國外佈道會 Out reach

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时差啊,时差! Jet-lag, oh jet-lag!

时差啊时差,你让我日夜颠倒,该睡的时候不睡,不该睡的时候又想睡。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, you turn my night and day upside down, keep me awake when I should be sleeping but ask me to sleep when I am not supposed to be sleeping…

时差啊时差,你让我睡到下午三点起来,以为午餐已准备好,哪知该准备午餐的人还在她房间睡觉。我敲门叫醒她时,只听到她说:爱死!现在几点了?
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, you cause me to sleep till 3pm in the afternoon thinking lunch is already, not knowing the person supposed to be preparing lunch still sleeping in her room. When I knock on her door to wake her up, only to hear her say: oh my goodness! What time is it now?

时差啊时差,你让那些“瘦身狂”诬赖我“假装”迟醒为了不吃东西。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, you allow those “obsessive weight-losers” accuse me of getting up late on purpose so I do not have to eat…

时差啊时差,你让我礼拜六晚上翻来覆去,几乎凌晨四点了还睡不着,脑子一直焦虑早上又要早醒因有两堂主日聚会要分享;好不容易睡着了,两三个小时后又突然醒来就再也睡不着了。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, you cause me not to toss and turn on Saturday night till almost 4am and yet wide awake, thinking all the time that I have to share in two services in the morning; and when I finally fall asleep, I wake up about two or three hours later again suddenly and cannot get back to sleep again after that…

时差啊时差,不管怎样,我依然靠着神的力量,在台上精力充沛的分享完两堂的诗歌见证。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, no matter what, I will still depend on the strength of God to sing and share energetically for two services…

时差啊时差,再怎么样,很多灵魂还是得救了。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, no matter what, many souls are saved…

时差啊时差,你让我更明白什么叫超自然的力量。。。
Jet-lag oh jet-lag, you help me understand more the meaning of supernatural strength…

所以时差啊时差,还是谢谢你啦!
So jet-lag oh jet-lag, I still want to say thanks to you!

超自然的力量。。。 Supernatural strength…

我常跟弟兄姐妹说,像我们这样忙碌,又要工作、顾家、事奉等等的人。。。有时候很难取舍,所以很多时候都需要异于常人的体力和精神,要不然怎么能在这世界竞争。。。

我告诉他们,当有时候(不是每次)没办法的时候,即睡眠、休息等等都已经不够,却还需要奔波的时候,那就真的要求神赐超自然的力量来胜过,且能好好完成工作又有理想的果效。。。

我今天又经历到了。。。

I often tell brothers and sisters, very busy people like us who need to work, take care of families, serve God etc… sometimes it is hard to choose, so we really need strength and energy different from normal people, otherwise how can we compete in this world…

I tell them, sometimes (not all the time) when we do not have a choice, that is when we are already lacking in sleep and rest and yet we have to carry on working, then we must really ask God for supernatural strength to help us overcome and to do the job well with good results…

I experienced it again today…

这次是在很忙碌又疲惫的情况下飞来温哥华的,只因之前答应了就必须遵守承诺,硬着头皮飞来。。。
在飞机上也没什么休息,甚至还在飞机上练歌呢!

晚上九点多抵达温哥华,等行李、跟朋友去吃宵夜等等,回到家已半夜。。。被告知第二天九点半就有人来接我去参加牧者团契,然后当晚七点在三一大学就有第一场布道会。听了真有点紧张,因一般上时差的问题都会把平常人弄得很累,而我似乎根本没时间休息来适应。。。马来西亚和温哥华时间相差十五个小时,日夜颠倒。。。拖拖拉拉,凌晨两点多才睡,因时差问题,也醒来好几次。。。

早上参加的是当地牧者联合祷告会,感谢主他们也特别围绕我为我按手祝福祷告,让我灵里从新得力。。。过后匆忙回家准备,四点半就有人来载我去三一大学,车程至少一个小时以上。。。

This time I flew to Vancouver under a very busy and exhausting condition, because I had promised them earlier so I must keep my promise, so I compelled myself to come…
I did not have much rest in the flight, in fact I even practised my songs in the plane!

