What a fruitful and exciting 2014 it has been! Thanks to you, PLUC is where she is right now, powered by all your faithful prayers and financial support. Indeed, we wish we could update you on PLUC news every month but our hands are already so full. One of our main ministry focus areas is the daily pastoral care and counseling we do from Tuesday till Friday. On weekends, we teach “Crossroad” to some of our strugglers, a course which focuses on Human Development. Over a few weeks also, I was involved in teaching at a seminary. All this does not include the many preaching engagements and talks given at various churches in different states across the nation.
In the first 6 months of 2014, both Sylvia and I travelled to 6 nations, mostly to teach and give talks on topics related to Gender Identity Issues. Your financial support made it possible for PLUC to advance His kingdom in this way, especially in developing nations. Seeing the eyes of the people we minister to light up with hope has brought great joy to us. What a miracle it is to witness these broken ones finding hope in Jesus!
I would also like to thank the Sarawak Chinese Methodist Conference for producing the e-movie “Lady” which was based on my personal testimony and brilliantly brought to life by local Malaysian Chinese movie stars. The e-movie is just 39 minutes and it can be a wonderful tool for evangelism. It was screened in a few local cinemas in Sarawak and what amazed us was the smooth and speedy approval given by FINAS (local film licensing board). All glory to God, even as we appreciate their generosity and investment into God’s kingdom! Please call PLUC office if you want to purchase a copy.
Moving forward, I am excited for what God has in store for 2015, especially as we anticipate our upcoming conference on 13th & 14th March, co-organized with Glad Tidings Petaling Jaya. The conference, entitled “Out of Darkness into Light: Dignity Redeemed” gives emphasis to the ‘Texts & Hermeneutic of Homosexuality’ as well as how the Church must respond to homosexuality. It is crucial in these critical times that ordinary churches are equipped with a biblical interpretation of this whole issue, more so as the current Gen-Y demands a biblical response for why homosexuality is not God’s will. This bilingual conference is targeted at all who are concerned to know and communicate His truth on the subject.
To speak at the conference, we have invited Professor Christopher Yuan and his parents from Chicago, as well as Pastor Jenny Li from Rainbow-7, Taiwan to share the platform with them. I believe the Yuan family’s powerful testimony will enable families who have loved ones struggling with homosexuality to see hope in the midst of hopelessness. Participants will also greatly benefit from Pastor Jenny Li’s insights on how to journey with homosexuals from her experience at Rainbow-7, one of the longest serving ministries in Asia. Please do uphold this conference in prayer.
On that note, all of us at PLUC wish you a blessed Christmas and an exciting 2015 ahead! Peace on the earth and goodwill to all mankind!