Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Geylang June gospel camp

The Teen-Youth camp, themed "Always be Ready" has been ongoing now for almost two days now. Hopefully all the brothers and sisters participating the camp have been healthy, and learning how to be a disciple-maker. Hehe...

I thank the Lord that the gospel camp has gone well. It is a pity that the non-believers couldn't join us full-time during the camp, thus hopefully we could produce the recordings of the theme talk and the verses that the speaker (Bro. Tan Seng Chee) have mentioned, so that the non-believers can benefit from them, although it is better to show them the verses from the bible. Hehe... only the Holy Spirit can move their heart to see who the true savior is.

Previously I have "expected" a lot from the non-believers when I try to share the gospel. I thought that they would be a "good" listener, have a heart that trying to find a way to save themselves, a mind that trying to find the truth. Thus, when I first shared the gospel (well, trying to share), I got the unexpected "return" from them - cold face, uninterest speech and unprepared questions. I always have this thought, "hey, I am trying to share the gospel with you, its the only way you can save yourselves. Don't regret if you stop me from telling ya! It's your soul your problem. Sorry that I am trying to be a 'nice guy' here."

I joined Bro. Soon Yong's bible study class three times before and he once shared with us what sinners are. Apart from suppressing the truth, they are not truth-seeker. Thus my expectations of the sinners being a "good" listener, a heart and mind that is looking for the truth are very wrong indeed. Also, during a sharing with brothers and sisters (after tracting session), one of the teachers mentioned that we shouldn't be sorry to share the gospels with others. Previously, I also dare not share the gospel because I scared that the person I am sharing with will think that I am looking down on their belief. Later I realised that the gospel is actually to point out their unbelief, and I should not be afraid of sharing the gospel. Just like if I have been sent to an area where an earthquake has struck to rescue the victims. I can't be thinking "If I rescue the victims, the victims will think that I am looking down on them that they can't save themselves." Don't forget that we, adopted children of our Lord, are His ambassadors in the world to spread His gospel.

The speaker shared the theme message "Jesus is alive" with us from Revelation 1:1-20. His message also includes the Great White throne judgement and the New Heaven and Earth. I remembered the Great White throne judgement when I think about all my friends and relatives whom are yet to believe. The New Heaven and Earth reminds me of the great hope that we, do-ers of the Lord's word, have in the last days. We will all be gather up to the Lord and enjoy the wonderful new heaven and earth. Revelation 21:4 ~ He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

One of our sisters, Delina Swee, has left to work in Stockholm, Sweden. She has went with her sister, Celina on Sunday night. Thanks the Lord that the sisters able to reach the destination safely. Continue to pray for their accomodation, meals, service to the Lord, etc there in Sweden, also pray that Sis. Celina has a safe trip back. Bro. Eddie and their children must have missed her a lot. Don't forget to pray for Bro. Eddie for all the household chores since Sis. Celina is away for a week.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Preparation for incoming gospel camp

Camp details:
June 10-13, NUS Prince George's Park Residence
Theme: Jesus is alive

For your information, the theme talk is open for all. The time is 7.30pm-9.30pm and the venue is NUS PGP Function Room 1. I thank the Lord for we have two campers who have yet known the Lord. Hopefully they have prepared their heart to listen to the truth. Hehe...

May all brethens be mentally, physically and spiritually be prepared for this camp, because it is a gospel camp. Haha... a battle against Satan.

The only two matters not yet settled are the food and the recorder. May God help us with this. Hopefully the person we aliasing for the food is able to respond quickly, and that I can get a MP3 recorder from the Queenstown centre. If not, then we will sought to use voice recorder in handphones. Haha... at least we got something to fall behind to. Haha... we all are servants of Christ. This camp belongs to the Lord, and may the Lord helps us in all the last minute's preparations. I need to prepare some short intro for each video we will be playing. Haha... hmm better have a bath before starting... days are so hot. Haha...

Monday, June 01, 2009

Mid year - June

Finally I blog today. Haha... it is a very very long time since I last posted - before I am baptized, before Tung Lieng attended his graduation from SP, before I moved house. After I have started packing my stuff, I guess I have not posted anything till now.

I will put up some photos of my bro's graduation picture over at TungLeh's lobby. Ooo... June 10-13 is near now, a few days left for our gospel camp to start. This will be my first time being a camp commander, kinda scary, but I know God has prepared lessons for me to learn. I thank my Lord that sisters Poh Choo, Delina, Enn Yew and Zhen Zhen have helped me on my first "trial" that really frightened me. I need to learn how to depend on my Lord more... I should have approach one of the sisters to attend to this matter because they are more suitable. Really, in the preparation for this camp, I think I have not put in my best, and I still can't overcome my "fear of men". Pray that my Lord continues to lead me... and I think being a camp commander is one way God is trying to help me to overcome "fear of men" - tackling the non-believers.

Let us all pray and work together for this incoming camp. Hehe... also pray for the Teen Youth camp that follows our camp. Hehe... I will list them under my "Coming Activities".