国内佈道會 Ministry

我接下來的行程-新加坡和巴淡島。。。 My upcoming schedule – Singapore and Batam…

 

 

過後,6月29日(五)至7月1日(日),我也會到柔佛新山服事,稍後再把聚會時間、地點等放上來。。。

After that, I will also be ministering in JB, Johor from June 29 (Fri) to July 1 (Sun), I’ll post the time and venues etc later…

這樣算是宣教嗎。。。? Is this considered a mission…?

 

那天我們從實兆遠搭船過去邦咯島宣教。。。
在碼頭我們好像遊客般拍照留念,因為。。。哇!這裡景色未免太漂亮了吧?

That day we took a ferry from Sitiawan to Pangkor Island for a mission…
At the jetty, we took photos for remembrance like tourists because… wow! The scenery here is really beautiful!

 

這簡直就是在國外吧?
整個團隊的人都失控的東奔西跑去拍照,因為多數沒到過國外,不能怪他們。。。

This is so like an overseas country!
Members of our team all lost control and ran everywhere to take pictures! Can’t blame them as most of them have never been overseas…

 

連我們酷酷的田聖按耐不住也留下倩影。。。

Including our Mr. Cool Daniel, he could not resist not taking picture too…

 

安排我們所有的聚會的Lydia姐妹非常照顧我們,也充當我們的導遊。。。

Sister Lydia who arranged all our meetings took very good care of us, and she was also our tour guide…

 

這麼舒服漂亮的環境算是宣教嗎?
其實只要是做主的工,無論甚麼環境都是宣教,重要的是上帝要你去哪裡,你就去那裡。

Is it considered a mission to go to such a comfortable and beautiful place?
Actually as long as you are doing God’s work, regardless of any type of environment, it is a mission. The important thing is go where God wants you to go.

 

 

這一帶有很多有錢人,你看這些私人游艇就知道。。。
嗯。。。其實我們只是路過這裡罷了,我們去的是漁村啦。。。而我們搭的也不是這些船。。。

There are a lot of rich people here, you can tell from the private yachts…
Hmm… actually we were just passing by this area, we were going to some fishing village… and we were not taking these boats too…

 

我們是搭乘一般的渡輪到島上啦。。。但也很舒服。。。

We were taking the ordinary ferry to go to the island… but it was very comfortable too…

 

半夜回程搭的船就有一點緊張。。。
還好這一次都是帶年輕人,整個團隊就我最老!

The boats that ferried us home in the middle of the night were even more exciting…
Just as well I only brought young people this time, I was the oldest in the team!

 

當時還下一點雨,但感謝主雨不太大,要不然都變落湯雞了。。。
大家動作也不敢太大,因船會搖撼,有些人不會游泳。。。
有些變得很安靜,不敢說話,怕講話也會加重重量。。。

It was drizzling at that time, but thank God not too heavy or we would have been drenched….
Everyone minimized their movements too because the boats were swaying, and some do not know how to swim…
Some became very quiet for fear that talking would increase our weight…

 

半夜冒雨在海上搭小船真的很刺激。。。
而且在黑暗中拍照真的效果也很特別,你看下面那張,起初我還以為前面拍到的是甚麼。。。

Riding a small boat in the rain in the middle of the night is really an exciting experience…
Also, to take photos in the dark, you could see some very special effects too…. see the photo below, look at the front, at first I thought what that was that I captured…

 

 

漂亮的房子,美麗的家庭。。。 Nice house and beautiful family…

那天到实兆远布道。。。
认识了这一家美丽的人,他们很恩待我们,孩子们都把房间让出来给我们住五个晚上,真不好意思。
不但如此,太太还充当我们司机。。。

That day we went for a mission in Sitiawan…
We got to know this beautiful family, they were very kind to us. The kids all gave up their rooms to accommodate us for five nights, e felt rather bad.
Not only that, the wife even became our driver…

 

他们的房子好漂亮、好大,但不见得有漂亮房子的人就愿意麻烦自己来接待你。。。
要接待人,心胸也要漂亮和宽大。

Their house is very nice and big, but not everyone who has a beautiful house is willing to trouble themselves to receive you…
To receive people into your home, your heart has to be beautiful and big too.

