Issue – 12a

Jan 2016: issue: 12
A Word from Goldie. 

Another year, another gift from God to live for Him. We are thankful for 51 years of wedded bliss and team work (26 Dec 1964 was our wedding in HK). Both Tek’s and my parents had more than 51 years of good marriage. We pray the same for our relatives and friends

We begin the New Year by focusing on our Lord’s Great Commission. In this issue we recount the stories of a few friends from Perth who have stepped out of their comfort zone with their limited personal resources, to obey Jesus’ Great Commission to be witnesses anyhow, anytime, anywhere, at home, in the community, overseas. We pray more will follow their example.

Dr Andrew Kam shares how he reaches people from all around the world without leaving his home in “Armchair Missions”. Marilyn McCutcheon travelled thousands of miles with a team from Perth to Thailand to bring Christian love to prisoners, men and women from all walks of life, all races, all or no religions in “I was in Prison”.

Teresa Tay, a busy wife, mother, grandmother and pastor who could have spent her days enjoying a well-earned rest goes several times a year to support a school in Cambodia because “He told me to build a school”. Zion Praise Harvest Church (mostly of university students) is spending the school break on a mission trip in Cambodia at this very time.

We just came to know our longtime friend singing evangelist “HT Long the Malaysian Elvis Presley” has been out of action for nine months. A successful businessman, he gave up his up his business to answer God’s call, travelling all over Malaysia and the world to sing and preach.

He is now recovering from a stroke. We honour this faithful servant of God.

God bless, Tek & Goldie 

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» Susie Long « Adrienne Green Patrick Yeo
» Dawn Winkler « Sam & Liza Ding Annie Lao
» Sansan Sweeting « Irene Gan Denis Dutton
» Marilyn McCutcheon « Jagan Lay Hua
» Ellen & Cheng Lai Lim « Ann Wee
» Steve Oh «  Goh Bee Lee
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“Arm chair missions” 1-spacer

by Andrew Kam

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A busy doctor makes time to write to faraway prisoners and sees their lives turned around. 
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by Teresa Tay

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Impacting children with secular and Christian truth will affect their futures and the future of their nation Cambodia.
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by Goldie Chong

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A Perth church sends 20 young people to Cambodian to experience how a school, orphanage, community respond to Jesus’ love in action.
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by Marilyn McCutcheon

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The Hope Behind Bars Ministry started with one Dutch lady living in Perth now brings real inner freedom to thousands.
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by Tek & Goldie Chong

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Blessed with a voice like the king of pop, HT can sing every Elvis song but his ultimate desire is to open hearts to know the real King. 
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“I was hurt and offended” 1-spacer

by Esther Tan

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Poisoning herself with anger, she finally realized the unreasonable solution to freedom.

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by Chua Wee Hian

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An experienced mentor shares how he himself was mentored. 
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YOUTH FORUM 1-spacer

by Alex Leong

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A Christian since young, Alex Leong was nevertheless trapped in the throes of addiction until a word in season from a friend brought hope and release . 

Out of the wilderness
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by Goldie Chong

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Together Forever

by Jason Lim;
How to survive and thrive in a tough marital relationship.
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“Threat to Religious Freedom”

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Same sex marriage may prove to be a “Threat to Religious Freedom”. by Mark Fowler
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“Meet real people at church online”

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One of Victoria’s largest churches, Crossway Baptist, has been thinking through what church looks like, particularly in a digital age.
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Have some fun

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See how many of the world’s extremes you know.

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We do this everyday…it’s good to know how others do it for “The Height of comfort”
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v.11 Straining Toward the Goal v.12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. v.13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, v.14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:11-14 (ESV)

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