國外佈道會 Out reach

那也是宣教 - 雅加达 That’s also mission – Jakarta

一般上,提到宣教,很多基督徒就会联想乡村、偏僻地区、森林、沙漠,等等。。。
可是大城市、繁华都市也需要福音啊!
每个人有不同的恩赐和呼召,还在求学时我以为我最终会成为婆罗洲森林里的一位宣教士,但至今上帝仿佛是带领我到比较先进的地方,如二月底刚到过的雅加达。。。

Normally when we mention “mission”, many Christians would conjure up in their minds villages, remote places, jungles, desert, etc…
But big cities and busy metropolitans do need the Gospel too!
Everyone has different giftings and callings, when I was still a student I used to think I would end up being a missionary in the jungle of Borneo… but it seems till now, God has been leading me to more developed places, like Jakarta which I have just been at the end of February…

 

我的宣教住宿很舒服。。。这样可以吗?
My accommodation for the mission was very comfortable… is that allowed?

 

从所住的22楼看下去,有点难相信自己就在印尼,因为这住宅区还蛮西式的。。。
Looking down from the 22nd Floor where I was staying, a bit hard to believe I was actually in Jakarta because the residential area here seems quite western…

 

一眼望去就是大海,风景撩人。。。
You can just see the vast sea from the window, breath-taking view…

在家里很舒适安详,但其实印尼很多地方挺拥挤脏乱的,包括雅加达的街道,不是批评,只是报告。。。
哦,后面两姐妹是这公寓的主人,也是我印尼的助理和翻译员。。。前面的是毅伟,是我这一次从古晋带来的助手。
It is very comfortable and serene at home, but actually many places in Indonesia are very congested and dirty, including the streets of Jakarta, not criticizing, just reporting…
Oh, the two sisters at the back are the apartment’s owners, they are also my assistants and translators in Indonesia… the guy in front is Yi Wei, the assistant I brought from Kuching this trip.

 

印尼贫富悬殊差距很大。。。这是私人住宅,很夸张吧?跟我无关,拍照罢了。。。
There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor in Indonesia… this is a private residence, very extravagant huh? Nothing to do with me, just taking picture…

 

这种另一类宣教,除了好住,也很好吃呢!
This type of different style of mission, apart from good living, there was also good eating!

 

每天都被佳肴美食逼迫。。。引诱太大!
Persecuted by great food and cuisine each day… great temptation!

 

他们说我很瘦,要我吃胖一点,哈哈。。。
They said I’m very thin, they wanted me to eat more…

 

所以我就乖乖的吃、吃、又吃。。。
So I obediently ate, ate and ate…

 

我来宣教的对象。。。
My targeted audience for the mission…

 

他们都很专心聆听。。。
They were very attentive…

 

我有很棒的翻译员,杨晓娟姐妹。。。
I had a very good interpreter, sister Julie Wahab…

最开心是看到人回应主的呼召来信靠他。。。
The happiest thing is to see people responding to the Lord’s call to trust in Him…

 

这两位小朋友也在布道会中接受主。。。
These two boys received the Lord at the meeting too…

 

这次能来雅加达宣教还要谢谢这对可爱的夫妇的邀请,Adjito 和 Irene…
That I could come to Jakarta for mission this time, I must also thank the lovely couple who invited me, Adjito and Irene…

 

把自己隐藏起来。。。 Hide yourself…

有时候把自己隐藏起来是好的,不要过于炫耀自己,不要让注意力一直停留在自己身上。。。
要不然会很容易自满、骄傲,因而夺去上帝当得的荣耀;同时也会给自己增添很多不需要的压力。。。

Sometimes it is good to hide ourselves, and not over-exalting ourselves, don’t let ourselves be the focus of attention always…
Otherwise it is very easy to become conceited and arrogant and thus robbing God’s glory; at the same time it adds on unnecessary pressure on ourselves too…

 

其实在茫茫人海中,有几个人真正认识你?即使很多人知道你是谁,又怎样?
Actually in a sea of people, how many truly know who you are? Even if many do, so what?

 

再有名、再成功,最后也还不是长江后浪推前浪。。。最后你也会渐渐被遗忘的。。。
“经风一吹,便归无有,他的原处也不再认识他” - 诗103:16 -
No matter how famous or successful, in the end you will be overtaken by uprising talents too… and ultimately you will be forgotten too…
“the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” – Psalm 103:16 –

 

被遗忘在一个角落,但感谢主,上帝始终会记得你是谁。。。
Forgotten in a corner, but thank God, He will always remember who you are…

 

但话虽如此,该站出来的时候还是要站出来,因为上帝造你是有原因和用处的。。。所以也不应该永远躲藏在别人背后。。。
But having said that, when you need to stand out, then you have to stand out, because God created us for a purpose and we are useful… So, we should not be hiding behind others all the time too…

 

再加上,上帝看我们始终是宝贵的,而我们的确是很有价值的。。。只要记得时刻感恩和把荣耀归给他就是了!
Furthermore, God sees us as precious always, and we are indeed very valuable… we just need to remember to give thanks and glory to Him always!

