Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ANC 17th Anniversary

What an epic photograph! Photo credits to Hui En! :D

Every time I look closely at this photograph and look through each of our expression, it can never fail to make me smile. It makes me feel so joyful and blessed to have this bigger family that God gave us - the body of Christ! Couldn't get every single one of us though, but I think it'll be almost forever impossible - because our family just keeps expanding! Ahh. :)
Let's take a closer look.
Ming Li is half planking, Hui En is all the way at the back with the epic face, Charmaine loving her brother Sebastian so much, Hamed and Albert trying to get their face in the picture, Tracy, Iskender and Sahaya stoning, Pastor Yoke Kheng pointing the camera, aunty right in the middle posing very elegantly, Uncle Hok Seng & Aaron doing some 3 finger bunny ears to me and Marcus, Aunty Dolly and Jia Ling smiling for Colgate advertisement, Ming Han looking disgusted, Alvin giving a crazy face,  Pastor Chris blessing people,  Ryan and Emily going 'RAWH', Aunty Selvi going 'AHH', and Benson is like 'SURPRISE'!
Still a lot to be captioned.
Wonderful family, no? :P

25th March 2012 was the celebration of Antioch Network Community's 17th anniversary!
It is my first year being in this family, and it has been a year since I got baptized!
What an amazing journey, seriously. :)
Did some sharing and sign language performance - I sure was shivering during my little sharing speech! But it surely is a joy to look back at my own journey with Him as I shared with everyone.
And this year, we are inspired to go. To go out there and not stay in our safe zone.
Listening to Li Chang's testimony, just by Billie having a simple thought of sharing the gospel, Li Chang's life was changed forever, for eternity!
And all the healing miracles that Chris Yow performs, it is heaven on earth. 'Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'
And the most interesting part was, we all heard our very own brother, Sebastian's healing testimony. He got his misplaced jaw due to a little accident to pop back into place when Chris prayed for him, like literally a loud 'pop'. And that evening, they both were there trying to explain what happened. It was totally supernatural, completely by God's power. Like, wow.
And there were so much more. Incredible. :)

We thank our friend, Jesus Christ for saving us. If not because of His great love, we wouldn't be able to live today. Because He died for our sins, we can now be saved from hell's fire. I can never imagine the pain He had to go through during the crucifixion on the cross, neither can I ever repay what He has done for me. But that's the beauty of God, He is so graceful. He only asks us to believe, and we will be saved! No more burnt offerings, no more sacrifices - Jesus is the sacrifice; He already sacrificed for us when He died and rose again. Yes, he rose again. Because He is life, the conquerer of death. We no longer are afraid of dying on earth, because this life we're living is only the preparation for the next, what we were created for - eternity!
God is so awesome, His love never ends. The best part is, He seeks a personal relationship with each and everyone of us. We just need to open the door of our heart, because He is knocking the door. He doesn't force us to open, but wants us to open our hearts willingly to Him. God looks at our hearts, not by looks or wealth. In fact He uses the most ordinary people to perform miracles. Amazing, isn't He. :')

Thank you so much for reading, and thank Him so much for my life, family and friends. Every breath is a second chance.
Be confirmed, our hope is real and solid to rely on. Never give up faith. ;)

So, so thankful! ♥

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