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我們的歷史

感謝全能的神早在 1997年就在 Plateau上賜異象呼召建立教會,當時的山上沒有什麼發展的跡象,弟兄姊妹也在不同的教會聚會事奉。經過一年的禱告尋求,98年5月神感動湖東基督教 會在 Plateau上建立團契,數位在東區基督教會聚會的家庭也同時加入事奉,那時弟兄姊妹帶著敬畏的心,向主尋求建立教會的時間!當時神的感動是等候 City of Sammamish 的成立,那時一般眼光的估計大約須要兩三年的時間,沒想到在真光團契建立一年後整個 Plateau就改為 City of Sammamish。因此在神的時間與旨意中,1999年8月真光基督教會借 Issaquah Plateau Shepherd of The Hill Lutheran Church正式成立。99年11月,神更藉著當時真光弟兄姊妹愛主的心志,在 Issaquah賜給我們一塊土地。

2000年起聚會人數就不斷增長,空間的調配面臨到很大的限制。在一段長時間安靜禱告後,神奇妙的在Sammamish Hill Lutheran Church為我們開門,從 2001年8月起,提供我們這個寬闊的崇拜聚會場所。自 2006年,由於 Covenant Presbyterian Church 的愛心,願意與我們分享他們新蓋成的教堂,讓我們再次經歷到主恩的信實與慈愛。

神給真光基督教會的異象,是要服事在 Plateau上的華人及與華人通婚的家庭,我們主要的目標是傳講耶穌基督的救恩,也要把耶穌基督的愛和真理與人分享。願主繼續使用真光基督教會在 Plateau上作光作鹽,事奉整個社區,影嚮整個地方。

Our History

As early as 1997, God had called several people to establish a church in the Plateau area. In that time, there were few development on Plateau, and brothers and sisters were serving at various other churches in East Side. In May of 1995, after a year of continuous prayers and the assurance of God's calling, brothers and sisters from the Lake East Church in Kirkland established True Light Fellowship on Plateau. Several families from the East Side Christian Church also joined and served at the fellowship. Brothers and sisters were seeking God's timing to establish a church on Plateau, and that God had answered that the church could start as soon as the City of Sammamish is established. It usually takes two to three years to establish a city. However, one year after starting the True Light Fellowship, City of Sammamish was founded, and that the majority of the Plateau area was incorporated into the city. Therefore, in God's perfect timing and will, the Plateau True Light Christian Church was established in August 1999, housed in Issaquah Plateau Shepherd of The Hill Lutheran Church. In November of 1999, True Light Church purchased a land on Issaquah Plateau; in the same time, God continued to grow us spiritually.

During 2000, we experienced great growth in the number of people; consequently, our services and Sunday schools were restricted by the limited space at the existing place. We prayed and waited for a larger facility to accommodate our needs. God continues to graciously provide us worship facilities through generous hosts first at Sammamish Hill Lutheran Church in August 2001, later on at Community Church of Joy, and now at Covenant Presbyterian Church. A committee has been set up to actively search for a permanent home for our church. We expect to continue to experience God's divine guidance, faithfulness and abundant grace.

God called us to serve the Chinese and inter-racial families on Plateau. Our goal is to preach the salvation of Jesus Christ as well as share God's love and truth with people. May God continue to use Plateau True Light Christian Church as salt and light, so that we may serve and influence the Plateau community with His own love, truth and grace.