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Proverbs 15:30, "A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news gives health to the bones."
"When you put your faith in others, you can help them reach their potential. And you become an important influencer in their lives."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

FOR UNTO US A SON IS BORN...


Christmas is upon us. Oh how exciting to celebrate our Saviour's birth. I wish you all a blessed Christmas as we remember the gift of love God has given to all mankind... "for unto us a Son is born... and He shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor...." He is Jesus Christ!

Friday, December 18, 2009

CUTS AND BRUISES

16 December, on the way back from Miri, I was at the Sg. Tujuh Immgration Checkpoint waiting for the passport clearance to enter back into Brunei, I fell into a 'long kang' i.e. a drain. It wasn't a big drain at all. A very small narrow drain.

Basically, I was just standing at the immigration booth waiting to get the passports back from the officer when I noticed my wife. So I decided to walk back to her. However, instead of walking, I ran. My eyes were locked on my target. I had only one intention. It was to get to her. Unaware of my surrounding and the impending doom that awaits, there it was the 'long kang', able and ready to lure its victim into its pit of darkness. In a matter of seconds, I was caught in its trapped. I've fallen in the pit that claimed my leg. My reflexes caused me to react without any hesitation. I leaped out of the 'long kang' and freed my leg from being devoured. There I stood in front of my wife, feeling rather humiliated that I was easily entrapped by such a thing as a 'long kang', acting cool not noticing the horror that I've received; a deep wound inflicted by the 'long kang'.

FIVE STITCHES was all I needed to patch the wound... but how fortunate I was, I didn't fall on my face!

I'm glad all is well and Praise Jesus for keeping us safe! :) Amen.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Going for Mission

Heading to Sipitang for a Mission Trip there. It's gonna be a great time of adventure and just seeing God move in His ways. Exciting! I'm gonna be missing Lorene while in Sipitang.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Wicker Basket


The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in any way he could.

One day the grandson asked, 'Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?' The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, 'Take this old wicker coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.'

The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked out before he could get back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, 'You will have to move a little faster next time,' and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the old wicker basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was 'impossible to carry water in a basket,' and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, 'I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You can do this. You're just not trying hard enough,' and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got far at all. The boy scooped the water and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, 'See Papa, it's useless!'

'So you think it is useless?' The old man said, 'Look at the basket.'

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time he realized that the basket looked different. Instead of a dirty old wicker coal basket, it was clean.

'Son, that's what happens when you read the Bible.. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, it will change you from the inside out.

Moral of the wicker basket story: Take time to read a portion of God's word each day; it will affect you for good even if you don't retain a word.

God's love is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.

I really like this story because I don't remember things like I used to....but then I think God isn't just concerned about my brain, He's more concerned about my heart.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Married and Loving it!

I can't express it but I begin to understand why God blesses marriages. Coming home and being able to be close to her... to hear her and to hold her close. It's still like a dream. A dream come true!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'M GETTING MARRIED!

I'm blessed and excited!

God is faithful and in every circumstance may we ever praise His glorious name! Amen!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's been a tough week....

There's much that happened in such a short time... I just need to remember that God is good. His ways are not my ways, His thoughts are not my thoughts.

It's been a tough week... my elder brother died in an accident last week. We will miss him ... koko Chris.

Friday, January 16, 2009

BASKETBALL FEVER .... DUNKS!

I love this game!


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On a different note... my sister Florence had just gone back to France. It was good having her home with the family. Miss you Che (Jie).

Friday, January 9, 2009

BECOMING A TEMENGGONG - PENGIRAN TEMENGGONG STEPHEN ANAK LELAKI CHIN



This picture was taken in October at Indonesia. I was visiting an elderly man who does Indonesian customary weddings. This is how a native Indonesian would dress if he was to get married. There were so many layers to put on that I felt like I was being wrapped up as a mummy. (Not that I know how a mummy would feel like).

The number of jewelry and the crown represents the person's title. Only a royalty would wear this gear, everyone else who are not royalty will not have jewelry.

Friday, January 2, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!