After 3 years, we are back to Sabah for evangelistic concerts. The same land and churches, some people were not there anymore, a feeling which penetrates heart! The only unchanged is that Sabahan still is a bunch of God’s people who know how to bless others! We are so thankful for that. Besides the fully support from church pastors and elders, many brothers and sisters give generously to support the ministry. The support of all akin to rain of autumn which satisfied our dryness in the past two months. Thanks God, for one, God provides Raymond and the team to be patient and hold on to the principles with pure hearts, now that we see the Lord has sent His angels to help us. The single move attains two objectives: getting help and getting souls! And secondly, we are proud that Sabah has generous churches. We are cheerful with tears of joy for Sabah churches have been training up brothers and sisters who love both God and man!
Because of time limitation, we are only able to reach two big cities in Sabah – Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. Many brothers and sisters from other towns felt regrets especially friends in Labuan. Raymond and the team felt the same with you! We hope that the Lord will continue to guide and open doors, so that we may have more time and energy to bless many more towns in Sabah by spreading the Gospel! Please do intercede for us.
Raymond felt overjoyed when meeting up with pastors, brothers and sisters who have long not seen. Their sharing, tough testimonies of life, the sincerity of faith has help us to testify that God is faithful! We, the workers in the field of evangelism are touched by their fire for the Lord! Perhaps for this reason, we felt much strength from within in this tour! Hahaha!
This Sabah tour has an amazing experience, compared to the years before, the difference is somewhat huge. What it means is that, what we considered good response in the past, this time around the index is facing south; while those which are not so good in the past, gearing up so much this time around. The differences stated above inclusive of the priority of church members for church activities, the hearts of bringing people to the Lord, the love of evangelistic ministry, and even the support for the products. So, the challenges of evangelistic meeting is rather huge. Apart from fulfilling the mission of spreading the Good News; it is our work to build up those Christians who are cold and lose of passion, encouraging them to put Jesus as their Lord of their lives, families, and carriers. Love the church and neighbors, to display the reality of faith in their daily living. Experience the power of God’s presence, even to affect the next generation, that their lives may be used by the Lord.
We have more time to talk to the local pastors and elders in this tour, to understand the direction of Sabahan. By doing so, the work of spreading Gospel is much easier and accurate! We would like to thank pastors and elders for their time, affirming what the Lord has given us – the localized ministry. Meanwhile, many brothers and sisters who know us shallowly are now getting to know us more. Some people responded that they thought after the album “I Know”, Raymond went for business and never return. After so many years and seasons of good and bad, we are still like before to walk in this path, even clearer about our direction, we are thankful for this. It is our bad that we do not often come to Sabah. 😀 However, thank you for remembering us in your prayer, as well as responded to our plans in heart. We shall come to Sabah again for the Gospel sake! 😀
We had been to the middle range and even small churches. The pastors were taking the evangelistic meeting seriously. Therefore, we are so excited and enjoyed to work together. We are sure that this generation’s need (Gospel) is getting bigger. At the same time, the pastoral work is getting tougher. The reasons are money, entertainment, internet and all sorts of temptation is increasing, blinding the hearts of people, even Christian sometimes are at the edge. We pray that the pastors and elders will continue to move on with the grace of the Lord, to rescue God’s beloved people in our lifetime!
The greatest breakthrough for this tour was that Raymond’s first Hakka Song “Thank You Mother and Father”. Besides, this is the first time in life Raymond talked so much of Hakka, Haha! The love of brothers and sisters has encouraged Raymond. Many encouraged and said, “Your Hakka is very accurate! Your Hakka song is the best of all!” Haha, how lovely they are. At least, this is the greatest encouragement in the localized ministry. Through this song, we are closing the gap of the church and the friends. With the presence of the Lord, the song touches both parents and children. Thank God for willingly to use me as the blessing in Gospel! Hallelujah!
Brothers and sisters, please pray for the friends around. Do not be dismayed in sharing the Gospel, the Lord is carrying us! Soon we shall see one another again. Wherever we go, get the opportunity and pray for the people and bring them in, spread the Good News, glorifying God and benefits mankind! Press on!