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After all the prayers and fasting, the time has now arrived for our first ever HMCC of Jakarta congregational retreat. This is something that I have been looking forward to for some time now. As I reflect and look back to some of the first retreats of our other church plants, I realized how significance they were in the overall movement of the church life.
I am particularly more excited about this retreat because Pastor Andrew Jun will be coming to be our speaker. As many of you know, he will be the pastor that will take the leadership here in Indonesia once my family and I return back to the States. I believe that God will use him to be God’s voice to deliver God’s Word to us.
I have been praying for a divine connection with Pastor Andrew and our awesome members here in Jakarta. As Pastor Andrew lays down a good spiritual foundation at this retreat, I am confident that there will be stronger relationships built in the years to come.
As I gave it more thought, I realized that these first retreats are good because:
2) We share in the blessings together.
3) We set the culture in our church.
4) We spread God’s vision and purpose with our members.
We will be able to look back at this retreat in the years to come and give thanks to God for the incredible start of HMCC-JKT here in Indonesia. We are always standing in amazement and in wonder of who God is and what He is doing.