"Change and unchanged" was a theme I once used in preaching more than 20 years ago.  The scripture used was from the book of Daniel, and the focus was on learning from Daniel, who was taken captive in Babylon, facing many changes and impacts, and yet his loyalty to God remained unchanged.

      Since February, the world has changed in these 8 months.  People's minds have changed, economics have changed, daily life has changed, politics has changed, relations between nations have changed, and even church life has been changed.  We can say that we have lived in an abnormal environment for eight months.

      In the face of the changing world, the vision of BAC has not changed.  Instead, we have experienced the blessings of God.  We are still moving to fulfill the vision God has given us.  For the Annex rebuild project, brothers and sisters continue to show their support in spite of the rise in construction costs.  This is because we know this is the work of God.  We trust in Him to move forward with our faith and vision, and will not be deterred by the environment.  As for the Mandarin Ministry in Langley, despite the severe impact of the pandemic, it still grows steadily.  We managed to accomplish the 2-year partnership agreement with Mountainview Alliance Church (MAC).  Effective September 1, the Langley Mandarin ministry has officially transferred to MAC.  The vision from above remains unchanged, and it is completed even under the pandemic.  This is the spiritual experience we earned in facing the changing world, but with an unchanged vision.  With the protection of the Lord’s grace, what are we afraid of today?

       In the past eight months, the pastoral team has never stopped training and teaching brothers and sisters on disciple-making.  This is because the vision of "Building BAC a disciple-making church” has always been the focus of our ministries.  We believe that the Holy Spirit can only build a church through disciples.  Similarly, only disciples can complete the mission of church planting.  I am convinced that in the next few years, by the grace of God, BAC will be able to fulfill the four vision plans one by one no matter how the world changes.  Thank God that in the past eight months, brothers and sisters of BAC have remained faithful in tithing, in caring for each other, and in supporting the vision of the church.  And the most important thing is that your love for God and your serving heart remains unchanged.

      “變與不變”是在二十多年前講道時的用的一個主題。經文引用但以理書,焦點在於學習但以理被擄於巴比倫後,在很多的改變和衝擊中, 但他對神的忠心仍然不變。

       自本年二月至今, 超過八個月的時間,令至全世界都在改變。人心改變,經濟改變,日常生活改變,政治改變,國與國之間的關係改變,甚至連教會生活也被改變。我們可以說是過了八個月不正常的生活。

       面對世界變幻不定,疫情不知何日結束,但本宣家的異象方向,仍然沒有改變,反而更經歷到神的祝福。教會仍然按著神賜下的異象方向,續步完成。附堂的重建,縱然建築的費用超過初期的預算,弟兄姊妹仍然同心支持重建繼續進行,這是弟兄姊妹認識到這是神的工作,而憑信心勇往直前,不被環境令至異象和信心改變。而蘭里市國語事工,在疫情嚴重的影響下,仍能穩定成長,更能夠按照原定兩年合夥的計劃,於九月一日完全歸入山景宣道會的國語事工,這個從上而來的異象仍然不變,更能在疫情下完成。這都是本宣家在面對世界變幻不定,但異象方向仍然不變的屬靈經歷。有主恩典的保守保護,我們今天還怕甚麼﹖

       在過去八個月之中,三個語系的同工,未曾停止過在建立門徒的教導及訓練上,預備弟兄姊妹。因為“建立本宣家成為一間能建立門徒的教會”這個異象,是我們眾事工上最重要焦點。我們相信聖靈只能藉著門徒,才能建立教會。同樣,只有門徒才能完成植堂的使命。我深信在未來數年裡面,靠著神的恩典,本宣家的這四大異象方向,無論世界如何改變,我們都能夠一一完成。感謝神在過去這八個多月中,本宣家的弟兄姊妹在奉獻上的忠心不變,在關懷弟兄姊妹的愛心上不變,在支持教會異象方向上不變。而最重要的就是弟兄姊妹愛主事主的心不變。