Pastoral Ministry In Johor Bahru In 2012

Sometime in September 2012,  I happened to patronize a fruit stall in Johor Bahru together with a fellow pastor and we had a conversation with the Vietnamese lady owner.  She was in her mid 30s and she had two children aged 8 and 4 then.

When she realized that I was serving full-time in Christian ministry, she asked if both of us would be interested to pastor her small congregation of 25 people.

Without hesitation,  we agreed as we did not want to see the church without proper teaching.  This sister was responsible for the leadership and oversight of the fellowship.

After we had finished the worship service in Singapore at about 12 noon,  we would rush into Johor getting there in time for the 2 pm worship service and returning at about 5 pm.

And together with this same fellow pastor, we rushed again to conduct another Chinese evening service together in a Korean church.

Eventually this Vietnamese fellowship joined a bigger church nearby in mid 2013.

Just want to reminisce the wonderful fellowship I had with this Vietnamese congregation.  The ministry had helped me to brush up my Mandarin.

May God our Father uphold the faith of these Vietnamese brothers and sisters steadfast in our Lord Jesus Christ.


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