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“回到伊甸园”-清晰版 “Return to Eden” – clear version

很多人很喜欢这首歌,我也很喜欢,所以再跟你们分享这个比较清晰的版本。。。慢慢享受!
Many people like this song, I do too, so here it is sharing with you again the clearer version… Enjoy!

这考试。。。真的太感动了。。。 This test… it is most touching…

每一次报告要全教会考试时都会“抗议声四起”,大家都会紧张、压力、害怕,总偷偷希望会延迟,甚至取消。。。
但大家也知道无法幸免。。。然后大家都会很用心准备,基本上大家还是都来了。。。
看看以下考试的画面,你哪能不惊叹?你哪能不感动?
。。。你哪能不爱这教会,这一群单纯可爱的羊?

Each time I announce there is going to be a Bible test for the whole church, there will be lots of “protests”,
everyone would feel nervous, under pressure, afraid, and secretly wish the test would be postponed or even cancelled…
But each time they all know they cannot escape this… then they would all study very hard, and basically all would turn up still…
Just look at the pictures below, how can you not be impressed? How can you not be touched?
… How can you not love this church, this bunch of innocent and adorable sheep?

大家都坐在地上考,所以要自己“乔”最舒服的姿势。。。
All sat on the floor for the test, so you had to adjust for yourself the most comfortable position…

有些脚都没地方放。。。
Some had no space to stretch their legs…

有些不知何故考到站起来,或没空间坐。。。?
Some don’t know why stood up half way through the test or they had no space to sit down…?

年长的有得坐。。。
The elderly had seats…

几乎全教会都来考了。。。有年长婆婆级的。。。
Just about the whole church came for the test… the elderly of grandma category…

也有公公级的。。。
and the grand-dad category…

做爸爸的。。。
the daddies…

也有做妈妈的。。。
and the mothers…

还有小孩。。。
and the kids…

身体不太舒服还是来考。。。
Even when not feeling well, they would still come…

顽皮的也乖乖来考。。。
The naughty ones would come obediently too…

他们可都是很认真哦,不会输给全国大考,都会仔细看清楚题目。。。
And they were all very serious, not unlike our national exam, they would read the questions carefully…

有些考到胡须都长出来了。。。
Some sat till their beard started to grow…

有些考到没脸见人。。。
Some till they couldn’t face anyone…

有些。。。咦?怎么这个的考卷跟大家的都不一样。。。?
And some… huh? How come this paper is different from the rest…?

考完了围着牧师看他改前面几张考卷。。。
After the exam, surrounding Pastor to see him mark the first few few papers…

然后非常在乎自己的成绩怎么样。。。
Then all very concerned about own results…

这么一个认真、顺服、同心、喜乐的教会。。。你告诉我,你能不爱这教会吗?
Such a serious, submissive, united, joyful church… you tell me, can you not love this church?

这考场。。。太夸张了吧?! This exam venue… really over the top!!

我们去年太多活动,错过了常年全教会圣经考试。。。
我非常耿耿于怀,所以今年一开始就补回来,而且今年应该会考至少两次!
为了让弟兄姐妹们能安心过年,所以我就赶在上个星期五(2月5日)给他们第一轮考试。。。
下一轮还没定几时,但放心啦,不会这么快,所以快快乐乐过年去,哈哈。。。

Last year we had so many activities till we missed our yearly Bible Test for the whole church…
I feel rather bad about that, so right at the start of the year, I quickly had a replacement test and this year we should have at least two tests!
In order to let our brothers and sisters have a worry-free new year celebration, I rushed to give them the first test last Friday (Feb 5th)…
I have not fixed the date for the second test yet, but don’t worry too much about it, it won’t be so soon, so just enjoy your new year happily, haha….

礼拜天我告诉会众说,我们常年考试的画面真的是世界奇观,这话一点都不会太夸张。。。你自己看看就好!
On Sunday I told the church the scene of our yearly test is one of the wonders of the world, I wasn’t exaggerating… just take a look for yourselves!

