After one month not writing this blog, finally I am back and ready to share with so many things that has been going on with our church and my life as a pastor. The last one and a half month is really wonderful and awesome in my life's journey. I would like to write them into three different events that was connected into one purpose of what God is trying to speak into my life.
- Sound the Alarm Network
It is the pastor's network to unite churches in prayer, and to usher the revival and the move of God in the Washington State. I was invited to attend their meeting on October 26. It was an awesome experience, not just because of the presence of God that was so strong, but also I am witnessing how 200 pastors from all over denomination was weeping together in prayer to plea for the salvation of Washington state. Ps Jim Cymbala from Brooklyn Tabernacle, the main speaker, was speaking about what has been missing from the church at the end time. The word of God stirred my heart, and bringing repentance over my life about prayer. I really thank God that the Lord has opened the door for me to be connected with this network.
- Radiant Generation Thanksgiving Retreat 2007
Eventhough there are lots of challenges that occured before this retreat, we still pressed on. Rev. Amos Jayarathnam and his wife, Christina, came all the way from Singapore to minister to us in this retreat. We also have Ps Peter and Nani Tayu, and Ps Lidya Ticoalu from GPdI Jakarta attending and ministering with us. Praise the Lord, many people were touched and changed by God through this retreat. Many of them have recommitted themselves to God again. Some of the people have been healed from broken relationships with the parents. Praise the Lord, all the hard work was really paid off... paid off... again paid off... to see the impact of the retreat over the people's life was really satisfying.
- Again Healing Took Place
Last week, I just got a phone call from one of our faithful member, He shared with me that God healed him from thyroid after years of having it. He confirmed it with his doctor's report. I was speechless, I just kept saying 'wow' praise God many times. I knew that it is because of God.It is almost impossible that people can be cured instantly from thyroid, because it usually takes up to 15 years to be completely normal from thyroid illness. The healing testimony showed the Glory of God. Many people were encouraged by the testimony.
God spoke to me through all of those events above. He has answered my prayer for the church direction for the next year. I already knew where our church will be going in the year of 2008. I am just not ready to share through this blog at this time. But, I promise you to write it down here after I share with the Leadership Committee on the mid of December. I urge you to keep on praying for me and our church.