Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Thank you for a great year.

1 Jan 2014
2013 has been an eventful year for the church. We conducted a major Healing Rally in KL and Malacca, a combine Church camp with KL and all our outreaches, Chinese outreach dinner, Christmas Shoes Musical, Christmas Community Celebration, fed the poor, provided education for the underprivileged children, launched a new initiative for a bigger building, planted a new church and yesterday's Countdown 2014 Under the Stars with a record attendance. New leaders have been raised up, youths are a rising force, and the seeds of a new ministry about to come to life. Completed 6 sermon series - Encounter with God, Servolution, Living lives of Impact, Together, Awakening and Jesus - the Man, Mystery and Majesty.

Firstly, all glory be given to the Lord. It was His favor and grace that has given us good success. As He led us in 2013, He has moved ahead of us into 2014 and His faithfulness will surround us throughout the new year. There is nothing to fear because He is near.

Secondly, I want to say a big thank you to all the deacons, leaders, shepherds, staff of PCC. It is your partnership, prayer and persistency that has brought us this far. I have seen your love and devotion to God. Your faithful leadership inspite of major challenges have inspired me and set a powerful example to the church of what true service to God is all about. More are stepping into leadership and you are stepping up higher in influence.

Thirdly, thank you to all members who have rallied behind the vision and purpose of the church. Your desire to live close to God, obey Him and love for others brings great joy and fulfilment to us and the leaders.

Fourthly, God has allowed us to be stretched at different times in order to mature us. Every trial comes with an opportunity to experience His power and grace. It leads us to greater depth in Him and further growth in character. We accepted the 'bitter' and grown to be better. Praise God for working through our lives and especially in our lives.

I have full confidence in The Lord for 2014. He is the the unshakeable Lord of the universe and Lord of His church. He is also The Lord of your life and ours. Let us fix our eyes on Him. He never fails. There are great things in stored for those who fervently seek Him. Let us move to greater and important things in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The impossible is ours for the taking.
The undiscovered is waiting for our arrival.
Victory is calling out our names.

...greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. - John 14:12

PAris & PSheila