Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hey girls! (:
Know you girls haven heard from me for quite some time. Here's some update about me.

Thanks for the prayers you girls have been keeping me in. As some of you girls may know, I've been falling ill and been weak these months. I really miss you girls, church and God. I promise, i'll be back as soon as i've recovered! (:

I'm doing fine and well in poly now. Adapted and settled down. (: Thank God for his faithfulness and strength to help me pull through this period of time. It was tough, but hah, i got through it! (: There's a lot i wanna share to you girls! (: Will share when i see you girls! :D hahaha.

I'll be attached to SGH soon for attachment. (: Keep me in prayers yeah! :D Hahaha. :D

Love you girls! (:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

God made me.... and you

God did not make me a coward,
He did not make me someone who would shirk when responsibility knocks on the door,
He did not call me to listen to the devil's voice,
He did not make me afraid of the future,
He did not make me so that I could wile & merry away my life in the world's temptation,
He did not make me to give in to sin, to temptation, to lies, to evil, to fear, to hate, to sorrow, to pain.
God did not make me so that I could lose faith in Him along the way.
He did not make me regret anything.
He did not make me so that I could seek revenge towards people that treated me badly.
He did not make me any less beautiful than anyone else.
He did not make me fall short of anything.
He did not make me so that I could give up on Him and stop trying.
He did not make so that I could fail my exams and be okay with it.
He did not make me give up on myself.
However, He did made me to be something,

He made me Perfect,
He gave me the strength to do everything through Him,
He gave me his Son,
He gave me His Holy Spirit,
He gave me a life to live,
He gave me the faith to do anything,
He told me 'nothing is impossible' through Him
He told me that I was perfect, amazing and absolutely able to conquer any exam, any problem, and any bad patch that I got into,
He told me He forgives me,
He told me He loves me always,

and He told you just the same thing too :)

Don't give up!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Words from the History Maker

I would like you to listen carefully, not to the lyrics of this song, but what Martin Smith said in between singing. These are words of truth that tell us what truly matters in our walk with Jesus.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hey girls! (:
Sherminh here.
Hahaha, just a little sharing of what's going on & a little devotion. (:

I really miss the times with you girls before school started. (: Ever since school started.. i don't have much time for church and cell which makes me kinda sad whenever i think about it. Stress in school is building up and things seems to be going downhill.

But fret not, i'm not giving up. God was there for me! (: Just a little sharing to encourage those having stress during the exams and is getting a little discourage and tired.

Similarly for me, although i don't have exams.. But i have a lot of project work to do & it's getting a little suffocating for me. ): I even thought of having to drop out of nursing. (: But God gave me this word.

"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:36

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12

It is faith that we have in Him that will help us persevere. (: He is always there for us even in times like this. He is there to carry us through. Although, my road ahead seems bleak, i will persevere through and walk through, cause i believe he will prosper me. (:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Midyear Exam Dates

Lets keep those who are having midyear exams in our prayers =] the dates are listed below. Take the time to bless our fellow cell sisters, to give the morale support or even to post up messages (through sms/cell blog) encouraging and helping them in the problems that they have.

It is not US who is in CHRIST
but CHRIST who is in US

Michelle (24th April - 13th May)
Chiew Li
(27th April - 18th May)
(18 May - 30th May)
(18 May - Onwards)
(17th July - 23rd July)


God Bless YOU

Friday, April 17, 2009

Believe in Yourself 8D

hello! <:

Mmm you know how sometimes we can't find the will to have faith, to have the ability to believe in ourselves? this woman showed that courage. She might not believe in God (for all we might not know either), yet she believed in herself :)

I don't think she even though that she could make it through (she was walking away after she sang) but she still believed in herself, and gave it a try. :D

If there was ever a moment in life when you couldn't find the strength to believe in God, believe in yourself. believe in the Holy Spirit.

Cos you know what, when you go out there and believe in yourself and show the world what you can do. You change the world, you make people smile, and you make a difference :)

God's proud of you for that.

Believe in Him.

