What boldness and bravery that David displays. What depth of trust and faith in the Lord he has. If only I could have a drop of that courage.
But the Lord says you can have all of that bravery, boldness, fearlessness and more. The Lord says If I stand behind you, who should you fear?
Remove my doubts and fears when facing the giants of my life. Father you know that your servant is weak and young, and often clueless. But may You use all of me, heart and soul, mind and body for your cause. May I never fear the Everests because I am flying on your wings. Father may you allow me to love, and care for the very destitude, remove my pride and the temptations to exude my own effort and self above what is rightly your glory.
May your love overflow in my life.
All those who gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves, for that battle is the Lord’s and he will give all of you into our hands.
Samuel 17: 47
I have a mortal fear that everything I do will crumble and the tower of my effort will start disintegrate like sand castle. But so it should!
I am not the one building the house. The moment I believe that the I in me is doing everything, it is the moment my sandcastle washed away into the abysses of that ocean.
Fear stalks me, fear traps me with everything step I take. I move so fast now i have not really stood still to analyse how deep I have advanced into the Devil’s territories. Sometimes, in that heartbeat when I turned to look behind, I am overwhelmed. fear. loneliness. inadequacies. inexperience. money. they all come at me at once.
So in those moments, I will put on my favourite God song, and sing this:
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand
(In Christ Alone, Stuart Townsend 2001)
You are a recipient of this email because you have come into contact with a rather insignificant person; someone ‘deeply human, deeply flawed’ (Ellix, 2013). She has either in the past 24 years of her existence observed you from afar, met you, listened to you, been taught by you, been your client, been your rejected applicant, been your interviewee, been your potential and lost opportunity for an employee, been your acquaintance, your dance partner, your tutor, your tutee, your university mate, your schoolmate, your classmate, your flatmate, your friend, your best friend, your girlfriend, your sister, your daughter, and your sister in Christ. She has walked among you, sometimes sat with you and often had looked into your eyes or heard and read your words and her God has deemed you worthy to be the first among all of humankind to hear the following good news.
Ministry of Love International, (affectionately known as MOLI) is a child of the Creator of the Universe. Her existence, although small and infant-like for now, mirrors the birth of Christ and how the infant Christ would grow up one day to be the Savior of the world.
The birth of MOLI was prophesied in the darkest hour just before dawn on the 25th August 2009. In the celebration of this amazing prophecy an email was sent out. Its language was cryptic, but its message was clear and purposeful, in hope to spread God’s love to world and to warn of MOLI’s impending birth.
MOLI was not born to one couple like Jesus was to Mary and Joseph. MOLI was not born just to one person, she was delivered through a group of people to rescue the world, restore it to the glorious form that God has always intended for humankind, to fix and mediate the problems that Sin has created. She is not Christ. Christ has come and He alone is God and the Saviour, only through whom one gains eternal life and salvation from death in sins. MOLI does not exist to bring salvation to the world, she exists to spread Christ’s Love around the world in practical forms.
MOLI is first and foremost a Christian non-profit and non-governmental organisation, but her mission is primarily not to preach the Word of God, but rather to spread the Love of Christ, and through that connection of Love, the lost may seek His Word and Truth. MOLI is therefore dedicated to helping the very outcast of society, those who are most in need of Christ’s Love, protection and comfort. She aids in particular those who were victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The mission of the organisation is to spread God’s love to the destitute by providing them with practical life and professional skills that will enable their integration back into their societies.For easier legal processes and auditing and tax purposes, MOLI is registered as a public company limited by guarantee in Singapore.
MOLI is self-sustained, she does not rely on donations (she does not say no to it either) but seeks to work and bring income for herself. This is done through the two arms (and legs) of MOLI.
