Spreading the gospel is the locomotive work of the church. Forging passenger cars of gold is in vain, because if the locomotive cannot be started, everything else remains at a standstill.
With the localized “Happiness Group” evangelistic strategy, Blessed & Blessing Church had baptized over 3,000 people in only six years, setting the trend for Chinese churches worldwide to devote to Happiness Group.
—What is Happiness Group? —How do non-believers’ lives change when they come to Happiness Group? —Why do Christians, who have been baptized less than six months, regard evangelism as their lifelong missions?
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47)
Through the book, Pastor YANG Shi Ru of Blessed & Blessing Church will guide readers to have a glimpse of modern version of Acts.
Foreword—The Story of Blessed & Blessing Church PART ONE —The Church, The Disciples, and The Happiness Group PART TWO— What is Happiness Group? PART THREE —Stories from Our Family 01 From a Cursed Life to a Blessed Life —WANG Yi Ting 02 Meeting the God Who Personally Looking for Me —SHIAU Huei Lin 03 From Spiritual Medium to God’s Spokesman —JANG Jia Ke 04 Relationships Gone Dead Come Back to Life —FENG Shin Wei 05 The Power of God’s Love Is Mighty —LIN Shing Huei 06 From Coldness to Enthusiastically Spreading the Gospel — WU Yi Chi 07 God Gave Me the Power to Forgive —LU Shiou Ying 08 From Half-Belief to Complete Rebirth —CHEN Tzung Chin 09 The Anointing of Cornelius Flowed into My Home —LAI Yu Ping 10 The Man the Gospel Did Not Abandon —JANG You Hau 11 Amidst Love, I Received Release and Freedom —CHIOU Mei Jing 12 In the Valley of the Shadow of Death, My Heart Was Bound to the Gospel —KE Mau Lin PART FOUR —Stories from Our Co-workers 01 From Fishing for Fish to Fishing for Men —LI Yuan Chung 02 I Decided to Beat You with Love — LIU Ying Chieh 03 Happiness Group on a Tour Bus —KU Ching Sheng 04 The Story of the Black Crow That Changed Feathers —KAO Ying 05 I Want to Spread the Gospel with All My Might —MA Shu Fen 06 Only by Going Beyond the Limit Can Move People— HSIE Deng Tsuei 07 Happiness Journey Full of Grace — JANG Wen Jing 08 Working with God to Boldly Spread the Gospel —YE Yi Ling 09 In Spreading the Gospel, Diligence Is Better Than Talent —LI Min Hua 10 Spreading the Gospel: From Proficiency to Professionalism —LIOU De Min 11 Experiencing Abounding Grace in Deepest Water —SHIUE Huei Jen 12 God Uses Those Who Are Willing —CHIOU Wei Gang Epilogue: We Are Ordinary People, But in God’s Hands We Can Do Great Things Translator’s Introduction Acknowledgements
Born in 1954 in Yunlin, Taiwan. Baptized in 1983. YANG Shi Ru is the senior pastor of Blessed & Blessing Church in Kaohsiung. In 1999, he received a vision from God and established Blessed & Blessing Church together with his wife and 9 co-workers. He had been serving God in the marketplace until then. His missions in life are spreading the Gospel and extending God’s kingdom. In recent years, he has been preaching heavenly values everywhere by using simple and understandable analogy to convey the message of God, which has greatly impacted how Christians value the Gospel. He hopes that the mission of spreading the Gospel can be deeply rooted in disciples’ mind.