Sunday, March 30, 2008

Special Feature - Jennifer

Recently we just celebrated the beautiful Jennifer's twenty something birthday. If you read on, you may be able to calculate out her age.

"God is blessing you now..."

Amanda wrote a poem to express her love to the birthday girl

She laughed...

And she cried...

It took a while... but I think Jennifer finally understood what Amanda was trying to say.

Another beautiful creation by our cake maker, Daniel Ang.

Belinda from Shopping Ministry bought her something pretty.

"Do I look pretty with the new bag?"

As most of you know, Jennifer may be new to our cell group, recently transferred to N116 from N50, but she is not new to the church.

Coming from an average family with a younger brother accompanying through her childhood, she learned to love and be generous from her loving parents who are her first role model in her life.

At a tender age of 16, she was introduced to the church through the street evangelism organised by CHC back then. Impressed by the tireless effort of the cell members keeping contact with her and their close followup with the right amount of discipleship, she began to bond closer with the members but even closer with God.

Serving God as an usher for the past 8 years, her faithfulness has earned her the position of Team Usher, but she knows that there is still room for improvement, she expressed that she wants to serve more in the ministry and hope to achieve the position of Training Section by next year.

Since she started working, and learning from teaching of Pastor Kong Hee, she has the dream of achieving the lifestyle of Complete Financial Freedom. So 3 years ago, she devoted her career in a new direction as a financial advisor and have been loving it ever since. She believes that putting in more effort in work should mean earning her more income, which is why she gave up her salary based job in the first place. She believes in being her own boss, running her own business. And she definitely wants to be a philanthropist, to sponsor mission trips and do more for the society. But her biggest goal in her life is to be a "Tai-Tai" which I believe is very much achievable.

Newly married, she and Benny shares a common dream of having at least 2 kids in their life. Boy-Girl, Girl-Boy or Boy-Boy, any such of these combination would be ideal. But for now, she's looking forward to attend School of Theology next year (I can imaging Chee Foo smiling now).

Asking her what she feel about her new family N116... she definitely love it here. Its different from all of her previous cell groups which for one would be the age gap. Here she befriends members between 5 to 65 of age. She love the effort of this big family puts in to make someone feel special and the personnal touch that feels sincere and real. Everyone is just so young at heart, which makes her feel heart warming to be among us.

Happy Birthday Jennifer, we love having you with us too. Looking forward to grow together in friendship and in spirit.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Healing the Sick

Some of our cell members are presently sick in the body... Some are having flu, some have cough, one was just discharged from hospital after a surgery, another is being quarantined for having Chicken Pox.

Let's continue to pray for each other and claim the promise of healing.

The Bible is one of the oldest book with power & proof of Gods love, grace and healing power, is filled with promises and accounts regarding health and healing for His people.

God’s love to His people is shown in. In Exodus 15:26, He says, "I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Jesus when he came as a human began healing all who came to Him.

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease..."

Claim your healing today
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me'
Psalm 30:2

Friday, March 14, 2008

New Ministries

Our cell group has grown... yesterday was one of those record attendance night with 32 members worshiping together under one roof. I heard in some part of the world, such attendance could be considered as a big church!
If so... we'll need to have ministries to run it...

But please note that all ministry listed below are run solely on voluntary basis, no refund of time, money or whatsoever.....

Cell Group Leader (Available 24/7)
The Shepard, The Preacher, The Pastor, The Chief...(the list will go on and on...)

Chief Financial Officers
aka The Steward
They handle God's money and make sure its put in the best use.

Birthday Coordinator Ministry
Shopping Ministry
(handbag, shirt, books, CDs, vouchers, accessories.....please send your hint to them in advance!)

Song sheet ministry
Game Master

Thermostat Ministry
Atmosphere builders
They are responsible for the ambiance (room temperature, background music, lighting....etc) before and after the cell Group meeting

Candid Shot Ministry
(Beware of the eye that is watching and clicking)

Servants of God
Environment Officer

Serves the members and keep the house clean and tidy after the meetings

Prayer List Ministry
Prayer Warriors.
They are faithful to ask prayer requests from members and

Outing Planners
Fellowship I/C
BBQ, Picnic by the park, cycling trip, dinner gathering.....please sms or email them y
our suggestions

Phone List Ministry
They will have the most updated contact list of every member in the cell group. Keeping everyone contactable.

Blogger Ministry
For the mature, sensible, responsible and with a good sense of humor.

Reaching out to people through the cyber world

Chef Chiefs
Feed The Hungry Ministry

Cake Maker
Putting in effort to remember everyone's birthday, ensuring each has a unique birthday cake that is specially for him / her

Cushion ministry
They not just lay down their life for Jesus but they also help to lay the cushions before the meeting starts.

Early Bird Ministry
Without them, we will not be able to worship together as a cell on every Sunday. They use items like umbrella, bags, bibles....and sometimes their body to reserve as many seats. Three cheers to this team of faithful servants!

Greeters Ministry
They are like the morning Sun that bring happiness to everyone and beware of their contagious SMILE.

Specially Appointed:
Cake Cutting Ministry
See the skillful way she tilts her body? Helps to cut straight and accurately. She also got to exercise some mental calculation when dividing the cake.

For example,
to divide a 1.5kg cake equally to 32 member....
1500/32 = 46.875g

Each Member will receive a piece of cake that weighs 46.875g

This is the special "I-Have-No Ministry"

I think she can form the Sisterhood Ministry

Let us all serve God with all our heart and mind.