The first is Jubilant Jewellery Pte Ltd. Jubilant Jewellery is an online social enterprise specialised in bespoke and handmade costume jewellery. Each design is available in very limited quantity and each piece is auctioned to the highest bidder, expressing the value the piece holds for our buyers. Our dedicated workforce will comprise of victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery and supporters of our cause. Jubilant Jewellery Pte Ltd exists to fund and financially sustain MOLI and therefore in its Memorandum & Articles of Association, it is stated that 40% of total profits will always go to MOLI. Jubilant Jewellery’s mission statement is ‘Jubilant Jewellery is about you and every part of being a lady that enjoys life and lives it to the full. For every journey and chapter of your life, we want to make you feel you, vibrant and beautiful‘. For easier legal processes and auditing and tax purposes, Jubilant Jewellery is registered as a separate and independent entity from MOLI in Singapore.
The second is another social enterprise, a consultancy company on body and image, aiming to improve the image of the body of Christ (all of humankind that is) to enhance natural beauty, and make use of the available tools and resources of the fashion industry to benefit God’s image in the human form. This company will also be an academy, training not just disadvantaged women, children but also men in make-up artistry, skin-care solutions, fashion styling and body and image consultancy in general. This company will only be registered at the end next year and start operating in 2015. Its name is yet to be decided. Suggestions are welcome!
While these two profit-making companies will operate almost independently of MOLI, they exist purely for her. They are not meant to only gain profits, to become bigger than her in name or success. They are her arms and legs, and will always remain so. Therefore in their respective constitutions, there will be specific clauses that will safeguard the importance of MOLI even as the companies grow.
MOLI supports a wide variety of causes while her work is focused on the destitute. She supports the use of art, education, food, language, medicine, music and technology for the advancement of God’s kingdom, because everything that humankind has ever seen and produced has come from Him who gave them the grace and grit to succeed. Therefore, MOLI organises, engages and endorses a plethora of projects (visit the official website for more information) that will enable the fast and effective integration of the destitute back to into their societies.
MOLI needs YOU.
She needs a powerful network of partners and supporters who will enable her to extend her reach from one tiny island in the middle of Southeast Asia to all corners of the Earth. She needs people of all ages, all races, all religions, all professions and traits. She needs an army, and hers will be the strongest, the most able, the most efficient, the most resourceful, the most intelligent, the most knowledgeable and farsighted; the most revered the world has ever witnessed. Because this is God’s army. It is far greater and more powerful than the Israeli Army, the Swiss Army or the American Marines combined. We will operate with the highest level of German and Swiss efficiency and punctuality, the most artistic and poetic in the way of the French and British, the amazing level of creativity seen in the Americans and Japanese, the administrative capabilities and hardworking prowess of the East Asians, the burning passion and the loudness of the South Americans, the incredible chillax attitude of Australians and Kiwis, the humbling kindness and dedication of Mother Teresa and Madiba, marching to the rhythm and joy of the Africans and Indians, brave and audacious like the Gryffindors of Harry Potter. We will move at God’s speed; faster than the fastest Formula 1 car ever produced and the best rocket any nation could engineer. There is no match for God’s speed.
MOLI will recruit only the very best, the very able and most importantly, the most willing to lay down their lives, their pride and take pleasure in dying for the joy of their God.
We are going to war, my friends. The Evilness of this world has raged a salvaging war since the beginning of time and it has threatened to take over the goodness and kindness God has intended for humankind. It is time for us to take back what is rightly God’s, and ours. It is going to be the hardest and longest war you have ever seen or fought, but our victory is already secured. We are going to win.
In this state of war, CONSTANT VIGILANCE should be employed, and every man and woman has to aspire to be spy, an intelligence analyst, to infiltrate and learn the deepest and darkest secrets of Evil, and how Evil could be overcome in practical ways. You are strategically placed by God in your workplace and your level of influence in your societies to be the best spy for Him. On the other hand, if you are not working for the One, be warned you are being closely watched. MOLI urges you to read and reread the oldest and most useful manual written on wars and war strategies, on spying and intelligence, on kindness and love; the Bible. If you have never flipped it open, the time is now before it is too late. Beware of anything else that is added to this manual.