Arrived at Vancouver after 9pm, waiting for my luggage, going to supper with friends after that, and it was midnight by the time I reached home… I was told someone would come and fetch me at 9:30am for a pastors’ fellowship, and my first concert would start that same day at 7pm at Trinity Western University… I was a bit concerned when I heard because normal people would get very tired due to jet lag problem and I did not seem to have time to rest and adjust… There is a difference of 15 hours between Malaysian and Vancouver time, night and day upside down… After settling down, it was about 2am when I went to bed, and due to jet lag, I woke up a few times too…

I joined the local pastors’ combined-prayer meeting, thank God that they surrounded me to bless and lay hand on me to rejuvenate my spirit… After that I quickly went home to prepare, as by 4:30pm someone would come and fetch me to go to Trinity University which would take at least one hour by car…

匆匆忙忙,所以头发也弄得很没看头(这很重要吗?哈哈。。。)
好像最近都在穿这件衣服哦。。。
‘Cos of the rush, my hair was really not “happening” (is that very important? Haha…)

Looks like I’ve been wearing this coat a lot lately…

在早上的牧者团契,竟然还有人误以为我是大学生,怎么有可能?!。。。这应该高兴还是伤心呢?哈哈哈。。。
In the morning pastors’ fellowship, there was even someone who mistook me for a university student, how could that be?!… So should I fell happy or sad about that? Hahaha…

在试音时,都已经感觉到没力气、很困倦、歌也唱得不太顺。。。就马上边排练、边心里祷告神加力量,因救灵魂很重要不能马马虎虎。。。
During sound check, I was alrerady feeling physically weak, sleepy, and my singing was not smooth too… so I immediately prayed in my heart while I was rehearsing because it is a very important thing to save souls, I must not be careless…

感谢主垂听我祷告,聚会开始,我一上台,体力、歌声、精神都恢复了。。。这就是所谓的超自然的力量!
Thanks God for hearing my prayer, when the meeting started, my strength, voice and energy were restored as soon as I went on stage… this is what I called supernatural strength!

这第一场聚会是大学基督徒团契,多数是中国留学生,人数虽不多,气氛很好。。。
This first meeting was with the Christians fellowship of the university, mostly students from Mainland China, though not many people, the atmosphere was good…

最喜欢和高兴的一刻当然是呼召时看到灵魂得救。。。
My favourite and happiest moment is of course seeing souls saved during the altar call…

澳门-打破我专辑销售记录。。。 Macau- broke my album sales record…

这次澳门之行的确很特别,可以说是一段谦卑之旅。。。
在那边根本没有人知道我们是谁。。。
This trip to Macau is really very special, it can be called a humbling journey…
Nobody actually knows who we are over there…

在那边认识了很多新朋友和其他乐团,仿佛个个唱得、弹得都比我们棒。。。
Got to know many new friends and bands there, seems that they all sing and play better than us…

下面一位是澳洲全民偶像 Guy Sebastian 的弟弟 Chris,歌声和才华不比哥哥逊色。。。
Below is Chris Sebastian, younger brother of Australian Idol Guy Sebastian, his singing and talent are not less than his brother’s…

按才华和歌艺可能比不上当晚表演的很多歌手和乐团,可是上帝偏偏就让例外人飞得那么高、那么远,这让我们看到一切都是神的恩典,因此不谦卑怎么行?
The Remnant may not be able to compete with many of the singers and bands that night, and yet God has allowed them to soar so high and so far, this really shows us it is all the grace of God, so how can we not be humble?

我们当然也有把专辑带来摆在摊子卖。。。
And of course we brought our CDs to be sold at the table…

销量也出乎意料之外,带着满满的来,也带着满满的回去。。。例外人专辑卖了五片,而我的卖了两片。。。
The sale was really unexpected too, we brought a full bag there and took a full bag home… The Remnant sold 5 CDs of theirs, and mine two…

体力透支。。。 Physically exhausted…

我星期六傍晚才从台湾回来,晚上就去祷告会;第二天(昨天)是主日,讲了两堂道。。。昨晚又拖到大约凌晨两点才睡觉。。。

闹钟放早上十点半,只听到它模糊响声又睡着了。。。潜意识里一直说该起床了,所以一直做一些怪梦,包括已经起床的梦。。。你们都有过这种梦吧?

