Showing posts from July, 2011

Singapore Team 5 Arrives In Cebu!

Singapore Team 5 arrived this weekend and is very welcome!
Their team verse is . . .
John 4:34 "Jesus saith unto them,  My meat is to do the will of him that sent me,  and to finish his work."
Today Pastor Ian preached a mass evangelism with 1500 unsaved students on the parade grounds! They believe about 85% of the students made decisions! What a great beginning!

Jeremy also preached at a mass evangelism with about 500 students in attendance today! Many made decisions!

Singapore T2 asks us to pray for:

Unity in spirit among the team membersPower in preachingThat the Spirit will draw the lost to salvationThe health and physical strength of the team

This Is What Praying Does!

Friday, 29 July 2011
Day 26 of 40

from Rosie (Brazil) and Elzon (SMCI)...

"We were waiting for the next classroom when a teacher approached and began talking to my team mates. After a couple minutes I was walking into this teacher’s classroom to give the Gospel. I waited in the back as they honored Mary at the beginning of their class. I was then invited to the front with this introduction; “this is Rosie from Brazil and she is here to answer your questions…”

"I got right into the message of the Gospel and at the end of class the invitation to receive Christ’s payment for our sins and hell was made. Decision slips were then passed out and one was also handed to the teacher. I watched as the teacher walked to the front of the room to get a pen out of his desk to fill out the slip. As he was writing I could hear him saying out loud “I accept Jesus as my Savior”. The sound of his voice and HIS WORDS put a big smile on my face! As I retrieved the slips from them I saw on the ba…

Part 3 of 3: From the Heart of Sarah Lim Shu Hui

Part 3

Despite their own fatigue, the SMCI workers are always so busy with arranging the schedule for each day of the e-camp. (THANK GOD SO MUCH FOR EVERY ONE OF THEM! Just think of it, we just preach to a big class, but THEY are the ones who follow up with each individual!) And yet they still take the extra effort in love to make things comfortable for us.
Truth is...

At home I sleep with a fan... during e-camp I slept every night with AIRCON. At home I sometimes eat less cos I don't like the food... during e-camp I had so much good food that I gained 4kg in just 1.5 wks!  At home people find my jokes so lame that nobody laughs at them... during e-camp the workers all joke so much that nobody notices how lame my jokes are (: 
It's no wonder that I miss the E-camp so much! Being able to serve Him in the Philipines was overwhelming and amazing. Just 24 hours a day of nothing else but focus on serving Him and enjoying fellowship with Christians who put God above all else, it’s practic…

Part 2 of 3: From the Heart of Sarah Lim Shu Hui

Part 2 of 3

The LORD honored when the team took steps of faith in prayer during flat tyres (bringing timely tricycles to the rescue on an empty road), during typhoons, and during earthquakes, and during objections from school authorities (by opening tightly closed doors so wonderfully)

He honored when newcomers (like me) took steps of faith in giving the gospel for the first time in their lives, with so many hearts opened and accepting toward His gift. Thank God for empowering the messages that resulted in a commitment to life-change. 
There are people who will read and hear incredible things about the E-Camp and wonder, "Wow that's great. But things like that only happen in mission trips or to full-time workers. These things never happen in real life, right here in Singapore." OR "That sounds really interesting, but I'm too busy right now. My boss will never let me take leave. I'll just wait and see." OR "thank God for using those people! But it seem…

Part 1 of 3: From the Heart of Sarah Lim Shu Hui

James 4:10 "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."
All the stories I've heard about the e-campaign were those of timely answered prayers, amazingly changed hearts and lives, and pure hard work serving God. In my mind, the e-camp seemed like a perilous journey, incredibly intense with each day spent only in evangelising and prayer. 
Before I left for the Philippines, I was scared to death about the idea of having to share the gospel to a whole classroom of people. In Singapore, it's difficult to share to one, now a whole classroom?It's a fact that I'm not great with speaking. Even prayer in small  groups is not easy for me. In such circumstances, I thought I had to go with people I was familiar with. Y'know, for moral support and all, just to have someone to talk with through the problems that may arise. So I was all ready to go in wk 5 & 6 with a team which had the most youth. But God had other plans for me. I got news that…

Over 150,000 People Have Heard!