God had raised up Judges in days of lawlessness of the Israelites thousand years ago, and He will do the same in the age of Facebook and Google, nano sim cards and 4G smartphones, Moon explorations and exploitations, genocides, human trafficking, drug lords, child pornography and mafia-owned corporations (this list is not exhaustive).
Each and everyone of you can be a Judge, obedient to His command and fearless in the face of the enemy. We are only as strong as we are united in the spirit and command of Christ our General. Apart from Him, we can achieve nothing.
On the world’s biggest stage(the internet) and in front of more than 800 of you, MOLI’s carrier, MOLI and our Chief Advisor would like to take a deep bow, pledging with our hands on the Word to always serve you, never to yield. When MOLI stumbles in the future, you will kindly remind us of this email and how we have begun.
As with 4 years ago, we leave you with a few important words from Him:
‘To the person who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.’
Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NIV)
Christmas is the best gift God has given to humankind. The baby Jesus and the story of nativity will be told and retold around the world for ages to come. No one will replace Christ and the work that He alone has done on the Cross. No human can and ever will. BUT His kingdom is coming. MOLI has done the loneliest part of the three-part journey. She has travelled far and wide to form the Fellowship. The process of building the two towers has begun. Impending is the return of the King.
This Christmas, MOLI is a gift from the One to all who believe in the message of Amazing Grace.
In the greatest Love,
Founder & Director
Ministry of Love International (Singapore)
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rom: Christine Lek [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 1:54 AM
Subject: Farewell, my Beloved
Dearest friends,teachers and mentors, sisters and brothers in Christ,
You are a recipient of this email because you have been someone incredibly special in my life of 10 years in this little island of sunny Singapore.If you are saying to yourself, “What the heck!?!”, then well, delete this email and go on with life. But the reason for me to send you this is that simple. This will be rather long, but I really hope you will read to the end.
Most of you must have guessed the purpose of this email,or maybe not. Your guess is that I’m leaving this island,and its comforts, to follow the greater calling of God, who I strongly believe has led me to choose Edinburgh, Scotland as the destination as my home-away from home for at least the next 2-4 years. Your guess is also that I’ve written a usual emotional farewell email to close friends and confidants(hardly the case!) as an intimate gesture displayed in the name of practicing responsible friendships and relationships. Well, if you really thought so, you should have done better. I’m definitely more creative than that!
This email, really, is to inform you that in view of many friends(actually less than 10) having expressed that they would want to know what’s going on with my life in faraway and mysterious Scotland, I’ve decided to revive my dead blog. It will be an online space where I can share my discoveries and delights,struggles and triumphs, likes and dislikes, new friends and newer acquaintances, and most important of them all, my journey with the Lord Almighty as He shows me(in great details) another beautifully crafted natural creation of His and its people. Edinburgh is beautiful beyond any words I can use to describe it(therefore i wont), and for those who have yet to see for themselves the many wonders of the land of bagpipes and men in kilts and everything checkered (already wonders by themselves!), let this be an invitation to you to pay it a simple visit. You will find a new love. =)
My current active blog: to the One who is Love
Back to the business of blogging, you find in this blog too the links to my past, literally links as they link to the archives. I’ve struggled with making my blog be known to people I know for years because of many things written I had been ashamed of. You will find the consistency of pessimism, self-centeredness, selfishness and pride among the many deep insecurities I faced as a young adolescent. The entries are not works of literature, but they were written often at length with much thoughts, emotions, passions and desires interwoven; hence reveal much about who I was even as a declared child of God. They carefully hide my many skeletons, many sins and pitfalls.
And if they all sound so very dark and to be deemed too pessimistic for your reading, be comforted that in all of darkness I’ve lived in, the Light of God has never failed to shine, sometimes a flickering illumination threatened to be gone with the strong winds and storms of adolescent life, other times a radiant sunshine that shines through the layers of dark clouds of doubt and disappointments, and often than most a spark of hope,comfort and assurance that He has my life in His Holy Hands. So as you might read, or attempt to do so(hehehehe), may you see for yourself the work of my Lord, my King and my Savior in the vessel that is my body- the transformation is quite awesome to behold-and that my desires, my hopes , my cries in desperation, my doubts have been faithfully answered by the only God of this universe. With the power of Christ that is vested in me, I can confidently declare all my sins have been forgiven and my past no longer a baggage I have to bear,because JESUS CHRIST the Son of Man and God has died for me and took with Him all this to His grave. And He has risen =) Praise be the God who is ever so FAITHFUL!
