It was really a privilege to be part of this team! So thankful for leaders like Gwen and Mong, they always without fail point us to God and realign us to the vision. We laughed SO MUCH during the trip. It was such a good balance of fun and work, but most importantly.. we encountered God so much in this trip as a team. 🙂 In this team there’s the veterans.. and there’s also newer people. But we all had one common vision, we just want to do our part to make a difference and to bring God’s love to Myanmar. 🙂 The team really looks out for one another and everyone just want to help in whatever ways they can.. 🙂
I remember at the airport Mong asked me if I’ve travelled before. I said yes, a few times with my family, but as far as i can recall… they weren’t very happy memories haha. That day was actually the first time I felt so excited and happy to be travelling. The company, and the atmosphere are things that I will always remember. Next time when i travel with my family, I will know that it is suppose to be like this.
First Day | Yangon, Destiny Grace Home
“When Pst How built DGH, he makes sure it’s done the best way!”
This was the first thing Pastor Paul told us when the lorry we were on passed by Destiny Grace Home (DGH). 🙂 “In fact, the lorry you are sitting on now is donated by HOGC too!”
When we were there we met Elizabeth (23), Sabrina (17) and Esther (23). They are the first fruits of Pastor Paul’s ministry. They all grew up in DGH and now they helping to take care of the children in DGH. Elizabeth even has a dream to open an orphanage too. They are mature, humble.. and they have such a pure and gentle spirit… they really love God and the children too! 🙂
Every children here receives education, many grew up and even went on to universities! They have God- they have love, joy and hope. 🙂 Truly, “from your generation onwards, things will be different.”
We took a domestic flight from Yangon to Kalaymyo on the second day!
And… we met Solomon, he’s very funny haha he tells jokes with a very straight face ._.
Solomon’s dream is to teach the children about the bible and God.
The Work Begins! 🙂
There were so many God moments during the next few days. There were no distractions. Everyday and every night the presence of God was so strong. 🙂 In the room, in the lorry, out there in the villages, or even during dinner.
- Revelation #1: Different place, but the same heaven and hell.
- Revelation #2: Gwen shared with me that SP Lia once said that “Every time she loves somebody, it is her service to God.” I knew that every time I clothe a kid, or hand out a sweet, or pray for the sick – it is a service I do to the Lord. It would be the same when I’m back in Singapore too.
God’s love has no boundary
Every time we led the village into worship and every time we prayed for the children, the presence of God was be so thick and tangible. I kept tearing and tearing.
As we prayed for both the children and adults, many were touched by the presence of God and many teared. It was impossible for them to be touched by our words because they cannot understand our language.
I saw the power of prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit. It precedes any language and any distance. God’s love knows no boundaries.
During a debrief, Mong shared with us something very powerful that SPs once taught:
What do you need in your ministry with God?
The first time you do it, you need FAITH.
The second time you do it, you need FOCUS.
When you’re doing over and over again, you need FRESHNESS.
Will always remember this as I serve God in my ministry!
Over this trip I felt God really softened my heart again. I think unknowingly I became more inward looking and my heart grew cold… but in this trip I was once again moved with so much compassion for His people.
In the bible, Jesus was constantly moved with compassion for people..
Not a duty but a desire.
I pray that my ministry will never become a duty – but a desire to serve and love the people that God so loved and died for!
In the times I spent with Gwen alone, I received so much too.
“Ministry does not define your walk with God. You can be very high up but still far from God and Pastors.”
Just want to be close to SPs, to HOGC, to always love God and love His people!
The closest thing to God’s heart is the people.
The outcasted, the broken, the needy. To love God’s heart is to love His people.
When you preach/ when you run the program there is anointing, stirring in your heart. After the anointing there is the adrenaline, you are very inspired, feel a lot.. and dont want to stop, but this adrenaline will also eventually go. At the end of the day, the last thing that is left is attitude. After the anointing leave and the adrenaline is gone, when we go back to the daily grind, only our attitude is left. We have our attitude, and our character still stands. We’ll go back to Singapore to continue giving our best. 🙂