这是楼下大堂考场。。。
This is the downstairs main sanctuary exam hall…

楼下坐满了,就挤到楼上副堂。。。
When downstairs was packed, they squeezed into the upstairs overflow room…

副堂也挤满了,怎么办?。。。就坐在厕所外面。。。哎哟,男厕的门还开着,不臭吗?
Ant the overflow room was also packed, how?… just sat outside the toilets…
Oh dear, the male toilet’s door was open, was it not smelly?

里面都坐满了。。。就跑到办公室外面。。。
Inside all full… then outside the office…

或大门口。。。
or at the main door…

楼梯也可以。。。
Even the stairs were occupied…

或者外面的走廊。。。
or the corridor outside…

甚至水沟旁。。。
even beside the drain…

一些组长领袖们得以在办公室里考。。。
Some leaders were allowed to sit for the exam in the office…

总区长和大区长也不能幸免。。。他们在牧师办公室里考。。。以身作则。。。
The top area leaders were not exempted too… they sat for the test in Pastor’s office… leadership by example…

这就是我们的教会,这就是神的恩典,神所赐合而为一的心,我们一定要竭力保守,阿们!
This is our church, this is God’s grace, the unity of hearts God has given us, we must make every effort to preserve it, Amen!

蒙福祷告会 Blessed Prayer Meeting

有好一些人都听闻关于我们教会的祷告会,也有一些特别从别教会,甚至外地来参加我们的祷告会。。。

他们听说我们祷告会很有恩膏,能感受神的同在,很多人参加等等,让他们都很羡慕。。。

听了这样的称赞当然很高兴、很感恩。。。有时甚至会沾沾自喜,结果要不断认罪悔改、求主赦免。。。

因为我深深知道也常常都要提醒自己一切都是主的恩典、主的怜悯,还记得当初要叫人来祷告会有多难。。。用劝勉、鼓励、教导,到用压力、责备、管教等等。。。属灵、属血气的法宝都施尽了都不见效。。。最后只好把球丢回给主,说他再不帮忙,不自己感动和“弄”人要来祷告会,我也不管了。。。

耍这“绝招”是因为我知道祷告会对教会和基督徒是何等重要。。。基本上教会没祷告就会死掉!

我告诉神说祷告会太重要了,不容他忽略(好像上帝自己不知道,哇哈哈哈哈哈哈!〕。。。我说他不可以不理,他一定要自己吸引人来,让人感受到他的同在而被感动和吸引(好一个教上帝怎样做神!哇哈哈哈哈哈哈!还好没被雷劈!算神怜悯,哈哈!〕

总而言之,上帝真的是怜悯和亲自做工,才看到今天每个星期六很多人都很认真来祷告会和经历他。。。一切颂赞、感恩、荣耀都归给主,也谢谢他没对付我讲话太不礼貌,阿们!

Quite a few people have heard of our church’s prayer meeting, and some specially come to attend our prayer meeting from other churches and even from outside Kuching…

They heard that our prayer meeting is very anointed, can feel the presence of God, many people attend etc and they are really envious…

Of course hearing compliments like that  I do feel happy and grateful… sometimes I can start floating in cloud nine, as a result I have to keep repenting and asking for God’s forgiveness…

Because I know very well and have to remind myself always that it is all God’s grace and mercy, and I can still remember how difficult it was at the beginning to get people to come to the prayer meeting… I exhorted, encouraged, taught till applying pressure, rebuking, disciplining etc… I exhausted all forms of techniques, both spiritual and carnal, and saw no effect… in the end I had to throw the ball back to God and said if He still refused to help, if He still did not touch people and “make” people want to come to the prayer meeting, then I would not be bothered too…

I engaged this “final technique” as I know how very important prayer meeting is to a church and Christians… basically  churches die when they do not pray!

I told God prayer meeting is too important for Him to ignore ( as if He doesn’t know, muahahahahaha!)… I told Him He must be concerned about it, He must attract people to come, let people feel His presence and be touched and drawn ( Wow, teaching God how to be God! Muahahahahaha! Thank God I was not struck by lightning! Really God’s mercy, haha!)

In conclusion, God really showed mercy and moved His hand, that is why we see now that every Saturday many come to pray seriously and experience Him in the prayer meeting… All praise, thanks and glory be unto Him, and thank God for not punishing me for not being very polite in speaking, Amen!

