Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!

First and foremost, I would like to wish all our grandfathers and fathers, HAPPY FATHER’s DAY!

As your pastor, I would like to tell you how much we love and appreciate you. You are very special. You are the leader of the family and also the priest of the household. On top of that, you are also the provider of the family. Very often, you sacrifice a lot of your desires to meet the needs of the family. I guess we never appreciate you enough. Most of the time, people say it is your responsibility after all and all these are expected of you. I don’t think that is right. Therefore, this week, I want to tell all our fathers that you are truly our heroes.

Thank you for giving so much into our lives. Thank you for all your love and your sacrifices. Thank you for all the hard work that you have put in. Without you, we won’t be able to enjoy what we have today. Sometimes when you do not express yourself, we blame you for not being emotional. I think that is not very fair to say that of you. I have to learn to express my gratitude. Dad, I want to tell you that you will always have the #1 place in my life. I am sorry when I hurt you and said all those nasty things to you. You don’t deserve them yet you never stopped loving me. Dad, you are amazing.

I pray that God will continue to bless you with good health and fulfillment in life, be it at home, in church or at work. I pray that you will enjoy all the fruits of your labor. I pray that God will cause His face to shine upon you. I pray that you will be happy all the days of your life. I pray... that the peace of God will be with you – always.

Dad, I love you.

Your sons and daughters,

All of us at City Harvest.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!

Hi! How are you doing? I pray that you have had a good week. I have had a superbly, crazily busy week. After our memorable Church Wide Prayer Meeting on May 31, I left for Auckland to speak at Encounter Christian Centre’s Breakthrough Conference. It was very good because the presence of God was just so strong. On the first night, I preached on how to usher in the presence of God into our lives and our meetings. The young people responded very positively to the message and right after that, we saw 70 of them responded to the altar call! Hallelujah! The next couple of days I taught them how to be relevant in their universities and their workplace. On the final night, I shared with them the journey of our new church building. They were so excited to see what God is doing in our midst. The conference was amazing but the trip home was not. It took 11 hours and 30 minutes to reach! I never realize the journey could be so long. I slept and ate and slept and ate... :(

I came home on Tuesday night and went straight to inspect the site. Things are coming up really fast. I really need all of us to pray for the punctual completion of our new church. We are just 51 days away from moving into our new HOME! Hallelujah!

June is the month for all of us to recalibrate ourselves in the LORD. It is a month for us to strengthen ourselves and tie up all the loose ends. A time to work on our core strength.

Come July, all our CHCKL engines must get cranking again. I want to ask all of us to go all out to reach out to our family and friends, do follow-ups, invite them to church and disciple them. The past 9 months we have grown deeper... and now, it is time for us to enlarge our spiritual capacity to grow stronger and larger.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!

Hi! How are you doing? I pray that you are blessed and well as you come to worship God with us this weekend. It is just so good to have you here with us. If you do need anything, please feel free to speak to any of our staff and leaders.

This weekend, I am not around as I will be speaking at Breakthrough Youth and Young Adults Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. This is a conference organized by Encounter Christian Centre and Ps. Brent Douglas is the Senior Pastor here. I came here last year to speak at their church and was greatly inspired by the move of God in this place. Ps. Brent is a man very sensitive to the move of the Holy Spirit. I always find myself recharged sitting under his ministry. I’ll be back in Kuala Lumpur next Wednesday, June 8. The following day, I will be off to Sibu to speak at another youth conference organized by Ps. David Ngu. This is their Emerge. Please pray for me as I have to travel quite a fair bit and pray that God will move in the hearts of all these young people. I will be back on Saturday, just in time for our service. I know it is going to be great and I can’t wait to be with all of you again.

On another note, apart from being really busy with the construction of our new church building, I have been spending many sleepless nights writing our church’s 10th anniversary commemorative book. It is very demanding but therapeutic at the same time as I recall all of God’s mighty works in our midst. The last decade has been amazing. Every day is filled with the grace and the goodness of God. I pray that as you flip open the book and read the stories of all our leaders and members, you will be inspired, you will be touched and you will be encouraged to run and keep on running for the LORD. It will be ready soon. So, make sure you grab copies for yourself, your family and your friends. It is going to bless your life.

Love you,


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!

Hi! How are you doing? I pray that you are blessed and well as you seek to serve God in all that you do. My family and I are well, though busy and tired at times.

So what have I been busy with? Of late, not just myself, but my entire office is busy with the construction of our new church building. There is just so much to do, so many decisions to make and so many designs and drawings to look into. We have to coordinate with the different contractors and make sure that they are doing the right thing. Apart from that, we also have to make a lot of technical decisions like how big the screen ought to be, what kinds of microphones to be used and also on the fire fighting system. It has been a very steep learning curve for all of us as we have never done this before. And this is only the construction phase. We still have the aesthetic part of the building to work on, like what furniture to be used, what kind of lighting, finishing and a host of other stuff! PHEW! The list is endless! But I am truly honored to have such a great team working with me. Though tough, they have made the journey more fun and enjoyable! Thanks guys!

