As we landed in Beijing, the below freezing point spring temperature greeted us with a snow-covered airport. That explained why we had to sleep on the KLIA benches overnight, waiting for our China Airline plane that did not arrive. Upon arrival at our church in China, the love of God filled our hearts and everything about the trip changed. Love, Action, Power!
Dawn prayer every weekday, Pastoral visits lined up for us to minister to some very “tough” cases everyday. There was a demand to cast out demons and heal the sick. Challenging! Thanks to all who prayed for us while we were there. Your prayer definitely helped!
Every night we had a service, preached our hearts out and then ministry time till late. Next morning, dawn prayer! Minister to more broken marriages, families and the depressed! Increasing breakthroughs in individuals! Hallelujah!
The team, Lim and Connie, Elder Philip Tan and Chooi Ping excelled themselves. Philip ministered with great passion and enthusiasm and virtually got a man who could not use his legs but had stayed in bed to rise up and walk. He started to walk and by the next day he had walked to sit by his window bay by himself. It was announced to us by his daughter that he was to go downstairs to walk the neighborhood the day after. Amazing!
One lady had an accident six years ago and had been into hospital for surgery six times. She still could not walk on that leg and she uses a pair of crutches. The leg was swollen. On a night meeting, she was prayed for. The following night the husband brought over ten visitors to the service to the anxiety of the local Pastor, seeing so many strangers in the midst. The man was just excited. The swelling in his wife’s leg subsided overnight. Visible! Awesome!
From the first night service, people were saved as they were touched by messages on God’s love. The theme of our ministry as led by the Holy Spirit was simplicity – discipleship in reading God’s word, prayer, consistent faith that is linked to God’s grace. Simple does not mean easy. Basic but not to be despised, as many might have come to Christ for up to four years (since the start of the church) but still do not know God’s Word for themselves and so backslid easily. Many are dependent on Pastoral care throughout the time. The Pastor had become overly taxed. Meanwhile the evil one attacked some members, causing them to fall while others became distorted in truths, calling Satan also as God.
Some said that since they are discouraged, they need not go to church but stayed home to play computer games. God is important but church is not. One claims to do his quiet time everyday. He was dogmatic about church being second to God until it was pointed out to him that the Head (Christ) is connected to His Body (Church). If you consider only the head and not the body where the heart is, then there is no life, you are dead. Light bulb lit! Simple faith returned; so is his attendance at church. So wonderful! What happens if no one bothers to visit him? He could be lost in the devil’s deception. A simple visit but it saved a soul.
The church in China needs a lot of teaching and it takes time and effort to feed them. It is a very young church. But much potential! Many in our churches know so much more than they. More among us that have the means and maturity in the Word must think of helping our newer churches in our Group. Have a vision!
The church could have many more but is very short-handed. So many came and went. Even then, they have about 150 people squeezed into an office space. No one wants to rent out to a church for fear of the authority. They wish to buy over the next office but it costs RMB450, 000 (RM225k). They ask for help.
Please pray for our New Life Church in China.
24 March 2010
每日都有晨 祷，并且排着要探访和事奉一些极‘困难’的个案。有很多释放和医治的需要，非常有挑战！谢 谢每一位为我们祷告的弟兄姐妹，你们的祷告肯定帮助了我们！
我们的团队， 文嘉弟兄和开秀姐妹，政宾长老和翠萍姐妹都有突出的表现。政宾长老带着极大的热忱和耐心去服事，使一位躺卧在床上双脚不能 动的男士站起来行走，第二天他已能自己走到窗旁。他女儿见证说她父亲隔天就能下楼走到户外！真奇妙啊！
有位女士六年 前遇上车祸，进医院动了六次手术，但还不能行走，同时双脚又浮肿，只能靠着一对拐杖代步。在一次晚上聚会中，我们为她祷告，第二天晚 上她丈夫带了十多个人来聚会，令本堂的牧师有些失措，因为突然多了许多陌生人。这位男士非常激动，因为他太太脚上的浮肿，在 一夜之间是可见地消失了，太令人惊讶！
从第一天晚上 的聚会开始，有人听了神爱的信息被触摸而得救信耶稣。我们事奉的主题是依靠圣灵的带领 – 很简单， 就是透过阅读神的话语，祷告和神恩典持续的信心去造就门徒。简单不代表容易。基本但却不容轻视。有许多人信主四年多（从创办教会开始）却自己不理 解神的话语，因此很容易倒退。还有许多人在每件事上都依赖牧师的关怀。以致牧师感到肩上的担子很重。同时，仇敌也攻击一些会友，使 他们跌倒及在真理上被迷惑，甚至称撒旦为神。
竟然有人说他 们感到气馁，就不需要去教会而留在家里玩电脑游戏。神很重要但教会并不重要。有位则说他每天都有灵修，却固执的认为教会是次要的。直 至他被指明头（基督）是必须与身体（教会）连接一起。如果你只看重头但忽略心的所在- 身体， 那就没有生命，就是死的。他如电光一闪，简单的信念又回来了，他也回到教会。
中国的教会需 要很多的教导，更需要花时间和精力去喂养他们。因它是个很年轻的教会，却有很大的潜能！我们教会里有许多人比他们懂得更多。当 中有很多在神的话语上拥有足够的能力和成熟度，应该积极的去帮助教会中较新的堂会。要有异像！
其实这间教会 还可容纳更多的人但因缺乏人手，许多人进来又离开。即使是这样，他们大概也有150位会友，挤在一个狭窄的办公室里聚会。因为 害怕当权者故没有人愿意把地方租给教会。他们想把隔壁的办公室买下但需要人民币450,000（马币225,000）。他们希望得到援助。
24 March 2010