|NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017 PJ CHURCH OF CHRIST BULLETIN
We thank brother Krishnan for his very lively sermon on “Reaching Out” last Lord’s Day. This morning brother Antonio Lopez will bring us a sermon on “Love”. Do bring your loved ones/ friends to worship with us every Sunday.
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS:
This morning brother Wong Wee Loke will bring another lesson from the “Strengthening Your Grip” series –“On Evangelism”. Food for Thought: “The evangelistic harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is strategic. We are not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear the full responsibility for the next one; but we do have our generation. God will hold us responsible as to how well we fulfil our responsibilities to this age and take advantage of our opportunities. Because today’s harvest is urgent, because we are held responsible to make Christ known to our generation, let’s not allow our laid-back, who-really-cares society to weaken our enthusiasm or slacken our zeal. Let’s strengthen our grip on evangelism.” Please bring your children punctually for the Sunday Children/Youth Class to be taught the Bible every week.
Our heartiest congratulations to Brenda Tham who was awarded Malaysia’s Divisional President’s Award for Excellence in Service & Leadership by CPA Australia, and Olivia Tham who graduated with a Bachelor of Business & Commerce(Banking & Finance and International Business) degree.
Please pray for brethren who are travelling: Ong Chong Fatt (USA): Goh Cheng Phor & Grace (S. Korea). Also pray for Eunice Tan - expecting her first child; Bernedette Savitha (Tony George’s niece) – ovarian cancer; Norm Jensen – recuperating in Bakersfield, California; sister Nalini – heart problems; Chan Lay Har (Bedok Singapore) – recuperating from major stroke; Wong See Keok, Tan Swee Yoke, Choy Foong’s mother, father, Tan Yoke Ying and sister Thoo – health concerns. Please inform the church staff if you need to be included in the bulletin prayer list.
OUR HONOURED GUESTS:
We extend our warmest welcome to Brian Bird (Perth, Australis); Gwen & Donovan Mathew; Raymond & Vanessa Wong (Puchong); and our regular visitors who worshipped with us last Sunday.
The PJ church would like to thank an anonymous donor for giving us a computer for use in the audio room.
GREETINGS FROM IOWA!
November 16th, 2017: Dearest Brethren, I just flew into Des Moines, Iowa this afternoon to spend about 11 days here for Thanksgiving to visit Anthony, Shaeley Santiago and family. Scheduled to preach two Sundays here at the Ames church’s invitation.
Yesterday, I officially became 62 years old. It was a quiet day as no one here knew it was my birthday. Dr. Evertt Huffard (former dean of HST) and wife invited me for dinner that night without knowing it was my special day. Before we ate the most sumptuous meal in their home, I told them that today I officially became 62 years old! How the years have simply gone by so quickly.
Last Tuesday I spoke at the Missions Interest Group at Dr. Huffard’s place which was held three times this semester. I was interviewed and spoke about the Mission in Malaysia and South East Asia. Most who attended have interest to go into the mission field, either to Mainland China, Botswana, Athens, Hungary, Uganda and other places. It is such a joy to know and meet like-minded Christians. Dr. Evertt Huffard and wife are great supporters and promoters of World Missions, either within the United States or overseas. He is very well respected and very busy speaking at Lectureships/Workshops throughout US and all over the world. I am very blessed to be here for the past three months in Memphis and sitting under the feet of godly professors and lecturers. Also such a joy to interact with fellow graduate students and Christians in Memphis. Everyone is so kind and hospitable. Not forgetting the fabulous superb Harding School of Theology Library where I spent lots of time reading and doing research on topics that interest me.
The weather is getting cooler and colder as US ushers in Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Winter months. Glad I will be back to hot humid sunny Malaysia before it gets real, real cold!
I have still one more week of classes after Thanksgiving week before the students have Final exams and Fall Semester ends. After that week, I will visit folks (Miles Cotham family, Kok Hai Family, Edward Short Family, San Tin and others) in Nashville, Tennessee before flying to Bakersfield, LA for a few days before flying back home via Hong Kong and scheduled to be back home sweet home on December 13th.
Continue to keep me in your prayers. Missed you folks in Petaling Jaya and Malaysia very much.
God Bless You richly! OCF