祷告的画面始终很感人。。。
Picture of people praying is always very touching…
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一般上我能够我就会自己带领祷告会,因负担和恩膏对祷告会非常重要,这是神给我的。。。
Basically if I could, I would lead the prayer meeting myself because burden and anointing are very crucial for a prayer meeting, and God has given me such…
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我们的敬拜团员若不会祷告绝对不能上台。。。
Our worship team members will definitely not be allowed to go on stage if they do not know how to pray…
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感谢主让我们年轻人也会看重祷告。。。
Thank God for causing our young people to have burden for prayer too…
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我们也从小就训练小孩会跪拜及祷告在神面前。。。
And we train little children from young to kneel and worship and pray before God too…
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有智慧的父母把年幼的小孩都带来,让他们从小就有祷告的熏陶。。。
Wise parents bring even very young children that they might be nurtured by prayer even from young…
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基本上我们都习惯脱鞋子跪在地上祷告,老人家或脚不方便的当然可以坐在椅子上。。。
Basically we are very used to kneeling on the floor bare-footed to pray, but of course for the elderly and those who have problems , they can always sit in the chairs…
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楼下大堂会爆满到人跪在大门的砖块上祷告。。。
The downstairs sanctuary would be so packed that some have to kneel on the tiles at the main door to pray…
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到那地步时,招待员就会把门关起来,不让人再挤进大堂了。。。
Up to that point, the ushers would close the door and not let any more people squeeze into the main sanctuary…
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挤不进的没办法就要到楼上去。。。
Those who could not squeeze in have no choice but to go upstairs…
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过后楼上也一样会坐满人。。。
Upstairs would also be packed later…
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通常祷告后会有简短的真理分享。。。
Normally there will be a short sharing of God’s Word after prayer…
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愿神不断怜悯及膏抹以致于全教会都会常常来祷告,也让蒙福教会始终都是祷告的殿,阿们!
May God continue to have mercy and anoint till the whole church will always come and pray, and that Blessed Church will always be a praying church, Amen!
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少年团让我改观。。。 The Youth Fellowship changed my thinking…

近一两年来,我一直跟少团高团长说少年团灵命似乎没什么成长,每一次来少团聚会观察总觉得他们很多方面不够认真、不积极,很不成熟等等。。。

我也常跟伟宏讨论少团问题到底出在哪里,说我们一定要有什么样的调整和改善等等。。。我几次跟伟宏说我可能要来个“大变动”试试看。。。

伟宏也倍感压力、无奈、无助。。。该做的都尽量做,祷告也祷告过了,可是就没看到情形有所改善。。。
他“求”我再给他机会和时间试试看。。。别误会,我可没要开除他哦!只是当时想要来个大变动。。。

我基于忙碌,也看到高团长的诚恳,就“耽搁”我的计划没行动。。。结果。。。感谢主!神的时间到了!

从参加了这一次刚过的12月的少年营会和前一个星期五(1月1号)的少年“四季”团契聚会,我改观了!我看到少年人的认真、积极、摆上。。。感觉上他们长大了。。。我很感动!

所以,少年人,要珍惜此刻,继续向上、向前进,愿神继续膏抹和与你们同在,阿们!

For the past recent one or two years, I have been telling our Youth leader David Koh that the Youth Fellowships’s spiritual life did not seem to be growing, each time I came to observe their meeting, I would always notice that the youths did not seem serious, were not motivated and seemed very immature etc…

I often discussed with David what actually the problem with the Youth Fellowship was, and said we must have some kind of adjustment and improvement and so on… a few times I told him I am going to have a “big shaking” to try out…

David also felt the tremendous pressure, frustration, helplessness too… he did what he ought, he prayed, but the situation did not seem to be improving…
He “pleaded” with me to give him another chance and some time to try again… Don’t misunderstand me, I wasn’t going to fire him! Was just planning on a big shake-up…

Due to my busy-ness, and also seeing David’s sincerity, I delayed activating my “project”… the result… Praise the Lord! The timing of God has come!

