Monday, December 31, 2007

Dying to Live... What Next?

This year's youth camp marked a new season of discovery, growth, and exploits for Grace Assembly.

We have just begun to contemplate the possibility and potential of integration. We have tasted but have not yet feasted.

As we stand on the threshold of the next frontier, we must cry unto the Lord of the harvest to infuse within us a sense of desperation and endow us with power to break free of every shackle that holds us back from taking dominion over all of God’s given resource.

Many are called, but few are chosen. Those chosen are those who chose right.

Like Gideon’s mighty 300, who were the best of Israel’s force then, we too will be sifted.

God demands the best. But our best is never enough. That is the paradox of our faith.

Who will be like the 22,000 who chose to return to the safety and security of their comfort zones? God seeks those who are strong and courageous – willing to die.

And when the 10,000 strong and courageous warriors went down to the water’s edge to drink, all but 300 went on all fours like dogs and plunged their heads into the cool to lap their fill. Only the 300 dropped to their knees and scooped water with one cupped hand to drink as they held their spear with the other, all the while watching the terrain and ready for battle. God seeks the watchful and prepared – those ready to live.

Gideon sent the rest back, and only kept the 300 who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.

Are you among the 300 strong and courageous warriors who are watchful and prepared to fight? For God has chosen you and will hand over to you the resources and victories others have yielded.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blog of Faith

Watch this space!

Before the year ends, I'll be posting my thoughts all the warriors whose path i have crossed in my past two years and nine months in Grace Assembly.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Day After


The day after GY Camp 2008.

All campers snoozing to catch up on lost sleep.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Today's the Day

Today's the day everyone didn't sleep a wink all night until the alarm buzzed at 6am and they jumped out of bed heart pounding and mouth dry.

Today's when seven bus loads of cranky young people smiling through their adrenaline-pumped sleepy heads (what an oxymoron) nagged their parents to "faster la" take them to church moments earlier, chowing their breakfast down in seconds.

Today's when parents shake their heads wondering what's the big deal with their children telling them to get lost and not loaf around as they disappear into their crowd of friends and strangers.

Not enough sleep. Cranky. Indigestion. Stress level up. All a mix of elements sure to fire up any recipe for disaster.

But this is no normal disaster. This is the D.ay I.n S.ome A.ll S.o T.hrilling E.xclusive R.endezvous that these young people will experience that will change their lives forever.

As Pastor Henry muttered from the pulpil a couple of weeks back, "Either they will come back changed, or I will come back changed!"

YES. GY Camp 2007. Change is not an option.

In a short while the seven buses will reached the Flat Lands in Cameron Highlands and these young people will spill out onto the cool soil.

Today is December 8.

Dr Steve Ogan did say something about 2008, didn't he?

This is it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Three Days more to D.I.E


The camp is just three days away.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm looking forward to seeing the 20 odd youth groups swing into action and enjoy months of hard work falling into place... or out of place.

Hwai Tah and his team of generals have manoevred up till the last moment for this blast of a camp. And they have not worked alone, but with the many able and dedicated leaders who have toiled behind the scenes and up front. Who are they all? You'll get to know this fabulous people on day one of the camp and throughout the camp, you'll get to watch them in action.

Real life people full of promises, warts, and farts.

You'll gonna like them, hate them, feel for them, emo with them. And you'll notice that, like them, you're also real people in real time.

Whichever, we're going to see a lot of struggling not to die taking place. And this is all happening in real time! That's right... real time!

Eleven months of the year have come and gone. We're left with one final month. And this month, you can expect to see the storm that we've been all waiting for. At least, I have been been told would come.

Keep your eyes peeled, your ears unplugged, and your mouth open. But in silent mode ok.

This camp, you guys will get to see Pastor Henry in action. He'll preach his young heart out to all you guys and gals. And you all listen up. This is one shot you have with him that will set the pace for the future.

And this camp, we're seeing many youths and leaders from all the divisions of Grace Assembly coming together - many for the first time - to HAVE FUN, to DISCOVER AND REDISCOVER OUR FAITH IN CHRIST, and to LEARN HOW WE CAN BE FRUITFUL CHRISTIANS.

yES. fUN, FAith and FruiTFULNESS!

iT'S all beginning with your encounter with God, living the NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, and dying to the OLD!

2 Cor 5:17 If any man is in Christ, the old has passed away, the new has come!


And for those of you who have lost your vision, this camp is when you better rediscover your faith.

And those of us who think we're ok but have been barren, this camp is when you decide how you're going to grow and bear fruit.

The pastors and leaders are going to talk about areas in our lives that are hindering us from growing in Christ.

You're going to walk away from this blast of a camp with a decision. ONly one decision. To D.I.E in Christ so that you may live forevermore!

See ya all

By the way, I'm expecting things some of you don't expect. When they and it all shows up, you'll go figure. But if I'm kind enough, I'll let you know.


Speaking in riddles am I? Let him who has an ear listen.