國外佈道會 Out reach

我要到台灣了!! I’m going to Taiwan!!

 

我台灣的行程 (My schedule in Taiwan):
10月13日(六):晚上7:00 - 台北信義會信義堂
10月14日(主日):早上10:00 - 台北合一教會
10月18日(四):晚上7:30 - 台北合一教會
10月20日(六):晚上 - 台北榮耀堂晚堂崇拜
10月21日(主日):早上兩堂崇拜 - 台北榮耀堂(南港、信義)

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…

你想像的是甚麼? What do you imagine?

 

很多時候,有些人聽到我又出國佈道,感覺上我是去遊玩或旅遊。。。甚至有一些還會批評我常出去玩。。。
那你呢?你想像的是甚麼?

Many times, when some people hear that I’m going overseas for mission again, they feel that I’m going for a vacation… some would even criticize that I always go out to have fun…
What about you? What do you imagine?

 

 

事實是,很多時候,若聚會還沒結束,我都會待在飯店裡不出去因為我需要好好準備。。。儘管其他團員去逛街、去玩,我都極少出去,因為我的心思意念都會在聚會上,沒辦法放輕鬆。。。

The truth is, many times if the meetings are not over, I will stay in the hotel and not go out because I need to be well-prepared… Even if the other team members go out to shop or have fun, I very seldom join them as my thoughts and mind will be on the meetings and there is no way I can relax…

 

 

就連出去吃,我都會選擇在附近,我不太在乎吃甚麼,很多時候也只吩咐團員隨便打包甚麼給我都可以。。。

Even if I need to go out and eat, I will choose somewhere near, I don’t really mind what to eat, very often I would just ask the others to bring me back whatever takeaway food…

 

 

那,留在飯店準備甚麼呢?
當然要禱告啦、讀聖經啦、練歌啦、思想要分享甚麼啦等等。。。
當然也不能忽略外型如要穿甚麼衣服啦。。。哈哈!

Then, what do I need to prepare in the hotel?
Well, of course I need to pray, read the Bible, practise my songs, think about what to share, etc…
And of course I must not neglect my image too like what to wear… haha!

 

 

啊。。。還有。。。還有。。。
要把這變那,也需要一點時間。。。哈哈!
願我們靈、魂、體都興盛,阿們!

Ahh… one more thing…
To transform this into that takes a bit of time too… haha!
May we be blessed in our spirit, soul and body, Amen!

 

 

但有機會的話,特別是服事過後,還是會遊玩或休閒一下。。。因為我的上帝也是很疼愛我的爸爸~

But if there is a chance, especially after my ministry, I will take time to stroll around and relax too… because my God is also my dad who loves me a lot~

 

有時候心情會受影響。。。 Sometimes mood can get affected…

尽管已经很习惯的节目或活动,或有充足的预备,有时候因着某种原因还是会出一些状况,心情难免也会受一些影响。。。
Even if it is a very familiar programme or activity, or there is enough preparation, sometimes due to some reasons, certain situations might arise too, and unavoidably our mood can get somewhat affected…

 

 

 

有时候是赶时间,有时候是车程,有时候是身体状况。。。
当然还是一样要上台。。。
Sometimes it can be rushing for time, sometimes it is the journey, sometimes it is physical health…
Of course you still need to go on stage…

 

 

给唱歌的人,音响效果绝对会有一些影响。。。给讲说的人,台下的人的反应也会影响。。。
但再这么受影响还是要尽力的唱、尽力的讲。。。

For those who sing, the condition of the sound system wold definitely affect the mood… and for those who speak, the rapport of the audience…
But no matter how affected, we must still sing our best and speak with all our passion…

 

 

要做到完全坐怀不乱、心平气和、全然不受影响,的确是一门不容易的功课。
所以很多时候在台上的我,边唱边讲的时候,其实心里也一边祷告求主平静我的心,让我能够很专心。。。

To be totally unperturbed, completely calm, entirely not affected, is indeed a tough lesson to learn.
So many times while on stage singing and speaking simultaneously, I am at the same time praying in my heart for the Lord to calm my heart and to help me to concentrate…

 

 

在那笑容的背后,你们都看不出内心的挣扎和沮丧吧,特别是自己觉得无法完全平静或专注的时候,那时也会对自己灰心和失望。。。
但感恩的是,过后上帝都会亲自鼓励和安慰我,需要的时候,祂当然也会教导我一些该注意和改善的事情。我真有一个很好很好的上帝与父亲啊!

