December 13, 2008

India....here I come...

After so long, finally......less than 8 hrs....I will be heading to Chennai, India. It's gonna be my first time to this great Nation of South Asia. I'm excited. I heard so much about the good and the bad of this Nation. I suppose, I do need to verify it for myself haha......

Do pray for me and my team though. I think, because of what's happening in Mumbai recently. The world is watching India so close right now....Pray for peace for this Nation. Safety of the team. Well...I'm not so worried about this as I know that, there is no better place that is safe than to be in the centre of God's will. I know I am. So.....shine on!

I hope to have an opportunity to share more with you guys along the way as we journey into this outreach. Expect more photos!! haha...My camera fully loaded with 2 4GB cards. I hope that's more than enough. If not, I got spare Hard drive. hee.....

Thanks for all your prayer!!!
=p

November 21, 2008

Latest Christmas carol for 2008

Latest Christmas carol for 2008, haha !!!

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.

It's hitting you once,
It's hitting you twice
It doesn't care if you've been careful and wise
Recession is coming to town

It's worthless if you've got shares
It's worthless if you've got bonds
It's safe when you've got cash in hand
So keep cash for goodness sake, HEY

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town!

Finance products are confusing
Finance products are so vague
The banks make you bear the cost of risk
So keep out for goodness sake, OH

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.

November 09, 2008

Less than a month and I'm hitting the road again!

Wow....6 weeks of DTS has passed, I've witnessed lots of amazing thing God has done in our midst. It is always amazed me to see life being transformed so obvious that only God could do...All praise and glory to His name. Now, it's less than a month before we heading out for Outreach. We will be heading to Bangkok, Thailand 1st of all for our last week of Lecture on "Missions" after that, I will be traveling to India. I'll be working with YWAM there for 3 weeks with the team then head back to Thailand and spend another 3 weeks in the southern part of Thailand. More details to come haha....

I would be really appreciate all your prayer and support for me for this trip. It may sound funny to you. But this will be my first time working with YWAM Thailand. (yeah...) So I do hope to connect with people there as well in whatever way as the Lord leads. Also it would be my 1st visit to India. I heard so much story about India. Now I'm about to make my own story.

I have to admit that, this is my 1st school leading....I have learnt a lot....about myself, about God and about His people. But I guess...the greatest thing that God has kept reminding me throughout this school is this....."Remember the Eden" whatever I do, always go back to intimacy with God. Without Him, all that I do is just in vain. We all 1st call to intimacy with Him...truly..."God works in a man, before He gives man His work." it's really true. Ministry is the expression of our Love for Him. It doesnt make God love us more or less....For nothing can change His love for us.... God is love...if He doesn't love...He cannot be God. For God is LOVE. Amen!

Romans 8 clearly show us....that truly NOTHING....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING call separate us from His love. Thank you Jesus!!! I'm so in love with Jesus everyday as I meditate on these words...may you be blessed with His love that never run dry for you each day.....Walk with HIM.

October 27, 2008

October 08, 2008

Quote of The Day =)

Something we discussed in our training today. I would like to share with all of you.
"My character journey leads me to my destiny"

September 10, 2008

Here you go...reflection on Japan trip.....(very late one though)

I know, it has been more than a month since I came back from Japan. The reason it took me so long to write about this trip is perhaps, my laziness, my busyness try to do different things at the same time as well as processing the things I have seen from Japan. I'm trying to get an understanding....

I will have to say that this trip to Japan was totally change my whole understanding of the Japanese. At least from the way I thought about them before. Things that we prayed about....that the Japanese has so many layers to dig into until we see who the real Japanese really is....they are simply complicated people (mysterious may be..)

I felt as I walk on the street of Tokyo as well as Osaka, in the midst of all flashy, fancy lifestyle and surrounding. I see the lostness of the people. How lonely they are....seeking the pleasure for today and not thinking hard about what tomorrow might bring. How women are being treated here is just so amazingly indescribable....all kinds of abuse. I just felt so bad for this women.

Drunkenness was also very common here in Japan. I mean, my 1st morning in Tokyo, I was awaken at 4am. As the sun is already up so i couldn't return to my sleep. So I went running. As I run pass one of those small lane....I saw this guy was lying on the street. I was shocked for a moment as I thought he might accidentally knocked by something and fall off his bicycle. So I decided to check him out. As I walk closer, I hear the snoring noise....well well....he is just so drunk that he decided to hit the ground here and make it his bed for this morning. Not just one....plenty of them on the street. Very shocking...

The Japanese are no doubt, one of the most creative people around...the way they do their hair, their dress, their gadget even their houses are total beauty. It drives me crazy to see so many cool looking things around....one of those thing is the toy store. To see those cartoon character figure that I grew up with....wow....pretty nostalgic...

