The following measurable inconveniences took place in the last four weeks. Praise the LORD!
Car Accident: Helen, helping a stranger to a bus stop, replaced four tires; 3 days later, helping a friend in Irvine, 1 flat tire, replaced another new tire on the same day; it turned out, the tire was the wrong size, got it replaced the next day
Car Accident: Tiffany, helping a pastor family house siting
Car Accident: James, on the way to Lunch meeting with a brother, both Helen and James felt stiffness in neck and upper back.
Near Accident: On the way home, the whole family in the car from Friday night bible study, the opposing car ran into a huge metal traffic construction sign that flew up and landed only a couple car lengths in front of our car
Car stopped: the wife of the pastor who initiated this fast at CCCLA, had a scare on the first day of the fast, her car all of a sudden died on the freeway
Home & Appliance: Microwave died and the repair shop reassembled it twice, it took over a month for the repair; Dishwasher died and it took 3 weeks to get it fixed; Electric Stove died twice; Water Pipe leak, under the slab (went away after prayer)
Retreat location: Lost, but God provided a much better location in 4 days
this is a post long over due. well, i had an opportunity to visit indonesia in September this year. this trip brought me so much encouragement i wanted to share it with everyone. my journey started over 10 years ago. i was a pastor in an indonesian chinese church for around two years and I fell in love with the people and their food. God put in me a desire to reach southeast asia. but then nothing happened, for a long time. but in 2008, i had a divine appoint to lead a retreat in the Philippines. it was pretty amazing. since then, i've been going every year to the Philippines. anyways, last year i was so surprised to be invited to officiate a wedding in Bali, Indonesia, a beautiful island resort. at the same time, i found out about this huge conference also taking place in Bali. i thought this must be divine appointment. so i set my heart on going to this conference. anyways, to make a long story short, my seminary president decided to let me go to this conference in september. i was so thrilled. however, i needed to setup some speaking engagements so i could fundraise for a portion of my trip. well, because we made the decision kind of late, i ran out of personal resources. but God let me to pastor wayland wong, a retired pastor. he introduced me to ada lum, a retired missionary at 85. and she introduced me to mama hanna. i didn't know mama hanna, so i had no idea what I was getting myself into but i planned my trip to visit mama hanna, in surabaya, indonesia. when I arrived… Please read PART II
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