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Shining God’s Light in Matsu The Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County) are an archipelago of 36 islands to the northwest of the island of Taiwan. Located 9 km off the Mainland’s coast, it is Taiwan’s closest distance to the Mainland. Home of the goddess Matsu, long worshiped on both sides of the Strait to protect people at sea, there are more idols than people on this sparsely populated archipelago. At the invitation of local government authorities, our teachers and TV crew took an eight-hour ferry ride to Matsu at the end of August for a week of ﬁlming TV programs. Dr. Doris Brougham was awarded a certiﬁcate as Matsu’s English Consultant in an online Matsu Islands ceremony presided by the Lienchiang County Magistrate. Praise God for the opportunity to shine for Him near and far!
The goddess Matsu
Doris Awarded Matsu Consultant
Let’s Run Charity Run Moves Online Each year, we hold a charity run with over 3,000 participants to raise funds to help kids from low-income families attend after-school programs. Due to pandemic restrictions of capping outdoor gatherings at 300 people, we are moving our run, now in its 8th year, online. This year’s run is every night at 20:00 from 9/21 to 9/30.
Lucy Says Online Training for Teachers In August, we conducted online classes to teach after-school program teachers on how to conduct online classes using our Lucy Says Interactive English product. Nearly 70 teachers attended our training. Lucy Says has been a great resource to raise the English level of elementary school students, especially in rural areas where qualiﬁed teachers are lacking.
Chinese Drama Bible App Extends Reach More than 80,000 people have downloaded our Chinese Audio Drama Bible app since its launch four months ago, with an average of 100 new downloads per day. We continue to visit local churches and organizations to introduce this app. Our hope is this app can help more people listen and engage deeply in God's Word. Pray that God can greatly use this app to bless hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The Audio Drama Bible App is also available in English, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. Chinese App
Heavenly Melody Wins Nomination at Golden Melody Awards Heavenly Melody’s album Renewed was nominated for Best Religious Album at Taiwan’s music awards, the Golden Melody Awards, recently. We are honored to be nominated and pray that this album will continue to be a great blessing to Chinese Christians around the world. The awards will be presented on October 9.
Heavenly Melody Holds Special LIVE Concert for Latin America
On August 27, Heavenly Melody held a special LIVE concert online for Chinese churches in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Panama. Heavenly Melody has toured South America many times over the years, but due to the pandemic, has been not able to physically go overseas this past year. The LIVE concert was well-received and greatly blessed the churches. Thank God we can use technology to share His love and encourage Christians in Latin America. Music and God’s love transcends borders!
CCCOWE News Our CEO, Daniel Hsieh, is now a Vice Chairman of CCCOWE (Chinese Coordination Centre of World Evangelism), a non-denominational organization and movement to unify Chinese churches around the world to complete the Great Commission. Thank God we can be part of this important ministry.
Missions Spotlight: Sharing God’s Love in Central Asia! Former ORTV staff Jean Lin visited us recently. We rejoiced with her as she shared about her work with university students, youth, women and children in Kyrgyzstan. Jean and some of her youth renovated an old building recently, and now it is a space youth love to come after school. May this space be a place where Jean and her team can build relationships and impact the lives of these youth. Jean worked in our Art Department many years ago. In 1999, Doris took her on a mission trip to Kazakhstan, where the dream of going to the nations was planted in her. May God continue to use Jean to shine His light in Central Asia.
To Africa and the World with Love Zorina London, ORTV staff for life, has started Podcasts where she shares music and encouragement. Her Podcasts have more than 6,000 subscribers now. Her booklet, Rest in Peace While Alive, is now printed and distributed in Nigeria, her ancestral home. Praise God!
Jean in Kyrgyzstan
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