 

 

当然,请不要误会,我们并没要求要住这样的房子,是他们自己爱心开放与接待!
一般上,我们都不介意挤在一间房,特别是在比较缺乏的地方,重要的是要把福音传出去。无论什么状况,我们都要感恩,感谢上帝愿意使用我们这样的人来事奉祂。。。

Of course, please do not misunderstand, we did not request to stay in this kind of houses, it was their own hospitality to open their home and receive us!
Normally, we do not mind squeezing in one room especially when we go places that are lacking, the important thing is to share the Gospel. We will give thanks in either situation, that God would even use people like us to serve Him…

 

我们要学习的是,对别人怎样接待我们,我们不应当要求多多;但我们接待别人时,我们就要力求做得最好。

What we ought to learn is, do not demand a lot from others to treat us very well, but when we are doing something for others, then strive to do the best for them.

 

谢谢上帝让我们住的那么舒服,虽然在赶路,却也有很好的休息。。。

Thank God for giving us such a comfortable place to stay, though we had a hectic time, we did have very good rest too…

 

匆匆忙忙的几天,很快就过去,让我们在实兆远留下美好的回忆。。。

The busy schedule went by very quickly, we left behind beautiful memories in Sitiawan…

 

今天去实兆远! Going to Sitiawan today!

有一段时间没去实兆远、邦咯一带了,今天卷土重来!
Been a while I did not go to area around Sitiawan and Pangkor, making a comeback today!

所以,实兆远,我来了。。。
详情请联络各主办教会,谢谢!

So, Sitiawan, I’m coming…
Please contact the respective churches for details, thanks!

实兆远卫理公会/Sitiawan Pioneer Methodist Church: 6920612
邦咯卫理公会/Pangkor Methodist church: 6853034
安顺卫理公会/Teluk Intan Methodist Church: 6225873

溶化我心的笑容。。。 Smiles that melt my heart…

 

2011年3月19-21日,我们到了彭亨州一个小镇直凉布道。。。
直凉人口据说不超过两万人,是我自己告诉我的好友石和何牧师夫妇我要去的。
去直凉的路途中,我的肉体已开始后悔了,因为我们午夜十一点半才从云顶出发,车程越两小时,山路“曲折崎岖”,予人一路想吐的感觉。
我也非常怀疑开车的弟兄曾经是F1车赛的选手,开车真的比云顶的过山车还要刺激!连酷酷的田圣坐在后座也突然间静静的自己绑起安全带。。。

March 19-21, 2011, we went to a little town in Pahang called Triang for evengelistic meetings…
I was told Triang has less than 20,000 people in population, I was the one who told Pastor Chok and Ho (husband and wife) myself that I wanted to go there.
On the way to Triang, my flesh started regretting because we only started our journey from Genting at 11:30 midnight. The journey took about two hours and it was winding and hilly, it gave you the feeling of wanting to throw up all the time.
I seriously suspected the brother who drove us there as an ex-F1 racer, his driving was really more exciting than Genting’s roller-coaster! Even our cool Daniel Tian Sheng sitting at the back suddenly got up to fasten his seat belt quietly…

这次直凉之行的高潮可以说是最后一天,21日在我们前往机场之前被邀请到直凉中学分享。。。
校长希望每个学生都有宗教信仰,因据说有些学生蛮叛逆的,连校长讲话也不怕;所以我们就迫切祷告,求上帝感动孩子们安静聆听神的话语,让神的爱触摸他们。。。
从照片你就可以看得出神听了我们的祷告,当天这群学生真的很礼貌,品行都很好,个个都很专心听讲,也不捣乱吵闹。。。给直凉的学生们一个掌声!!
你们让我们留下很好的印象,让我们不介意再一次坐过山车来看你们!

