Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blessed Chinese New Year!

22 Jan 2009

Dear Prayer Partners,

1. Taking this opportunity to wish those who are celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY), a blessed Ox-bedient year in the Lord. May each of us respond to the Lord’s command to walk uprightly before Him and to live a blameless life (Gen 17:1).

2. As usual, I would be away preaching among tribal people who do not celebrate CNY. Pray for me as I travel to Cameron Highlands this weekend. I will be preaching in the National AOG Malay Language Youth camp. The organizers anticipate about 200 indigeneous people will attend.

3. Pray that the Lord will challenge many of them to worship and serve Him wholeheartedly, with some of them responding to full time ministry. Pray for the Lord’s anointing as I share from the life-changing Word.

4. Just before going for the camp, I will be giving follow up with college students, and preaching in several church services. Pray for God’s empowering presence as I have these back-to-back meetings.

5. The past few weeks I have been buzy preparing my teaching materials. I will be teaching pastors in Bible School in PJ during Feb and Mar, as well as teaching in Kuching in April. Continue to pray for God’s wisdom and direction, as I prepare to train these pastors.

6. In one of the previous e-prayer letter, I mentioned about finding ex-students that I used to take care of in the early 1980s. This time I have reconnected with some of them through facebook.

7. If you remembered, I mentioned that we have no idea how and where God will lead them. We just sow the Word of God and trust Him to cause growth. This time this ex-student is going off to Russia with her husband and 3 kids for several years of assignment there. I only manage to reconnect with her this month, after more than 20 over years, and only to discover she is leaving end of this month. Divine timing?

8. She was asking from me church contacts, as they hope to attend church there. They are also learning the Russian language. I trust that they will be a blessing to the people there and encourage them to love Jesus. The enduring Word continues to spread (Acts 12:24) in ways that we do not know. In our eyes, it looks random – but in the divine eyes, He has a plan!

9. Continue to pray for me as I continue to sow into the lives of the existing and new people that the Lord entrust. I continue to disciple as many people as I can, believing that the Lord will touch their lives, and they in turn will touch others.

10. But it can be quite frustrating to try to mentor people, especially this generation! as they are spiritually less incline. Even as I try to avail myself to them – despite the busy ministry schedules, material preparations, doctorate studies, family – they are not responding. Pray for divine creativity and divine appointments to reach out to the new generation.

11. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support, especially during this time of economic downturn. Pray that the Lord will provide lavishly, abundantly, and supernaturally.

More than anything in the world we can trust God to keep His promises. The God we serve is a faithful, covenant-keeping God like none others! Rest in Him.

Monday, January 19, 2009

To all the big businesses

Click on the picture to enlarge to read the cartoon.
Quite a revelation for today, since it was first drawn 15 years.
Great lessons for all the government subsidized companies - but of course they will never learn.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

America will become an undeveloped nation

Fox Business: Gerald Celente Predicts Food Revolution in US Paul Joseph Watson

The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.

Gerald Celente (, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.

Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.

"We're going to see the end of the retail Christmas....we're going to see a fundamental shift take place....putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree," said Celente, adding that the situation would be "worse than the great depression".

"America's going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for," said Celente, noting that people's refusal to acknowledge that America was even in a recession highlights how big a problem denial is in being ready for the true scale of the crisis.

Celente, who successfully predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis, the subprime mortgage collapse and the massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar, told UPI in November last year that the following year would be known as "The Panic of 2008," adding that "giants (would) tumble to their deaths," which is exactly what we have witnessed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and others. He also said that the dollar would eventually be devalued by as much as 90 percent.

The consequence of what we have seen unfold this year would lead to a lowering in living standards, Celente predicted a year ago, which is also being borne out by plummeting retail sales figures.

The prospect of revolution was a concept echoed by a British Ministry of Defense report last year, which predicted that within 30 years, the growing gap between the super rich and the middle class, along with an urban underclass threatening social order would mean, "The world's middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest," and that, "The middle classes could become a revolutionary class."

In a separate recent interview, Celente went further on the subject of revolution in America.

"There will be a revolution in this country," he said. "It's not going to come yet, but it's going to come down the line and we're going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D.C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen."

"The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. That's going to be the big one because people can't afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You're going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop."

"It's going to be very bleak. Very sad. And there is going to be a lot of homeless, the likes of which we have never seen before. Tent cities are already sprouting up around the country and we're going to see many more."

"We're going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It's going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It's going to come as a shock and with it, there's going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, people's minds weren't wrecked on all these modern drugs - over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybody's comprehension."