Prayer Fellowship at Home

It’s been a long time since we had our last Overnight Prayer Meeting at home. Though tonight’s Prayer Meeting was much shorter, and not an overnight, God moved my family to tears – Mylene and Ate Leah. Mylene said she found her second family in us, and my sister received her second life from God.

Also, Ptr Paolo Figueroa, our new friend in the ministry and her girlfriend were with us.

My father, mother, sister and Mylene gave their heartfelt testimonies.

It was a small Fellowship and we enjoyed each other’s presence.

It was presided by Ptr Ian. He also gave the message from Acts 20:17-38 with three pointers for us, Christians:

1) Reliance on the Holy Spirit
2) The need to work for sustaining the ministry
3) The loving relationship with the brethren that includes correction

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The Perfect Ministry

I have always thought of being perfect in service, though the idea of course calls for the impossible. Pleasing God with the highest of all standards as laid out in the Bible determined by the immeasurable love and the unstainable holiness of God is more than overwhelming.

But that has been my dream – in the past. I am older now, and I have realised so much that the perfect ministry is far from reality, even further away from my grasp.

They say that your family is your ministry. They put it this way, putting hierarchy on the priorities of a Christian life: God, family, ministry, and career/work. While others put it differently, putting God at the centre of everything, making the Christian lie as purely God-centric in all aspects. I prefer the latter model.

I am particularly weak in regards to my family: weak at ministering to them (like praying for them and sharing the Gospel to them), and weaker still in my relationship with them. However, attending our recent Regional Training Camp change this.

At the said camp on its last part was the Commissioning Service. We were filled with the Holy Spirit, and most spoke in tongues. I am open to such phenomenon, I am not primarily after the amazing outward things, but I am rather after the inward dealings of God. That being said, upon going home, I knew that God gave me a new heart.

That night of returning home, we held our first family Bible Study. It was followed the next day, one in the morning and another at night. It was so special for the world was celebrating the Holy Week. Taking advantage of the season, I shared to them the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Cross. I could see and sense very well that they were very open to the Gospel and the love of Christ.

Very good things followed. My relationship with them is being improved. One Sunday God also gave me the opportunity of sharing to my mother’s family the Gospel, with very good results. The next Sunday, all of us went together to worship.

These are all very great things, and I know, just the beginning.

My niece reading the Bible