A few days ago, when I was heating up the frozen roti for JJ, an overwhelming emotion just came upon me, remembering all the friends, brothers and sisters we've met in our 2nd home, Penang.
Though we resided there for only one and half years, the beautiful people whom we came to know and love have an eternal impact on me, especially those who demonstrated their love for the Lord.
As a CG, we visited the orphanage and the children's hospital. EVERYONE came. Under the hot sun, we played games with the kids, sang songs, put on a puppet show, hugged and talked to the kids. And every time before we started our visit, brother David would ask God to extend us as His arms to love and to embrace. We served as one body, empowered by the Holy Spirit and used by the Lord.
As I stood in the kitchen looking at the heating roti, my prayers went to those dear folks.
My brothers and sisters, allow me to greet you with the words in 1 Thessalonians 1:
"...Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ."
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and empower you to continue His work. May God be glorified through and through in your lives. And may we keep on walking faithfully in the Lord until we meet again.