Monday, 28 July 2008

Testimony

Dr. Chong Kim Cheong

Singapore TEAM/
GLCC Netcasters Director


I am privileged to share what the LORD has been doing on the campuses of the Philippines recently-we were assigned to Negros!

As you read this testimony.... may I ask you to consider these questions: Will you pray that the Lord would send labourers into the harvest fields—where you are right now? Will you become a labourer? Or will you remain on the sidelines-observer or critic? Will you allow God's Spirit to stir you deeply with a burden for those who are like sheep without a shepherd?

The evangelistic team led by Pastor Mike comprised of Student Movement for Christ (SMC-Philippines) workers & students, 2 US groups from Highlands Baptist Church in Colorado and Baptist College of Ministry in Wisconsin and a Singapore team from GLCC. The members of the GLCC team are Kim Cheong, Hwee Min, Malcolm, Jessie, Eugene, Daphne, Maja, Ee Kwang, Norman, Jeffrey Woon, Ivan and Ray. Benjamin Quek (son of Pastor Sam) is interning with Pastor Mike and he was also with us.

Thank God for preserving the good working relationships SMC had with college presidents and high school principals over the past years as they granted us permission of 15-30 mins per classroom for room-to-room evangelism in Negros. In addition, mass evangelism meetings of one hundred to as many as 2000 students took place on some of the campuses.

As the campaign began, we met with fierce opposition from the enemy. On day one enroute to Guihulngan, we had to turn back as classes were called off that morning to commemorate Charter Day. We spent the day interceding and God gave us a breakthrough in prayer. We managed to return the next day at half strength as the rest went to another campus in Bayawan to share the Gospel.

Over the next few days, God gave us liberty in preaching the Gospel. In Leyte during one of the Gospel film meetings at night, there were so many technical interruptions that many students left halfway through the meeting. Still, we thank God for the unceasing prayers of the brethren all over the world! The spiritual battle was real and strong but prevailing prayer made a huge difference for us serving at the frontline.

There were so many students in need of the Gospel. Most have head knowledge about Jesus Christ but do not have a personal relationship with the Savior – they do not know how to receive God's simple gift of salvation as their own. They were so near yet so far from the Kingdom of God. Thank God for using each one of us to be His mouthpiece.

The Spirit of God indeed worked in the hearts of both students and teachers. Some wept as penalty of sin was preached and others came up to us confessing their sins wanting to make right with God. We also saw teachers raising their hands wanting to trust in Jesus alone for salvation. At the end of the first week of evangelistic campaign, approximately 12,000 students heard the Gospel and more than half made decisions to trust Jesus as their Savior. To God be the glory!

The harvest truly is plenteous but the labourers are few. The observers are many. The critics are many. But the labourers are few. God is looking for workers. He said, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him" (2 Chr 16:9)

So, what will you do? Will you pray that the Lord would send labourers into the harvest fields—where you are right now? Will you become a labourer? Or will you remain on the sidelines-observer or critic? Will you ask the Holy Spirit to stir your heart to answer the desire and command of Jesus? Will you allow God's Spirit to stir you deeply with a burden for those who are like sheep without a shepherd?

Kim Cheong

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