Food....oh my goodness....I thought I love Japanese food. Now I'm totally madly in love with Japanese food. I realised, all those Japanese food I ever had outside of Japan is no where near the perfect quality and the authenticity of the true Japanese food in Japan. To name a few....hmmm Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza) of Osaka is a must!!! hmmm...yummy yummy =p and of course Sushi bar and fresh salmon.....you would not want to missed it.

The church of Japan are hungry too. They are looking out for resources and help from outside to help the local church to stay relevent to the ever changing society. Because the nation move so quickly that somehow the church is always play catching up.. I'm surprised that most of the people in church are 40 years and above...where are the young people and young working adult? I came across a few churches that have pretty happening youth ministry as well....but somehow it has pretty much become westernized church. I don't know but I just wondering if the Japanese church could somehow stay relevent to the society but yet stil have a very strong Japanese expression. I would really love to see that.

The land of rising sun is definitely riped for harvest....unfortunately, the workers are really few, and many has been here for so long but yet don't see the fruit....just yet...many discouraged and walk away...it sad but hey....this is a real hard ground I have to say....but if we pray and continue to persevere on...I believe....the greater thing is yet to come indeed to this great nation...

Come to think about it....Japanese is probably one of the largest Unreached People Group as well...so they need to know Jesus. The challenge is great....but our God is far much greater....and He can make all things possible. Will the church take up this challenge? I really hope to see more missionary being placed in Japan and be so radical in connecting and reaching out to the Japanese with the great love of the Father God. So that one day, Japan will be the land of the risen Son.....

The song keep ringing in my ears...."The greater thing has yet to come, the greater thing is still to be done in this city.......the greater thing has yet to come, the greater thing is still to be done here......in Japan."

I will pray for Japan like never before....that's definitely one thing I can do from here.
To Japan with love..

August 26, 2008

Amazed....again this time in Japan....

Here is the recording of "Amazed" as I led worship at Shinkoiwa Baptist Church in Japan. I really thank God for this song...it has been ministered to many people who have heard the song and of course myself everytime I sang it. I can't help but stand amazed before God of what he has done, what He is doing and what He will be doing in my life.....thank you Jesus!!! May you be blessed by this song!!

ps. Performed by me and Reg...thx!!!


August 13, 2008

Laminin

Have you heard of Laminin? This is going to blow your mind away. The secret that hold your body together....God you are so amazing.... =) I love this stuff!

July 23, 2008

Japan...soon

I will be leaving for Japan in 7 hours time....I'm so excited. It just so amazing how God provides....with period of 2 days....S$2500 flooded in like I could never imagined it. Go is absolutely blew my mind away once again. He is good. His work is perfect, never too early nor too late...He is always right on time. I really look forward for the great time we will have in Japan. Do continue to pray for us.

Thanks!!

June 24, 2008

Diary on Japan














I have been praying for Japan together with my team....reading lots of info about Japan, even re-visit those thing related to Japan that I was kinda grow up with like comics...(Doraemon!! I'm watching Doraemon off Youtube man!!) It does brings back some good memory though haha... Well, I do have couple thoughts to write here as I'm preparing to go to Japan next month...

I am always wondering how the Japanese picked themselves up so fast after WWII. Come to think about it....within good 30-40 years, It has becomes one of the world leader in economy as well as technology. (If you wonder what I'm talking about....could you take a look at perhaps your car or any electronic stuff you own....is it japanese brand?) I know that Japanese in general are really hard-working people. They're really devoted to what they're suppose to do. They're people of integrity. They make sure they did what people ask of them with the level of excellent. Great people to work with... Not to mention about their creativity....who doesn't know what is Manga or Anime? Only cavemen will surely do not know what's that?? They're just amazing people........but I'm wondering, why is it so few christian mong the Japanese? Why the gospel of Jesus has yet impacted many lives of Japanese? I wonder why....

1. Perhaps, in the heart of post WWII Japanese. There is so much guilt and shame. Consider what they have done during their occupation throughout most part of Asia. there is so much for them to overcome. There is so much for them to prove that, once again they can become a most successful nation in the world. Striving to prove for themselves....how great they're, and that lead them to the whole concept of "I don't need God." You would not be surprised if you ask a Japanese, what is his/her religion...they would say "I have no religion" or "I'm an athiest (people whom doesn't believe in God)"

2. Perhaps, because of unforgiveness of those "invaded by Japan" nations that still try to hold Japanese accountable of what their previous generation has done to them. Maybe that's part of the reason why the blessing of God get struck somehow. If the Japanese never experience the forgiveness in physical realm, how could they understand forgiveness in spiritual realm?

