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May 31, 2003 Leave a comment

Hmm… went to LJ and realised tat my layout is exactly the same as the one LJ. Hmm am i broking any the copyright rule. nah… i got tis template from blogspot… so if it is, there will a mail to warn me… i’m just comfortable stayin in tis layout for the time been.

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May 27, 2003 Leave a comment

Just finished reading Tanya’s lastest blog… she is indeed wonderful sister in Christ whom I respect and appreciate. Her outlook of life really encourage me. She doesn’t want to be redetermined by the world’s views and influences. Choosing to please God in whatever she is doing.

Tanya you have my respect!

Went to Wern’s Condo last for a simple BBQ. The chicken wings, hotdogs, pork chops, mussels were all so delicious. All thanks to our chief chef, Tim.

The 2 bottles of white wine was good too… thks to Mark and Wern. Thanks brothers!



Group shot



Sambal prawns



The Chef



Pic with me inside…



The beauties

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May 24, 2003 Leave a comment

Oops accidently deleted the entry of this day. Anyway, my new design is out. Still encounter some coding problem. Nevertheless, it is still good.

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May 20, 2003 Leave a comment

… the Batam trip was wonderful, relaxing and refreshing… how I wish I stayed for another day…

Thank God for the group of I been with. Without them the whole trip would not be so fun at all. Most of all I want to thank sister Gracia for taking so much effort in organizing the whole event even though she was sick. Actually wanna praise God giving her another morning sickness… which means she is expecting. Her 2nd children. Praise God!

Work had piled up again was so busy the whole day on Mon and today… Endless amount of inquiries.

I want to go back to my Batam trip… to take life easy.

Snaps added!

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May 16, 2003 Leave a comment

… Goin for my practical later Motorbike 2A… then collect satay and o-tak for tonite’s bbq.

Need to at Lynn’s place early to marinate the chicken wings…

Then bbqing them… goin to enjoy myself bbqing them… dun really enjoy eat bbq food but enjoy bbq them… hee.

Tomolo will be off to Batam to chill out… free flow of alcohol, food, fun… but I’ll used this time to relax and be drunk in the goodness of God.

If the place is good… I will organise a trip again in the month of June for my friends who are goin to Uni this coming July so that they can chill out before heading to their new phase of life… Uni Life.

Cya people going to take lotsa of picture today and tomorrow!!!

Have a blessed weekend ahead!!!

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May 12, 2003 Leave a comment

2wks had passed since the No-Kia factor.

Man2Man

Had the opportunity to meet up with Wee Leong for Man2Man last Thursday. He went through a primary role. A rather interesting and helpful test for me to have a better understanding of my primary role. What are my keys roles which I am stronger in.

Hence, I can used it for my ITE ministry. Praise God for providing such a single-minded and specialized Man2Man leader. I had benefited much from the test.

How God answered our prayers

Another thanksgiving, Wee Leong had shared was about our target to form 4 ITE teams for the No-Kia Factor. It reminded me that when our ITE Discipleship Team wanted to entrust that God will provide us 4 Teams from the ITE to the No-Kia Factor.

By the grace of God, we did have 4 Teams from the ITE. He provided 2 teams from our invitation through one of the E1 outreach. While the other two teams was through sister Serene and Tze Ting. Praise the Lord for using these two sisters in reaching out to these friends. Furthermore, the 4 teams formed mainly were from ITE Bishan. We didn’t purposely plan it. Another thanksgiving item.

Currently, we had sorted them to their teams. Planning some outing so that we can establish further friendship. Hopeful in the near future, God will touch their hearts and they make their own decision to come to the Lord.

Wee Leong had entrusted the planning to me. Hopeful with the Lord’s strength and grace I can do it.

Need to be Away

I will be looking forward to my short trip to Batam this coming week. Wanted a time of solitary away from the usual people whom I meet. Need to seek God for some major decisions in my life. My direction for the next 6mths, my walk with the Lord, relationship issue… etc.

Though I’ll away, my heart will still be near to those whom are close to my heart. I will take this time to pray for some of them.

Hopeful, when I come back… I will be as radiant as Moses when he came down from the mountain after his encounter with God Almighty.

Please pray that:

1) My time with the Lord will be a fruitful one.

