Anne-Marie’s roommate is on a planning committee for a missions conference called Grace 2009: When Amazing Happens. The conference is the Youth, College, and Young Adult portion of a conference called the Gospel for China Conference sponsored by Christian Life Press, Inc. It started many years ago when a missionary couple who heads up Christian Life Press saw the need for more Chinese house church leaders who are theologically trained to be sent to China. They saw that many of the house churches there were without trained pastors (because of persecution of the pastors and/or lack of trained pastors to lead the fast growing house church movement), which caused a lot of the house churches to stray from the truth of the Gospel (the same problems that occurred in the early churches). Every three years, thousands of Chinese house church leaders attend this missions conference, risking their lives to attend in order to be fed and theologically trained so they can take back what was learned to their house churches.

This year, the GFC conference will be held in Chicago, hosting it in the US for the first time, and also hosting for the first time a ‘youth and young adult’ section of the conference in hopes of raising up a generation of Chinese Christians and future missionaries/pastors! It is held at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosemont (Near O’Hare Airport) on Dec 26-30, 2009.

They are in need of small group/discussion group leaders, prayer warriors, game MC’s, hospitality members, and there are a whole lot of other areas to serve! If you are interested and available, please contact Sue at sueweetie for more details.

There is a Pre-Conference Revival rally this Saturday (11/7), at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wheeling from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. This would be a great time for anyone interested to hear more details about the conference and to catch the vision for what they, by God’s grace, are trying to accomplish.