Believe in YOURSELF

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rich in Christ

Hey girls! :D
it's my first time posting here! :D Ahhahaha. Anyways, i wanna share something with you girls today which i think which would post as a reminder to all of us. :D it's a late devotion sharing but well, it's never too late to share God's word! :D

Hees. It's something that God reminded me during my QT yesterday. (: I was kinda "blaming" Him for like not blessing me financially despite taking a step forward to give more during tithes, so that slowly i can really surrender 10% of my income to Him and trusting Him financially. I just kept asking and asking why and then it knocked onto me that, whether am i trusting Him financially, and not asking anything in return, or am i giving more because i want more from Him. It dawned onto me that, i should not be asking Him for money, but more than that i should just believe in Him that He will provide just enough or even more than i expected in other ways instead of money.

Following then, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and actually asked me this, have you counted your blessings recently? I've come to realised that i've been so focused on whether he blessed me with money and neglected the part where he blessed me so abundantly in other areas! I counted and counted and it dawned upon me that indeed when i'm poor yet i'm rich. Although, i'm poor financially but i'm rich in the blessings that God has given to me.

So girls, Have you counted your blessings recently?! :D Before you even complain, count your blessings! :D, you'll realised that how abundantly you have been blessed by God! (Even the air you breathe is a blessing! :D) Praise the Lord! :D

This is Meeting Real Needs

"She (Ellie) has infinite compassion for the people around her...."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns (in movie Facing the Giants)

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

* * *

Have faith!

~ Mirabel

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Nico!

We can never thank God enough for you, a blessing to the cell. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to Nicolette!

Hello girls! Aww ok HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME :) Haha since there is no one to blog for me, i'll blog for myself! Hahaha it's still counted right!

Anyway, I wanted to thank you girls (LOVE) so so much! You have no idea how absolutely happy I was yest :D Even though I might not have shown it outwardly, inside of me I was like a mexican jumping bean!! YAY. Haha, despite all the problems we had reaching the place, and even finding out that Miss Clarity Cafe was closed pfft! I still enjoyed the time we spent at Hans.

Despite all the setbacks or misunderstandings we have, I really enjoy time with you girls :). There's no doubt that I could find no other group of sisters as amazing as each of you are. You all brighten up my life and make me smile even when I can't find anything to smile about. You each love and know Christ so much better than I do, and you all inspire me every single moment to be stronger in Christ. We're one family, one body, and I'm absolutely glad I'm part of this family, because your in here with me :D. We can grow together, as one family, thank you for always being there.

We're a special bunch of Sisters in Christ!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Letting Go to Trust

20090327 YN144 ReEnc Me on Wall

This is a picture of me (i'm the one who looks a little like spiderman, being pulled up the wall. Haha) during an activity in my recent YN144 Leaders ReEncounter. The challenge was to get everyone in the group (about 20 of us) up to the top of wall and to take a group picture there.

There is no way any of us can ascend the wall alone - the gaps in wood planks are too small to grip, and our group's Ps William also warned us that if we hook our fingers through the slits and then fall backwards and down, our fingers can most likely be dislodged from our palms.

i climbed unto the shoulders of two poor brothers (haha), stretched my arms to reach Ps William and other brothers already on top, and then i simply.... waited.

There was nothing more for me to do, or that i could do. I have neither the length of body to reach the top edge, nor the strength to lift and flip myself over the edge.

I smiled to my brothers up there and said, "You can pull me up now", which after a while, they did. I was the first lady in the group to reach the top! Hooray. Haha.

No fear, because i know those above me will grip me; and those below will catch me if i fall.

* * *

The secret to success? Letting go and trust.

Do you trust your cell sisters and church family enough that you can be sure that when you let go, they will hold or catch you?

Sometimes we have to let go of striving ALONE, to understand that. Some of us are too used to striving alone.

Ps Nina spoke about the strength of the inner Spirit last Sunday. We cannot receive or experience that, if we choose to work on our own strength.

* * *

And what happens if everyone in a family lets go and trust one another altogether?

We make it to the top together! What a beautiful picture! :)

20090327 YN144 ReEnc Group Photo

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

27th April Cell

Photo evidence for Friday's Cell, ahaha we had bounds of joy <: It was a joy to have cell even though Bop went for Youthnet 144 retreat ^^ so here's a few photo shots!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chiew Li's thanksgivings 20090324

"Last week during cell i told God that i want to change to be more active in sports and to take away my laziness and He did!

