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Unlimited Grace


From the Pastor’s Desk:Pastor Jeanie Au Yeung

Dear brothers and sisters of RCAC,

Recently, a popular term in the food industry: “Eat without boundary”, which means that you can drink or eat as much as you can for a special kind of food , that is, food serving unlimited “All you can eat”. It is not a new idea and certainly good news for some people who can eat a lot.

I just returned to Prairie Theological Seminary not long ago to attend the school’s centennial celebration. The college is located in a quiet town, where I met with many teachers and classmates from the past. We had several times gathered at the only Chinese restaurant in the town, and we all loved the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet at there restaurant. We selected what we like and enjoyed to food to the full. There were several “all you can eat” restaurants in Richmond and Vancouver in the past, but they existed no more due to many eating too much gluttonous diners.

Unlimited, “take whatever you want”, how good it is! This reminds me of a Bible verse, “from the fullness of His grace, we have all received, grace upon grace!” (John 1:16). In God’s abundant grace, we can indeed receive ultimately and continuously, and we are freely received without paying any price. It is a pity that we often ignore God’s grace, and we often don’t even realize how blessed we are, and we always take God’s grace for granted.

Thinking of the grace of God, a hymn written by Annie Johnson Flint rings in my mind: “The Lord’s Grace is More Rich” I would like to share with you:

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase; To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,

To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision
Our God ever yearns His resources to share
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing
The Father both thee and thy load shall upbear

When we have exhausted our store of endurance
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources;
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

Chorus: His love has no limit; His grace has no measure.
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men.
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

Whenever I think of God’s grace, I am always moved by the fact that the grace of the Lord had poured on me since I was young, even before I was born, when the time I didn’t really know about God , or didn’t know how to count God’s grace, and didn’t know how to appreciate God’s grace. The grace of God has never been withdrawn due to my ignorance, only keeps added. As what the hymn says: “His love has no limit; His grace has no measure. His power has no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He give, and give, and give again.”

Have you ever thank God for His never cease grace keeps pouring on you? Let us always be thankful, count His blessings always, and give Him praise!

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Jeanie Au Yeung






想及神的恩典,一首詩歌縈繞於腦際:“主恩更豐富”(青聖ll #65)。願在此和大家分享。歌詞提到:



副歌:主愛無限無疆,主恩無可測量,主大能遠超過世人所能想, 都從無限無量豐富的主耶穌,主施恩,又施恩,又再次施恩。

每當想起也很令我感動的是,主的恩典從我年幼開始,甚至尚未出生,尚不知曉,不懂數算,不懂思恩時,早已臨到這不配蒙恩的我,而且主的恩典從來沒有收回,只有不住加添。正如詩歌所言:“主愛無限無疆,主恩無可測量,主大能遠超過世人所能想, 都從無限無量豐富的主耶穌,主施恩,又施恩,又再次施恩。”



A Childlike Heart

July 9/10, 2022
From the Pastor’s Desk :Pastor Jeanie Auyeung

Dear brothers and sisters of RCAC,

During the past weekend, there was a singing in the Cantonese service and one of the lyrics touched my heart. It says: “God’s faithfulness lives in my heart, God answers the prayer of a childlike heart”. Certainly, God will answer the prayer of a childlike heart. This reminds me of a sharing while my sister and brother-in-law came to Vancouver for a visit. They shared one of their experiences in the Philippines while they worked there as Bible translators.

When their daughter Clara was 4 years old, her dad drove 400 miles from the Translation Centre, taking the family back to Romblon Island by ferry before Christmas but the crew on the ferry asked for bribes. Little Clara said: “Don’t give them money, Jesus said ‘no’.” Her mom asked how she knew what Jesus said. Clara told her mom that she prayed to ask Jesus if mom and dad should give them money. Jesus let her saw a big Red X mark. Jesus used a simple way that a child could understand to answer her prayer.

As they refused to give bribes to the crew, cars that came later moved on board but their car was still waiting even they were the 2nd to arrive. Finally after all the cars boarded the ferry, then my brother-in-law drove onto the ferry under the indication of a crew member. As soon as he parked the car, another car which had given bribes tailed his car. The crew wanted to ask him to leave. They knew that it was the last ferry to Romblon before the Christmas season. Suddenly a miracle happened, the crew made a way for that late coming car by asking other cars to squeeze tightly in. Their family could celebrate Christmas with Romblon Islanders at last.

