further —After TA130 celebrations
Chua Ooi Suah
the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The TA130 celebrations
are coming to a rousing end. After the 130 anniversary thanksgiving luncheon,
during which we worship gratefully and shared many laughter, life has to return
to normal. But thanks be to God as the joy and privilege of serving the Lord
during the 130 anniversary celebrations continue to echo in the hearts of many
brothers- and sisters-in-Christ.
Firstly, there are 100 participants in this congregation who
will be joining in the Holy Land Tour from 28 October 2019 to 9 November 2019.
They will personally experience the footsteps of Lord Jesus during His time on
Secondly, the congregation is looking forward to the
publication of the special edition of the TA130 magazine. This special issue of
the magazine is the labour of love of many members of the congregation and
captures the joy of the 130 anniversary celebrations. We hope the magazine will
continue to inspire everyone and will be given as a Christmas gift to all
members. Besides the magazine, there is a Christmas musical evangelistic event
on 25 December 2019. This event aims to enable relatives and friends to learn
about our Lord Jesus.
Thirdly, I like to reiterate the church theme of "Peace
with the world" that was highlighted during the TA 130 thanksgiving
celebrations. The pastoral leaders felt prompted by the Holy Spirit, and
observed that the congregation’s enthusiasm for evangelism has been ignited. We
hope that the enthusiasm to share the gospel can continue to burn. As such, from
August this year to July next year, the church will continue with the theme of
"Peace with the world". This theme will guide the church in the long
run. The goal of evangelism is not driven by ministry, but by the daily life of
believers. Evangelism should become the culture of this church.
Finally, after the TA130 thanksgiving celebrations, we prepare
ourselves to carry out a large-scale renovation of TA building. In addition to
repairing and renovating the physical building, we are more eager for God to
reveal His will and renew His vision for us. We look forward to God’s guidance
in leading us to make good use of TA so that the church can become the beacon
of God’s blessings in urban CBD.
In summary, we thank God for His faithful leadership and
providence! We pray that God will continue to make use of TA to go further and
make the Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church a delight and useful instrument to
be a blessing to the nation. Amen.