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 […]

Success Cannot Measure Us

  Photo from       We live in such a success oriented culture, not just in the States but even here in Asia. I think it starts when we are young. When we do well in school, in sports, and extra-curricular activities our parents and friends praise us. When we win awards and […]

Back to Preaching

  Photo by Barry Dean       This Sunday, we are going to have our Preview Sunday Celebration here in Karawaci at 10:30AM. This is the service before the official inaugural launch on September 6th. The team and I are so excited to get things officially started. Even though we have started LIFE groups […]

A Memorial for a Mother

  Photo on Flickr       Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a one year remembrance memorial service for a woman who made a huge impact in Indonesia. But more importantly, the impact that she had on her family was truly inspiring. Since this lady was a prominent figure, there were many people […]

Game Night 2009

  There are some things in life that are universal. What I mean by universal is simply that no matter what ethnicity or background you are from, there are things that everyone shares in common and understands. Some of those things are laughter and having fun. Tonight, we held a game night event at the […]

Meeting Various Pastors

  One of the great joys I often get to experience is meeting different pastors and hearing their stories. Today, I was out in Jakarta meeting up with a pastor who was introduced to me through one of the HMCC of Ann Arbor member’s father. This pastor was the shepherd for the member’s family while […]

Indonesia’s Independence Day 2009

        Today marked the celebration of Indonesian’s independence from the Netherlands. On Friday 10:00AM, August 17, 1945 the official proclamation was made to the world. Every August 17th is a joyous occasion for all Indonesians. There are many festivals, parades and activities usually planned for several days to celebrate their day of […]

New Strategies of Outreach

  One of the biggest dangers is settling for the status quo. One phrase that we try not to use in HMCC is – “It’s because we have always done it that way.” If we get too comfort or locked into a particular way of doing things, then there is a good possibility that we […]

Creativity in Kids

  It has been good seeing some families coming out to our gatherings. There is one family with a child that is into painting. In fact, she is only 5 years old. One day when our team walked into their home, we saw a display of all her paintings. It was pretty awesome to see. […]

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