After joining the recent Youth Camp in December and the Youth meeting on Jan 1st with the theme “Four Seasons”, I have changed my thinking! I saw the seriousness, motivation, sacrifice of the youths… I feel that they have grown… I’m very touched!

So youths, treasure the moment, keep moving up and moving forward, may God continue to anoint and be with you, Amen!

以下是几张“四季”聚会所拍摄的照片。。。
The following are some photos from their “Four Seasons” meeting…

1月1日,2010年第一个少团聚会,他们以四季为主题,每个组长带着一些组员把教会“打扮”成春、夏、秋、冬。。。
Jan 1st, the first Youth meeting of the year 2010, they had the theme “Four Seasons” for their meeting, every leader together with some members decorated the church into spring, summer, autumn and winter…
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少年人被吩咐按自己选择穿其中一个季节的服装来教会。。。
The youths were instructed to choose to wear the attire of one of the seasons to come to church…
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他们还真的很认真哦,有好些还穿冬装哦!走在街上不知会不会给人抓去精神病院。。。
And they were very serious about it, some even had winter wear on! Wonder whether they would be taken to the mental hospital if they were wearing that in the street…
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当晚其中一个节目是交换礼物。。。最怕换到自己不喜欢的东西,而且这种情形还蛮平常的。。。
One of the programmes was exchanging of gifts… most afraid of getting what you don’t like, yet that seems to be quite often the case…
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当然没忘了一定要赞美敬拜主。。。
Of course must not forget to praise and worship the Lord…
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当晚的气氛很温馨、喜乐和感人。。。
The atmosphere was cosy, joyful and touching that night…
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老实说,我一走进来,看到他们的设计时,还真被他们的创意吓了一跳。。。心里顿时想,不知青年团做得到这么好吗?
Honestly, as I stepped in and saw their designs, I was really “shocked” by their creativity… and I immediately thought whether the Young Adults’ Fellowship could do as good…
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我就马上联络一些青年人,叫他们一定要来看。。。咦?左边两个明明是少团的,干嘛挤进来跟我们拍照?
I immediately contacted some young adults to come and have a look… Huh? The two on the left are obviously from the Youths, why did you squeeze into this photo?
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把少年人带领的那么好,我当然要谢谢和鼓励我们忠心的高团长啦。。。嗯。。。伟宏啊,您的造型。。。还有身材真的有待改善啊。。。要不然,搞不好人家还以为少团团长是我耶。。。
And of course I must thank and encourage our faithful Youth leader for leading the youths so well… Err… David, as for your image… and your physique… I think they can certainly be improved… otherwise some might misunderstand that I’m the Youth leader…
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2010第一个主日:一个浪子的见证。。。1st Sunday service for 2010: Testimony of a prodigal son…

例外人第二支MV “太迟了”男女主角感人见证。。。
The Remnant’s 2nd MV “Too Late”‘s male and female leads’ touching testimony…

David  和 Grace 的故事。。。
The story of David and Grace…

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这是 David…  听听他的见证吧。。。
This is David…
hear his testimony…

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David 也是我的外甥。。。
David is also my nephew…

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很高兴这次他能参演这支MV,一起服事主。。。
Very glad he could participate in this MV to serve God together…

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这是 Grace…
This is Grace…

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她也是 David 现实生活中的妻子。。。
She is also David’s real-life wife…

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从未想过与丈夫分开了四年后还会复合,更没想过会和丈夫一起拍 MV 服事主。。。
Never thougt she would reconcile with her husband after being separated for four years, and even less so would she act in and serve God together with her husband in an MV…

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 蒙福星期六祷告会现场实录 Blessed Saturday prayer meeting live recording

我觉得昨晚(12月26日)的祷告会很特别,后面的信息也是一个很好的提醒,所以把它上载,愿上帝大大赐福你们。。。
I feel last night’s (Dec 26th) prayer meeting was rather special, and the message towards the end was a good reminder too, so I decided to upload it, may God bless you greatly…

有一只猴子突然间出现! A monkey suddenly appeared!

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好丑哦!!   So ugly!!

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唉,没办法,有时候为了要讨好年轻人,真的要牺牲形象。。。这年头牧师不容易当哦。。。哈哈!
Sigh! No choice! Sometimes to please the young people, you really need to sacrifice your image… not easy to be a pastor nowadays… Haha!

