Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic

By Rev. Edwin Lam - Asia Pacific Baptist Federation

The world is going through a very difficult time. Millions have lost their loved ones.

The world is suffering. How can we stay resilient? It is only when we have hope in Christ trusting that this is will pass by one day soon. In the midst of this hardship may we be anchored in Christ.

Since 2018 Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) has designated the third Sunday of August as APBF Sunday. As one body united under the banner of APBF, it is significant that we remember APBF on this special day. The reason APBF exists is because ‘you’ are APBF. As we stand together under the banner of APBF and through this Covid-19 crisis, we want to encourage you that you are not alone. APBF is with you as you are with APBF.

Expressing our unity of togetherness ‘Stronger Together’ we would also like to announce a youtube video live stream titled ‘Hope in Christ amidst the Pandemic’ that will premiere on August 16th at 9.30pm (EST) Songs of hope and encouragement from many member bodies participating will be aired on Youtube. Also, included are Messages from the President Rev. Edwin Lam, and greetings from Vice President and Chair of Communications Mr. Bijoy Sangma. We hope these will lift up our hearts as we battle this Pandemic.

We have the APBF Sunday prayer letter for August 16 in three different formats for your easy access and flyer for ‘Hope in Christ amidst the Pandemic’.

  1. PDF format for church service.
  2. Powerpoint for church service.
  3. Power of Praying Together for Print and Share.

The prayer points that were received at the APBF office are listed in the powerpoint. We appreciate it if you will take a moment as a church (Corporate or Online) to pray for those needs.

We do appreciate and are open for any special offering should your church feel led to. Your support makes it possible for APBF to do its ministry.

Thank you and we assure you all of our prayers. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.

So, let us pray according to God’s will. As the Lord Jesus Christ taught us in Matthew 6:10 “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!” “As Christians we know that praying is like the breath we breathe and reading the Bible, the daily meals we take..”

Together we are strong!

About the APBF

The Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) had its beginnings in 1953 when some young people from Asia met in Rio de Janeiro. In 1975, the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (originally named Asia Baptist Federation) was originally established as one of the regional fellowships of the Baptist World Alliance.