Behind that smile, you cannot really see the struggle and frustration inside, especially when I feel I could not completely calm my heart or fully concentrate, and I would be feeling discouraged and disappointed with myself…
But I am always grateful that God will always personally encourage and comfort me after that, and when necessary, of course to teach me when there are things I need to take note and improve. I really have a god good God and Father!

 

 

 

新加坡,我又來了!! Singapore, I’m coming again!!

2004 年到燈塔教會分享時影:
Taken in 2004 when I went to share at Lighthouse Evangelism:

 

很快的,不知不覺,我下個禮拜又來燈塔教會了,以下是我的行程:
Very fast, before you realized, I am coming to Lighthouse again next week, see below my schedule:

Lighthouse meetings: May 1-6, 2012

01/05/12 (二/Tue) : 
孝親午餐/Parents Appreciation Lunch. (英語與福建/English & Hokkien)
孝親晚餐/Parents Appreciation Dinner (英文與華語/English & Mandarin)
***非公開/Not open to public

03/05/12 (四/Thur) : 佈道會/Evangelistic Concert.
                                英文與福建/English & Hokkien.
7:30pm
                               – Lighthouse Tampines.

04/05/12 (五/Fri) : 佈道會/Evangelistic Concert.
                            華語與廣東/Mandarin & Cantonese. 7:30pm
                               – Lighthouse Tampines.       

05/05/12 (六/Sat) : 神蹟特會/Miracle Service. 英語/English. : 7:00pm
                             – Lighthouse Woodlands.

06/05/12 (四堂主日/Four Sunday services). 英語/English:

 1st service – 9am. Lighthouse Woodlands.                        

 2nd service – 11.15am. Lighthouse Woodlands.         

 3rd service – 3.15pm. Lighthouse Tampines.          

 4th service – 7pm. Lighthouse Tampines.          

   

去年來時是這樣,今年又會怎麼樣呢?哈哈。。。
That was how I looked like when I came last year, how would I look this year? Haha…
 
 
 
 
但最重要的還不是看起來怎樣,而是要看到靈魂得救,主的名得榮耀,阿們!
請多多為我禱告吧!謝謝你。
But the most important thing is not how I would look, but to see souls saved and God’s name be glorified, Amen!
So do seriously pray hard for me! Thank you.
 
 
 

 

 


台下到底看到什么。。。? What do they see down there…?

常常在台上又讲、又演、又唱。。。认真尽力和投入,可是台下的人到底看到什么?
脑子里想的又是什么?有时候我在想。。。
Often speaking, acting and singing on stage… seriously making great effort and very into it, but what do people down there actually see?
And what are they thinking in their mind? Sometimes I wonder…

 

说真的,我会从头到脚好好预备自己。。。
Honestly, I would prepare myself properly from head to toes…

 

也会好好练我的歌,背歌词等等。。。
唱歌时也很投入,你看照片就会赞成,哈哈。。。
I will also practise my songs well, memorize the lyrics etc…
And when I sing, I am very into it, look at the photos and you would agree, haha…

 

啊~啊~啊~~~嘴巴越张越大,完全进入忘我境界~~~
Ah~ ahh~ ahhh~~~ and the mouth gets wider and wider, totally immersed and lost in my own world~~~

 

所以你绝对不能说我不认真。。。
So you definitely can’t say I’m not serious…

 

不止唱歌,讲故事也一样认真与投入!
Not just singing, but equally serious and into it while telling stories!

 

表情动作一定要配合故事内容。。。
Expressions and actions must flow with the story…

 

然后越讲越兴奋就忘记形象了。。。
Then getting more and more excited and forgetting image…

 

这么用心良苦,台下的人懂吗。。。?
Making such effort, do people down there appreciate…?

 

哎呀,管不了那么多啦!只要尽力做好本分,上帝看得见就好了。。。
Sigh, can’t  bother too much! As long as doing my best, and God can see it, that is enough…

 

主啊,就让我一直为你讲、为你演、为你唱吧。。。
O Lord, just let me continue to speak, act and sing just for You…

 

本来都斯斯文文的,突然间。。。 Was gentle and sweet, then suddenly…

有时候看到一些自己拍得不错的照片,轻微的话,会鼓励到自己,给自己一些自信。。。
Sometimes seeing some well-taken photos of ourselves, to a lesser degree, it can encourage ourselves and give ourselves some self-confidence…

 

严重的话,就会让自己很自恋,不能自拔的爱上自己。。。
你曾有同感吗?不曾??
那是因为你从来没有拍到自己很好看的照片,哈哈哈哈!!开玩笑啦,不要太认真!!
To a more serious degree, we can become self-obsessed, helplessly falling in love with ourselves…
Have you experienced that before? No? ?
That’s because you have never had any nice photos taken of yourselves, hahahaha!! Just kidding, don’t take it so seriously!!