The climax of the trip this time to Triang was the last day, the 21st, we were invited to share at the secondary school there before going to the airport…
The principal hopes that every student will have a religious belief because we heard that some students are quite rebellious, they are not even afraid when the principal is talking; so we prayed earnestly that God would touch and cause them to quietly listen to the word of God, and be moved by the love of God…
From the photos you can tell that God heard our prayer, the students were well-behaved and polite, they all listened attentively and did not cause trouble at all… let us give the Triang students a round of applause!!
You have given us a very good impression, and we do not mind taking the roller-coaster to come visit you again!

 

虽然没有冷气和很好的舞台及音响设备,我们仍然卖力的演唱及分享,因为无论在什么状况下,都要把最好的献给神!
感动的是看到学生们有所反应。。。
Though there was no air-conditioned system and proper stage and sounds facilities, we still did our best in performing and sharing because no matter in what situation, we must offer up the best to God! The touching part was to see responses from the students…

 

光看这些笑容,心里就有温暖和感动。。。
连老师似乎也很享受,还不断拍照呢!
Just by looking at their smiles, you can feel the warmth and be touched…
Even the teachers seemed to enjoy themselves, and kept taking pictures too!

最后很多位也回应愿意接受主的爱,也跟着我们诚心向主祷告。。。
求主记念直凉的百姓和这群学生们,让他们个个都得救、蒙恩又蒙福,阿们!

Towards the end, many responded to the love of God, and they prayed with us seriously to receive Him…
May God remember the people of Triang and all these students that they will all be saved and greatly blessed, Amen!

 

 

 

轻烟车站。。。一首歌的魅力。。。 Misty station… The charm of a song

出了16张专辑过后,依我个人的观察和经验,到底有什么因素能让一首诗歌很有魅力或吸引人?
最重要的当然是属灵方面,即恩膏和生命力的部分。
这方面是需要很长与很多的讨论,但今天我要讲的是其他“技术性”的因素。。。
那,最简单不过的理由当然是动人的旋律,和优美感人的歌词。。。

最近因着几场表演,我发现原来配合诗歌所编的美丽舞蹈也可以让人倍受感动,而注意到或被某诗歌吸引!
2010年结束前受邀在一些场合的圣诞倒数和新年倒数演唱会表演,刚好不久前从中国来的一位信主的前国家舞蹈教练受上帝感动,主动要求教导我们教会年轻人几支动人舞蹈,刚好派上用场!

After releasing 16 albums, from my own observation and experience, what elements will actually cause a song to be charming and attractive?
Of course the most important is the spiritual aspect, i.e. the anointing and the life of a song.
This aspect needs a lot of and very long discussion, but today I just want to talk about the other “technical” elements…
In that case, the simplest reason will be appealing melody plus touching and great lyrics…

Due to a few recent performances, I discovered beautifully choreographed dances accompanying a song can be very touching as well, and can cause people to notice and be attracted by that song!
Before the end of 2010, I was invited to perform in a few Christmas and New Year Countdown concerts. It just so happened slightly before that, a Christian ex-national dance coach from China was convicted by God, and she personally requested to teach our young people some very attractive dances, so we were able to present those dances then!

结果我们呈献“轻烟”和“车站”,虽然舞蹈员还不够熟练,教练说还不够资格上台,但却有非常好的反应和深获观众们的好评,的确带来很大的震撼!
单看照片,我想你们也可以感受到舞蹈员的用心和认真,也让这两首歌增添几许魅力。。。

So we presented “A Mist” and “Station”. Though the dancers were still not very familiar with the dances, and the coach said they were not up to the standard to perform yet, they were met with very good response and received very good comments from the audience. It really made a big impact!
Just by looking at the photos, I believe you can also feel the commitment and seriousness of the dancers, and they truly added to the charm of these two songs…

“轻烟”是清一色女子伴舞。。。犹如一群天使围绕。。。
“A Mist” presents all lady dancers… as if surrounded by angels…

“车站”则是清一色男生,也是我们第一次只有男生跳的舞蹈!
“Station” on the other hand presents only guys, and it was the first time we ever had a “just guys” dance!


他们的一些动作真的让我很讶异!
Some of their steps did really surprise me!