结果真正再睁开眼睛时已经是下午两点半!自己吓了一跳,简直不敢相信自己的眼睛,从来没睡到那么迟!想必一定是从古晋一路带着例外人奔波到澳门、香港、台湾,再从台湾自己一个人飞回来,身体不知不觉透支了还不知道。。。还好昨天没讲道讲到一半而睡着,哈哈。。。

虽然睡到那么迟有点“愧疚感”,但也感谢上帝让我有很好的休息。。。愿我的灵、魂、体都常常安息在上帝的同在和保守里。。。阿们。

I have just returned from Taiwan on Saturday evening, and went to the prayer meeting after that too; the next day (yesterday) was Sunday, I preached for two services… and went to bed only at about 2am after dragging on for a bit…

My alarm went off at 10:30am as set, I only kind of heard the sound for a while and fell asleep again… but subconsciously I was telling myself to get up, so I had many weird dreams, including dreams that I had already gotten up… guess you had that kind of dreams before as well.

Consequently it was already 2:30pm when I next opened my eyes! I got a shock and could not believe my own eyes, never got up so late before! I must have gotten so exhausted physically unknowingly after the hectic trip bringing The Remnant all the way from Kuching to Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan and from Taiwan flying back to Kuching alone again… just as well I did not fall asleep half way through my preaching yesterday, haha…

Though I felt kind of guilty for getting up so late, I thank God for giving me such a good rest… may my spirit, soul and body always rest in God’s presence and protection… Amen.

葡萄牙。。。一年了吗? Portugal… has it been one year?

不知不觉去葡萄牙已是一年前的事了。。。还记得第一天抵达的情景。。。
Without realising, it has already been one year since we visited Portugal… I can still remember the first day there…

在当地的姐妹家里洗刷过后,到他们家附近的海边走走。。。
After washing ourselves at some sisters’ house there, we went for a walk by the sea near their house…

那天感觉很轻松,虽然有任务在身,也有点度假的心情,因为离马来西亚好远好远。。。
I was feeling rather relaxed that day, though I had a mission on me, I was feeling like on a vacation too because we were so far away from Malaysia…

当然有例外人同行也增添许多乐趣,虽然也会增添怒气。。。
Of course having The Remnant with me did add on to the fun too, though could also add on to the frustration…

随队也有两位很会照顾人的“阿姨”。。。
And we had two caring “aunties” on the team as well…

还记得第一晚我们一定要到百货公司,尤其去买四角内裤给田圣,因为他的行李没运到!
I remember we must go to the shopping centre that first night to especially buy some boxers for Daniel because his luggage did not arrive!

在葡萄牙认识了好一些朋友,他们都很热情的接待我们。。。陪我们逛街。。。
We got to know quite a number of friends in Portugal and they were very warm and hospitable… taking us out for a stroll…

请我们吃饭。。。
Treating us to meals…

当然还有好多位,无法一一上载照片,对不起咯。。。
Of course there are still many whom I cannot upload all your photos, sorry about that…

不知不觉一年了,一定经历了很多事情,葡萄牙的朋友,你们还好吗?
And it has been one year, many things must have happened, friends in Portugal, how are you getting on?

不知不觉一年了,葡萄牙的朋友,很想念你们,但你们还记得我们吗?
And it has been one year, friends in Portugal, we miss you very much, but do you still remember us?

