible stories will be expressed clearly in their language and that churches will multiply themselves until every Baonuo has a chance to know Jesus.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

February Flight Itinerary

A little late, but welcome to February! Have you gotten used to writing '2018' yet? Now that everyone is a few weeks into their new term, let's not forget to pause and be thankful for all that we have. Whether you're in school, taking a break, or just tired, take a moment to praise God for who He is, what He has provided you, and what He has done. Reflect on that goodness no matter what circumstance you're in--this will be good preparation as we enter into the Easter season. And before we the month slip away, here are some important things to remember right now and beyond!

Amor: Mexico House Building Missions
March 24-27  |  Tijuana or Tecaté, Mexico  | Sign up by Feb 18
We've been partnering with a House-Building Ministry in Mexico (Amor) for the past few years to serve the people across the border. This is a great opportunity to engage in missions if you've never been on a trip before. Some physical labor required. Sign up here, don't wait! Come. Build. Hope.

Customs: Prayer
Sundays in Feb  |  Worship Center (organ side)  |  12:00pm - 12:15pm
Right after worship service, let's gather together and pray about where God may be leading us on missions this summer. We're heavily considering going back to Thailand and are working on details, but let's lift this up in prayer together! This will be a quick prayer gathering with short, guided prayer instructions--it'll only last about 10 min. Please find Rochelle Lai, Kristy Leung, and/or Noel Wong as they lead us in prayer!

Customs: Summer Mission 2018
Going on missions this summer? Whether with FCBC, fellowship group, or affiliate, let us know! If you're planning on asking for church support, please contact Darren about your considerations. There is great opportunity for the church to walk alongside you through the process, trip, and post-trip. [Email (darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org), text, or chat]

Passports! Get your passports!
Considering summer missions? Take a look at your passport and make sure it us renewed, up-to-date, and not expiring soon. Some countries require your passport to be valid for up to 6-months upon entering. If you need to renew, do so now, it could take 6-8 weeks to process.

Easter Season 2018
Lent (Feb 18 - Mar 29)  |  Good Friday (March 30)  |  Easter Sunday (April 1)
Easter is just around the corner, start preparing, thinking, and remembering the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ now. This season is an opportunity to acknowledge the great work of the Gospel in our own lives, so don't let it pass you by or forget until the last minute. What is something you might sacrifice (Lent)? How will you remember? How will you take steps to recognize and be grateful?

College & Young Adult Camp
May 25-28 | Save the Date!
Reserve Memorial Day weekend in your calendars for our College & Young Adult Camp (previously in the summer). We'll be getting away together to grow in God for this long weekend, so plan to join us!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 07

Day 07: A Promise to Bless All People
A Promise to Bless All People: His Glory in Blessing Abraham (Genesis 12:1-4, 15:1-6)

Through the story of Abraham, God begins to give us a glimpse of His promises to bring glory to Himself by revealing His blessing of love to all nations. God makes an unconditional promise to Abraham and swears on His own character to bless Abraham and to bless all the nations of the earth through him. God asked Abraham to trust Him to be who He is: faithful and good! God’s covenant was not for Abraham alone, but for all his descendants.

Pray for the Lesu
The Lesu (Lay-soo), commonly referred to as mountain people, are known as the poorest people group among the Yi. Most are farmers with little or no education, and they live so high in the mountains that they are separated from accessible communities. The majority of their 20,000 people live in 100 different villages scattered throughout China’s Yunnan Province, and they communicate with outsiders using Mandarin.
The Lesu are primarily animists and worship the mountain god. They try to appease this god by offering sacrifices to him during the annual Mountain Sacrifice Festival. On this day, the Lesu are not allowed to work in their fields for fear that the mountain god will be offended. The Lesu are unevangelized and unreached with a mere one-tenth of 1 percent being Christian. They have yet to hear the good news because they don’t have Bibles in their language, and few Christian workers have visited the region.

  • Pray that the Lesu will come to know the one true living God.
  • Pray they will know the One who created the mountain they worship.
  • Pray that God will be glorified among the Lesu in all the villages where they dwell.

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf

Friday, February 9, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 08

Day 08: A Promise to Bless All People
A Promise to Bless All People: His Glory in Blessing Abraham (Genesis 12:1-4, 15:1-6)
Through the story of Abraham, God begins to give us a glimpse of His promises to bring glory to Himself by revealing His blessing of love to all nations. God makes an unconditional promise to Abraham and swears on His own character to bless Abraham and to bless all the people.