Thank God that He will reveal His will to simple childlike hearts. As Jesus says: “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. ” (Luke 10:21)

May we always have an open childlike heart to listen to God!

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Jeanie Auyeung










Food Delivery Service

From the Pastor’s Desk: Pastor Jeanie AuYeung

Dear brothers and sisters of RCAC,

In the midst of the pandemic, food delivery service has flourished due to high demand. There is nothing new under the sun. The story of “meal delivery service” has long been recorded in The Book of Kings. God told the prophet Elijah to stay at Kerith Ravine during the famine, and wait for His guidance. There, he lacked food for his living. God ordered a “food delivery service” for him. The ravens served as couriers to deliver food on time to him every day for his needs.

The lesson of faith that the prophet Elijah learned during the famine was a lesson from God. Every time I read this passage, I am deeply touched and inspired. God’s provision to Elijah was so precise and wonderful, a really amazing act of God’s care for Elijah!

We can see God’s lessons to Elijah in the following aspects:

1. God’s timely and good supply (Learn to trust God for His timely care, He is God, the almighty)

The ravens came to deliver meals to Elijah every day, and brought food sufficiently till the creek dried out. During the period of famine, there was meat and bread, a balanced food supply with protein and carbohydrates. God understood his needs well that he was provided for in an environment where it was impossible to get food. God is our provider, just as Jesus teaches us to pray: “Give us this day our daily bread.” We may ask, what about tomorrow? Don’t worry, just for today there is enough for us to carry on.

2. God’s surprising and unexpected supply (Learn to rely on God, not on others)

The scripture describes “ravens” as a plural number, which means different birds. God didn’t just send one specific crow to deliver meals to Elijah. There is uncertainty about whether the bird that appeared today will come tomorrow. It is not controlled by human beings. However, Elijah is not relying on the crows, but relies on God who is the One to supply his needs. If we miss the right focus, we will be disappointed. God will make a way when there seems to be no way.

3. God’s supply is beyond normal (Learn to look beyond what we see, just focus on God”)

The raven is among the unclean birds in Leviticus. According to the raven’s dietary habit, it is possible that the birds might bring carrion to Elijah, but they brought him good and edible food every day. There is no set way for God’s provision, but it must be “tailor-made fit” for us, just learn to trust Him and not to rely on people or the reliable environment, but only focus on Him by faith. God can make the impossible possible.

When I was studying in the seminary, our president often taught us to learn to live by faith. “Do not put your trust on people, but only rely on God.” By faith, I experienced God’s faithful provision again and again in the impossible. God provides everything I need at His best timing, I lack nothing indeed.

During the pandemic, I came into contact with some brothers and sisters who lost their jobs or faced great difficulties. I often remember them in my heart, as I am not God, and I can only help them in limited ways. Through the promises of God in the Bible, I encouraged them and prayed for them in private, trusting that God understands every need, He will take care of His children, all who belong to Him shall not be in want.

Surely, God recorded Elijah’s story of His impossible supply in the Bible in order to encourage us to rely on Him wholeheartedly and experience His care and provision by faith.

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Jeanie




其一:神及時適切的供應 (學習:“供應充足,唯主能賜”)
其二:神出人意表的供應 (學習:“不仰賴人,只仰賴神”)


RCAC 44th Anniversary – Inheriting and Upholding Our Past Vision

Jul 03-04, 2021
From the Pastor’s Desk: Pastor Jeanie Auyeung

Seeing the need for the gospel in Richmond, a six-person committee was formed by the Vancouver Chinese Alliance church in June 1977, to plan and start a new church. Ten members from the Vancouver Chinese Alliance Church committed to this new church with the vision to expand God’s kingdom.  This vision was echoed by members who lived in Richmond. The first worship service of about 50 people was held at Bethel Mennonite Church on No. 5 Road until the purchase of our present location in February of 1979.

The church grew after moving to the new facility.  With the congregation growing, the old building was torn down to construct a larger building. A new building was completed in June of 1984.  In 1999, a new wing of the church was constructed to meet the needs of increasing attendance.

By God’s grace, our church has flourished since 1977 for forty-four years.  Over the years, brothers and sisters from all over the world have committed to build God’s kingdom together, and within these past years, many have been nurtured to grow spiritually. We have over thirty brothers and sisters who have dedicated themselves to the Lord serving as pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers in different places all over the world. May we follow the dedication of those who were before us, take up the mission of the kingdom of God, and pass on God’s grace and blessings to our coming generations, so that we can bless the community and enable more people to share the Lord’s grace.

