Victories

In this category there will be posts on things that are “Yay God” moments, where we know that it can only be a God thing.

“It’s Never Too Late” – HMCC-HK 2018 Baptism

    It was an emotional baptism. The stories of transformation were powerful. I left the baptism celebration with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. The realization that this was our 8th baptism celebration in our short 3.5 year history as a church reminded me that it is truly the work of God to take a person from darkness into His marvelous light. God helped me to remember that everything that I do as a pastor...

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The Father’s Heart for Orphans

      My wife, Christina, keeps reminding me, “As we get older, we should be more unselfish, more humble and more loving.” In theory, this makes a lot of sense. But in reality, it is a whole different issue altogether. As we get older, we should realize more of our sinfulness. As we get older, we should become more humble and loving. The older we get, the more we should have testimonies that point to...

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Gloriously Ruined

  I do quite a bit of counseling throughout the week. I guess it comes with the calling of a shepherd (pastor). After many hours of listening and talking, I have come to the realization that a lot of things come down to perspective. If a person is able to gain God’s perspective in the midst of their situation, then it’s a huge win – both for the counselee and the counselor. It is hard...

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Winter Baptism 2013

        We made history at our 2013 Winter Baptism. It was our first time having the baptism at our Transformation Center. Secondly, we had the most people being baptized at one time in the history of our church. I am constantly amazed at God’s transformative work of calling us His own and by bringing us from darkness to His marvelous light (1 Pe 2:9). I have the privilege of being an eyewitness...

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Reminders from Asia Trip 2013

  Photo by Duncan P. Walker       Whenever I spend time in Asia, God reminds me of things that He is doing around the world. This past summer God reaffirmed a lot of things we are doing as a church in trying to reach the nations with the Gospel. The reminders that God reiterated to me are: 1) ONENESS. There is power in unity. It was huge blessing to see all our HMCC...

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TEAM Community Team #18

  Photo by gbtan.org       This weekend we are having our leadership team summit for the 18th time in our church’s history. It is hard to believe that HMCC in Ann Arbor is finishing off its 17th year of ministry. There are lots of memories. Lots of ups and downs. But at the end of the day, there is nothing but joy and thankfulness for all that God has accomplished. Sometimes when we...

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Persona Series

  Photo by HMCC-AA Publications Team       We started a new series called, “Persona” this past Friday at Access, our gathering for college students. The dictionary defines, “persona” as, “a person’s perceived or evident personality, as that of a well-known official, actor, or celebrity,” “personal image or public role”. We all know how our public image does not always match up with our personal/private image. This is why we all struggle with issues...

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Asia Trip 2013 Recap

  Christina and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you in Asia. We experienced tremendous love from you guys in the way you served us and honored us. It was a great privilege reconnecting with all our old friends and also, making new friends along the way. I told Christina that we should try to share a few words via video as a way of appreciating all of you. We are grateful...

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Joining the Movement

  Graphics by Katie Chang       My journey started back in 2005 when I went to India. It was the first time where the realities of the sex slavery industry were brought to my attention. After hearing the stories of so many women and children who were enslaved, it broke my heart. Some of the girls were as young as 12 years old and they belonged to brothels in the heart of Mumbai’s...

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Sex Slavery Highlight

  I am always encouraged when people in all our HMCC churches are making a difference for Christ around the world, especially when they use their passions and gifts to communicate some aspects of the message of Christ. God has been putting our church in a journey to address the issue of human slavery. We have to remember that a movement always starts small, but then it picks up momentum when lots of people get...

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2012 Easter Sunday Reflections

  Photo by Maila Kue       Even though it is the day after the Easter Celebration, I am still glowing from the blessings that God poured out to our church. We hit a lot of key markers at this Easter. We have seen the highest number of people attending an Easter Celebration in our 15 year history. We have seen the largest number of newcomers in any church gathering we have had in...

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Austin Update – 10.2011

  In the last 3 years, I have been to Austin many times. It is always a joy to come down to Texas to 80 degree weather when it is in the 40’s in Ann Arbor. But more than the weather, it is a privilege to come to Austin and spend some time with Pastor Ben and his family, as well as with the HMCC of Austin family. This was a special retreat and as...

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Reflecting Back on 15 Years

  We had a wonderful time at the 15th Anniversary Celebration. It was beautiful to see how God has faithfully led us, as a church for the past 15 years. God was not only faithful, but He has been writing an incredible story of transformation. There have been so many people who came to Christ for the first time in our church. There have been numerous people who have experienced true freedom through the power...

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