不知不觉一年了,例外人,你们要感恩啊。。。
And it has been one year, The Remnant, you must be grateful…

这“演唱会”难忘因为。。。 This “concert” was unforgettable because…

哦,原来相片印有日期,那是2002年的事了。。。时间真的过得超快。。。
Oh, so the photo does have the date printed on it, and that was in 2002… time does really fly…

地点是台湾,高雄那一带。。。
The location is Taiwan, somewhere in the Kaoshiung area…

难忘因为在我记忆中,那应该是我有史以来“最少人”出席的“演唱会”吧?其实根本都称不上是演唱会,比较是诗歌分享会。。。
当时我台湾的代理兴致勃勃的为我安排全省巡回,觉得一定会吸引很多人来聚会。。。结果有很多场人数都寥寥无几,少得可怜,因为没有人知道林义忠是谁。。。
你若注意看总人数,多数还是我们自己的团员呢!
Unforgettable because in my memory, that must be the least attended “concert” of mine in my history? Actually it can’t really be called a concert, just some song and testimony sharing session…
At that time my Taiwanese agent excitedly organised a Taiwan tour for me thinking that many would be attracted to the meetings… As a result, in many of the meetings only a handful of people came, pitifully unpopular because nobody knew who GT Lim was…
If you carefully look at the whole “congregation”, most were our own team members!

正常人再怎么属灵遇到这种情形都会感到少许的失落和难过啦,尤其是准备了那么多,身体也疲惫等等。。。
但又能怎么样呢?尽管只有一个人,还是要卖力的唱,把最好的献上。。。
Normal people, no matter how spiritual you are, will still feel a bit sad and lost in a situation like this of course, especially when you have prepared so much, and physically very worn out too…
But then what can you do? Even if there is only one person, you must still sing with all your heart and offer up your best…

过后感谢主有团员的安慰、鼓励和按摩。。。哈哈。。。
After that, thank God I had the consolation of my team members, also their encouragement and massage… haha…

但说真的,这种经历是好的,提醒你要谦卑。。。
But honestly, this kind of experience is good, to remind you to be humble…

难忘的一场演唱会。。。 An unforgettable concert of mine…

时间过得真的是很快,至少都有五年了吧。。。这“演唱会”真叫人难忘。。。

你看我那么投入的神情,你猜得到为什么这演唱会那么叫我难忘吗?

你知道这是哪里吗?

Time really flies, it must have been at least 5 years ago… this “concert” of mine is really unforgettable…

Look at how engrossed I am, can you guess why this concert is so unforgettable to me?

And do you know where this is?

新加坡,我来也。。。 Singapore, I’m coming…

我和例外人这星期六和主日会在新加坡分享。。。
The Remnant and I will be sharing in Singapore this coming Saturday and Sunday…

24/7 (Sat) : Blessed Grace Church 蒙恩教会
“Revival meeting” 复兴培灵会
下午5pm


25/7 (Sun) : Bukit Timah Church of Singapore 新加坡教会
Evangelistic Sunday service 布道主日
早上9am (Mandarin 华语),11am (bilingual 中英文)

温哥华有“粉丝”,哈哈。。。 I have “fans” in Vancouver, haha…

放一些跟我的新“粉丝”拍的照片给你们看,但抱歉只放几张。。。
其实拍了很多张,可惜吴弟兄的技巧还有待改善,哈哈哈。。。

Show you some photos taken with my new “fans”very sorry I could only show you a few…
Actually took quite a lot, but our dear Brother Wu’s skill is yet to improve, haha…

Grace, 这应该是你吧?
Grace, this should be you, right?

抱歉,其他的就不知道名字了。。。
Sorry I don’t know the names of the rest…

助唱的姐妹。。。  The back-up singing sister…

怎么都是姐妹??
Why all sisters??

有啦,也有弟兄啦。。。
Nah, there are brothers too…

除了青年人,也有成年人。。。
Apart from youths, there are adults too…

也有夫妻及家庭。。。
Also husband and wife and family…

当然也不乏小孩,感谢主让我老少咸宜,哈哈。。。
左二那位问我一个很有趣的问题,他问说“你是不是很出名?”,让我一时不知怎么回答,哈哈!
Of course not lacking kids too, thank God for making me relevant to all ages, haha…

The second boy from the left asked me a very interesting question, he asked,”Are you very famous?”, I was stunned a while not knowing what to say, haha!