Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Double Three-Fold Commitment

In today's OT class with Dr Leong this morning, he highlighted the verse which was his watchword when venturing to the US for his studies - Ezra 7:10 - this shall be my watchword too.

"For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel".

Also he shared G Campbell Morgan's booklet "Preaching" on the three essentials of a sermon - truth, clarity and passion.

So, this will form the three-fold "double track" commitment as we venture to RTS for our season of study and seeking the Lord.
  1. Setting my heart to study-practice-teach.
  2. Sharpening my preaching for truth-clarity-passion.
Please pray for us
That the Lord will lead my wife and I to be certain in our areas of studies and how it will eventually apply to the ministry back in Malaysia. Pray that we will study not for the sake of academic achievement but to be living out God's specific calling for our lives and to be useful for the Kingdom.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Journey is Confirmed (20 Feb 2019)

Finally, our F1 & F2 visas are approved and we are good to head off to Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Next to the decision to head home from Singapore in 1999, this is the biggest move ever - 20 years later! The countdown begins.

Looking back, ever since I started the application process in February last year, this journey has been frought with uncertainties, clarifying of God's calling, and managing family expectations. Fundamentally, is this a good thing or is this a God thing? In addition, how we approach the transition to this new season is ever so critical - this is not certainly something that you can just "wake up into" and expect things to go like clockwork. Much conversation, prayer and planning need to happen.

Please pray for us
  • We still have a shortfall in our financial support (US$2,500 monthly) to cover for rental, tuition fees and living expenses. I am attempting to offer my training and coaching services online to make up for it but it is still tentative presently. See
  • We are grateful that there is a place for us to stay for one month (upon arrival 12 July) with one of the deacons at Uptown church. We are seeking for an apartment to rent near RTS - please pray that the Lord will guide us to the right place for us to call home in Charlotte.

Thank you for partnering with us for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.