12月14-17日是我们教会常年少团营会,本来这一次我不打算参加,因最近都非常忙碌,感觉身、心、灵都有点疲惫。。。再加上这一次营会地点是遥远的诗巫,我更提不起劲要去了!
所以我也没什么参与,把一切交给我的好同工,少团团长高伟宏全权计划和负责。。。当我告诉他我不打算去时,他反应很惊讶(不知是惊是喜?哈哈!)。。。

很多少年人得知我没去时也不知是悲是喜。。。( 听起来好像在寻找肯定哦。。。哈哈。。。)

他们14日(星期一)启程,我一般上都在礼拜一休息,都不出去,况且我以为他们会一大早就离开。。。哪知道大约下午两点半时收到伟宏的简讯说 “牧师,我们现在走了。。。”,我才恍然大悟他们没那么早离开。。。

坐在我厕所宝座上默想。。。(哎哟,何必强调在厕所里啊!。。。喂!我是想给你们知道我们无论何时何地都可以跟上帝沟通的!你们知道有很多人拜的神在厕所里就失去“功力”了吗?我们的神没有这么弱。。。)

好,言归正传。。。我在厕所里默想。。。顿觉惭愧!我怎么都没去给这些可爱的少年人祝福送行呢?我这一次未免显得太漠不关心了。。。我感觉到上帝在责备我。。。

我在厕所里悔改,也问上帝我该怎么办。。。

突然间一个念头跑进来叫我给他们惊喜,突然间出现在他们营会!我就去查我的日记,发现我能够第三天一大早搭飞机过去(他们都是坐巴士去营地,总共坐了八个小时!坐飞机顶多45分钟。。。)

所以星期三那一天,他们聚会到一半我突然走进来,“骚扰”到正在讲道的高大人。。。他也呆了一下,挤出一句“欢迎牧师到来!”。。。所有的少年人就转过身来猛烈拍掌。。。

喂,老实说,我这样出现你们是惊喜还是惊恐啊???有没有感动到???哈哈哈。。。

参加了他们的营会,我没有变成更累,反而重新得力,有时间安静,与主沟通,计划一些明年的行程等等。。。

我非常欣慰我有去,上帝真的是很好!也谢谢少年人接纳我迟来的报名!哈哈!

后来另一只猴子也出现。。。
Later, another monkey appeared too…

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Dec 14-17 was our church’s annual Youth Camp. I did not intend to join at all this year because I have been so busy recently till I feel rather exhausted in all aspects… plus this time the camp site was in Sibu, a distant town, so I was even less interested!
So I did not participate much, I handed all the duties to my good co-worker, our Youth leader David Koh to plan and decide completely… When I told him I was not going, he appeared shocked ( But don’t know happy or sad? Haha! )

I also wonder whether many youths were happy or sad when they knew I was not going… ( sounds like fishing for some assurance here…haha… )

They left on Monday the 14th. I normally rest on Monday and I don’t even go out, and I thought they would have left very early in the morning… then unexpectedly I received a text message from David at about 2:30pm saying “Pastor, we are leaving now…” Only then I realised they did not leave so early…

I meditated as I sat on my throne in the toilet… (Hey, is such a detail necessary?… oh sure! I’m trying to let you guys know we can communicate with God at any time, any place! Do you know many gods that others worship lose their “power” in the toilet? Our God is not that weak…)

Alright, back to the story… I was meditating in the toilet… I suddenly felt ashamed! Why did I not go and bless these adorable youths before they left? I have been too nonchalant this time… I felt God rebuking me…

I repented in the toilet and asked God what I should do now…

Suddenly a thought entered my mind to give them a surprise, to suddenly appear in their camp! So I went to check my diary and discovered that I could fly in on Wednesday morning ( they went in four buses and took 8 hours to arrive! It’s only about 45 minutes by flight at the most…)

So on Wednesday, while they were in the midst of their meeting I suddenly walked in and ” disrupted” Mr. David’s preaching… He was taken aback as well and then blurted out “Let’s welcome Pastor’s arrival!”… Then all the youths turned around and clapped thunderously…

Hey, honestly, were you guys pleasantly or shockingly surprised when I suddenly appeared??? Wre you touched a bit??? Hahaha…

After joining their camp, I did not become more exhausted, instead my strength was renewed, I had time to be quiet, to communicate with God to plan for my schedule next year etc…

I’m very glad I went, indeed God is very good! And I want to thank all the youths too for accepting my late registration! Haha!

