2007 Youth Retreat Update 1

The theme for this retreat is “All In” based upon Philippians 3:7-9, “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I […]

2007 Youth Retreat

Today, the worship team and I will be heading out to Wisconsin to lead a joint youth retreat with about 10 churches in the Chicagoland area. Since we have planted the church in Chicago, I am seeing the importance of reaching out to the youth of Chicago. They will become the future college student at […]

In Between Airports

After the all-nighter and trying to pack at 3:30AM, we quickly rushed to the Jakarta International Airport to catch our early flight to Kuala Lumpur. After landing in KL, I had to still bargain for a cheap taxi ride to the main international airport. It bothered me this one taxi company had a monopoly at […]

Indonesia Trip 2007 Update 3

Our journey back to our home: Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur – Taipei – Los Angeles – DTW – Ann Arbor One of the best parts of going back home is being welcomed by 3 kids that we have missed so very much and a bed that will be beckoning me to sleep recovery.

Indonesia Trip 2007 Update 2

Today was another eventful day. We met up with Louisa’s mom and she showed us around a local market, where Christina finished off her Christmas shopping. Now I know where some of the name brand products in the U.S. are produced from. We then headed out to one of the universities in downtown Jakarta. It […]

Indonesia Trip 2007 Update 1

We arrived in Jakarta yesterday evening. It was great having Louisa and Engel pick us up from the airport. This is where all the HMCC alumni connection becomes a blessing. Then we all went out for dinner along with Pastor Young, Annette and Jim Sung, an expatriate who moved to Indonesia in July. He graduated […]

AMI Malaysia Trip 2007 Update 5

Yesterday, we spent the whole day at the historic Dutch and Portuguese quarters. As we walked around we were able to see some historical sites. We passed by the church where St. Francis of Xavier started. It was awesome seeing some other sites that dated back to the 16th century. But it rained like crazy. […]

AMI Malaysia Trip 2007 Update 4

It was an adventure yesterday as we arrived in Melaka and try to go out to eat. The taxi here is completely different. There are no taxis roaming around. You have to call into the taxi terminal and then someone will come but we found out that they usually wait until you call twice because […]

AMI Malaysia Trip 2007 Update 3

We finished off our conference and we now safely arrived at Melaka where we will have some time for R&R. Melaka is one of the most historic city in Malaysia. We will be spending a few days here before heading out to Jakarta. This day started off at 6AM with some of the men determined […]

AMI Malaysia Trip 2007 Update 2

On the 3rd day of our conference, we had two sessions that was lead by Pastor Young. He shared from God’s Word and the TLT ministered to the missionaries by praying for very single one of them. We also had a great time of lifting up prayers for one another, as well as lifting up […]

AMI Malaysia Trip 2007 Update 1

I finally found an internet connection and also found some time to write! First of all, it was THE longest trip of my life. It took us 21 hours to get to Kuala Lumpur – the 2 different layovers did not help. But we finally arrived on Monday afternoon. We spend the first evening worshipping […]

Discernment Time

Pastor Ben and I just got back tonight from our campus scouting trip. It was great spending some time together. Now, we will go into some time of fasting and prayer to discern the will of God. More than anything else, I was reminded about the crucial piece that college campuses play in the bigger […]

Another Scouting Trip

Pastor Ben and I will be heading out to the airport in about 3 hours. As you know, we are trying to secure another campus location for a future church plant. Part of the joy in going to other campuses is to just see what God is up to in that area. Even in our […]

AMI General Conference 2007

        I will be heading out to California for the AMI conference today. The Trans-Local Team (TLT) and I are meeting a few days early to take care of logistical things for AMI. We have been praying for this conference. The leaders of AMI want to see a time of refreshment and […]

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