of TA 130th Anniversary Celebrations
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.