Saturday, 30 April 2011

2011 E-Campaign Booklet Unveiled!

Evangelistic Campaign 2011
Campaign Booklet Revealed!

"True happiness and purpose in life are found in a personal relationship with God through the 
person Jesus Christ."
Mike Redick

Front Cover

Back Cover

Friday, 29 April 2011

SMCI, Philippines Chapters! Exciting News!

According to the latest edition of Operation World 2010, SMCI (Student Movement For Christ International), has become one of the largest, most extensive campus ministries in the Philippines! The LORD has truly been blessing the work!

SMCI is a ministry Gospel Light Christian Chruch (GLCC) in Singapore! It is led by Evangelist Mike Redick.  How exciting to think that SMCI is 10 years old and it has been the Spirit of God who has brought amazing fruit from the beginning with the first evangelistic campaign organized by Joy Penero for Pastor Mike to preach, even till now!

Last year's annual Evangelistic Campaign alone saw the Gospel preached to almost 110,000 people! More than 70,000 people made decisions for Christ on 6 islands!  God is amazing!

Today, there are 4316 students enrolled in weekly discipleship and Bible Study classes on 70 different campuses. The 56 full-time staff members, assisted by numerous volunteers and student team members, take the Gospel the campuses daily!

From campus ministries, 5 churches have been planted.  They are currently pastored by former SMCians or men saved through the evangelist ministry somehow! It is so amazing to see what the LORD will do with surrendered servants!

The Annual E-Campaign is approaching! Time to decide what part you will play.  Stay tuned for more news and a list of opportunities!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Stand and Deliver

Just 2 weeks ago PM and I watched a very encouraging message preached at a Pastor's Conference in 2008! It was preached to pastors and their wives by a 74 year old preacher "from his heart" as he said!  His topic dealt with INTEGRITY and HUMILITY and the power and authority of the WORD of GOD.

His text was 1 Timothy 4:11-16.  One of the many things that struck me was a story he told near the end, I will do my best to recount it here!
Not too long ago, this pastor, a marine and veteran of the Korean War, had been asked to preach at the National Cathedral! Present were the soon to be graduated Marine Corps Officer candidates from Quantico as well as all the Marine Corps finest leaders--all decked out!
He had been invited personally by the then Commandant of the Marine Corp, General Charlie Krulak.  When the preacher arrived, he was honored when he came face to face with the Commandant (a hero in his own right) whom he had never met.  Instead of the customary handshake, the Commandant threw his arms around him and prayed, "And now LORD I commit to you this man.  May he speak under the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen." The preacher was thrilled and knew the LORD had appointed this time! They went in and at the appropriate time, he stepped to the pulpit.  
The preacher spoke to those "soon to be leaders of men" about integrity.  He recited Psalm 78:70-72 :
"He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands."
He said, "Without integrity you live very near to the edge of disaster.  And the only source of integrity is the person of the LORD JESUS CHRIST." At which, the commandant called out a hearty "Amen." :) 
At this point in the message, the preacher went on to ask us, "You know why I was invited to this?"  He explained that it wasn't because he was a Marine, wasn't because he was an author or a well known preacher or any of that.  He said, "I was invited because he (the commandant) knew I would deliver the goods." 
The preacher explained:
"I had 25 minutes and I packed the Gospel in there carefully and appropriately and in such a relevant way that they got it and even had a chance in there for them to receive Christ as their Savior! I stood and delivered."
He went on to say that men and women of God must have the integrity to stand and deliver the truth--- every time.

At first I thought to myself, quite proudly, "I do that, every time!"  Then I was pierced by the Spirit and the memories of two instances when I was asked to "stand and deliver" came to mind.  Clearly, the LORD had not been pleased.  I saw how I had protected myself in the delivery and I was crushed under the weight of my failure.  I wept quietly thinking of what consequences might someday be revealed as a result of my lack of integrity on those two occasions.

I bowed before the LORD and asked for forgiveness and for help for all those who had been in attendance at those two occasions. I asked Him to give me more opportunities and the power of the Spirit to stand and deliver every time He would allow me to do so. But . . .  I wondered . . .

Thank you Lord for revealing this to me and for your forgiveness and generosity because today you gave me the opportunity and today you stood with me and we delivered! ;)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

A Message From Mike Redick: God's Answer To Man's Loneliness

"It is not God's desire for you and I as the people of God to be lonely."
Evan. Mike Redick
Pastor Mike Redick has done a series of life changing messages titled, "God's Answers..."  I am posting some of them on the team blogs for the encouragement of the teams throughout Southeast Asia serving our Saviour so sacrificially! I decided to post them here too and trust the LORD to use them! :)  One is scheduled on HE STILL ANSWERS for each of the next 4 Saturdays!  Lord bless! The link to the mp3 is below--may the LORD encourage you as you listen!

Listen now to: 
GOD's Answer To Man's Loneliness
Evan. Mike Redick

Pastor Mike Redick MP3 

From the Intro:

Wilfred Funk was the publisher of the well known Funk and Wagnal's Encyclopedia Set. He once made a list of the 10 most impressive words in the English Language.  Here is his amazing list:

Mother is the most respected word.
     Death is the most tragic word.
Faith brings the greatest comfort.
     Love is the most beautiful.
Revenge is the cruelest word.
     No is the coldest word.
Tranquility is the most peaceful word.
     Friendship is the warmest word.
Forgotten is the saddest word.
     Alone is the most bitter word in the English language.

One of the greatest plagues of the 20th century is loneliness.  Never before have so many people confessed to being lonely.  It is estimated that 40% of the people on earth who are of marriageable age are single!  Of those, the majority confess to experiencing loneliness.

I read an article recently that said, "single men are lonelier than single women..."  

Listen to the rest of the message by pressing >play in the link below.

Pastor Mike Redick MP3 

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

What Guys Think About Modesty -

A friend asked me to repost this! Here it is! ;)

This is amazing! I was really moved by the part about the church near the end. (I don't know what the deal is in the first few seconds at the beginning and end, but please, please give it a listen anyway.)

Yes, there is Part 1, but I didn't like it as well.