For many of you(including my family especially my mom who suffered much) who have walked with me through those valleys of darkness, may my testimony be a testament of your ever dedicated service, your devotion and love to the Lord our God, the One who rules over darkness and sins. You have been God-sent, and Christ-like because you saw a wretched soul, a despicable unlovable ungrateful stubborn girl and you didnt turn away, but you committed her to Him,praying ceaselessly that she will see the Light one day, and I THANK AND PRAISE GOD FOR YOU, because that day did come.
I can proudly say, because of The Most High God‘s amazing works and His Strength I had relied on, I achieved my goal of 37 pts, successfully completed the IB(pls do check my archive to see that its God that reminded me its 37, not 36 or 38). I also held offers from university of Warwick, Bath and York to read politics and of course, an unconditional offer to read International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, a course with the lowest percentage of acceptance(9%) in the entire uni which ranks 23rd in the world as of 2009 Times higher education ranking(citation) and ranks 6th in the UK in the same studies.(citation) To GOD be all glory!
At this point, I will need to acknowledge my teachers who are non-believers but have shown just as much love, care and concern(sometimes even more than an average christian). The only thing i can say is that you have been used by God(a great honor) to reach out to me and may God who rules over all bless you richly. I won’t name of course.
I know, it is not much if you’re someone from ACS(I), since I actually am way below school’s average, but to me and to many who have known my story, that’s a huge achievement. Aside from the academics, I have, from someone who had been blessed with dosmetic help for 20 years of her life, learnt to: wash my clothes and hang them(both with the help of techno and without), housekeeping in its literal sense of sweeping, mopping, wiping off dust, change the dustbin and change my bedsheets with pillows and posters(all thanks to my internship at Elios Hotel and my job at Astons =D), cooking all sorts of dishes from salmon and steak to simple vietnamese and chinese dishes(credits to the excellent chefs at Elios Blue sky restaurant ), wash the dishes and clean up the mess after my cooking experiments, clean the toilet from filthy to 3 star hotel standard of cleanliness within 20-25 mins!(I really take pride in this), and oh oh, keep my room the respectable level of tidiness. xD (yeah it’s work in progress). All of this, within the short time-span of the 3-4 months when i was, and still am left alone in Singapore with my cousin. Few have the chance to practice living alone before having to really do it. So I thank God for being ever so gracious and loving to have this opportunity-so I might be able to help others who don’t. Praise and glory be to Him with whom ‘impossible is nothing’! (adidas,lol)
Thank you for reading to this point, it has been a long email,(as it has always been haha). I want you to know that this is not merely an act of thanksgiving, which is all good and encouraged, but more importantly, it’s because I want to be held accountable. So when you find in my blog I’ve written something too out of line and too radically philosophical and liberal without praising God, you will remind me of this email and what I’ve once said in His Name.
I have also included links of your blogs assuming as usual that they will be permitted for free viewing, as they have served to inspire, rebuke and give hope to me. I therefore pray that mine will one day do the same to others.
For friends who have yet to know this wonderful God and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, many who probably think I should have sent a separate email to them, you are deadly wrong. I’d rather that I will be labelled a religious radical, insensitive to the faiths of others, a threat that has the potential to throw off the delicate balance of race and religion and might grow in number to threaten the harmonious existence of the multi-everything society of Singapore. It is much better so than, dearest friends, to see you perish with the rest of this decayed world when Judgement comes. That thought grieves my heart.
