Pastor's Message

Going further —After TA130 celebrations

Rev Chua Ooi Suah

As 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 earth.

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.