180806 Reflections on serving on the field

photo of Eglise Pentement in Paris where the ceremony was held

Two weeks back, I had the sad privilege of participating in the funeral of a young man B. from China. He had graduated from the prestigious Beijing technological university, was then in France and graduated first in his entire school in 2013!

He came to ElimParis back in 2013, during a time of wanting to get his directions right in life. He got serious with the Lord. I had the joy of inviting him to accepte Jesus into his heart. He was baptised in the presence of his grandma, mum and friends that year. His career and life then took him to Bordeaux and that was the last that I heard of him.

As I was at the huge protestant church, reading the passage on the resurrection of Lazarus, I had a new revelation of “what really counts” in our life with the Lord Jesus. It is not what we do but who we are that really counts, for who we are will direct us to be doing what HE wants us to do in this life =)

May we be guided by the spirit of God to do “Our utmost for His highest” in our lives.  Praise Him for everything !

 

Ptrs John and Rebecca LIM

Visit of Dr Michael and Sis ChuiPheng in late June. It was a blessing to receive the ministry of Chuipheng and Michael among us.

Sis Chui Pheng presenting a song to the Lord

Dr Michael preaching and praying for the members of ElimParis.

A time of prayer

Fellowship after the service

A group photo after the service

Discovering Chinatown:

Visit of Chinatown area – outside Tang brothers supermarket

 

discovering a new vegetable ….

What a blessing to learn from Scott MACNAMARA on the Jesus at the door evangelism tool =)

Our picnic lunch after the church on 8 July 2018. A time of connection as a family.

 

Regional pastoral get together for encouragement and prayers in Elim the 02 July 2018.

A time of fellowship with Georges and Ghislaine in their home with their family. We thank God for their hearts to serve God and to be useful for His plan.

Prison ministry the 07 July with Ptr Cheng, Ptr Jean-Pierre at the prison of Fresnes.

During the service, a young man bro. T gave his testimony that he found back his faith and desires to walk right with God henceforth in his life.

Bastille day celebration in Singapore style:

Photo with Prime minister LEE Hsien Loong during his meet up with Singaporeans on Paris, as special guest of President Macron on 14 July 2018. We pray that God continue to guide the leaders of our nations !

Photo with minister CHAN – minister of trade

Photo with M.Zainal the Singapore ambassador in Paris.

Photo with the minister of defense : M NG Eng Hen

P_20180714_182711_vHDR_AutoPhoto with our dear Congyu and his wife Julie, invited to perform during PM LEE meet up with fellow Singaporeans.

Our prayer group with French, antillais, Singaporean, Ukrainian  nationals !

Testimonies:

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Congyu and Julie visiting Elim Paris and giving testimonies 🙂

Photo: Marie-line, Jessica, Cahrles, Ptr Ulysse)  It was a blessing to see Charles, the son of Ptr Ulysse coming to church and receiving a touch from the Lord!

Nathalie thanks the Lord for opening a job post for her, to answer her prayers to provide for her family.

Sylviane thanks the Lord for His faithfulness, to be able to be promoted and continue to walk strong in Him (preparing for our young adults conect group)

Lorena thanks God for His faithfulness, for strength to continue to work and serve Him!

World cup France:

We were thrilled to celebrate with our adopted nation France her new victory in the world cup 2018!!

 

 

Hospital notes: 

The starting of a new visiting team for the hospital Intercommunal of Creteil, praying and caring for cancer and end of life patients, children receiving treatment and for mothers after giving birth.

John helping to install a new volunteer chaplain, Christine in the hospital Emile Roux near Paris.

Photo with Chaplain-trainee Christine BIRAUD at Emile Roux hospital

 

John participating in the service at hospital Brie Comte Robert in the 77th department of France near Paris the 27 July 2018. What a joy to minister to a whole building of aged patients and to bring them encouragement to a new “intimacy with Christ”.

 

Personal challenges:

After surgery recovery at the clinic of Louvre Sat 28/07. Thank God for a successful operation.

Thank you for your continued prayers for us, for:

  1. Leading and guidance for John and Rebecca to lead the church leadership, to move towards God’s vision for ElimParis to be a disciple making church for Christ!
  2. God’s healing and touch for John after operation. God’s strength for Rebecca for new ministry openings.
  3. God’s protection and providence for the sabbatical month of the pastoral couple in Oct 2018.

Love from Paris,

John and Rebecca LIM

 

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