I got to know Pastor PW through a common Australian friend. In early 2019, I invited him to come to the pastoral conference in Batam, Indonesia to fellowship with the Indonesian churches as well as to go for the sustenance training conducted by the organisers in a farm that JC’s Manifesto Ministries was involved in its infancy days. When he stayed over in Singapore, I introduced him to some Singaporean brothers in the hope that they might support his pastoral ministry. And by the grace of our Lord, the Spirit of our Lord did convict these brothers to support his ministry. He has since acquired a prayer centre and farmland. The prayer centre now enables scores of pastors in the county to come regularly to pray together and the farmland provides sustenance and work for the church community too. Such is the work of the Spirit God in training and spurring each one of us to love and good works collectively as we see the Day drawing near. All thanks and praise to our Lord Jesus.
Went to visit a primary school cum orphanage started by a missionary sister in the hope of bettering the lives of the poorest children in the world through provision of holistic education. Due to the lack of resources, the Lord had given her the wisdom to address some of the sustenance needs of the school by utilising a small farm plot on the school ground. Budget challenges are enormous with enrolment growing in the hundreds which demand more teachers and helpers.
It is so heartwarming to learn that such a remote non-governmental school with no funding can produce 7 ace students who go on to excel in engineering and medicine.
May the Lord bless her and her ministry richly on account of her faith and life dedication to the Kingdom of our Lord.
All thanks and praise to our Lord for His calling to connect and fellowship with the churches in Kenya. I was both humbled and joyous to fellowship with the humble servant leaders of this denomination of 28 churches. I was hosted by their bishop and county (provincial) chaplain. We had the pastoral conference for a day in which I shared about the impending Rev 18:17-19 judgment and the necessity to prepare for it. The next day, I joined the regular worship session in which the bishop hosted leaders from other denominations. The messages I have heard all day were about fearing God and living in holiness. And I saw the one-ness and brotherly love in the churches between the leaders and the congregation when they honoured one another. (I am not making a pious courteous comment for I have seen most church leaders in the affluent countries are more of status seekers with their lofty protocol than humble servants.)
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.