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Monday-Sunday, November 18-24, 2013

November 30, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013 – Day off today.  No activity at church today.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Today, not much activity at church.  Meanwhile, Ps. Bob Evans arrived in Miri today and will be staying at Ps. Thien Leong’s place for the next two nights before flying off to Sabah on Thursday morning.  Tonight, it wasn’t the usual YA CG, but a cell group gathering with potbless dinner.  About 40-50 attended tonight to fellowship and then listen to Ps. Bob’s sharing on “Finishing Well”.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – This morning, no activity in church.  Meanwhile, Ps. Thien Leong brought Ps. Bob to visit and meet some people throughout the day.  Tonight’s prayer service was given to Ps. Bob to share about “How God Answers Prayers”, speaking of how God had answered his prayers throughout his life and especially in his ministries and mission work.  Bro Tommy, Secretary of the Sarawak Baptist Convention, came to Miri and was present tonight.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Morning, I came to open the church for the maids.  Meanwhile, Ps. Thien Leong sent off both Ps. Bob and bro Tommy at the airport.  No other activity today out of the ordinary.

Friday, November 22, 2013 – Morning, Ps. Thien Leong, sis Sai Liong, sis Shirl and I gathered for prayer together.  Afternoon, not much other activity took place at church.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 Morning, I came to church early to prepare some of the things for tomorrow’s service.  Afternoon, bro Franco had worship practice with his team.  Meanwhile, bro Brian and I attended a Financial Health talk by Dr. Wong Hong Meng.  Youth Fellowship gathered as usual at 4pm.

Sunday, November 24, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; Ps. Thien Leong did the morning bible reading and prayer, bro Franco led the worship, and Ps. Thien Leong delivered the message for the morning, “Truth about Tithes and Offerings”.

Monday-Sunday, November 11-17, 2013

November 19, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013 – Day off today.  No activity at church today.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Today, nothing much took place at church during the day.  Tonight, YA CG gathered as usual, though a lot of absent, either because for exam preparation or were ill or were traveling.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – This morning, I was asked to fetch sis Mabel Leong from NECF from the airport, bring her for breakfast before meeting with Ps. Terence and then bring her to Imperial Palace Hotel.  Afternoon, Ps Thien Leong used the van to fetch some pastors from the airport.  Tonight, sis Sai Liong led the prayer service, sharing about “Patient in Waiting”.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 – Morning, the maids came in to help with cleaning the church.  Ps. Thien Leong was in early to help open the church for them.  The rest of the day, Ps TL was at a whole day meeting with the pastors from all around Malaysia; gathered together for the first time in 50 years of Malaysia’s formation.  Noon, Fajar Christian Fellowship had their last gathering together for the semester, with Ps. Tim to do the sharing.  Ps Tim shared a very heartfelt message in light of the tragic disaster that hit Philippines recently.  Afternoon, I ran some errands outside before returning to church.  Tonight, the Nomination committee had a meeting at church.

Friday, November 15, 2013 – Morning, Ps. Thien Leong, sis Sai Liong and myself gathered as usual for usual prayer.  Nothing much else happened at church today.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 Morning, 1030am, sis Elvina and her team had their worship practice.  Afternoon, 2pm, sis Becky and other Sunday School teachers got busy to sort the Sunday School resource materials, while sis Vivienne handled the Tuition@PBC.  4pm, the Youth gathered as usual.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual; sis Shirley led the worship and Ps. Lei from USA delivered the message.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; sis Sai Liong did the morning bible reading and prayer, sis Elvina led the worship, and Elder Kwok Mow delivered the message for the morning, “How Should A Church Exercise Sound Stewardship”.  Lunch, sis Patricia organized a fund-raising lunch for the rebuilding project; at the end we managed to collect RM1561.  Afternoon, the Council and CRC members had a meeting together, covering the CRC Fund-Raising dinner in April 2014 and budget planning for 2014.

Monday-Sunday, November 4-10, 2013

November 12, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013 – Day off today.  No activity at church today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Public Holiday, Awal Muharram.  CRC was supposed to have a meeting today to finalize some matters regarding the fund-raising dinner in April, but unfortunately, most of everyone forgot about it, and thus was postponed to a later day.  No activity in church until tonight’s YA CG as usual.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – Today, nothing much took place at church.  Morning, did some errands.  Afternoon, had some matters with treasurer and Ps. Chengkie.  Tonight, our weekly prayer meet, Ps Thien Leong led the service and shared 7 prophetic visions for the church he received from unnamed member(s) of the church within 2011 and 2012 as an encouragement and also a insight to God’s plan for the church.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 – Morning, the maids came in as usual.  Ps Thien Leong was already in early this morning, so he opened the church for them.  Noon, Ps. Thien Leong continued his sharing with the Fajar Christian Fellowship on victorious living with God; basing on the story of Samson.  Afternoon, no particular activity in church.

Friday, November 8, 2013 – Morning, Ps Thien Leong and sis Sai Liong gathered as usual for prayer; this time, joined by sis Shirlee.  Afternoon, no particular activity in church again.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 Morning, there was no one in church.  Afternoon, 2pm, bro Bernard and his team had their worship practice, meanwhile, the CRC had their meeting to finalize some matters regarding the fund-raising dinner in April.  4pm, the Youth gathered as usual.  Tonight, the Curtin CG had a special end-of-semester party, instead of their usual bible study.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; bro Terence did the morning bible reading and prayer, bro Bernard led the worship, and Ps. Thien Leong delivered the message for the morning, “When the Manifestation of the Holy Spirit Confuses Me” (Part 3).  No other activity took place at church after service today.  Today, 5 of the Iban boys came.