I was supposed to do my PE holiday assignment during the one-week holiday but did not because i did not know how to do but actually I was lazy. So today, God took away my laziness and gave me strength to do the assignment and i am half way through doing it! :)"

Monday, March 23, 2009

God Bless J!

I don't know if we said this out loud,
or whether or not in our hearts, or thru our actions but
Thank you Jamie :)
Ever since you got the aid of a vehicle, you've been ever so lovely
offering us car rides to cell, to our homes, or to nearby MRT stations

Even though you knew you could say "no"
You STILL chose to say "yes"
Even how tired or stressed you were from exams, or tests
or from the problems you found at home or in school
Thank you for welcoming us into a part of your life :D

You've been an absolutely amazing person to be around.
Whenever you step into a room,
you bring God's joy with you,

We dont know if you know this but...

People who couldn't find a reason to smile, smiled.
People who couldn't find a reason to be happy, found happiness.
People who were sad to be around others, found peace with you.

Because of you,
Whenever we want to see joy shining through,
We look into your eyes,
And there it is. :D

We really sincerly bless you
with the encouragement of the Lord! :D
May He be your strength thru your studying,
And your knowledge thru your exam,

Dont worry, dont fret. Give it your BEST shot.
We'll always be here to back u up!


God Bless :)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.Ephesians 6:10-11

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Spirit-filled Cell Meeting 20 Mar 2009

Hear what some of us said:

Cell was awesome tonight. I received a lot from the G12 teachings. To reflect upon our inhibitions and change myself so that everything around me will change too. To be quick to listen from the Holy Spirit. To apply the blood of Jesus so as to die to ourselves. Most importantly, I am reminded that Jesus came down not to be served but to serve. And the act that you washed our feet reminds me of us really humbling ourselves. This is a turning point for me.

I am so looking forward to the next cell meeting. :)

Yes I felt the Holy Spirit was with us. I think Minh led well in the worship too. Thank God for Chiew Li receiving the gift of tongues!

It was very great, definitely Spirit-filled.

Actually I did not study what I needed to study (for exam), and my mum was making noise. She said, "Go (for cell) for what, not that they will do your exam for you". Lots of temptation to not go, but I knew I needed the Holy Spirit. So I struggled my way through. Today was different, many came, the spirit was very different when i walked into the room, we were united.

Chiew Li - received the gift of tongues during cell on that day!
Cell for me tonight was great - knowing what God wants me to change, learn to serve others just as how you (Mirabel) served us and never ask for anything back :)

Sher Minh - served in worship/guitar for the first time at cell!
Cell's much livelier :) Felt the Holy Spirit working in us. During worship when I was leading, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, and I had a few revelations about our cell. :)

Yi Ting
It was my first time going and it is awesome. I feel more bonded and learn to support one another through Christ.

Everyone was more passionate... united. It was kind of mysterious that we had to wait till you (voiceless Mirabel) finished writing every word on the board in order to understand what was being said...

... I know that the Lord is waiting to receive me...


Monday, March 16, 2009

Chiew Li's thanksgivings

Hey people! Just to share with you guys. Last week has been a happy and fun week for me. Received 3 great news.

1st) i was selected by my teacher to go to Shanghai free-of-charge, organised by South East CDC. In fact i was selected to go overseas every year but I didnt go for the interview which i dont know why. I promised my teacher that i will go for the interview this year. So yea :)

2nd) Recently on Sunday, i was promoted to a higher rank in my CCA which i work very hard for.

3rd) And lastly was my results. It was a shock to everyone and even to me. Praise God!

And thank you all for making a great day on Sat. I truly enjoyed myself. :)

Chiew Li

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Mom Song

Hey girls! <: Hoho i guess most of us can relate to this. Hope you enjoy it! Rahhh miss you girls loads!

With love,

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cassandra's Baptism Testimony

Before I trusted Christ, even though I was born in a Christian family, I did not know anything about Christ. When I was little, my parents did mention to me about the story of Jesus. Being small then, I was not very interested about it. I kept wondering 'Why do I need Jesus in my life?'; I thought that as long as I maintained a good attitude in life and did well in my studies, that was all I needed. But I was wrong.