3. Pride of the nation. Because they have achieved so much. For them to humble themselves and say "we're sorry for what we have done" is kinda hard. Especially, many of today generation Japanese, they didn't identified with the sins of their forefathers. WWII??? yeah, it's our history but what does it got anything to do with me? They might asked.

My prayer for Japan is that the true repentance will truly rising up from Japan. That would lead them in a reconciliation initiative to those have been hurt by Japan during WWII. As Japan humble themselves, the forgiveness from the Nations will be released. And Japan will be set free indeed by the power of God. I pray that the message of love and forgiveness that our Lord Jesus speaks of would truly touched the heart of the Japanese. That revival will breakout in this great nation.

That "the land of the RISING SUN" will be called "the land of the RISEN SON" how about that?

I'm truly excited to go to Japan this time round. I do not know what God has for me personally this trip, but I do expect great thing from Him, that I know for sure.... =)

Sayonara....

June 21, 2008

Quote of the day =)

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do." - Unknown

May 29, 2008

Planet Earth - You are amazing God!!!

I just managed to watch this BBC Documentary "Planet Earth" It's really cool and awesome experience to see the world which we live in, in the perspective that I wouldn't imagined I could see it. What an amazing creator God we have.....I can only stand in awe of Him by watching this video. If possible get whole of it!!! It worth having it to show people how amazing our God is!!!

May 27, 2008

LifeStraw

This is quite an innovation. The water purifier straw that you could use it to drink from any water. This is really cool and very helpful especially in those disaster area. This is one of the way that technology could be use in mission. Really cool. http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw.htm


May 22, 2008

For the love of FOOTBALL!

The moment I have been waiting for the entire year!! We are the champion!! =p
ps. for all other club's fan, it's still not too late to convert to the best club on earth ok lol!

May 07, 2008

The Perfect Pastor

The Perfect Pastor

The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes.

He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone's feelings.

He works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor.

The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $30 a week to the church.

He is 29 years old and has 40 years experience.

Above all, he is handsome.

The perfect pastor has a burning desire to work with teenagers, and he spends most of his time with the senior citizens.

He smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his church.

He makes 15 home visits a day and is always in his office to be handy when needed.

The perfect pastor always has time for church council and all of its committees. He never misses the meeting of any church organization and is always busy evangelizing the unchurched.

The perfect pastor is always in the next church over!

If your pastor does not measure up, simply send this notice to six other churches that are tired of their pastor, too.

Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list.

If everyone cooperates, in one week you will receive 1,643 pastors.

One of them should be perfect.

Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its old pastor back in less than three months.

[ by Father McGinn -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]

May 05, 2008

It has been quite a year...

May.....almost half of the year.... i would say my 2008 has been quite a year up till now...Start of from January I had quite an amazing new year experience in Inner Mongolia, China....(had for the 1st time white x'mas and yeah....falling sick on the new year itself) then traveled back to S'pore and next day catch another flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. It still freezing up there....but it was a great trip for me. Then come back to S'pore once again, finished up the school and its time to leave....due to my visa application was rejected. So I did went home for the entire month of March. It's really hot.....the hottest summer I ever experienced back home. Then again, fly back to S'pore without having any visa and a return ticket! (They almost not letting me in!) Finally I did got back by grace of the Father. And next thing I know now....end of April, I got my employment visa!! which will allow me to stay for another year at least...isn't that awesome? I really thank God for his faithfulness thus far...

Well last week i have been quite sick....flu and stuff. I'm still recovering though. But I would say God is remain good no matter what....I had to lead worship in my church as well as one of our seminar. So totally burnt out my weekend with that....on top of that...I'm still sick. But guess what....??? I would say it has been the most amazing week so far this year. Sunday morning in church, as I led worship...I felt the holy presence of the Lord was really with us...I was totally overwhelmed by His holiness as if I'm gonna die! for i know I'm not worthy of Him at all....out of sudden, Isaiah experience in Isa. 6 kinda catching up with me. In my heart I'm glad though that He did show up.. For I have been praying for a revival of hearts in our congregation. I would say He started to do just that. I'm so excited for the days and weeks to come. Guys....God is doing something new among us whether you realize or not....

and to be side track a bit...God did an amazing "answer to prayer" for me as well.

Saturday morning, after i have led worship at the seminar....I gotta rushed off to collect my visa. After I have collected it....while I was waiting for the bus to go back....then I met him. A Japanese young man who happened to do a 10 days backpacking trip along the Malayan railways....and yeah...he end up here in S'pore for his last day of the trip and he found me! He started asking me how to get to places, so I talked to him, hopped on the bus together and simply get to know him. Next thing I know, I end up being his tour guide bring him to see merlion and etc....(that was his greatest purpose of this trip though! funny eh?) then i found out he is working in Tokyo. So I told him that there is a possiblity for me to visit Tokyo in July. So he was so excited that he might be able to bring me around Tokyo in return....so we took down our contacts.
What's so amazing about this encounter is this.....