I would like to congratulate the church on its forty-fourth anniversary with the following “not in-styled poem” to encourage each of us, to stand firm in one spirit, contending as one church for the gospel, in order to expand the kingdom of God.

Carry on the great commission of God’s Kingdom and move forward in Richmond.
Preach the gospel, honour the past, and move on to meet the challenges of the Lord.
Forty-four years we have relied on the Lord’s grace to build our family together.
Do not forget the past visions with the cross always in front.
From “the Four seas and five lakes” we gather to lift the name of the Lord high.
Renew our vision every year to reach new peaks and march to the 50th year.


Jul 03-04, 2021













Apr 17-18, 2021
From the Pastor’s Desk: Pastor Jeanie Auyeung

I have read a testimony sometime ago. It was about a brother named Randy who was stranded in the desert and how he experienced God’s help in an unexpected way.

While on a two-year trip around the world in a Volkswagen camper, Rendy was stranded in the Sahara Desert for several days. The Hoggar is an area in Algeria where the Sahara stretches; it is a harsh landscape. The punishing terrain caused two shock absorbers in the camper to explode simultaneously, breaking the chassis. After sitting for three days, he saw a traveler pull up behind him in a small van. On the roof of his vehicle, he had some welding equipment. Unfortunately, neither the traveler nor he knew how to weld, and he had no welding rod. Randy prayed and then remembered the steel coat hangers he had packed away. With a torch on one and and a coat hanger in the other, he climbed under the camper and somehow managed to weld the broken chassis back in place.

What touches me about this is that Randy discovered the man with the welding outfit had started his journey in the desert long after his own, but before his crisis had occurred. This reminded him of the word of God in Isaiah 65:24. The Lord says, “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

Years ago, I heard a missionary couple from Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) shared their experiences in the mission field. The missionary met an old man there. What surprised him was that the old man told him, God had promised to send someone to tell them about Him 15 years ago while he was still a teenager, he did not know God would send him to Upper Volta in 15 years. More amazing is his wife shared that God told her to bring a wedding gown before she left for the mission field, while she met her husband there later.
There have been countless times I have seen God’s presence and help in my life. We never know what crisis or difficulties might lie ahead or what will happen in front of us. But by faith, we can know that God is on the way even before we call. Let us put our trust in Him. No matter what difficulty we will face, God is in it with us.


Apr 17-18, 2021

曾讀到一位弟兄名叫Randy的見證,分享他在駕著野營車環遊世界時的一次被困於撒哈拉沙漠的經歷。當他正在沿著霍加爾路徑,在阿爾及利亞橫越撒哈拉沙漠時,那段路徑極為崎嶇不平,在路上駕車簡直就像在火車軌上奔馳。嚴峻的路面狀況令野營車的兩個減震器同時爆裂,擊破了車的底盤,他被困在那裡足足三天。其後,一輛小貨車在他的車後停下來,貨車的車頂上竟然有一套完備的接焊工具。可是,那人 和他自己也不懂得接焊(燒焊),也沒有接焊棒。Randy便禱告,然後他記起,在行李箱中有一個鋼鐵制的衣架。他在毫無經驗下拿著電筒和衣架趴在車底,左弄右弄的竟把爆裂的車底焊接上,車子便能開動了。

Randy在後來才知道,令他很受感動的是,自己已進入沙漠很久,那帶著接焊工具的人是在他發生意外之後才起行的,卻在他需要幫助時及時遇上。這事令他想起聖經的話:“他們尚未求告,我就應允;正說話的時候,我就垂聽。” (賽65:24)

在我就讀神學院時,聽到一對前往非洲宣教的夫婦分享。夫婦二人分別在不同地方到上沃爾特(現稱Burkina Faso)宣教,並在宣教工場認識。奇妙的是,神卻在這位姊妹在出發到工場前指示她,要帶同婚紗到上沃爾特,在其後遇到弟兄,並成為她的丈夫。她丈夫也分向見證:在工場曾接觸一位長者,這位長者對他說:“我知道你會來,因為在15年前,神已告訴我,祂會差派一個人來,教導他們認識神的話。”。令他十分驚奇的是,原來在15年前,在他還是青少年時期,對自己前途一無所知的時候,神已早有計劃。