2) I will not be distracted by all the seasports activities provided. I enjoy such these kind

of activities. They will not take away my attention with the Lord.

3) I will fall in love with the Lord again and again.

Thanks people.

A bit brain dead. Lack of sleep or else… it will be another 5page email… ha ha ha.

Have a blessed wk ahead people!

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May 4, 2003 Leave a comment

The past one week had been overwhelming… tired. Almost burnt out.

However, it was fulfilling.

Should No-Kia Factor carry on or postpone

4mths of planning for the No-Kia Factor. It was actually an evangelistic event for Good Friday but was postponed till 1st of May.

During our final meeting, the whole program team was still contemplating whether we should further postponed the event when the SARS thing is still lingering. We came up with the pros and cons of having it on 1st of May.

Finally decided to postpone it to a later date… but we needed to propose it to the leadership. Personally, I wasn’t sure either to continue or postpone. However, I will be there to support either way.

After much praying and seeking with the Lord… Robert represent the leadership that we would continue with the event. He shared during in the prayer retreat abt the No-Kia Factor… what is the that. We were not to be fearful. However, from the leadership team to the program team… we were all kia. Kia of the rain would come, kia that the students would catch the SARS bugs… kia this, kia that… everything was abt kia. Izzit the event called No-Kia(Dun be afraid). How ironic.

He mentioned that never in the last four years was he so burdened abt an evangelistic event. This one caused so much unrest. Later on, he mentioned God gave him a quiet assurance that He is going do a great work in the event.

Two days before the actual event, Robert used the sharing from Andrew during the prayer retreat. The verses shared to Robert was in Eph 6:10-20. Concentrate on verses 19 and 20.

The Armor of God

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will
fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

The word fearlessly appeared twice! God had spoken and it doubled confirmed that the gospel must be preached. No-Kia Factor was event whereby gospel will be preached. No-Kia Factor must not postpone. Praise God for that.

The night before No-Kia

The program team decided to meet up to do the last min logistic and some prayer.

We took the opportunity to send off tingling at the airport before heading back to Nav apartment to do the stuff.

I came back to the apartment earlier coz I was drenched. While the rest went to get supper.

That night, I was rather tired and stressed though it was displayed on my face. Thanked the Lord for providing sister Michelle to pray for me over the phone. Her prayers lifted me up both physically and spiritual. Thanks Michelle mei. Praise God for your prayerful heart. I needed that.

Eventually got to pray at 2plus, Foongyin, Yongsheng and I took turns to pray while Kenneth ended the prayer.

I knocked out till 6:30am. Woke up by FY. Her usual blowing of nose.

Actual Day of No-Kia

There were students who came as early as 8 o’clock. Started our SARS screening corner. Junhao, our chief medic, Siew Lim and another lady(Din get to noe her name) … were busy checking the students and labourers since 8plus till 9:40.

When every team finished their screen, Sufen and I was busy getting the team registered and distribution of the survival kit.

The people who came from neighbourhood schools to army guys. One particular group had a guy with tattoos all over his body. Wow, din know that our event can attract these people. Praise God for that.

I guess there were people who were disturbed by the sight of it. Well, the good news is for all people tattoos or not tattoos they still need Christ.

9:25. Kenneth started the briefing. Around 10mins later, the event began.

Could feel the excitement from the various team. They were running from stations to stations trying to earn points from the Station Master by eating poos, drinking their own saliva after spitting their out, letting meal worms crawling over their hands… etc.

Kenneth, Sufen and I had a short time of prayer before I moved off to different station master some Newater.

12:15. Every team moved back to the end point which was the musical fountain. They exchanged their Log card for a few gospel help-sheets. The leader of the group would then shared the gospel. Almost everyone was trying to do their best to share the gospel. What a lovely sight! Praise God for these people.

I was thankful that the teens were able to be bold to share with the friends they brought. People like Serene Seetoh, Kingsan, Roger, Liwei… and so many more. I sure God had blessed their hearts.

The event ended with the prize giving.

After which the workforce, rallied for a debrief and prayer. Praise the Lord.

I was tired, no more energy left. I wanted to sleep. Mentally dead but Spiritual alive.

Parents’ Appreciation Nite

Tonight was the church evangelistic outreach for parents. My dad promised he would come for the event.