一流的灯光也为表演添色不少。。。
Amazing lighting also added to the colours of the performances…

当然能有这样的荣幸服事神、传福音,一切感恩和荣耀都归给主!
Of course to have such an honour to serve God and spread the Gospel, all thanks and glory be unto God alone!

周初明匆匆来、匆匆走。。。 Zhou Chu Ming came and went swiftly…

期待已久的周初明布道会结束了。。。
很高兴认识了初明,相信我们以后会继续合作,同心救灵魂。。。
The much anticipated evangelistic meeting of Zhou Chu Ming is over…
Very happy to get to know Chu Ming, I believe we will work together again in future to win more souls…

摄影师当晚当然如往常一样拍了一些照片。。。放上几张跟你们分享。。。
And of course the photographers as usual took some photos that night… sharing a few with you here…

谁最好看??Who looks the best??

除了初明,当然也有拍到别人。。。你看看谁最好看?哈哈。。。
首先,魅力无法挡,高分贝赞美的高伟宏。。。
Apart from Chu Ming, of course others were captured too… see who looks best to you? Haha…
First of all, the high-powered praise and irresistibly charming Geoff David Koh…

还是这位红发先生。。。
Or is it this red-headed guy…

姿势、发型不容出任何差错的例外人团长,祖。。。
Remnant’s leader, Jaydon who does not allow any slight mistake in his pose and hairdo…

看起来比真人高一点的例外人主唱,丘历。。。
Remnant’s lead singer, Danny who looks slightly taller than his real person…

例外人二主唱,阿保。。。帽子好像有点大,但总比他头发好看。。。
Remnant’s 2nd lead singer, Rambo… his hat seems a bit big, but is still better looking than his hair…

当然不能忘记很安静的鼓手,田圣。。。
Of course not forgetting the very quiet drummer, Daniel…

咦?骗人!田圣这张哪是布道会当晚拍的啊!!!
不好意思穿帮了!对不起啦。。。原因是田圣真的是太安静了,给摄影师忘记了,都没拍到他。。。
但哎呀,没关系啦,反正田圣的表情无论何时何处都一样的啦,所以随便放哪一张都一样啦!
Eh? Liar! This photo of Daniel can’t be from that evangelsitic meeting!!!
Oops, so you discovered! Sorry… reason being Daniel was really too quiet so the photographers forgot he was there and did not take any of his photos…
But it does not really matter, after all Daniel’s expression is always the same no matter where and when, so it does not make any difference which photo of his we put…

结果看了所有的照片你觉得哪一个最好看?
我觉得下面这一个最好看。。。
So after seeing all these photos, which one looks best to you?
I think the best is the one below…

就是这个。。。灵魂得救的这一张。。。天上的天使也会赞成呢。。。
It is this one… the photos of souls saved… and the angels in heaven would agree with me…

愿神亲自保守当晚得救的每一位灵魂,阿们!
May God personally protect every soul saved that night, Amen!

新专辑出炉了,想得奖吗? New album released, wanna win a prize?

这到底是谁?这是我新专辑的主题。。。

Who is this really? This is the title for my new album…

感谢主,新专辑终于发行了。。。更重要的是,但愿这专辑能激励人更爱主,也吸引人归向主,阿们!

至于上次猜中主题的三位得奖者,记得在这星期六,6月26日之前联络晓薇(082-367740),以领取你们的新专辑奖品哦!!

超过这星期就“没收”了,因不想耽搁晓薇的其他工作,也不要有东西留在办公室没交待。。。

另,若还有人想赢得新专辑的,这里还有一个机会,但只限两位先答对以下两个问题的,问题是:

“在我这一次到西马布道的多场聚会中,最常被“歌迷”和见过我的人问的两个关于我的问题是什么?

请快留言,猜对那两个问题的前两名将获得林义忠最新专辑一张。。。

Praise the Lord, my new album is finally released… but more importantly, hopefully this album will encourage people to love God more, and attract many to turn to the Lord, Amen!

As for the three who won the prize for guessing the title right the other time, remember to contact Xiao Wei (082-367740) before this Saturday June 26th to claim your prize!!