Monday-Sunday, October 28-November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 – Day off today.  No activity at church today.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Nothing much today. Tonight, YA CG gathered as usual for bible study.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – Tonight, bro Bernard led the prayer service.  (A lot of people fallen sick due to the weather these days.)

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Morning, the maids came in to help with cleaning the church.  Ps Lim opened up the church for them because I had to send my family to the airport in the morning.  Noon, Fajar Christian Fellowship, Ps Lim did the sharing regarding Samson of the bible.  Afternoon, nothing much else took place at church.

Friday, November 1, 2013 – Morning prayer meet, Ps Lim, sis Sai Liong and I prayed together.  Afternoon, I picked up the stickers from International Printing and got to sticking in the evening after working hours.  The signboards are now updated.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 Morning, bro Eugene had worship practice with his team.  Afternoon, no activity at church until 4pm when the Youth fellowship gathered as usual.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; sis Lili did the morning bible reading and prayer, bro Eugene led the worship, and Ps. Thien Leong delivered the message for the morning, “When the Manifestation of the Holy Spirit Confuses Me” (Part 2).  This morning, about 13 students from Fajar College (all Vietnamese) visited our church this morning.  Afternoon, the Council had their monthly meeting (now changed from Saturdays to Sundays).

Monday-Sunday, October 21-27, 2013

November 2, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013 – Day off today.  Nothing took place at church, I believe.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Can’t really remember what happened today.  Tonight, the Young Adults CG gathered as usual.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Tonight, bro Fui Fook led the prayer service.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Morning, raining really heavily, the maids could not make it today.  Noon, I did the sharing again for this week with the Fajar Christian Fellowship, following up the topic of self-confidence last week with some practical today.  Afternoon, nothing much else.

Friday, October 25, 2013 – Morning prayer meet as usual with a few of us.  Nothing much else I can remember for today.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 Morning, no activity at church.  Afternoon, sis Elvina had her worship practice with her team at 2pm, at the same time the CRC had their committee meeting regarding the fund-raising dinner, which was confirmed postponed to next year’s April.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; bro Ravi did the morning bible reading and prayer, sis Elvina led the worship, and Ps. Thien Leong delivered the message for the morning, “When the Manifestation of the Holy Spirit Confuses Me”.  Afternoon, the Council and CRC members met together for 2014 event planning for the church.

Monday-Sunday, October 14-20, 2013

November 2, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013 – Day off today.  Nothing out of usual took place at church, as far as I recall.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Hari Raya Haji, public holiday.  Afternoon, the CRC had a meeting with the Council to plan the fund-raising dinner for the end of this year.  Tonight, YA CG met as usual.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Tonight, sis Patricia led the prayer meet.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – Morning, the maids came in and helped clean up the church.  Noon, joined the Fajar Christian Fellowship and I did the sharing, talking about self-confidence.  Afternoon, I went to International Printing to get some stickers done for our church signboards to be updated with the new Sunday Service times.

Friday, October 18, 2013 – Morning prayer meet as usual.  Afternoon, nothing much else.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Morning, bro Bernard had worship practice with his team, but before they started, they were disturbed by a creature in the worship hall – a bat.  Thankfully, I managed to get it out and set it free.  (Video in my Facebook)  Youth fellowship gathered as usual at 4pm.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation at 8am as usual.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; Ps. TL did the morning bible reading and prayer, bro Bernard led the worship, and bro Terence delivered the message for the morning, “When the Bible Doesn’t Make Sense to Me”.  Noon, right after service, the CRC had a quick meeting with their fund-raising dinner committee to discuss some pressing matters regarding the event and venue.

Monday-Sunday, October 7-13, 2013

October 29, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013 – Day off today.  Don’t recall of any particular activity took place at church today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Early this morning, Ps Thien Leong and I met with Ms Megan for breakfast at the airport during her transiting flight break to collect the detailed drawings for our church’s Phase II building and instructions on what to do before our submission to the Miri City Council.  Tonight, YA CG, we started our study on a new book, led by bro Danny, assisted by bro Jonathan.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – Tonight, I led the prayer service.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Morning, the maids came as usual to clean up the church.  Noon, joined the Fajar Christian fellowship.  Afternoon, nothing much else.

Friday, October 11, 2013 – Morning prayer as usual.  Afternoon, after getting the detailed drawings signed, I went to submit them to the Bomba for approval.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 Morning, bro Fui Fook and his worship team had their worship practice.  Meanwhile, I met up with sis Irean and Ps Zeliman of Scripture Union to talk about LIFEgame, together with bro Brian and Ps. Lim.  Evening, 4pm, Youth Fellowship gathered as usual; I did a sharing regarding “Experiencing God”.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 – This morning, the Mandarin congregation had their Sunday Service in the morning, 8am.  Later, 9.30am, the English Sunday Service proceeded as usual; Elder Kwok Mow did the morning bible reading and prayer, bro Fui Fook led the worship, and Ps. Thien Leong delivered the message for the morning, “When I Refuse to Forgive”.