Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace and love from God be with you in abundance and greetings with 1 Thessalonians 2:8
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
Recently by the grace of God, I had the chance to visit China once again. I was there from April 1st to April 8th. We had a Health Fair and held a Seminar on Dress Reform (Hair Dyes and Perms, Jewelry, Cosmetics), Organization, Bible Ethics and Church Management. On Sabbath we had a day of fasting. In the afternoon, a former member of the SDA Church decided to be baptized and accepted in the Church. The temperature was low, 2 degrees Celsius, but still the Baptism proceeded with the help of God. The next day, we had a Lord’s Supper to prepare the delegates from the two Fields (South Field and Shandong Field) for the Field reorganization the next day and to unite the Chinese brethren closer to Jesus. It was a solemn day and we felt the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We thank God for His love and mercy, and we praised Him. Field Committee meetings were then held before the reorganization. On the last day of my visit, the Chinese Union committee had their meeting and made plans for the furtherance of the work in China. I was invited to make suggestions and help them devise, plan, implement and assess the work. The meeting in China was a success. The Chinese brethren are improving, and the work is progressing. May God continue to bless the General Conference and the worldwide work.
Your fellow servant in Jesus,
Dr. Roland De La Paz D.M.D.
GC Medical Missionary Leader