"Happy the people whose God is the LORD!"

As of today, the LORD has given us
150, 292 
souls to hear the Gospel!

83, 218 People Have Made Decisions During  2,763 Preaching Opportunities! And it's only Day 25 of 40!
Thanks LORD!

Update: e-Campaign 2011, Day 24, Wed July 27th

Wed, 27 July
Week 4, Day 24

What a wonderful day today! Many great victories--but the team is very tired!!
Very few people realize just how utterly exhausting being on this kind of a campaign can be!  Up early, travel and preach, talk to students in the blazing sun, travel (ptl for mostly aircon-ed vehicles this year), preach, talk to students, wait, pray, wait, pray, travel, preach... :) It's wonderful, but exhausting!

We expect the spiritual attack and refining, even if we are a bit surprised at the fierceness of our enemy--and that his main tool may be one of our teammates!  We expect the emotional distress caused by a dealing with several cultures, being away from home and the familiar, a new environment and food as well as being totally without rights--instructed where and what to eat, where and when to sleep, when and what to speak, etc! However, one of the really surprising things is the physical exhaustion which is experienced almost immediately by the labourers-it…

Update: e-Campaign 2011, Day 23, July 26

Today, 26 July 2011 Opportunities to Preach the Gospel: 67 People Who Heard the Gospel: 3073 People Who Made Decisions: 1186
After 23 Days: Total Opportunities To Preach the Gospel:           2,601 Total Number of People Who Have Heard:    142,851 Total Number of People Who Made Decisions: 79,679

Next Posts: Testimony from Pastor Kevin AZ T1:Father +Daughter, Farewell For Now AZ Re:vive Team, Tuesday Night Gospel Night Success!, Prayer Warriors.... and many more!

A Nice Place To Be (Josh De la Rosa)

Thoughts from
the heart . . .

Joshua De la Rosa 
(AZ Re:vive Team)

"Today God set me on fire. Not only was I able to give the gospel many times, but I could see the words piercing the hearts of those needing to hear it. At one of the high schools the students were all out for lunch. Makayla, Sarah and I were able to attract a few of them by playing a game. It wasn't long before we were surrounded by 11-14 year old boys and girls. I remember being terrified of every one of them. I prayed. and as the words came out of my mouth, I found even myself listening to them. I saw God working in their hearts as their expressions twisted in fits of convictions and gaped in awe and wonder. It was beautiful.

It took me a while to realize that preaching Christ had to be real. It had to be flexible. Our task was so much more than reciting words and illustrations or persuading students with analogies and comparisons. It was about giving them exactly what they needed to hear and when they needed to…

Photos: e-Campaign 2011, Day 22, 25 July


Just 5 Minutes? Are You Serious?

If you have been following the e-campaign, you know that last week the teams faced opposition on some of the campuses. NORSU (university) which has been one of SMCI's most fruitful fields over the past 10 years suddenly after the first two hours of the first day shut down the e-campaign and sent the team away.

On the second day, when the team arrived with letters of permission in hand, they waited again for the go-ahead from the Vice President.  They waited and prayed, waited and prayed.

Finally, SMCI leaders Pastor Mitch and Fily Joy and the rest of the SMCI team arrived with the good news, 

"They'll give us 5 minutes!" "The window is only for this morning  and it's only 5 minutes in each classroom,  you have to be careful and get it right, or they'll stop us."
Here's the plan:  We'll go in twos. One will preach. One will time and pray. We have to ask God for power on the 5 minutes. You have to give the Gospel, the invitation, then welcome them to…