大家卖力演出。。。 All made effort to perform well…

蒙福歌王。。。伟荣。。。
Blessed singing king… Wilson…

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蒙福歌后。。。汉梅。。。
Blessed singing queen… Emma…

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感人哑剧。。。“救主和医治者”。。。
Touching mime… “Saviour and Healer”…

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“肉”咪咪又出现。。。
“Bak”(meaty) Bi Bi appeared again…

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惊险演出。。。
Risky performance…

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当然还有我们的”美“女。。。
Of course our ” Beautiful” girls too…

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特别嘉宾”例外人“。。。
Special guest “The Remnant”…

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哪能忘记林义忠呢。。。?
How can we forget GT Lim…?

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一切都是神的恩典。。。
It’s all the grace of God…

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把一切荣耀都归给主!
To God be all the glory!

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搞怪阿保最帅的时刻。。。 Naughty Rambo’s most handsome moment…

大家所看到的阿保的形象似乎都是搞怪、调皮、滑稽等等。。。我想这对他有欠缺公平,因为他也有很认真,很帅的时候。。。今天就让你们对他改观吧。。。
The image of Rambo that we often see seems to always be naughty, cheeky, funny etc… I think that is a bit unfair to him because he does have his serious and handsome moments… So today let you change your opinion of him…

阿保在舞台上的魅力。。。哇,穿得那么帅,到底是什么日子啊?
Rambo’s charms on stage… Wow! So smartly dressed, what occasion was that?

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那么端庄、那么帅,简直像新郎一样。。。
So formal and so handsome, just like a bridegroom…

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真的是新郎!原来那天十月十日,他跟太太也参加我们教会主办的“婚约更新典礼”。。。你看他还亲自为他漂亮的太太,薇薇拍照呢!
Really a bridegroom! The fact was he and wife also participated in the Oct 10th “Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony” organised by our church… Look, he even took a picture of his beautiful wife Wei Wei, himself!

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羡慕咧,我有这么漂亮的太太!。。。认识阿保的人都知道他太太不止漂亮,还是一个非常好的太太,阿保真的是很蒙福!果然没有来错教会,蒙福教会,哈哈!
Envious of me for having such a pretty wife?… People who know Rambo all know his wife is not only pretty but is a wonderful wife as well, Rambo is indeed very blessed! He didn’t come to the wrong church afterall, Blessed Church, haha!

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在典礼上几次看到阿保落泪,因为他几乎失去这段婚姻,是上帝把它挽回的。。。以前年少无知,不会珍惜,不知多伤透他太太的心。。。如今上帝让他重新开始,难怪他难掩感动。。。
Caugt him shedding tears a few times during the ceremony because he almost lost his marriage, it was God who restored it… he was young and ignorant before, didn’t treasure what he had and severely broke his wife’s heart…now God has given him a brand new start, no wonder he was so touched…

上帝也给了他们两个超可爱的孩子。。。看那男的在很多方面都像极阿保!
God gave them two beautiful children as well… look at that boy, he is in many ways completely akin to Rambo!

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偷偷告诉你们一个秘密。。。我们在欧洲时,某天听到阿保跟太太通电话,太太说:阿boy哭着找他小叮当的毛巾,是不是你带去欧洲了?!。。。唉,这种家庭纠纷我真不会处理啊,不知是要辅导做父亲的还是做儿子的,谁应该把小叮当毛巾让给谁呢。。。?
Tell you guys a secret… While we were in Europe, one day I overheard Rambo talking to his wife on the phone, the wife said: Ah Boy is crying looking for his Doraemon towel, did you bring it to Europe?!… Sigh! I really don’t know how to handle this kind of family dispute, shall I counsel the father or the son, who should give up the Doraemon towel to who…?