Wednesday, February 22, 2006

1st Milestone

It has been a very full fortnight. Here's the story... After corporate worship at Mandarin service on 12th Feb, several of us visited the new premise at CineLeisure. It's a cool place.

Monday saw a very long campaign planning meeting at Wan Leng and Mabel's place till almost midnight. We were getting ready to celebrate the 1st campaign milestone this weekend.

Tuesday was Valentine's Day. I bought Dinah a special lunch. (Yes the twins got blessed as well.) Next I got her flowers which she really liked. Deb liked it too. The rest of the day was spent on campaign matters.

Wed to Fri were long days preparing for the 1st milestone and for our upcoming overseas trip.

Next I preached on breakthrough from I Chronicles 14:8-17 on Sat and Sunday. Das did a really good job with the deco. Many liked the opening when I broke through the screen. The choir did very well. Here's a photo from Junming.

Sun afternoon was hot. We celebrated with 106 people who got water baptised at Big Splash. A 56 year old man got baptised.

Mon was spent tying up various matters and making final preparations for the long trip ahead. We manage to rest and swim on Tue before campaign planning at night.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Flying carpet

Lunar New Year must be still on since Dinah is still feeding us Mandarin oranges every night. This is a fifteen day celebration. Here's the rest of the story.

The 5th day is a mixed day. It starts poorly as I slip and fall early in the morning. I step on the rug which moves so I fall as it moves. Deb says it's a flying carpet. This would have been so funny except that my elbow is swollen and my bum hurts. Have to walk slowly out to lunch as we celebrate Cara's birthday. It ends with an nice evening with Jo, Kris and Alesha over for dinner.

Weekend messages on 7th and 8th day is 'Sex and Spirituality'. Gained a lot from putting this message together. It's great to pray with eight people who give their lives to Christ. Then Maurice says I look like a hong bao in the red shirt. We cap the day with a yummy dinner at Jeff and Claud's place. The elbow and bum pain is almost gone.

Monday is the 9th day. Traffic on the roads is back to normal. Guess all businesses are up and running again. Tonight is visitation to Joel and Evelyn's for Breakthrough campaign planning. Tomorrow night we host our leaders and Delia for dinner. The kids are excited. Hope to squeeze in a leadership message in the midst of the festivities. (Here's some of our party guests)

We are going to visit old friends on Friday night. Sunday is going to be the fifteenth and last day of Lunar New Year celebration.