Dearly Beloved,

Today marks our Church’s 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary. By God’s grace, it is a special occasion to recollect, reflect and rejoice over the manifold and bountiful blessings of the Lord. And for the self-same years of God’s bounteous mercies and loving-kindness, calls for the sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise from the hearts of God’s people. It is indeed a joyous and blessed day to be thankful to God by echoing the words of the Psalmist, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4). “All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee” (Psalm 145:10).

Over the years, God’s people in Tabernacle BP Church have journeyed through innumerable “ups and downs” but came through them all. That is not due to our own human understanding and might but by God’s grace and strength. Looking back to the years, we can agree that trials and struggles will continue to be part of the Christian experience, which one cannot avoid. But the Lord is faithful and will continue to use them as designs in His providence for the shaping and moulding of His people, as well as to grow and mature in Him. We acknowledge that it is a great blessing to be chosen, saved in Christ and to be in the family of God. There will be new challenges ahead for the church and new developments for the people of God and we can rest assured in God, trusting in His faithfulness to continue to lead us to walk and to live in His will.

Recalling God’s grace, mercies, goodness and loving kindness will provoke us to a more devoted service and a life of a greater devotion and consecration to Him.

It is our prayer that as the Lord Jesus Christ tarries in His return, Tabernacle BP Church will continue to be a beacon of the truth for God’s inspired and preserved Word. That we may be a warm and loving Church for every seeking soul, and to be a mighty defender to earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Finally, the words of the Apostle Paul, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” ( 1 Cor 15:58).

Elder Douglas Ho