My friend Yan zhi invited me to his church (FCBC) in 2008. At first i hesitated because I remembered going to my first church and feeling not too belonging there. After much consideration, I attended FCBC's service and followed the pastor in saying the sinner's prayer for the first time in my life. Continuing to attend service with my cell, I even went for the Encounter Weekend with a few sisters. Never had I known so much about Jesus and God's truth and allowed Him to work so powerfully in my life. I began to better understand that sin had separated me from God and the victorious life He has for me.

God continued to shine light into the areas of my life that He wanted to work in - many of which I never thought were important to change. But they have been very important to Jesus all these while! I thank God that He never lets go of me all these years. After knowing Jesus in a deeper way and belonging to a family of God, I have learnt how to forgive people, like how Jesus had forgiven me of my sins. I also became more confident of myself and do not feel overly worried about my problems anymore. My relationships with my family and friends have improved a lot too. With Jesus with me, my life has had so much more meaning.

Have these ever happened in your life? :)

Cassandra Lee

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sher Minh's Baptism Testimony


I can remember clearly how I was before I came to Christ. At that point of time, I can never describe what being happy was. Everything that filled my mind were negative thoughts like “I’m useless, I’m not worth anything” etc. Suicidal thoughts would follow and I can really say that my emotions were like a rollercoaster ride. Self consciousness were flooding me and I was really mindful of what people think of me. I started to become very distant from people, yet craving for attention from them. My relationships with my friends were broken due to jealousy, and the unforgiveness out of my broken family. I got into complicated boy-girl relationships to find love and attention that I had never gotten from my family.

On July 6th 2008, one of my best brothers, Shingkai, introduced me to FCBC. The sermon that I first attended was on self consciousness. I felt like God was just beside me, giving me comfort and most importantly, a wake-up call to stop dwelling in the situations I was in. I could remember myself crying and crying, and when my cell leader, Mirabel, prayed healing for me, I could sense that God was there for me. At that point, I was so touched and amazed by His love for me, that I decided to receive Him as my Saviour, my Lord and my Father.

Throughout my walk with God so far, He has truly moulded me into a better person. I am now a happier person with positive thoughts; I want to live my life to the fullest. In my encounter camp last December, I had truly forgiven my mother and father who had a divorce when I was two. My dad had inflicted verbal and physical abuse onto my mother. He was also a drug addict and had tried to feed me with drugs when I was two. Jealousy no longer resided in my friendships and most importantly, I had gained a very caring, supportive and wonderful spiritual family. No matter what happened, I have never been negative and never regretted receiving the Lord as my Saviour and King.

Sher Minh
Ps Yueh Ping’s tribe

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Praises as Worship unto the Lord

Today Pastor Khong reminded us,
GOD's throne is built upon the praises of His people,
and every praise is a defence against the devil's arrows.

Hear what some of us gave thanks for today!

:: Chiew Li ::
I thank God for
1. Giving me the strength to keep awake
2. The ang pow money
3. The time i have spent with you all despite the tiredness
4. The food that Hui Ming's grandmother had cooked for us
5. Letting me understand my parents more
6. Healing my heart (not completely but still healing)
7. Walking through my difficult times with me (and of course He is still walking through with me)
8. Giving me all the blessings
9. A wonderful day today!
10. Telling me i can do it and not to give up!

:: Yi Ting ::
I wanna thank God for giving me these few days to rest and think about the plans for the year and put down the unnecessary burdens :)

:: Cassandra ::
He gave me the strength and encouragement not to give up for studies.

:: Mirabel ::
I thank God for never giving up on me when i have still a long way to go to become more like Christ. I thank Him for reminding me of the importance to reflect and lay down my burdens at the Cross, because He cares for me. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

When you don't pack...

I often find things that I have put into my bag to bring home and leave there, still in my bag, day after day.

Such 'unpleasant discoveries' make me go ahhhhhhhh, because it means i have carried around unnecessary weight.

God dawned this in my mind last evening, when yet again, i found unpleasant discoveries as i opened my bag.

"If you don't pack, you will drag along unnecessary burdens".

Indeed if i do not leave time to reflect upon the happenings in my life, and pack my feelings and thoughts, i will non-consciously shoulder much unneccesary burdens as the days go on.

