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August 3, 2011

Dear Canaan EMers and friends,

Twenty-six years ago today, Betty and I were wed at a little Baptist church in Brooklyn, New York. Words are inadequate to describe the deep love and affection I feel for Betty. Over the years – and because of all we have gone through together – my admiration for her has only increased. Long term commitment in an image conscious and consumerist society is difficult. But God has taught us to stay focused on his priorities and as a result, He has given us a deep satisfaction with our marriage!

May He bless you as much as (or even more than) he has blessed us! – Tim Tseng

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Special All Church Worship Service on August 14th

Come to Worship Hall 1 at 10 AM on Aug. 14th and welcome new believers and new members into our church! We will have a Baptismal service and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Pastor Tim will preach on “The Missional Mom” (Matthew 15:21-28).

During the 11:15 and 12:15 breaks, we will hold a “Children’s Ministry Fair” where you can learn more about our excellent Sunday children’s programs. You can also sign up to teach and help out with our Children’s program this fall.

During the English ministry sharing time (11:30 AM -12:15 PM), our new members will share their stories. We will also hear from one of our missionaries, Daniel Chen, who will share what he, Tina, and the 3Ms are doing under the ministry of Crossworld. We might also hear from the Summer Mission Team!

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Our Spiritual Growth Team wants to pray for you!

Please send your prayer requests and praises to and our Spiritual Growth Team will pray for you during the Prayer Fellowship (Sundays at 1:30 PM, Room 150). Your prayer requests will remain confidential unless you specify that you’d like others (or the whole church) to pray for you.

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Update and Prayer Letter for PandaMania Vacation Bible School

August 3, 2011

Dear VBS team, Canaan Pastoral Staff, Canaan Elders, and Canaan CM Leadership Team,

Hard to believe, but we’ve already wrapped up Day 2 of our PandaMania VBS! It’s been a great 2 days for the children and our staff. Each day, the kids learn a “Bible Point” about God (God made you; God listens to you; God watches over you; God loves you, no matter what; and God gives good gifts). And, everyone is having such great time learning them through singing, bible drama, crafts & mission, games, Chadder movie, and even snack time.

Please pray for the following:

– pray that the kids will really understand the Bible points for each day: God made you; God listens to you; God watches over you; God loves you, no matter what; and God gives good gifts.

– pray that our 22 crew leaders (ranging from youth to adults) will develop great relationships with the kids and be able to show and share God’s love with them

– pray for stations leaders’ teaching preparations and time presenting the lesson to the kids

– pray for God to give crew leaders extra measures of love, patience, and energy needed to lead their crew members

– pray for all other helpers’ will serve God and kids enthusiastically in their vbs role

– pray for health and safety for everyone involved

We have 97 attending VBS this week (49 preschool kids and 48 elementary kids)! Most of the kids attend Canaan or other local churches…please pray that these church-going kids will know God better during the VBS week. Continue to keep the non-church going kids/families in your prayers…that the child’s heart will be opened to God’s love and truths especially during VBS week, since they don’t regularly attend a church the rest of the year.

Thanks for your prayers.

Nicole Lu
2011 CTCC VBS Director
August 2-6: PandaMania VBS (for English- or Mandarin-speaking kids ages 3-K and grades 1-6)


About Tim Tseng, Ph.D.

I am Pacific Area Director of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Graduate and Faculty Ministries. I'm also a historian, theological educator, and pastor.


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