The years ahead will hold even greater challenges of the adolescent life(yes, i STILL AM ONE), and thus great storms, typhoon, winds(literally too!) and maybe even earthquakes shall await as always. And my only desire is that even in those moments when things could have never been worse, and I find it wanting to hang on and push forward, I will still hold tight to my reward Christ and be like Daniel(the biblical one) and the 3 friends whose worldview of God remains one and the same in all their trying circumstances and trials. I dont know if i have the courage of Daniel, but if I ever face a 21st century Nebuchadnezzar, I will remember Daniel!(the biblical one and maybe the 21th century one as well)And I’ll let it be known I’ve pledged my allegiance to my one and only Sovereign King!
I pray that He, the one MOST HIGH GOD, the King of Heaven,the Lord of my heart,mind and soul may someday deem me worthy a servant of His cause.
I love this poem from Habbakuk when we the Senior youths of Queenstown Baptish Church did Daniel 4 from Precept Ministry during our Bible study, and I’ll leave it as my parting note too:
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
And there be no fruit on the vines,
The yields of the olive should fail
And the field produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold,
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the LORD,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The LORD GOD is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.
God bless you!
For those who have tutored me in English (even just once or twice), you must have exclaimed “I can’t believe this email to be christine’s work!”
Well, you can’t, because it’s not mine. It is the Lord’s.
In God’s Love,
PS: to academics and theologians reading this, please pardon my lack of footnote for verses of the Bible used-I’m terrible at remember verses and honestly dont remember where they come from and thats one sin im trying to eradicate =)
PPS: I have many sins and one of them is negligence of the physical body. I seek prayer requests of all, that while ive succeeded at many other things, I will also succeed in taking good care of the vessel of Christ, for without proper health, one cannot do anything. Im underweight and need to eat, which sometimes forget. IM NOT BULIMIC OR ANOREXIC because i can amaze you any day how much i can eat. So pray for health and the ability to safeguard it while overseas as well (NHS is not very efficient and we students are poor.)
PPPS: This is a very special email, for the first time im sharing my inner life, my world to my parents and sister. I’ve kept them in the dark for 15 years of journal writing(when blogs didnt exist). Only now, with a deep assurance of God, I believe it is the right time to do so.
I’ve abandoned this blog and God for so long. I still go to church and occasionally flip the bible but anything beyond this has not been in my life routine for the longest time I could remember since knowing God. Why am I back here? I suppose through all the wandering in the wilderness God finally had me on my knees. I’m here not to illuminate on how God has changed my life or what Grace has done for me. I’m not that person any longer, unfortunately. I’m here because I’m a sinner, a lover and someone who needs desperate help not for myself but for a person I dearly love.
If I could bring myself back to the realm of God once again and save him, I would. If I could kill myself 10 million times over and save him, I would too. But the former is not possible, so what can I do.
Since the start of my relationship I have never had an easy time. I always long for a time of stability in our years together but it has not come for the last 2.5 years. Its that long one says, but when you live it out, it is long. I dont know if I’m the curse to him or vice versa, but our lives have been turned upside down since we met, coincidentally, or just destined to be, I have no idea. Why is it so tough I asked sometimes, but then nothing good comes easy. If you take him away from me now, I would die of sadness. I have never loved anyone else, maybe besides God, but I would never love someone the same way. No one would love me just as much. No one.
Right now, I want to commit this blog as a prayer again to God. I’m desperate, and God is not just for the calls of desperation, He should be there through and through. But I know He wouldnt turn me away, nor He would turn anyone who sincerely comes to him away. He’s my only hope.
Father thank you for your undying love through out all these years. You have never been away, you have never abandoned me even though I have let go of you.You have always shown your grace and brought me through the toughest times of my life, but father today I do not want to pray for myself. I want to lift up my Billy into your hand. I pray that you would find him favours in the people that he deals with and You would cover him with your protection Lord. Please guide his walk and his ways, please guide him in what he has to do and how to solve this problem. Father please please hold him steadfast in your love and let him experience your grace and love everyday. I pray all thin Jesus’s name, Amen
pls tell me, you love me, that you need me.
Please, please, pretty please let whatever you say or do be enough, enough to make me carry on believing and waiting. Hope is coming for us, right?