Apart from this, I have also been very busy writing our church’s 10th anniversary book. I have spent hours digging into the history of our church and spent even more hours writing them. It has been a very tedious process but worthwhile nonetheless.

And as I look back at the past decade, I have just so much to be thankful for. I want to thank all of you; my leaders and members for being who you are, giving the best years of your life to God and making this journey such an unbelievable ride!

I owe it to God and you for this opportunity to shape our generation!

Love you guys heaps!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the blessed name of Jesus!

WOW! I am sure all of us have had an awesome week, especially last weekend with Bro. John Avanzini. He is indeed a prophet. He taught the Word of God so clearly and at the end of his sermon, the power of God was just so strong that all of us have had an increased measure of faith. I was challenged. I increased my pledge many times more. But I believe as we learn to stretch our faith, God will see to it that our lives continue to grow from strength to strength and from glory to glory. As your pastor, I am so proud of you. I am so inspired by your sacrifice and your commitment. Let’s pray that God will continue to increase us as we strive to build His house and do His work here on earth.

This week, I would like to share with you a little update on our church building. In about 3 months’ time, our new church building will be completed. Let’s pray for the safety and efficiency of all the workers as they are doing a great work unto the LORD. After that, we will need another month or so to test and commission all the equipment. This will take some time as we make sure that everything is working properly. At this point of time, we are hoping to have our first service at the end of July! WOO HOO! It will be a celebration of God’s goodness and faithfulness after 7 years of Arise and Build since we moved to our current building. The journey has been one challenging one, but faith-filled nonetheless. Amen!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your unceasing support and love for the house of God. Many of you have given your savings, postponed your holidays, chose to live with less and a lot more... but I pray that God will continue to increase and multiply you. I pray that He will continually use us as a vessel to bring forth His glory and His saving grace.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dear family and friends,

Welcome back to church once again! It is simply wonderful to see all of you come in droves to worship God this weekend! I trust that your week has been good.

First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Peter J. Daniels and his lovely wife, Robina into our midst. It is truly our privilege and honor to have such an amazing man of God to come and speak into our lives. I believe all of you would be blessed beyond your imaginations. Therefore, do come prepared, come expectant to receive fresh revelations from God that may shape you into Christ-likeness.

On another note, I would like to thank all of you for working so hard last weekend during all our Easter services! All of you leaders, members and crews were just simply amazing! Well done, guys! So proud to have you in the team! More than 3000 people came to church but more importantly 121 people gave their hearts and rededicate their lives back to Jesus! Hallelujah!

And now that the services are over, the real work has just begun. I do not want us to just have very good services and powerful altar calls... but rather, I want our church to have a very strong and large heart to reach out and disciple all our new friends. It is good to see our friends coming to Christ but that is not enough. We want them to remain faithful to Him. We want to see them grow in their walk with God. So, may I encourage you to be a friend to them to kick-start this journey of faith with them.

Lastly, I also want to thank all of you for your understanding during those super sardine-packed services. I am sorry that some of you could not come into the church. I hope that this problem will be solved when we move into our new building in July. Thank you once again... for your love, dedication and understanding.
Humbled by your generosity,


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dear Church,

Greetings in the blessed name of Jesus!

Hello! It is so good to have you all back at church again. I pray that your week has been amazing and wonderful.

By the time you read this, my family and I are already in Sydney. I will be speaking at Presence Conference, Central City and C3 @ Oxford Falls in the next couple of days. This is probably the largest conference that I have ever been invited to. So, please take some time to pray for me as I truly covet it. I hope to be able to send you guys some updates every now and then through Facebook or Twitter. Do check them out if you are free...

And it is already the month of April. So much have happened and so much more is going to take place... most of everyone I know is running on full steam so may I encourage you to spur each other on to keep running and keep on keeping on. This race is so faith-stretching but I believe it is going to shape us, enlarge us and satisfy us when we see the fruits of our labor.

So, what is this that I can be a part of, you may ask? Well, you can certainly help out in the setting up of the Audio, Video and Lighting equipment in the new building (Look for Yee Wen or Zia Hau), help out with some cleaning and tidying (Gordon), invite friends to our opening (ZS), and perhaps one of the more pressing needs now is to help out in the preparation of our 10th Anniversary Coffee-table book entitled TEN – for this you can look for Gillian. :)

I think the coming months are going to be crazily busy but extremely fulfilling. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, cut down some sleep and put our hands on the plough.

Let’s make 2011 the year where we leave an indelible mark in the history of City Harvest Church, Kuala Lumpur.