After this Saturday, your prize will be “forfeited” as I don’t want to interfere with Xiao Wei’s other commitments and don’t want to keep stuff unattended to in the office…

Also, if there are people who still wish to win a prize, here is another opportunity, but only limited to the first two persons who answer the following question correctly, the question is:

“During my trip to West Malaysia this time, which are the TWO  most frequently asked questions about me from my “fans” or those who have seen me before?”

Quickly leave a comment, the first two to guess right will win a free CD of GT’s latest album…

赶路,一站又一站。。。 On the road, station after station…

这一次同行的有25人左右。。。很谢谢他们的陪伴和同工,但也真辛苦他们了。。。

从古晋开始,早上六点就到机场。。。一抵达吉隆坡机场,就包一辆巴士到马六甲,约中午才到达。。。

匆匆忙忙吃完午饭休息一下,下午5点半就排练。。。晚上十一点后回到宿舍,第二天早上7点半又启程往第二站,巴生。。。

巴生的可以算是最赶和最累的了吧!约中午十一点抵达,赶紧吃完午饭,匆匆忙忙到一个会友家冲个凉,就排练了,因下午2点就有一场布道会。。。

下午布道会大概4点半结束,我就在教会祷告室的地上铺一张床垫睡觉休息了,因晚上8点还有一场!

因在教会不太方便,我们多数也没洗澡,只在厕所洗个脸就又上台了。。。那一场过后,头痛就发作了,哈哈!但还不会太严重,感谢主!重要的是很多灵魂得救!

我们结束了巴生的布道会就连夜赶路到吉隆坡,因第二天早上主日在另一个教会有分享。。。

在巴士里,当我边头痛边计划主日的聚会程序时,突然有个感动叫四个例外人在那场聚会各自分享见证;奇妙的是,他们四个这一次竟然一点不婆妈,毫无考虑的就答应了!而且当天他们个个都分享得很棒,还有很多人感动落泪,顿时让人对例外人的认识和印象更上一层楼,不再隐藏在林义忠的影子下。。。

晚上7点的布道会是与拿督程铁健配搭,反应非常好,很多人信主,荣耀归给神!
以下是我从Facebook抄印下来的几张晚上布道会的照片。。。

This time about 25 people came with me… really thank them all for partnering with me in this work, and they really have to endure the hardship too…

Starting from Kuching where we had to reach the airport by 6am… and upon arrival at KL airport, we booked a bus to go to Malacca, arriving at about noon time…

We had a quick lunch and rested a while, rehearsal at 5:30pm… We came back to our hostel after 11pm after our meeting, we embarked on our next journey to Klang the next morning at 7:30am…

The Klang stop can be considered as the most rushed and tiring. Arriving at about 11 noon, quickly had our lunch and went to a member’s house for a quick shower, and started our rehearsal immediately as we had a 2pm meeting…

The afternoon meeting ended about 4:30pm, I laid a mttress on the floor of the prayer room to sleep as there was another concert at 8pm!

Because it was not very convenient at the church, so most of us did not have our shower before we went on stage again, I just washed my face in the toilet… After that meeting, my headache appeared, haha! But it was not very serious, praise God! The important thing was many souls were saved!

After the concert in Klang was over, we immediately took off for KL as we had a Sunday morning sharing in a church there…

In the bus, as I was planning the next morning’s programmes while having the headache at the same time, a thought suddenly came to me, to ask the four Remnant to each share their testimony at the meeting; and amazingly none of them resisted the idea and accepted readily! And that morning they all shared really well, some people were vene moved to tears, and immediately people’s knowledge and impression of The Remnant rose because of that, and they no longer live under GT Lim’s shadow…

The 7pm meeting that night was with Datuk Tony as the speaker, the meeting went very well, and many received the Lord, glory God! The following are some photos of the night meeting which I copied from Facebook….

林义忠这几天好安静。。。 GT Lim has been very quiet for past few days…

林义忠这几天发生什么事,怎么一点动静都没。。。?
Whatever has happened to GT Lim these past few days, why isn’t there any news from him…?