 

最近在印尼北干布道,摄影师帮我拍到如上面那两张让我很满意,让我不感到自卑的照片。。。
正当很自我欣赏时,突然间。。。

Recently during my evangelistic concert in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, the photographer captured some shots like the two above that I am well-satisfied with, photos that make me feel not so inferior…
Just when I am admiring myself, suddenly…

 

斯斯文文、美美的表情开始起变化。。。
The sweet and gentle expression begins to take on some changes…

 

而且越来越夸张。。。
And getting more and more exaggerated…

 

不止表情变丑,脸形也开始肿胀。。。
And not just the expression becoming ugly, the face begins to swell up too…

 

真的很破坏形象耶。。。自信心也不见了,哈哈。。。
Really destroys my image… and the self-confidence disappears straight away, hahaha….

 

拜托啦,以后有一些表情可以不要拍吗?哈哈哈。。。
Oh please, can you not take some expressions in future? Hahaha…

 

七年就这样如飞而去。。。 7 years fly by just like that…

七年里面一个人的外貌、环境、心境等等,可以有很多改变。。。至于我呢?那你呢?
你比以前快乐吗?你比以前满足吗?曾经认真想过吗。。。?
Within seven years a person’s appearance, environment, heart condition etc can experience a lot of changes… what about me? And what about you?
Are you happier than before? Are you more satisfied than before?Ever considered that seriously…?

七年前在灯塔 / Seven years ago at Lighthouse – 2004

 

今年在灯塔 / At Lighthouse this year – 2011

 

2004…..

2011…..

因这一次到灯塔教会带给我很大的冲击和鼓励,所以翻开相簿看我2004年在灯塔留下的画面。。。再跟最近刚去灯塔的照片相比较,七年的变化肯定会有,尤其是外貌,岁月的痕迹等等。。。
七年的回忆不仅涌上心头。。。走过的岁月、心路历程、感慨、欣慰、酸甜苦辣等等。。。
七年,脑子里可以浮现很多的画面。。。有些人已去、事已非,但最重要的,我们的心是否对主依然执著、依然单纯?

Due to the impact and encouragement on myself after the visit to Lighthouse this time, I looked into my album again and found the pictures captured at Lighthouse in 2004… comparing them with those photos just taken during the recent visit to Lighthouse, the differences of seven years are definite, especially in terms of appearance, the footprints of years gone by etc…
Memories of seven years inevitably surfaced in my heart… all the days trodden, journey of the heart, remorse, comfort, bitter sweet memories etc…
Seven years, many pictures can come to mind… some of people long gone, things that cannot be undone, but most important of all, is our heart still as determined and pure towards God…?

 

2004…..

 

2011…..

七年里,我知道我不是每次都合神心意,也不是每次都那么专注。。。我也有不顺服的时候,也有分散注意力的时刻。。。
太多时候不明白上帝为什么要使用像我这样的人。。。

In these seven years, I know I may not be after God’s own heart all the time, and may not be completely focused every moment… there were times I did not obey, and times I got distracted…
Too many times I have wondered why God would use a person like me…

 

我想这就是所谓的神的恩典和怜悯,发现他始终没有丢弃我,他对我的心始终如一。。。
只有这样我才能服事下去。。。不是因为配得,而是感恩。。。

I guess that is what we call the grace and mercy of God, to realize that He has never once forsaken me and His heart towards me is ever true…
It is because of this that I can carry on serving… not because I am worthy but grateful…

 

主啊,求保守我的心,永远就只事奉你,永远都把荣耀归给你。。。阿们!
O Lord, please guard my heart to forever serve You alone, and to forever give all the glory to You… Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

新加坡,这一次怎么那么特别? Singapore, why is it so special this time?

