Pastor's Message

Reflections of TA 130th Anniversary Celebrations

Rev Chua Ooi Suah

August 4, 2019 was an extremely meaningful day to be thankful for.

A thousand three hundred people gathered in TA2 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church. Four congregations gathered together for a joint thanksgiving worship. The elderly, adults and young children were involved in worship, and through a variety of musical instruments, different languages, across three levels of TA2, we worshipped our God as one large TA family. We reviewed our church history together, listened to testimonies from various church members, and looked forward to the refurbished TA. The whole worship reflects the beauty and goodness of a spiritual family.

In the afternoon, the anniversary celebrations reached a climax with the Hokkien Gospel Rally. More than 400 pre-believers came to the temple of the Lord. Many church members lamented that they had not seen so many pre-believers in the church for a long time. The Holy Spirit uses every poem and every witness, and prompted more than 20 pre-believers to receive salvation. We rejoice with the angels in heaven for the salvation of these pre-believers. Yes, nothing is more worthy of celebration than salvation.

Finally, we look forward to the publication of the special edition of the TA130 anniversary magazine. Through the publication, we hope readers of the special issue will be able to appreciate God's faithfulness. The magazine aims to witness to many, just like the clouds of witnesses from earlier generations, surrounding and cheering us on. Let us continue to run the race together faithfully.