I hope you also leave time in your life to lay the past at the Cross, so that you can move ahead with greater and greater freedom. :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Embarassing Cell Videos/CNY Videos 2009

These are for entertainment videos :0) Think some of you might remember them? Hoho <: Hope they give you plenty of laughter and more blessings and Joy in the Lord as your days with Him grow stronger and you gain Wisdom and Wiseness in all actions that you might do.

CNY Dinner 2009 Photos @Flickr
Click the above link to view the CNY dinner photos :)

Cell Retreat 2008 Video
[The theme was Occupation for Countdown Party 2008, We dressed up in school uniforms and recorded our profile. Although it might be a tad soft <: TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS TO THE LOUDEST and guess whose lying and whose not!]

24th January 2009 CNY Dinner
[Here's a hello note and a social peek into what we did :)]

24th January 2009 CNY Dinner
[We tested out how hot and toxic the "tomyam" soup really was after the lady refilled it with potent dollops of tomyam paste, check to see our review!]



Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yi Ting's thanksgiving for her Rededication today

today, tomorrow and the future

i don't know if this is a testimonial, but i'd like to type this down so that i can look back and have a laugh at myself :]

today's the second time i've been to FCBC. i approach the hall with mixed feelings; excitment to meet my cell group, doubtful as they are still rather new to me. i walked along mirabel wondering how i would fit in. while we had breakfast, i shared a experience i had with church when i was young.

my mum was at hong kong with my grandmother[when she's still alive] and aunt, i stayed with my 2nd aunt. on weekend she brought me to church, i still remembered vividly that i was brought to this classroom with other kids and a teacher. the teacher introduced me as a non-believer and told the other kids to play with me like one of them. we were each given a picture of Jesus Christ and colour pencils. our task was to colour Him, then cut out the picture and make it into a bookmark. the other kids shunned me and i was left alone at a table, i remembered i was colouring Christ's cloak a light blue. i never had to chance to finish it though. but the kids' refusal to include me made a stronger and bad impression of Church.

singing with my cell group today was really great. even though i didn't know how to sing the songs except for Amazing Grace. it's particularly easy to sing along today. :] what touched me most is Amazing Grace of course. it was my grandmother's funeral song, i never forgot it since then. its rly touching that brought tears to my eyes. i'm still like a newbie to church and this faith, so i didn't know what to do except to try open my heart to the faith. it worked!

after pastor Melvin's sermon he did this prayer for everyone. he encouraged us to raise our hands to accept Christ. i did, i don't know what made me do it, my hand just went up automatically at 3. i opened my eyes, looked around, shocked to realise i'm the only one with my hands raised. a wave of awkwardness overwhelmed me and i pulled my hand back, embarrassed. haha, then i was brought up for altar call[felt even more awkward], where everyone prayed for me, i felt tears prickling my eyes again. the feeling of being overwhelmed with love and joy is really great. every bit of unhappiness and fustration gone. :]

i would like to thank God for his love, Stacia's efforts to persuade me to church though i disappointed her time and time again, mirabel's love and support, jamie and hui ming's prayers and kai's constant nagging and preaching[aka love, concern, support]

now i have a loooong list of ppl to pray for.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A beautiful 1st Service of 2009

So proud of you that all of you made it! :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cell Retreat + Countdown Photos

Thanks to *Nicolette! :)

BeforeChrist/After Christ 09

Hey darlings! Happy New Year, Here's wishing you a cheerful and bright year ahead, trust in e Lord in all times and His wisdom/wiseness guide you through all things!

Here's two fun photos that i edited during cell retreat
(If you weren't in the photo, please "imaginatively" add yourself in!)

Before Christ
We all had imperfections, and pains, and we all wore masks and face paint to hide the real us inside, we were of the world and in the world, and we understood things the way the world viewed it:


After Christ
We were SAVED by the Light, and we saw His perfect will & glory for us all. We were washed away from all sins, cleansed throughly and now in Christ, we SHINE for HIM and NOT for the World!


Hold on to the everlasting promise of Christ for this year and the years to come: That as long as we believe in Him, we will NEVER perish but will have ETERNAL life (John 3:16)! :)