I have been praying about joining my dear friend Brandon to visit Japan to do some media project. But being Thai....I have got so much to do like visa etc.....and of coz...finance to get there..so i wasn't sure if I supposed to go....nevertheless...I'm praying about it..

I would say since then Japan never invaded my life as much as this period of praying...in various way.....food, tv shows, movies, t-shirts....and even its people!

You see when I met this Jap guy....I know its from the Father. I have been praying that He would give me some non-believer Jap friend that I could be friend and hopefully be a man of peace for this trip, then I will go..so He did just that. My goodness....should I be happy?? Sure do.

So now that i got my visa for Singapore. I'm able to apply my Japanese visa from a Japanese embassy in Singapore. But I really would appreciate your prayer. As I would need quite a number of paper work to get this done. Your prayer and your support in this whole thing would be greatly appreciated. More details about this trip i will only be able to send you via email later so keep in touch!

Lastly, I do really appreciated all your prayer for my singapore visa. It has been a great struggle for me BUT GOD did come through...the prayers of the righteous has been answered. THANK YOU!

Love ya'll... =)

May 02, 2008

Quote of the day =)

"God is looking for someone who is willing to tie a rope around an ankle and say, 'If I perish, I perish; but I am going to see the King. I want to do everything I can to go behind that veil. I'm going to put on the blood, I'm going to repent, I'm going to do everything I can because I'm tired of knowing about Him. I want to know Him. I've got to see His face.' " - Tommy Tenney from the book "The God Chasers"

April 13, 2008

Quote of the day =)

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Winston Churchill

March 17, 2008

Learning to rest

Have been back home for 2 weeks...but it seems like years.... so slow life back here. I come to realize how fast things have been in Singapore. Just to come back here in Thailand, resting at home not have to worry about work so much...(though still have to) I just feel like got sooooo much time to spend...until have no idea how to spend it wisely. I have been meet up with friends and spend sometimes at home with my family. It has been good....but from times to times I felt pretty bored too. With the crazily hot wind of this Summer blow against my face, the sounds of Crickets making noise everywhere....it's pretty lonely haha... In my mind keep thinking of doing something or going somewhere....but too bad I'm kinda broke... so I have to stay put at home. Just like being grounded. lol. I guess it's a really good lesson for me. Learning to rest in Him. I have so much time to worship Him, spending time with the word. It's good. I've been longing for such a time as this for so long....now I have it, I better learn how to spend it wisely...even though it's not easy at all...but I'm learning. Rest in the Lord....Trust in Him....These are God's command to us...restless people. Have we rest on the promise of Him that say "I will never leave you nor forsake you"? I'm learning to put my trust in Him....it such a peaceful thought to look to Him and put all my concerns to Him...Let Him take care of it.

2 more weeks Singapore....I will be back =)

ps. Meanwhile, I have written a song for my best friend's wedding. So I will sing for them on the 29th March.... hehe.....it's gonna be fun!! =)

February 24, 2008

Quote of The Day =)

"Circumstances aren’t the barometer of God’s love and goodness—the cross is." -ODB

February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

For God so lo V ed the world,
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Believeth I n Him
11111Should N ot perish,
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But have E verlasting life." - John 3:16

February 06, 2008

Quote of the Day =)

"No worship is wholly pleasing to God until there is nothing in me displeasing to God." - A.W. Tozer (From "Whatever Happened To Worship")

January 28, 2008

1st doll I ever bought for myself....
































This is really interesting....the wolf in sheep skin..it's so biblical isn't it? I happened to saw this doll on the street of Hanoi....and I thought wow.....how cool.....I could use this as an illustration for sermon!!! lol....

Anyway, its a great reminder.....beware of the wolf!!! that will come and kill the sheep! For in reality, though the wolf may as cute as this doll, but it will surely be harmful.....far more than you could ever imagine!!!

=)

January 19, 2008

New Year on the move....

I have been on the road since Christmas till now.....So sorry that I have not write anything more at all on this blog haha.....moving to fast never have a chance to sit down I write something.....But I would say it has been a very good time for me learning to work together with the Father....see His heart for the great nations that lost in darkness....well 2 more weeks to go until coming back to Singapore again....so do pray for me!!!! Would be really appreciate that... =)

Justice and Mercy be on the cross...
(Belated) Happy New Year 2008.