In the past 20 years, every Labor Day weekend has been the gathering for our Southern US Fall Conference; also it has been the time that God blesses all churches. With the accumulation of God’s grace through the past years, we would begin the first Southern US Chinese Homecoming Conference at TCA this Labor Day weekend.
In the end time, God would like to rise up His mighty warriors, the army of the families with God’s presence. In His plan, He uses the salvation of the Cross and the work of the Holy Spirit to restore the honor and status of God’s House (1Tim 3:15). This includes the restoration of the relationship between us and God (John 1:12); the restoration of the relationship among us (Eph 2:14-16); the restoration of the purpose and calling of our creation (Eph 3:15); also in the relationship built among family members when walk with God, it ushers in the Heavenly Kingdom culture of honor and God’s reigning authority (Phil 2:1-11); allowing us to reign with Christ in the Millennium Kingdom (Rev 11:15, 20:6).
Our Lord Jesus would like to see the unity which He had prayed for in Chap 17 from the Gospel of John. From the recent Homecoming conferences I have attended in North America and Taiwan, I personally observed the influence and the transformation of lives brought about by the testimonies of unity; I wish all of us could enter in the flow of this season united by the Holy Spirit. Unity within family brings in restoration of family; unity among local churches brings in revival of the church; unity within a country brings in revival of the country; unity among all nations brings in the anointing to transform nations, which ushers in revival of all nations. I hope God will use this Southern US Homecoming Conference to grand us His favor, let us realize and experience the blessings brought about by unity.
The theme of this conference is “One Heart, One Journey”; we align with God first, then align among ourselves and walk in the same footsteps by the same spirit (2Cor 12:18). In the past Homecoming conferences, they had brought in the unity between aboriginal people and current local-peoples; the unity between the descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac; the unity among many peoples, nations in Asia. Unity is an expression of satisfaction about God’s will, is the premise which God reveals the destination for Chinese. We pray that our Lord gives us favor also helps us understand unity and become vessels that usher in unity.
In this conference, we have specially invited Pastor Gideon Chao and his service team from Canada, also many pastors, coworkers, elders, from churches in the Southern US. Let us take the opportunity in this special gathering to worship God, listen to God, honor God, and honor each other; for the sake of this era, in unity we experience God’s mighty power which brings in the manifestation of God’s glory. America needs revival, China needs revival, and the revival of the House of God is the sole answer from God for this time and age.
Pastors Ray Chen and service team
Travis Christian Assembly