Sunday, January 14, 2007

Singapore Visit



Visiting Singapore is always a treat. It is a beautiful city with wonderful people. But the greatest treat is the Every Nation church here. A thriving multi-ethnic church led by Pastor Larry (and Elaine) Matsuwaki. I can no longer count the number of times I have visited this church. But every visit has been a memorable time of hospitality, generosity, faith and kindness. (see link below)

We were invited to visit primarily for VictoryBiz (our ministry to the business community which I founded) and to help launch the church’s annual 7 days of prayer and fasting which starts on Monday (January 15).

We were met at the airport by brothers Shawn and Kern Lee. The twins as they are fondly referred were mentored by Pastor Larry and his team. These 2 men are very promising as far as reaching the business community is concerned.

Undoubtedly Singapore is a paradise for business people. With the opportunities and infrastructure that are available a lot is possible. As such it is home to many international companies and entrepreneurs. The church wanted to be trained on how to integrate VicotryBiz into its current life.

The leadership also wanted me to speak on fasting based on the book I wrote (The Mystery of the Empty Stomach). I have known Pastor Larry and Elaine for the last 11 years and have found them to be a deeply spiritual people of prayer. His goal is to make sure that this year’s fast was a success. That too is my prayer.

See pictures of the trip: http://joeybonifacio.multiply.com/photos/album/6

Find out more about the church: http://www.everynation.org.sg/

8 comments:

ABSevera said...

Pastor Joey It was a very powerful word that you preached here in singapore today.

I think it was a very personal message which made it more powerful.

God bless you sir. You are one of my heroes of faith.

ana manzano said...

Pastor Joey, thank you for being a blessing to the church. Thank you for sharing your heart. Soon I'll know what life would be like if I fast. I can't wait. God bless you, Marie and your sons.

Joel said...

Thanks for the really clear way in which you have shared some typically complicated ideas.

Timely thoughts exactly in season for Praise and myself. Will ponder them when I and doing my physical therapy...

karen said...

Thanks for taking the time to write these blogs. I'm sure it will bring encouragement to many.

Eric Tee said...

Hi Pastor Joey, thanks for your encouragement to our city and Church. But best of all, am encouraged by your love for family and God.

Gerald said...

Hi Ps Joey,

Thanks for blessing us with your visit to S'pore! I really appreciated both messages that you shared at VictoryBiz and on Sunday. Your whole family has been such a blessing to us here. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gerald

Gerald said...

Forgot to add...I'm so glad to see an EN pastor blogging! Hopefully your blog will provide some inspiration for Ps Larry and Ps Kenneth to start blogging too! Hee hee...:)

Rhea said...

Hi Pastor Joey!

Your message last Sunday was so powerful. The church was encouraged and empowered. I know it made an impact to a lot of people, including me.

God bless you and your family.