The first Asia Conference was 2 years back. I did not get to go due to classes. This year, no matter what I sei sei must go. Plus, I am now working in Singapore, it is easier for me!
This time, it is not just Asia Conference, but the priviledge to combine with Church Growth International (CGI), founded by Dr Yonggi Cho, the senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, which is also the largest church in the world with a strong 850,000 members. The main speakers of the conference are all members of CGI, all with the largest members in their respective countries.
We have international preachers such as Phil Pringle, A.R Bernard, Reinhard Bonnke, Lee Young-Hoon, Tan Sri Datuk Prince Guneratnam, John Avanzini, Steve Munsey, Mark Conner, Kim Sung Hae (Dr Yonggi Cho’s wife), Sidney Mohede, Rev Kevin Loo, Robb Thompson, and many more. Of course local speakers were there too, one of them is my pastor, Ps Seow How.
OK, enough of introduction.
So, everyday, we (my sister and i) wakes up at 5am and leaves home by 6am to queue up. The conference starts at 9am but the queue is already very very very very very long at 7am. There are people who come as early as 5.30am to queue.
Over 20,000 delegates (note: it’s delegates. Not yet count in CHC singapore members yet) from over 2,000 churches from 70 nations.
The only time I did not need to queue was on Thursday night and the whole Friday. Had the opportunity to sit at the Priority Seats. =)
If we don’t queue up early, we may not be able to go into the main auditorium but have to be in the overflow auditorium. Don’t be surprised, there are 2 overflow auditorium and both can seat almost the same amount of people as the main auditorium. One day Pastor Kong Hee have to rent the Singapore stadium liao.
During the whole time at the conference, I spend most of my time with my sister and the CHCKL peeps. It was a very good catch up time with them and I really had fun.
CGI-AC 2010 is a life changing conference. Opened up my eyes and hearts to so many perspective of Christianity, being an example to the world, living as the image of God, great offering chanllenges, and many testimonies after testimonies on leading people to Christ. Even the grand imam from Pakistan came over. Dr Yonggi Cho calls him, “My muslim brother.”
All speakers are so annointed and wows the crowd with such powerful message. Definitely a life changing conference! This is probably the first conference that have captivated me so so deeply, I now hunger for God so much.
“We always pray for God’s presence to be with us. Have you forgotten God is always with us? Have you forgotten God never left us?” – Reinhard Bonnke
I have learnt a lot. Making me eager to lift myself to a whole new level in serving God and pursuing my dream. I am gonna do so. You’ll see! =D I wish I could blog about everything! You can read all about the speakers and their message on http://www.citynews.sg/index.php/category/asiaconference .
For now, more pictures 😉
at Food Expo. We were all so excited to see so many good food. Janice and I bought so many food and end up struggle to finish them all cause too full liao lol. The Durian Pancake was the best lah.
New friends made, lots of great fun. I was once their age. Now one of them (not in picture) says Jan and I are 3o years old. We look so old meh? And I’m sure you can spot sleepy but happy faces. Exhausted but excited!
KC and I. Always fetch me to and from church when I was in CHCKL. I remembered when I had to help in park his kancil in Sunway Pyramid when he had to rush to serve in Emerge KL 2008. I struggled ok…his kancil is just…different!
Ian and I. My dear Chia Huey’s husband.
gah, picture quality got so bad after editing and resizing. I need a better computer and photoshop!
anyway, for official pictures which are much better, go to http://www.asiaconference.org.sg/2010/media_gallery.php
Are you going for Asia Conference 2012??