The EL cult’s deliberate attempt to wipe
out CGF at one stroke finally ended up in utter failure. The
occurring of the April 16 event revealed the foolishness of
us as men. It exposed the deceit of Satan, but magnified God’s
wisdom. God changed a negative situation into a positive one,
so that we were able to receive blessings from what was meant
to be a curse. This event has benefited us in many ways:
1. The government learned the distinctions
between cults and genuine house churches.
2. The church around the world learned the
harmfulness of the EL cult to the church.
3. CGF coworkers had an opportunity to learn
the inside reality of the EL terrorist cult through personal
4. The faith and character of these coworkers
were tested and proved.
5. Our coworkers were given the opportunity
to examine the inadequacies of their ministries.
6. The coworkers learned a profound lesson
in how to know and deal with cults.
7. All coworkers and their family members
were able to fight a good spiritual fight.
8. The enemy’s bold attempt to destroy
the church was greatly frustrated.
It’s so true that everything works together
for the benefit of those who love the Lord. Now the various
ministries of CGF are running on their right tracks. Among
the 34 victims of the kidnapping, all but one (Xue Ming Xue
from Shan Xi province, who failed for many reasons) had been
able to hold fast to their faith, to stand firm, to resist
the cult with one spirit and one mind, and to strengthen the
church. Now our core leaders have engaged themselves in itinerant
ministry in churches across the country, to strengthen the
local coworkers in different regions and, together with them,
to get prepared to face greater challenges.
At the end of our report here, we have
a request for domestic and overseas fellow coworkers. Please
continue to pray for us:
1. Please specifically pray for 4 coworkers
who were poisoned during their confinement. They are still
not recovered yet!
2. Please pray for one of the 34 kidnapped
coworkers, Xue Ming Xue, who had accepted the EL teaching
for various reasons. Up to now, we still haven’t had
the opportunity yet to meet him and restore him back to
sound faith in the Lord.
3. Please pray for the kidnapped coworkers
and their family members for God’s shielding so that
they don’t suffer the revenge of the EL members.
4. Please pray for us in CGF that we have
the strength and wisdom to face the future ahead of us,
and to guard ourselves against the trouble of the EL cult.
Here we especially ask all churches to watch
out for the EL’s fake phone calls, letters, emails or
statements in the name of CGF, for the purpose of creating
rumors, or of attacking and deceiving overseas fellow coworkers.
If these ever happen, please don’t just believe them.
Please contact us first for confirmation so as not to be fooled.
We sincerely urge everybody to make sure to guard yourself
against the schemes of the EL cult.