Selasa, 26 Februari 2013

Arise and Shine

zoe ministries
GL Garden 01-21-02, Solok Paya Terubong 8, 11060 Penang, Malaysia
House Phone: 604-8277554 Hand Phone: 60165318276.
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NKJV) 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Jeremiah 1:10 (NKJV) See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”
Ephesians 4:15 (NKJV) but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ
Friends, at a time when not only our nation but many nations are in crisis, let us Arise and Shine as are called to
Isaiah 60:1-2 (NKJV) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
Economy is crushing, prices are rising BUT what about you’re giving? Has your giving risen? Local church leadership encourages their members to give and to give their best. Has the giving of your church to missions, to visiting ministers [whether local or foreign] increased? For example in Malaysia, local churches give an honorarium of RM100, some RM150 and some RM200 for visiting speakers. Very, very few give an honorarium of RM500. Some over the years have dropped from RM500 to RM300; some from RM300 to RM150; reason could be either the church has shrunk or because of the “deep darkness” church members are giving less. Remember: God wants you to take care of God’s workers not just church staffs. Ask yourself this question: from 2002 until 2012 has your giving risen? Why not? Is it possible because of your church policies your giving has been the same? If you focused on the Word of God your giving would have risen. Obeying God’s Word is more important than church policy. I pray that there will be a breakthrough in the area of giving in the local churches this year.
Friends we thank those who have stood by us in prayer and their giving. Pray that more will come alongside us to not only pray but with their giving. We are especially praying for God’s People to help us go to India [Kerala, Delhi, Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu] in August and Sept this year –This trip is to bless the local churches and training schools in different states in India. Who will send us? We will buy the airticket only when the amount comes in.
Thanksgiving for ministries that has happened
8/2 to 19/2/2013 Sarawak
Marriage seminar for Emmanuel Baptist Church [Iban and BM] and for Maranatha Baptist Church [Iban] and ministry in 2 longhouses.
Please pray for the coming ministries
Thailand [1/3 to 11/3/2013]
Drive up to Krabi on 1/3 at 6am.
2/3 and 3/3 ministering at Krabi Baptist Church
6/3 and 7/3 Ministering at Thung Song [to be confirmed]
8/3 to 10/3 ministering at Full Gospel Church –Nakhon Si Thamarat.
11/3 drive back to Penang
Singapore [23/3 to 25/3/2013]
24/3                11am -Ministry at St. Paul’s Anglican Church [T]
24/3                5pm –Ministry at Open Hand Christian Fellowship
25/3                Return to Penang
Philippines [15/4 to 30/4]
Bulakan, Malolos.
Indonesia [7/5 to 23/5]
Probolinggo, Kupang, Soe and Surabaya
Sarawak [Bintulu and Miri] 27/6 to 8/7
We are available to build together the local church through His Grace that is at work in us and through us. Please contact me at 6-0165318276.
Friends, we are a faith ministry and when you are lead by God to give towards our living and ministry, please direct it to
I/C Number -540303-07-5307
May Bank account number: 107125195025
Home Branch number 07125 -KAMPONG BHARU
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL
Account number: 548-2-01969-4
Become a blessing to the nations by sending us to the nations to disciple the nations.
In His Majesty’s Service
Christopher and Vijaya.K