Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bowling with TOUCH

It was a really good time. The cheering for one another, the stunts & different styles, the celebration dances.... The only regret I have is that I've learned that I should never play bowling ever ever ever again.

Monday, October 22, 2007


While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." - Matthew 9:10-13

God, how about those who are sick but yet do not know it? How can we help them? What is Your plan?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What A Buzz!!

That's right, it's just been a buzz here in TOUCH ministry. First there was Andrew & Daniel, Lim brothers who have been attending Segambut cell for the past 2 Fridays. And even though there wasn't any newcomers in first youth service after the BBQ, I was still very much encouraged by the attendance of the Rooftop BBQ - we can get 54 youth to gather in one place, why not in youth service? Last Saturday we had several newcomers in our youth & there was MUCH REJOICING!! God was faithful & He's telling us that we're still very much in His thoughts.

Right now we must continue to work on the foundation of the youth ministry in order that we'll continue to have growth & fruits from our efforts. We must not just stop & dwell upon this
little success (comparing to what God wants!!), but press forward with greater focus & intensity, knowing the victory that is ahead of us. I believe it was no coincidence that during the week where we were feeling down, God led me to share on Joshua 3, when the Israelites finally crossed over Jordan River & begun their conquest of the Promised Land - how they took 40 years to cover ground that was actually a 2 weeks' walk. It was their unpreparedness that
has caused them that.

My desire is that we would move out from that small hang at the back & into the 2nd floor hall for our youth services - it's within 10 seconds' walk of each other, but are we able to get there by year end? Together, we most certainly can.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Snail Mail

I forgot who came up with the brilliant idea of sending snail mail with a photo to all the newcomers who came for the BBQ, but Joseph & Caleb got the stuff printed out and both of them came to my house to finish up the letters... you know, cutting out the letter, putting into the envelope, sticking on the stamp...

the letter

Check out our envelope with our new logo!! Yes, we can print our very own envelopes!!

May saw the letters & said that she wished she was a newcomer. I share the same feeling =)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Rooftop BBQ: YATTA!!

Thank you everyone for coming to our first ever ROOFTOP BBQ!! Your presence has enliven the atmosphere & I'm looking forward to more good times with all 53 of you!! And in case you're wondering - YES, the fireworks was most certainly part of our plan (not)!!

Now imagine all 54 of us coming together every week...

Visit to Subang Cell

Last Friday (28/09) I went to Subang cell meeting. May was suppose to come with me, but she was ill. Being alone & quiet in the train brought back a lot of memories. I don't remember what was before, but I remember Barbara was the one who felt the need to start the Subang youth cell. I joined her in starting up the cell group & when she left, I continued serving with Debbie. I remember coming with Joseph and also with May - I believe that was 5 years ago.

Now another cell leader has left (Jason) and that night was the first time I see the new leadership in place. I reminded them of the significance of the moment - that now is the time to make the necessary changes. Re-evaluate - take the good, throw the bad, & FOCUS. At the end of the night, I felt that they too sense the importance of the moment. And I believe that they would rise to the occasion & be an example to all the other youth cell groups of our church.

Take them flying, Ben & Jac!! Hebrews 12:1-2