Manila Seminar

A few brothers and sisters in the Philippines were keen to know more about the coming hard times and have invited me to share about my book message, The Coming Economic Flood, in person a year ago. I was finally able to travel there this month with the lifting of most vaccine-related restrictions. They have decided to organise a seminar instead of an informal fellowship meeting. All thanks to the Lord for the wonderful fellowship and discussion.

Introducing An Alpha-course-like Gospel Presentation

I have written a comprehensive gospel message of the kingdom of God and the redemptive work of our Lord God from Genesis to Revelation. I included the major doctrines of the Holy Trinity, Personhood of Jesus Christ and the history of the Israelite nation in the narrative as well. The similarity of the Chinese culture, language, philosophy and religion is also included.

I have invited some 8 persons to listen to this 1 hour presentation to gauge the response followed by questions and answers before proceeding to dinner. I hope to share the gospel in this novel Alpha-course-like way and introduce it to churches in the region, God willing. All glory and honour to our Lord Jesus.

Caroling Again

I have not been involved in caroling for the past 40 years ! Finally had the chance to sing carols and gospel songs and did street evangelism again in Chinatown here. Hallelujah ! I joined a group who has been active in street evangelism in Chinatown for the past 2 years.

It was raining cats and dogs at about 3.30 pm when I went to pick up the goodie bags which we would distribute at Chinatown on this Saturday afternoon. While putting the bags into the van and praying at the same time, I knew the Lord would grant my prayer for the program to proceed. The program could not be postponed because we only had two Saturdays before Christmas and it would take time to apply for the police permit for the event. Hallelujah ! The rain stopped completely at 4.10 pm. The program had to start at 4.30 sharp. While driving there, I told a brother and a sister in the van to take a look at the sky. There was still dense dark clouds to the north, east and west except over Chinatown. All thanks and glory to the Lord !

Word Ministry

The Philippine Council of Intercessors International Movement, Inc. (PCIIMI) was founded in 2008 and is based in General Santos City, Philippines.   It is a council of intercessory movements whose only purpose is to gather and unite all Christian believers from various denominational backgrounds in prayer and intercession.  As of today,  it has 253 different intercessory groups under her umbrella with a total membership of some 25,000.

PCIIMI invited me in Nov 2018 to share a message with their leaders in General Santos in which I spoke of the current economic hard times and the need for preparation.  Since the start of the pandemic,  I have been invited several times to share a message over zoom at their Monday intercession program.  All thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to serve the Body of Christ at PCIIMI. 

Postscript : All thanks to the Lord also for the opportunity to minister the word over zoom to churches in South India and Pakistan during this period.

Memorial Service Ministry

I am always ready to serve the Body of Christ in whatever capacity I am called for that is the manifesto of our Lord Jesus. Though I felt honored to be invited to share a message of Christian hope in a memorial service for the first time in Aug 2019, I felt heavy hearted as well. It was not a joyous occasion especially when the loved ones could not have any closure to their loss. I would surely pray that my message could give comfort and hope to the loved ones of the departed brother that the separation is temporary.

I gave thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to have fellowship with the then new director of Salvation Army and a few brothers and sisters.

Fellowship with the then new director of Salvation Army and Pastor Ferdie

Fellowship Conference In Malaysia

Had an informal conference with the brothers and sisters of the End Times Preparation Works Ministry, Malaysia over dinner in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.  I shared about the coming economic flood to corroborate their long held belief of the coming economic hardship which prompted them to establish this ministry in the first place. 

Over the next few days, we visited the land in which some brothers owned and are in the process of converting them into farms. We visited also a goat farm run by a brother whose former profession was in accountancy.

Because they have already worked on the land and have established farming enterprises, they are more than ready to help us should the need arises.  We can easily relocate there for these places of refuge are just a few hours’ drive from our place.  All thanks to the Lord for this divine appointment. 

The residence Dr Sun Yat Sen stayed while in Taiping

Pandemic Relief Ministry (3)

After watching closely the inflation situation and the incredible build-up of the super bubbles of housing, stocks, commodities and bonds coming together to form the perfect storm,  JC’s Manifesto made an appeal, on the prompting of the Lord’s Spirit, in Dec 2021 for financial assistance to help certain churches to stock up basic necessities for 2022.  All thanks to the Lord for convicting several friends to come forward to help. Also contributed to certain church and para church ministry for their year end Christmas effort to share the Good News.

Latest update (4 March 2022) :

We have helped a Kenya church to stock up basic necessities as well as enable them to do farming. The food inflation hardship became a reality in Kenya now.

Pandemic Relief Ministry (2)

In August 2019 while attending a NGO staff conference in which I shared the gospel with the staff, I went to check out a ministry in Siem Reap.  The local pastor is now serving with a Korean missionary and has planted a local church some 30km from Siem Reap. 

In these latter days, we are told by our Lord to care for God’s people, especially the least of them. Matt 25:33-46.  By the grace and provision from our Lord,  JC’s Manifesto is thankful to be able to bring a little cheer to the brothers and sisters in this church through distributing some basic necessities to them.  All thanks and glory to our Lord Jesus.

Water Baptism Ministry

1 Cor 1:14-17

My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel…

Like St Paul, I had focused on evangelistic missions given by the Lord over the years.  Though I had planted or built up certain local churches overseas, the task of baptism was performed by the elders.  I did baptize two local dying elderly persons a decade ago. In the last three years where I served in a local congregation, I only baptized another 2 elderly persons.  Like St Paul, the Lord forbid that I should ever entertain the thought of ownership of the flock. It is human weakness for church members to identify and follow leaders like Paul or Apollos thereby causing a sectarian spirit in the church as seen in the example of the Corinthian church, or vice versa for the church elder or pastor to assume ownership of the church or to lord over the members as his subordinate followers whom he baptizes.

Pandemic Relief Ministry

Thanks unto the Lord for giving JC’s Manifesto the opportunity to be one of the vessels in availing covid treatment medicine to save lives in South Asia.   The treatment results were documented so that we could have first hand proof ourselves whether the medicine was efficacious, and not relying on hearsay reports.  As shown in the sample report below, it was extremely efficacious.

Not only is this ministry within our meager budget to reach and help hundreds, if not thousands, but also it is an excellent bridge for evangelism in the most practical way.   All glory and honor to our Lord.