 

(给那些好奇的,照片是去年(2010)九月带例外人去澳门时拍的。
For those who are curious, the photos were taken last September(2010) when I brought The Remnant to Macau.)

老人家的牧师。。。 Pastor for the elderly…

那天一下飞机,他们带我们去吃午饭,然后就被载往老人疗养院拜访。。。
That day after we landed, they took us for lunch and after that were taken immediately to visit the nursing home for the elderly…

照节目说,只是去拜访,看看那里的环境,也了解我帮他们筹款的目的。。。
According to the programme, it was just a visit, to look at the environment and understand the purpose of my helping them to raise fund…

后来却被院牧要求说,既然来了,可不可以唱首歌逗老人家开心,因为他们都熟悉我的歌。。。
Then the home’s chaplin requested whether I could sing a song to make the elderly happy since I was already there, as they know my songs pretty well…

因才下飞机不久,也没什么准备,就答应清唱“真正好”。。。
Because I had just landed a while ago and was not prepared, I obliged by singing “Cin Cia Ho” without music…

大家很开心,院牧就说,那本来是老人家午睡时间,大家都牺牲睡眠等我来,可否多唱一首。。。
Everyone was very happy, and the chaplin said that was actually the elderly’s napping time but they sacrificed their sleep just to wait for me, so he asked that whether I could sing another song…

听了,我觉得好感动,就再唱“牵我的手”。。。
I was quite moved upon hearing that, so I sang another song “Hold My Hand”…

后来疗养院总裁也走进来,他说老人家最喜欢的其实是“一粒沙”,可不可以再唱这首。。。后来其他工作人员告诉我,其实是总裁自己最喜欢这首,哈哈!
Then the nursing home’s CEO came in, and he said actually these old folks’ favourite song is “A Grain Of Sand”, so he asked whether I could sing that for them… Later the staff told me that is actually the CEO’s own favourite, haha!

所以我就用我“随身带万一要用到”的卡拉唱了“一粒沙”。。。
So I used my brought-along-in-case-I-need-it karaoke disc to sing “A Grain Of Sand” …

过后,他们终于放过我了。。。
Finally they let me go…

其实上帝真的很奇妙,只要你愿意,他就会赐给你超过所求所想的。。。
想当年让我犹豫不决要不要当牧师的其中一个原因就是我不懂如何服事老人家;事隔多年,上帝竟然让我成为一个“老人家的牧师”。。。
Actually God is really wonderful, as long as you are willing, He will give you things that are beyond what you ask and imagine…
Recalling years back, one of the things that made me reluctant to be a pastor was I did not know how to minister to the elderly; and now, after so many years, God suddenly made me a “pastor to the elderly”…

服事老人家真的很不容易,我真的要向所有服事老人家的人致敬, 愿神大大赐福你们!
It is really not easy to serve the elderly, I must really salute those who serve the elderly, may God bless you all greatly!

我见过最酷的鼓手。。。 The coolest drummer I have ever met…

一般上,鼓手都给人一种很酷的感觉,赞成吗?
就连在教会,很多小孩都特别仰慕鼓手;鼓手也特别容易引人注意。。。

鼓手啊。。。我见多了,那你们觉得我所见过最酷的鼓手是哪一位呢?

猜猜看吧。。。

Normally drummers give people the impression that they are very cool, agree?
Even in church, many kids seem to specially admire the drummer; and drummers easily attract the attention of people too…

Well, drummers… I’ve seen a lot, but who do you think the coolest drummer is that I have ever met?

Make a guess…

我想你们很多想也不想就说一定是田圣,对吗?
I think probably many of you without thinking would say it must be Daniel Tian Sheng, right?

错了!之前可能是吧,可是今天他被打败了,因为我刚才遇到一位比他更酷的鼓手,就是刚才聚会时赞美敬拜的鼓手。。。我很被他吸引和感动。。。
谁?谁?谁???谁能够比我们的酷田圣更酷???快给我们看!!快!!我可以听见田圣的粉丝在呐喊,尤其是小女生们。。。哈哈哈!!
Wrong! Before this, may be, but today he has just been defeated by someone because I met a drummer who is even cooler than him just now, the drummer for the praise and worship in the meeting just now… I was very attracted and touched by him…
Who? Who? Who? Who can be so cool??? Even cooler than our Cool Daniel?? Show us!! Show us!! I can hear Daniel’s fans screaming especially the teenage girls… haha!!

呃。。。也不是那个光头佬。。。那个是我。。。
哎哟,到底是谁啦?我们等得不耐烦了啦!
Err… it’s not that bald-head too… that’s me by the way…
Arghh, who is it really? We are getting impatient here!

好啦!好啦!先给你看我遇到他的地方啦!我早上唱歌分享的地方。。。
就在这里,新加坡圣安德烈座堂。。。
Alright! Alright! Let me show you first this is the place I met him! Where I sang and shared this morning…
Here at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore…

星期五早上十点半的聚会也蛮多人参加的哦。。。
A meeting at 10:30am on Friday and many people turn up too…

那最酷的鼓手就在这里出现。。。
And that coolest drummer appeared here…

我参加的是一个乐龄聚会,我们这位伯伯年纪已经很大了,还是一样很喜乐的打鼓服事神,你说他不酷吗?
The meeting I joined was a senior citizens’ meeting, this uncle is rather elderly and yet he played the drums and served God so joyfully, can you not say he is so cool?

