Tag Archive - 林义忠布道会,GT Lim evangelistic meetings

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)

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~

 

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.

 

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!

 

 

 

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…

 

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!

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!

Photos of GT’s personal expressions at Trinity Western

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View photos of GT Lim’s meeting at Trinity Western University, Vancouver

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