五月初受邀到新加坡灯塔教会布道演出,到过灯塔很多次,当然每一次都很蒙福和特别,但很奇妙的这一次就更加特别!
原因是,从我第一天服事完之后,一直到整个行程结束了至少两个礼拜过后,我还陆陆续续收到很多弟兄姐妹的信息和来信鼓励我和感谢我等等,这是我出去服事那么多年从来没发生过的。。。
上帝的时间始终是最正确的,因为他知道那时候我非常需要被鼓励,也需要他的力量来服事。原来就在我在灯塔服事的第二天开始,一场属灵争战也随着展开,仇敌企图扰乱我的思绪、拆毁我的服事和提早中断我的行程,那争战一直持续到几天前才缓和下来,也难怪那段时间新加坡的来信也每一天源源不断的带给我很多鼓励和安慰!
这就是为什么这一次新加坡那么特别!

In early May, I was invited to perform and evangelise by Lighthouse Evangelism Singapore. I have been to Lighthouse many times and of course it was very special and I was blessed each time, but amazingly somehow this time it was even more special! Reason being right after my first day of ministering till at least two weeks after the whole trip had ended, I was receiving continuously messages and mails from many brothers and sisters to encourage and thank me. This has never happened in all the years of me ministering outside…
God’s timing is forever the most accurate because He knew at that time I needed a lot of encouragement, and I needed His strength to serve. What actually happened was upon the second day of ministering at Lighthouse, a spiritual battle broke out against me as well. The enemy tried to disrupt my thoughts and destroy my ministry and stopped my schedule prematurely. The battle continued till only a few days ago when it started to tone down, no wonder during that period of time mails from Singapore kept pouring in daily to encourage and comfort me!
And this is why Singapore is so special this time!

一个很有趣的事是,这一次他们也邀请我在英文聚会主讲主日信息。一个唱福建歌的中文堂牧师主讲英文信息,很特别吧?
以下是他们用我几年前到过他们的教会所拍下的照片作宣传海报,与我同行的同工一直笑问我怎么会这样。。。???
An interesting this time was this time they also invited me to speak in their English Sunday services. A Chinese church pastor who sings Hokkien songs preaching English sermons, isn’t that very special?
Below is the promotional poster they did using the photograph they took of me when I visited their church several years ago, the team that went with me kept laughing and asking me why was it so…???

 

看近一点,我自己也是觉得好笑。。。
Looking closely, I found it very funny too myself…

 

短短几年的时间,一个人可以有很大的改变,这一次我是以这个形象出现,当我走过一些之前知道我的人的时候,他们竟然认不出是我,哈哈!
Within a few short years, a person can undergo a lot of changes. This time I came with this image, and when I walked past some people who knew me before, they actually could not recognise me, haha!

 

我想真的是有一点差别吧,穿著、发型、身材等等。。。?
I think probably there are really some differences, dressing, hairstyle, body shape etc…?

 

我真的要感谢灯塔的主任牧师,Pastor Rony Tan,那么款待我。。。
I must really thank Lighthouse Senior Pastor, Pastor Rony Tan for his great hospitality…

 

一些被委派“照顾”我的弟兄们等等。。。
Some brothers etc who were assigned to “take care” of me…

 

聚会前耐心等待的弟兄姐妹。。。
Brothers and sisters who patiently waited before the meeting started…

 

当然最要感谢的是那么乐意使用我这不配的器皿的上帝,愿他的名永远得着所有的荣耀。。。
Of course the one who deserves the most thanks is my God who is so willing to use an unworthy vessel like me, may His name receive all the glory forevermore…

 

林義忠新加坡行程:2011五月。。。 GT Lim’s Singapore Schedule: May 2011

嗨!我又来新加坡布道了。。。很抱歉,因为太忙碌忘了把行程刊登。。。
Hi, I’m here to minister in Singapore again… I’m very sorry, I forgot to post my schedule as I was too busy…

 

我的聚会明天就开始了,希望大家不要只是自己来,一定要带新朋友哦。。。
My meetings start tomorrow, hopefully you not only come yourselves but bring new friends too…

May 4th Wed, 10am ( Mandarin ) :
Hinghwa Methodist Church, Level 4 Sanctuary,
93 Kitchener Road.

May 5th-8th, Lighthouse Evangelism :
5th Thu, 7:30pm : Lighthouse Tampines ( Mandarin and Hokkien )
6th Fri, 7:30pm   : Lighthouse Tampines ( English and Cantonese )
7th Sat, 7:00pm  : Lighthouse Woodlands ( English and Hokkien )
8th Sun, 9:00am & 11:15am : Lighthouse Woodlands ( English )
8th Sun, 3:15pm  : Lighthouse Tampines ( English )

May 7th Sat, 4:00pm ( Hokkien ):
Blessed Grace Church,
( 蒙恩教会 )
18, Arumugam Road.
05-01, Antioch @ MacPherson.