Pray for the Nghari Tibetans
Nghari Prefecture (Nah-ruh) is in the western part of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It covers approximately one-fourth of Tibet and has the lowest population density in China. The 68,000
Nghari Tibetans live only in this part of China. Tibetans consider religion as highly important and it maintains a deep influence over all aspects of their lives. Most Nghari adhere to Tibetan Buddhism.
People flock to Nghari’s Mt. Kailash, a holy place for Hindus, Buddhists and other religions. It is believed that one circle around the mountain (32 miles) can atone for a lifetime of sins. They also
revere Tibet’s Lake Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world. They believe it is a holy lake and that bathing in it or drinking its water purifies sins. Many have never heard that only
Jesus has the power to wash away sins.
God is moving in this area of Tibet. Christians recently traveled to this area and shared the gospel with Nghari Tibetans who had never heard of Jesus.

  • Please pray that the Nghari people residingon Mt. Kailash, “themountain of God,”would come to knowthe God who createdthe mountain.
  • Pray more localChristians will makethe hard choice torelocate in order to startchurches among the people of Nghari.
  • Pray that the Nghari Tibetans will come to know the only One who can truly cleanse them from their sins.

Excerpted from https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 09

Day 09: The Destruction of Man
The Destruction of Man: His Glory in Saving a Remnant (Gen 6:17-18, 7:17-8:5, 8:20-22)
Man’s sinfulness went from bad to worse. Therefore, God decided to flood the earth and “start over” with Noah and his family. The one thing God required of them was to obey and trust him. When the ground finally dried from forty days and nights of flooding, Noah and his family built an altar to honor and worship God for His faithfulness.

Pray for the Hui Diaspora
The Hui (Hway) people descended from Arab and Persian merchants and traders who traveled to China in the seventh century and intermarried with local Chinese and Mongolians.
The Hui people are spread out among many countries, including Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. They have the reputation of being honest, hardworking and successful businessmen. Though the Hui culturally appear to be Chinese, they are set apart by their Islamic faith. The majority of Hui are Sunni Muslims. There is a saying – to be Hui is to be Muslim. Their ethnic identity is deeply blended with their religious practices. There are a few churches among the Hui but less than 1 percent have heard the good news of Jesus. Gospel inroads to this group are particularly challenging because they believe that if they follow Jesus they will no longer be Hui.

  • Pray the Hui will find their true identities in Christ and not in their ethnicity.
  • Pray the Hui people will have the opportunity to hear the gospel – despite how restrictive their host countries may be.
  • Pray for similar-culture Christians to be burdened to reach the Hui in ways they can understand and accept.

Excerpted from https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lift Off! Task Unfinished - Day 10

Day 10: Creation of Man
Creation of Man: His Glory in the Garden (Genesis 1:26-31, 2:16, 3:1-15, 6:5-8)

The story of God accomplishing His mission is the plot of the entire Bible. God's mission is the best in which the Bible is build and is best understood. Therefore, God's mission is the reason there is a Bible at all.
-Steven Hawthorn

God created man to display His love and glory through relationship. However, God knew true love could exist only where there was free will. Therefore, God created man with the power to acknowledge His glory and worship Him alone or to exchange that for man’s glory (idolatry). Adam and Eve chose to seek their own glory causing all mankind to follow in their direction. Despite man’s sinful desires, God provided a way to restore mankind to a right relationship with Him.

Pray for the Alxa People
Living in and around the Gobi Desert in the southwestern part of Inner Mongolia, China, is an isolated people group called the Alxa (Ah-la-shan) Mongols. Their current and historical identity is built upon their Islamic faith. Though surrounded by Buddhism, atheism and communism, they remain dedicated to Islam. Their beliefs create a barrier between them and other Mongolians.
The Alxa Mongols rely on camels for survival. With an estimated 200,000 camels in the region, the animals outnumber the Alxa people eight to one! Camel milk is used for cheese, butter, yogurt,
ice cream and beverages. With a population around 29,000, the Alxa Mongols are one of the smallest Muslim people groups within China and there are no known Christians among them. Though the Bible exists in their language, few have ever heard the gospel. Because of their social and religious isolation, they may be one of the most difficult people groups to reach in all of China. 

  • The main Alxa town is Bayan Hot, which means “city of wealth” in Mongolian. Pray many Alxa Mongolians will discover the wealth of abundant life in Christ.
  • The Alxa Mongols love to sing, often telling stories through their songs. Pray for the gospel to be sung in the villages where they live.
  • Though overlooked by many, the Alxa Mongols are not forgotten by God. Pray the gospel seed will produce a great harvest among the Alxa. 

Excerpted from: https://www.imb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East-Asia-UUPG-Prayer-Guide.pdf