This is my second farewell to CACC. 17 years ago, as a young person, I sought first “my kingdom”. Today, at another departure, I truly believe that His way is higher than my way. 
如果我要用一個字去總結2023年,那就是成長。 這是令人感到興奮的一年,看到教會的會眾對認識神的渴望不斷地增長,這反映在我們的會眾在屬靈路上熱心地互相建立 – 這正是教會應有的運作。這對我來說是一個極大的鼓勵,我感謝神為著祂在我們當中所做的一切。
If I were to sum up 2023 with one word, it would be growth. It's been an exciting year seeing this church grow in its desire to know God. This is reflected in an eagerness in our members to build each other up in their spiritual walks – exactly as the body should be working. This has been a great source of encouragement to me and I thank God for what he's been doing in us.
This March marks the seventh year of my service at CACC. Brothers and sisters have asked me why they didn’t feel I am resting more during my sabbath. Despite all these years, I am still not good at resting, as God has commanded us to rest. (Now it is after midnight and I’m still writing this report.) Therefore God has given me some small ailments so I must face up to it.
Due to changing circumstances in Hong Kong, many people have emigrated to New Zealand. They brought with them the hope of a new life as they joined our church. These new families also brought new thoughts for us. How do we prepare our kids to welcome new friends and help them integrate into CACC? How do we build a Christ-centred group with love that embraces and accommodates our differences?
The sermons this year have covered the books of “1 Peter”; and “Jude” : “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2 : 9) (NIV) “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit. keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”
今年在講壇的服侍, 完成了 “彼得前書” 與 “猶大書” 兩卷書籍 : 「然而你們是蒙揀選的族類,是君尊的祭司,是聖潔的王國,是屬神的子民,為要叫你們宣揚衪的美德– 衪召你們離開黑暗進入衪奇妙的光明 。」 ( 彼得前書 2 : 9 ) (環球聖經譯本 )