Visits

Asia Update #4 – 3.2011

  As I am concluding my trip to Indonesia, there are a flurry of thoughts running through my mind. I was in Karawaci for only a day and a half and in Yogjakarta for another 1.5 days. Though my trip out to Indonesia was very short, I was able to see many things that reaffirmed everything that God was doing in this part of the world. It is always a blessing to see Pastor Andrew...

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Asia Update #3 – 3.2011

    Right now, it is hard to describe everything that I am feeling and to put it in words. All I know is that my trip to Singapore this time around has been probably one of the best trips for me in the last 4-5 years. There was something about this trip that was different from all the other trips out to Singapore. Therefore, I spent some time reflecting on my plane trip from...

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Asia Update #2 – 3.2011

  I just finished off my time in Hong Kong and I am now in Singapore. As I have been reflecting on the last several days here in Asia, my heart is just overwhelmed with thankfulness. Not only do I have the privilege of seeing first-hand all that God is doing in this region, but I am able to connect (and reconnect) with people that God has Sovereignly brought into my life. The more I...

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Asia Update #1 – 3.2011

  I arrived in Hong Kong safely on late Tuesday night. Even though it was late, I had dinner with an HMCC alum and I had the opportunity to meet someone who is making a difference for Christ in the music industry. They are the real deal. There is definitely a shift that is happening with more people coming to Christ in various spheres that we would have never imagined. I’m excited to meet up...

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Global Access Retreat 2011

        Back in August 2010 (before this school year got started), God gave us vision. As we were in prayer, God made it clear to us that this coming year, one of the things that He wanted us to focus on was the international community. A phrase that came forth was, the “international mantle.” At first, we were not sure what that meant or what it entailed, but all we knew was...

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HMCC of Austin Retreat Reflections 2011

  I love the local church. They come in all different sizes, styles and shapes. We should never relegate the church to a building or even to a “place” where we go, but instead, we have to constantly remind ourselves that it is made up of people – people that Christ loves and gave Himself in sacrificial obedience to the Father. This is why it was such a privilege to go to HMCC of Austin...

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Chile Missions 2010 Update 5

  At this moment I am sitting in front of a computer at the airport hotel lounge. So many different things are running through my mind, as one of the team members, Josiah and I are still here in Chile, while the rest of the team just arrived in Detroit. To make a long story short, there was a mistake on two of our team members flight reservations – one of them just happened to...

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Chile Missions 2010 Update 4

  This past Sunday we had a busy Lord´s Day. We started off by worshiping at the main church, Pueblo de Dios. Right from the start, we felt the presence of God as we started the service with prayer and then entered into an intense time of praise. There is something about the Latino praise and worship that always speaks to my heart. This was a special Sunday, not only because it was the first...

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Chile Missions 2010 Update 3

  It is hard to believe we have only been in Chile for 5.5 days because so much has happened. I am constantly amazed at God’s grace over our church and our missions program over the years. God has always protected us and He has always provided for us in huge ways. For some reason, God is constantly opening doors for us as we step out in faith. After awhile, it is very obvious that...

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Chile Missions 2010 Update 2

  Believe it or not, it has been hard to find internet connection. The host family that Josiah and I are staying with only has a land line (reminds me of the noise the computer would make in order to connect back in the day) because they are out near the beautiful mountains. Also, Constitucion is trying to recover from the earthquake and tsunami; therefore trying to find a good internet has been hard. But...

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Chile Missions 2010 Update 1

  The long awaited mission trip to Chile finally came and the team and I are thankful for the opportunity to be used for God’s glory. It was encouraging to see the people who came out to the send-off at the T-Center. I am constantly reminded that when a church sends a team on the mission field, they are never going alone; but rather, they have a whole community of people going with them. This...

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SGP & JKT 2010 Update 7

  Photo on forumpakistan.com       The more I travel out to Asia, the more I feel mixed emotions as I head back to the States. It is just humbling to see all that God is doing in this part of the world. I wonder if the amount of hunger and the openness to the Spirit can be matched in the United States. We are living in incredible times, where God is pouring out...

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SGP & JKT 2010 Update 6

  I have always been a firm believer in the importance of “the first” of anything. Not only it is an opportunity to make history, but it is an avenue to set a pattern for future things. HMCC of Singapore had their first retreat this weekend and I was privileged to be a part of it. I brought along with me a few of the worship team members from HMCC of Jakarta and we had...

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SGP & JKT 2010 Update 4

  It has been less than a week here in Indonesia, but every single day I have been thanking God for the privilege of being able to come back to my “2nd home.” After Sunday Celebration, I ended up talking with so many people. It was awesome reconnecting with familiar faces, as well as meeting new people, who started to come out to our church within the last 5 months. The week has been filled...

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