So, I stayed home to wait for him to come back.

7pm. Dad wasn’t back from work. I took my guitar and started worshipping the Lord. I turned my worship song book and flipped. The song, “The battle belongs to the Lord” caught my eyes. I began singing… the more I sung, the more I believed that the battle belongs the Lord.

7:15pm. Dad arrived home. He told me that he had to rush back so that we could go to church. Wow, I din expect him to do that. I was totally amazed.

Another pleasant surprise came when he suggested we took a cab down. Knowing my dad, he wouldn’t take a cab to anywhere unless it’s really urgent It wasn’t his habit.

Prepare a quick snack for him to munch. Took out his clothes and shoes while he was showering. I was excited.

Thanked the Lord, we were able to hail a cab the moment we were downstairs. I was smsing furiously to many people. Telling them, I was rushing down to church with my dad. Din care what they were thinking. The excitement could not be contained.

Arrived in church at 8pm. Just nice. Pastor Gilbert to end with the last song. An elderly bro in Christ shared about his testimony on how God used his daughter to make him come back to the Lord. Praise God for this man.

Pastor Gilbert urged the Christian children to come to the stage to sing a very old hokkien song to our parents in appreciating them. I tried hard to sing in hokkien. Not easy to look at chinese words and translate into hokkien when your mind is never trained to do that. Nevertheless, I sung. I kept looking towards my dad’s direction when singing the song. Tears started to well up in my eyes.

After the song, Pastor encouraged us to tell our parents that we loved them through the microphone. Some of us took turns to tell our parents. I was so fearful. However, I refused to not show my affection for my dad. I took the mike. With mixed hokkien and mandarin.

“Pa, Jesus loves YOU!” “I loved you, too.”

Wow, it’s was sooooooooooo embarrassing.

Pastor asked our parents to stand up and he would pray for God’s blessing to them. Tears started to well up again. They began to stream out from my eyes. Errk… my nose water was dripping down. Gosh.

We returned to our seats. I gave my dad a wrapped around the shoulder… male kind of bonding. My nose was still leaking. Dad asked whether I was cold. My reply was not due to that rather it’s after the singing.

Pastor Oh Beng Khee shared a tremendously mind challenging message. God had used his message to touch me and my dad. I could type out the message coz it would take me another 2hrs to give a full detail of it.

In short, he shared what is filial. What is our Christian response of honouring our parents. The whole message touched many parents and children tonight. Pastor Oh made an altar call. Dad signalled that he wanted to go down. I looked at him dumbfound. I asked him whether he wanted to go down. He replied, “Yes!”

I was stunned.

Accompanied my dad in front of the sanctuary. Pastor Oh explained the significant of praying to receive Christ. Then he led in the sinner’s prayer. Standing beside dad, I saw him reciting the prayer… I couldn’t believe my eyes. Praise the Lord.

A brother from Chinese congregation came over to talk to my dad. Praise God for using this man. Filled up a little response slip for my dad. Moved back to our own seats to get our stuffs before heading down to the foyer for some refreshment.

I wanted to double confirm whether my dad understood what he had done when he prayed the sinners’ prayer. He told me he believed in everything(as in every other religion). Though a little anti-climax, I was still thankful that he had made the step to pray that prayer. I think it’s still his ego that prevent him to say that he wanted to rely on God. Nevermind, slowly. God is not someone who rushes man. Amen.

Told myself that I will accompany him whether he is free to go to church on sat for the Hokkien service.

The brother took my dad to one of the seats and chatted. His wife came along to share wif my dad. We had our refreshment. Then another sister from Chinese congregation brought her mum over to chat. Dad and I bidden goodbye to the couple. Wanted to bring dad to eat his proper dinner.

Had quite a sumptuous meal.

Daddy suggested taking a cab back. Again? Anyway, this time round he was paying for the cab fare. I had already paid for the coming trip and the dinner… my wallet left a few bucks.

Left Greenridge.

It’s a new beginning for my dad and me.

Please pray that:

1) He will start to grow in the Lord in HIS timing.

2) He will understand the meaning of becoming a Christian.

3) He will be free to come to church.

My batteries are running low now. Tired but thankful. Amen.

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