散会后,我就像个小粉丝一样抢着跟他拍照。。。你若注意的话,你会看到他的鼓棒从包包里露出来。。。他的左手其实还拿着枴杖呢。。。很感动吧?。。。(我在他旁边变得很胖。。。这有点离题。。。)
After the meeting, I quickly grabbed the opportunity to take a photo with him like his little fan… If you notice, you can see his drum sticks showing a little from his handbag… his left hand is actually holding his walking stick… very touching, right?… (I look very fat standing beside him… this is kind of out of the topic…)

如果田圣以后这把年纪了还继续单单纯纯服事神,那田圣也是我心中最酷的鼓手了。。。
只是恐怕那时我已不在了。。。
If Daniel continues to serve God so faithfully when he is at this age, then Daniel will also be the coolest drummer in my heart…
Just that I’m afraid by that time I will not be around anymore…

突然增添菲律宾粉丝。。。 Sudden addition of Filipino fans…

刚才为明晚的筹款晚宴排练我要献唱的诗歌,看到下面坐着的很多是菲律宾人,我边唱边想他们会不会听得很不耐烦,因为语言不通,再加上菲律宾人本来就很会唱歌,他们会不会觉得我的歌声难听。。。

唉,想着想着。。。不能想太多!还是专心把歌练好,认真把歌唱完吧。。。感谢主,一切都很顺畅!

排练完了要离开时,这群菲律宾姐妹都涌上来要求合照!哈哈,原来他们还会欣赏我的福建和华语诗歌呢!感谢主!
别看他们像一群兴奋小粉丝一样,他们可都是老人疗养院的护士呢!

愿神明天大大赐福,让我们的同心为疗养院筹到足够经费来帮助有需要的老人家吧,阿们!

I was rehearsing my songs for tomorrow’s fund-raising concert just now, seeing many Filipinos sitting down there, I was thinking as I sang whether they would feel agitated by my singing because of the language and furthermore Filipinos are naturally very good singers, would they find my voice terrible…

Sigh, thinking and thinking… I must not think too much! Better concentrate on my rehearsal and seriously practise every song properly… Praise the Lord, all went well!

When I was about to leave after the rehearsal, this group of Filipinos came forward and requested to take a photo with me! Haha, so they actually did appreciate my Hokkien and Mandarin songs too! Thank God!
Do not mistake them for just some excited fans, they are actually nurses of the old folks’ nursing home!

May God greatly bless us tomorrow that because of our one-heartedness, we would be able to raise enough funds for the nursing home to help those needy old people, Amen!

请看我的新菲律宾粉丝,哈哈。。。
Take a look at my new Filipino fans, haha…

这个比较勇敢,敢要求单独合照,其他的都在旁边尖叫!哈哈!
This one was more daring to request for a personal photo, the others were all screaming beside! Haha!

View photos of GT in his golden coat…

Sharing with you these photos of mine taken in April 2010 at Abundant Bread Of Life Church, Vancouver…
跟你们分享今年四月份在温哥华丰盛生命灵粮堂服事的照片。。。

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11月26日:新加坡众圣之家感恩晚会 Nov 26th: Singapore All Saints Home Thanksgiving Concert

Nov 26th: Singapore All Saints Home Thanksgiving Concert / 11月26日:新加坡众圣之家感恩晚会

St. Andrew’s Cathedral (New Sanctuary) / 圣安德烈座堂(新圣殿)
11, St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178959
( City Hall MRT – Exit B )

For ticket enquiries, please call / 门票询问 :

Veronica @ 67882345  OR  Josephine @ 62826969

View photos of GT Lim’s Oct 15th, 2010 meeting in Vancouver

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我真的太瘦了吗? Am I really too skinny?

你们个个都在说我变得太瘦了。。。真的吗?怎么会变瘦呢?我又不会魔术!
You guys are all saying I have become too skinny… is that true? How did I suddenly transform? I don’t know magic!

其实我每天都有吃,而且温哥华的朋友都招待大鱼大肉,怎么有可能瘦呢?
Actually I do eat everyday, and my Vancouver friends all treated me to big and sumptuous meals, so how can I be skinny?

我想是衣服给你们的错觉吧?
I think it must be the wrong impression my clothing has given you?

或者是相机太好了,会使人拍出来变瘦?又或者是时差影响我的睡眠所致?
Or may be my camera is too good making people look thin? Or due to my disrupted sleep caused by jet-lag?

但瘦或不瘦,健康就好,不是吗?反正我也没那么在乎我的身材,哈哈哈哈哈哈哈!!!
But skinny or otherwise, it’s ok as long as you are healthy, right? And afterall I don’t really care about my size and weight, hahahahahahaha!!!

啊~再过几天我回来时就真相大白了。。。
Ahh~ the truth shall be known in a few more days when I come back…

Photos of GT’s personal expressions at Trinity Western

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