Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Chee Foo

Its getting harder and harder to surprise someone for their birthday, especially for one who has planned hundreds of other member's birthday surprises.

So for our beloved CGL's birthday, we planned way ahead... Faking a celebration during the Thurs meeting with a small cake and promise to pass him the present on sunday. Hoping this will divert the attention on Sunday which will be the big one.

We switched off the lights and acted surprise as Yu Bing brought out the cake, and we sang the birthday song as per normal making it as real as possible.

Just for the fun of it, we threathened to throw the cake in his face.

Speech: "You all must be good... blah blah... pray more...blah blah..."


On Sunday, after the service, we continued to act innocent, some of us started to suggest new location for lunch, pretending to go separate ways with Chee Foo.
Oblivious to our conspiracy, Chee Foo was lured to the restuarant by another member thinking its a normal lunch appointment.

Once there, some of us went into hiding while waiting for the rest to arrive. But because we are such a large group, Chee Foo spotted us while he came out of the restuarant to use the loo.

We got no choice but to act as if its an coincidence that we "so happened" to be there. But a good thing is that we hid his wife up in the second floor.

When things are more settled, Xiao Wei came in with the birthday cake and that caught him by surprised.

Daniel Ang made and designed the cake himself, he does that for every member's birthday, never once did he repeat a design. Actually, Chee Foo ever hinted to Daniel Ang that he missed the shepherd pie he had made before. And Daniel Ang did it once again to wow the audience and not forgetting the birthday boy.

Husband and wife.

The surprises continues...

First was the a ZARA shirt... stylo.

Second was a ZARA T-shirt... Lagi - stylo...

Third was a wireless keyboard and mouse which the idea came from his wife...

The fourth surprise was a big fat red packet... a love offering collected among the members.

I wonder what Amanda was trying to tell Chee Foo.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

National Day CGM

Its a day when every Singaporean celebrates...

For members of N116, we had our CGM at Kovan in the late morning. The feeling is very different from the usual night meetings, maybe the thought of having a whole afternoon ahead after the meeting excites us... maybe its because there's the much anticipated NDP in the evening and all the fire works... most important of all is that we all are here to Praise and Worship God Himself.

Its the first time we get to see an "All-Girls" forfeit.

Chee Foo not only preached, but he also wrote notes on everyone. Each one of us gets a portion of anointing with his words of blessings and encouragement... no tissue paper required.

Gabriel and Daniel Ang, whom we are so glad that he's able to join us this day, spoke words of thanks giving to Chee Foo too.

Special highlights for this day is the buffet lunch ordered by the lady of the house.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Special Feature

N116 is a vibrant and exciting adult cell group all thanks to a dynamic cell group leader, Mr. Wong Chee Foo, leading for the past 5 years.

Born in 24th August 1976, Chee Foo was brought up by a pair of loving parents, with an elder and a younger sister in company, he grew up with a strong family bond of loving and honoring each other. His father, being a role model of a family man, is a great influence of his character, in addition, when Chee Foo met God, he was further molded into the godly person we all love.

He first came to City Harvest Church in1999.
Young and timid, even too shy to speak to the sisters, he was soon influenced and learn to open up to people in the Cell Group. Soaked in the God's love and all his cell member's care, he grew strongly loving God, soon started serving God in Usher Ministry in 2000.

With great potential and desire to rise up, he soon discovered his destiny to lead in Cell Groups Ministry. In 2002, he took on the challenge to be a Cell Group Leader and since then there has never been a day of regret.

His greatest goal is to see his members grow spiritually and see more leaders rise up as the cell group multiplys.

Being a well literate person, he loves to read books, especially on subjects of spiritual well being, self motivation and self improving, ever constantly upgrading himself and challenge himself to a greater heights like playing the 16 bit strumming.

He dislikes to do boring things or staying in the comfort zone. The latest activities he enrolled to learn are Salsa Dancing and roller blading.
His vision is to lead a balance, creative and fruitful life.

His greatness motivation came when he met his life partner when his was studying in School of Theology 2 years ago, Chong Xiao Wei caught his attention and his heart with her elegance and demureness.

On 6th of January 2007, they tied the knot and opened a new chapter in their lives as husband and wife, planning to have their first child by 2008, and will not stop until he has as many as 3 children.

A godly man, loving husband, filial son, compassionate leader...