Month: December 2014
We are really rejoicing in Ipoh to see these two women added to our church family. Belle and Sue Yi have deep convictions about following God. Both of them have put their hearts into studying God’s word over the past few months. It is such a joy to see them making their commitment to Christ in their baptism.
To view the photos, click on photo link: Belle and Sue Yi’s Baptisms Photo Album
More photos from the OKU and Hannah Home Christmas Cheers and Gifts Distribution. Click on photo link below to go to the photo album:
Malaysia Youth Retreat Dec 2014 at Tanjung Malim. To view photos, please click on the photo below:
Malaysia Youth Retreat: Baptism! Nothing feels more special than watching one of the teens make Jesus the Lord of his life.
Andrew Ling (16 years old) from Ipoh, on 6 December 2014, did just that. He has been studying the bible for about eight months. I appreciate Andrew. He is someone who has deep conviction about what he believes in. He knew when he first started studying the bible, that he was not yet willing to follow Christ as the Lord of his life. He was very open about his lack of belief. Yet, he was not deterred by it but was still very eager to investigate and to find out how to get the type of faith that he needed.
In August this year, he came down to Singapore to attend the International Leadership Conference. This conference was attended by participants from all over the world. Through the fellowship, the lessons, and the lives of the disciples, Andrew was inspired that he can get the faith that he needs to be a disciple. After that, Andrew became even more eager to learn and within a few months, he made Jesus the Lord of his life.
It was so special to watch him baptize in the river at Tanjung Malim during the Malaysia Youth Retreat this past weekend.
As I was in Bangkok, last weekend, I was amazed by the sight of hundreds of electrical wires looping around poles, hanging in plain sight, and chaotically supplying power to the city.
Bangkok is a city that never sleeps. Millions of homes, televisions, computers, traffic lights, street lamps, shopping centers, giant malls, office towers, government buildings, and retail shops are powered by tons of heavy electrical wires hanging on sturdy concrete poles. Without this myriad of wires, the city would be in total darkness. Chaos would run wild. People are so dependent on electrical power.
These electrical wires reminded me of Jesus, the vine, the eternal source that supplies life, energy, strength, and convictions to us. Our lives are so dependent on Him. Through His Spirit, invisible to our human eyes just as electricity is, He supplies the needed life resources to us. These life essential resources zap back and forth through the Spirit’s wire to us. Without Him, the vine, the power running through these wires into our lives, we too will be in total darkness. Chaos would run through our lives.