Visits

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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Asia Trip Update #2 – 10.2.11

  It was an incredible time in Singapore. There were times of encouragement, equipping, empowerment, and exaltation. The baptism went well and the 1st Anniversary was a display of God’s Faithfulness. Humbled. Amazed. I am now in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My two days here will be filled with meetings with alumni, prayer walking, listening, dreaming, and discerning. Keep me in your prayers.      

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Asia Trip Update #1 – 9.29.11

  It is always a joy to visit Singapore. Not only do I get to see first-hand what God is doing in HMCC-SGP, but I get to spend time with Jackson and Rachel. They have become very dear to me, as I have seen them grow up in our ministry every since they were freshmen at the University of Michigan. It is great to have people who are partners in the ministry – people who...

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Lessons from 2011 Asia Missions Project

  Photo by Ristiana Eteng       It’s been about a week since we have been back from our Asia Missions Project and my heart is still overwhelmed with all the blessings that God poured out on us. After some time of reflection, there are several things that God reaffirmed for me through this trip: 1) The power of COMMUNITY. Prior to the actual on field experience, our team shared our “Life Stories” with...

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Asia Update #4 – 7.2011

  God has given me the privilege of visiting many different countries in all my years of doing missions. It seems as if in every country, God teaches me a different lesson; but at the same time, they are lessons that have a lot of common threads. As I give this more thought, there are several commonalities or traits that unite all the experiences together. No matter what country or culture, these traits open up...

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Asia Update #3 – 7.2011

  Pastor Andrew and I finally found an internet cafe here in Lampung. I keep on forgetting how loud internet cafes are, especially when there are a lot of internet gaming going on. Even as I am writing this blog post, I am surrounded by all these young people (10-14 year olds) playing online shooting games. Oh how the world has become globalized! As I am reflecting in our one week here in Indonesia, God...

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Worship Leaders’ Reflections

  The great thing about being on this Asia Missions Team is hanging out with people from the different HMCC churches. As people were resting, I had some downtime with the worship leaders of HMCC-AA and HMCC-JKT. Worship is definitely a passion of mine therefore; it was great talking about various things related to worship. I asked them to share some of their thoughts on worship during HMCC !gnite Conference and also what they are...

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Asia Update #5 – 3.2011

Here are some final thoughts and reflections from my 8 days out here in Asia. The journey started in Hong Kong and ended in Jakarta with an incredible stop in between to Singapore. God is definitely doing some extraordinary things out here. God is on the move and He is challenging us to follow Him with wholehearted devotion and faith. It is hard to believe that everything out here has happened for us in the...

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