Victories

Earthquakes in Indonesia

  Photo by Reuters       So much has happened in our 3 months in Indonesia. Not only in terms of the church plant, but we have been welcomed by a terrorist bombing in Jakarta, an earthquake (that we actually felt), and now another earthquake in Sumatra Island. The death toll is slowly rising as more bodies are being found underneath the rubble. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake in the coastal city of Padang several days...

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HMCC Inaugural Celebration in Indonesia

  It has been a few days since our Inaugural Sunday Celebration and I had some time to soak in and reflect on what God has been doing here in Indonesia. Here are some of my thoughts: 1) Church planting requires 110% commitment. I have been telling our team that church planting is not for the weak of heart. Our mission was clear from the beginning and we knew the price that we needed to...

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Going Through the Open Doors

  Photo by Sierrasong       It is just amazing how God gives us opportunities to experience new things every single day. But one caveat to this is that when God does open the doors, then we need the discernment and the courage to obey or we will miss the opportunities. This principle was reinforced to me the other day when I felt this prompting from the Spirit to SMS someone. He was someone...

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Preview Sunday Celebration

  This past Sunday we had our Preview Celebration at the location where we will be holding our church gatherings on Sunday. There was a lot of anticipation building up to the Sunday. In fact, it was a mixture of excitement and nervousness. The team and I were excited because this is why we committed our lives to come to Indonesia. We have also been building relationships with people who have been experiencing God’s radical...

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UPH Festival 2009

  Starting tomorrow we will have a booth opened to flyer and talk with students at the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH). This has really been an answer to prayer. We were not even sure if we could even have a booth since we were not a registered student group. But supposedly at this festival various vendors and people are able to advertise in the center of campus for a whole week! This was a tremendous...

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Start of LIFE Groups in JKT

  The small group ministry has always been our church’s “bread and butter” (colloquialism for describing our basic function for our church’s livelihood). Throughout the history of our church, people have said that various aspects of the church helped them grow spiritually, but hands down, the small group ministry is always in first place. We have been calling our small group ministry as LIFE Groups because we believe in the words of Jesus when He...

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Breaking the Routine

  There is always something powerful that happens to us when we realize that we have been going through life in a mundane way. Sometimes we miss out on the joys of life and even in the little simple pleasures that brings a smile to our face. It is always good to have a heart check like these people did at a train station in Belgium. Check it out and let your day be filled...

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