the unforced rhythm
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☆★ Wednesday, September 10, 2008

am glad to be back!!
home sweet singapore!
for those who do not know...
had been to HONG KONG for our #70
church leadership conference!! yeahhhh~~~!!!!

goodness, its my 4th LC [leadership conference]
and it has never failed to inspire me and renew my
passion in serving Him! truly enough, we always hear
bout the GREAT COMISSION in [Matt 28] but we have never
actually understood what it meant by "making disciples of all nations"

[Matt 28:18-20]
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

its really about stepping out of this little island of ours... into the world,
sharing our faith to the nations out there...

yupp.. until you have been to least 1 Leadership Conference or Mission Trip...
its hard to comprehend what the GREAT COMISSION is about.

from my trips to the different countries, such as Hong Kong and Thailand...
seeing many believers, from different cultures, languages, races, tribes, tongues...
coming together as one is really an amazing feature!!


though different in loads of aspect, but we share
one same and common goal & vision!!!
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that itself my friends, bonds us together strongly..
like we have known each other for years....
if blood is thicker than water....
then spirit is thicker than blood.

[i believe those who went for either
missions/LC can identify with what i'm saying!
right, Val? = )]

anyways, for this trip, i am glad to be the photographer!
so being a typical "kiasu" singaporean..
these are some of the photos i took!

yeah, as you can see..we're on the bus!
the HOPE HK peeps picked us up from HK airport!
the NORTH sisters who went with us...!!
[from clockwise left, An Qi, Ace, Val & Joyce]
with them are Su ki & Emily from HOPE HK!!
there! NORTH & NORTHEAST brothers!!
[from clockwise left, David Hoe, Marcus, Daryl, Rendy, Wei Keat, Gabriel, Xue Yong, Cyril]
with them, Phillip from HOPE HK!!
* as you can guessed it, the HOPE HK people are our
wonderful & sacrificial hosts throughout out trip @ HK!!

[they are really good tour guides, planned out places for us to go to, introduces cheap places to shop! waited for us, bear with us even though we take our sweet time looking around HK like typical "swa-khoo" singaporeans! willing to send us back to our hotels every night and i mean, every night...they wont go back home till we are safe & sound! they all stayed really far from the hotels, like an hour trip back home..
AMAZING, i tell you! we should really learn from them!!]

like what we see on those HK tv serials,
i saw these old buildings with my own eyes..
~...its so "HONG KONG"...~
most of the buildings are like that... = )

check this out!
"WANG WANG" feeding about 50 people?!
HAHAH...only bout S$3.

thats HK train for your info!
[their train map has lightings!! so cool!!]
there's ADMIRALTY station!!!
cheers, woodlands peeps!!
you're not the only ones who lives in "admiralty"!!

i just love the neon lightings and how the street
actually brings out the colours at night!
thats Phillip & DK...
check out the beautiful scenery behind them!
thats Pui Ki, Mei Mei and Winnie from HOPE HK!
yeah, they sent us off @ the bus station..
we're heading towards OCEAN PARK!
[its like an amusement park, 10000 times better than ESCAPE THEME PARK?]
YAY! thats us!
people from CENTRAL joined us too!
we're just outside OCEAN PARK!
after this photo was taken,
we literally RAN screaming & headed inside the PARK~!!!!
so so so SWA-KHOO! whahaa...

they have the MOST EXPENSIVE button @ the PARK too!
eyahhh...thats US before a ride!!
there's not only rides at OCEAN PARK...
but beautiful JELLYFISHES.....
PANDAs...!!! and they are REAL okie?! hhahaha..
even the HK visitors there are amazed by looking at just how a panda moves!

okay, thats all...dinner time!
we are all going back for some shopping & dinner...!!!
[thats Winnie beside DK & Mei Mei beside Hoe!!]
only skilled photographers can
capture photos like that!
OKAY! off to dinner & shopping!!
food's just simply beyond words at HK!
[too yummy to be true!]
....mmm...well, need me to say more?
[hope Hoe's not looking at this... this picture got famous within a night!]
gosh...CLASSIC shot!

finally..........................its the day we have been waiting for.........!!!!

our Val is praying~!!!
yesss! Hoe, Mei Mei, DK!
Joyce & Val with Peter Truong!
He's amazing! An evangelist! He even got a name card of his own!
He prayed for healing on one of the nights during LC for those who has hearing problems!
Praise Him! all of the 5 got healed, improvements & some complete recovery!
witnessed with my own eyes! whahahaha.. this aint no magic show!
"the kingdom of God advancing!"
Ta Ta & DK..she's a CL from HOPE HK!
La La & DK..another CL from HOPE HK!
oh she's the one who designed the banner @ the background for the LC~
Hong & DK! yeah..!!
he cried on the last day before we leave for Singapore!
he really couldn bear to leave us!!!
see what i meant?
we only met for less than a week and we are so bonded in spirit like we
have known each other for years!
Jacky Chiang & DK!
Thomas & DK! yeahhh....
* realise the trend in HK...loads of people wears
big black framed specs...like mine...

and the most anointed photo of all...
its with our HOPE PRESIDENT..
pastor PN! wahhaha...

its just like i have taken you on a trip to HK as well~?!
whahahahha...you have just "walked" down memory lane with me!

yes...we're in for a SERIOUS BUSINESS bout making disciples all over the nations!
book a country now!! least we can plant a church in our lifetime!!
do not be afraid of missions! church planting is the real deal of fulfilling [Matt 28:18-20]!
start by thinking globally, acting locally....!!

winning your school for Jesus is the first step
to see the GREAT COMISSION coming to pass!


[Matt 28:18-20]
(msg ver.)
"Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age."

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