Saturday, March 28, 2009
One day, you feel the loss of courage
One day, you want to give up
One day, you feel that no people love you
One day, you seem to reach the lowest point in your life
On that day, you have to strengthen your emotion
On that day, you have to appreciate yourself
On that day, you should remember got someone loves you
On that day, you should not give up easily
This world really has a God
He loves you and He is willing to help you
Although there is a crowd of people, but you still feel lonely
His love can warm up all the cold loneliness
This world really has a God
Both His hands desire to hug you closely
He will accompany you to walk through the endless night
He loves you and He will be with you forever
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Matthew 5:16 (NLT) 'In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.'
Others not on the photo...Caroline, Paulus, Ocep and many others...sorry cannot remember name...me bad...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.
The above are excerpts from the Earth Hour 2009 website. From the above, you all would understand the meaning and the intention of this Earth Hour campaign. And er..as one of the ones who have the access to write this blog, so gonna 'abuse' it abit. I would like to encourage all of us to back to our house, our parents, our friends to talk about EARTH HOUR 2009.
We have been called to be stewards of God's creation and blessings on this earth. All the natural resources, all the animals & plants of the earth are entrusted to us by God. And perhaps we can use this opportunity to play our part as His children on this earth
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, a]">[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
SO LET US SUPPORT EARTH HOUR 2009.
rEMEMBER TO SWITCH OFF FOR AN HOUR ALL ELECTRICITY ON 28TH MARCH FROM 8.30 PM - 9.30 PM
p/s all the above videos, graphics, & articles are courtesy of EARTH HOUR 2009 website
Monday, March 23, 2009
Question...'Have you ever seen Dr. Yeoh dance and sing?' Well, we did...and it was awesome...Never thought you could move so well, Doc...
PS: Just really wanted to post this one up, we of course did other things, but I thought this would wet your appetite a bit...
Team members (with Indonesia friends) before departure to Malaysia
PS: Photos, trip events, God's blessings and challenges to follow soon....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This is it, folks. The mission trip is a go! After the countless practices, prayer times and worship together, we now embark on this mission trip. Though only a small number of us are going but I am of the opinion that this is not the group's mission trip but rather the whole EY and even the whole Elim's team. Just as not all of us can be preachers or teachers, so we all also cannot participate in the more direct way but we all can still participate. All of us can commit to a few minutes of our time to pray for this mission trip. Cause let's face it, we cannot really do anything on our own strength and wisdom. We cannot really fight this battle with our resources and talents. We need HIS help, and this is where we all can contribute. Let's pray people...
Departure (AK 954) 1340
Arrival Jakarta 1510
Depart for mission trip in a village
Kid Games Training
Free Time, Sight Seeing Tour of Jakarta
Max 7 Basket Final
Sunday Service (William – Message)
Depature (AK 955) Jakarta 1510
Arrival LCCT 1810
PS: Team Members, I tried my best the find the most 'yeng' pictures that I have...
Saturday, March 14, 2009
"But you, O Israel [try putting your name in =)], my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, 'You are my servant';
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Well, I hope this will mean something to you. Stay strong guys!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
And it's down to this 36 hours. We've all been working so hard for this. May the purpose be to make our parents proud, self-content, or simply for a brighter future, but deep down we know that whether we went all out? Or are we simply just taking another exam which is insignificant.
Personally, exams are very important to me. For a brighter future, for self-content, and ultimately, how the society would judge me. But during the past two years, I learnt something very important, which is those whom are weak in studies are not definitely weak in their personality. And those whom are OWNING in their academic achievements might not be as goody-goody as you think. It's so sad that the society would judge them because of their academic achievements, rather than knowing them personally and finding out their gifts. God made each one of us in the likeness of God, but yet neither of us are perfect. ADMIT IT!
This post basically is just to comfort you all concerning our SPM results, which is hours away. Nervous? Anxious? What for? When it is all said and done. There's no point regretting. But one thing that we need to bear in mind is that, no matter what our results is, its never by mistake or by accident. I know it is easier said than done, as I'm in the same shoe as you all. I'm alot nervous than u all think I am. Physically im going out every night meeting up with friends, BONDING and all.hehe... But honestly I am nervous, and I pray to God to give me the peace of mind. It is not by coincidence that we are here as God already has a plan for each and everyone of us even before we were conceived in our mother's womb. Whatever your results may be, there's always a blessing in disguise. I'm speaking from experience.haha..
' "For I have plans for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." '
Do trust in the Lord. I'm struggling with it too, but yet i acknowledge that the Lord has great plans for all of us. Good luck to my fellow 1991 babies. Do update each other on your results. =)
' In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. '
Monday, March 9, 2009
Technically not EY, but hey Jessica Ho is from Elim...so there you go...
Some of the pics of the games. Did not have many photos...the camera a wee bit 'cacat'. Haiz...Oh Camera, Camera, where art thou?
If we are to go to Indonesia with the hope of sharing the gospel without sufficient preparation. we are like salts which are not salty. what good is salt if it not salty? simple. it is of no good. a substance which is of no purpose. an instrument which is of no use.
' You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. '
Physically i believe we are quite prepared. the skits and etc. but spiritually im not 100% sure. at least for myself. i know that i am not prepared. spiritually... and for those who are in the same shoe as me. do not fear as we are blessed with this ability to communicate with God simply through prayer. why not we put it to full use? to those who were in the Youth Rally team. have you forgotten about the importance of prayer? have you forgotten about the miracles prayer can do?
' Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that i will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. '
So people let's devote ourselves to prayer. praying for everything that we can think of. and preparing ourselves in all aspects of our lives in order to do God's work. indeed it is not by chance neither it is by mistake that we are here today. working together in this mission team to Indonesia to speak of the good news. none of us is more important than any other in this team as we are the body of Christ. each carrying out their own respective responsibilities in this mission. we have heard of the gospel and we have been called to go forth and make disciples of all nations. God has love and God is love. we are made in the likeness of God and we have love as well. why be selfish and keep the love to yourself ? let's be a living testimony to those who have not heard of God and may those who have heard but do not believe see Christ through our actions in our daily lives.
' Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. '
bak kata pepatah Inggeris, 'suara' melalui tindakan adalah lebih lantang daripada 'suara' kata-kata. -ericdagreat-
P/S: thanks to kokming for the great devotion materials. gave me a wake up call. which led to this post =)
thee who never blogeth,
Thursday, March 5, 2009
FYI, been so sick for the past week, couldn't function proper. So when stuck in my room, i've let those songs to run continously on my Winamp.
The 1st songs is call MENGEJAR HADIRMU. talks abt running into the presence of HIM, to see HIM is HIS grandeur, to follow in HIs goodness.
The 2nd song is call Selalu Bersamaku. A very simplistic song with mostly a repeated lyrics. However i believe always, a simple lyrics generates more self reflection while it is sang. Anyhow, couldn't find clip to the song & the blog refuse to accept MP3, and being no blogger me, decided to just put up the lyrics.
Sedalam hatiku Kaupun tahu
dan kasih Mu tak jauh dalam jiwaku
di dalam kesesakan di dalam kemenangan
Ku tahu Engkau slalu bersamaku
Hanya Kau tempat ku berlindung
hanya Kaulah tubuh dan kekuatanku
ijinkanlah kudatang menyembah