Dear worshipers from all around the world,
Over the past two years, I am blessed by the lyrics and melodies that you have submitted to us which then lead us in the making of our album NEXT LEVEL and ANTHEM OF LOVE. There are over than 70 submissions in these two years. For that we thank you, and again for that we are blessed.
“My lips shouts for joy, when I sing praises to You.” – Psalm 71:23
“Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody with tambourine and lyre!”- Psalm 149:3
As we are preparing for 2015 LIVE RECORDING, we want you to be a part of it. Here is HOW:
Send us your songs in MP3 format with the lyrics + the story behind the songs before Mar 30, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The theme of our church is TOGETHER GLORIOUS from the book Romans.
Looking forward to listen to your songs.
For further information, you may contact Nyoman (Secretary HPM)
at +62 21 5476170 ext 8821 or 0813 1680 7084.
On 23-25 January 2014, IFGF Sabah held a Vision Casting and revival crusade in Inanam, Kinabalu-Malaysia. Seminars and this revival crusade were attended by around 150 people consisting of pastors, church leaders and congregation of IFGF Sabah-Sarawak. Together Glorious was the main theme of this seminar. The Pastors gather together, and share with one another about God’s heart. The participants also warmly welcomed Ps. Joseph Tamba, Vice President of ASEAN region, who also was one of the speakers. He was accompanied by Mr. Hartono from IFGF Singapore.
Ps. Joseph Tamba shared about Together Glorious, ” In every season we are going through, God is taking us from glory to glory. God has a plan for every season we undertake, because nothing is a coincidence in our lives. There is always an opportunity in every problem because God is helping us.”
Meanwhile, Ps. Siten Daud from IFGF Sabah-Sarawak conveyed about “Church Growth”. This sermon was driven by the longing of Pastors, leaders and congregation to see development in IFGF Sabah. Ps Siten encouraged the congregation to continue to study theology, so that their ministry is not only based on personal experience, but also equipped with theological knowledge.
The next sermon was delivered by Ps. Raymond Dawat. He spoke about “Unity.” Without unity, IFGF ministry in Sabah-Sarawak will not go anywhere. On the other hand, Ps. Padan Yuak talked about “Giving”. He urged the congregation to improve their giving lifestyle. Ps. Nicodemus Yasut talked about “Prayer”. He said that a healthy and growing church is a praying church, and a church which ignores praying is a dead church.
All participants were very blessed in this Vision Casting seminar. Their hearts were empowered and strengthened to faithfully looking forward to the promises of God in their personal lives. And to fully believe in God’s provision, even when they have to face many struggles. (Ps. Rositah binti Ipin – IFGF Sabah Sarawak)
Dribbling the ball, they moved with amazing agility. Their acceleration was ‘deadly’; defensively, they were quick to catch up to their opponents. These were the young people of SLASC (Single Limb Amputee Sports Club). It was a highlight for our mission team who travelled to Freetown, Sierra Leone in January. Led by Rev. Dr. Daniel Hanafi, the team consists of Ps. Herman Ong from Austin, TX., Ps. Ray Teguh from LA, & John Latuharhary from Washington DC.
The use of amputations as a weapon of fear & intimidation was a common practice during the 10 year Civil war that ended in 2002. One of SLASC’s members was only 2 yrs old when he lost his leg. It is believed that 21% (6,000-10,000) of the world’s amputees now live in Sierra Leone. Nevertheless, these young people found joy in Jesus and soccer instead of succumbing to their ‘unfortunate’ fate. In fact, they use their platform as soccer players to inspire and empower other young Sierra Leoneans to live for Jesus.
West Africa Mission
We kicked off the new year by travelling to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana from Jan. 15 to 25, 2014. Our team visited ‘the other’ Monrovia, Liberia; 3 cities on the shores of Sierra Leone (Freetown, Kono & Bo); and Accra, Ghana. Organized by local IFGF churches. In collaboration with other ministries and IFGF LA, this Mission trip featured 9 days of Crusades reaching more than 30,000 souls. More than 5,000 professions of faith were also recorded.
One of the most memorable Crusade night happened in Kono, when a homeless prostitute made a public declaration of receiving and surrendering her life to Jesus. Two IFGF pastors then came forward to care for her. To Jesus be all the glory!!
IFGF Nepal Team had just returned from a week long mission trip
to Northeast India and East
Nepal, conducting healing and revival crusades in Kathmandu, Khoplang, Nuwakot, Udayapur and Dhankuta. They also dedicated the church building in Udayapur. Through this mission trip: 3000 people were reached and 40 people made profession of faith.
One church was planted in Dhankuta. In addition, 4000 Gospel tracts and 300 New Testament Bibles were distributed. One of our Sunday school girls at IFGF Kathmandu, Rodah, had been collecting coins in a clay pot for 7 months in order to buy a Bible. On Jan 26, she broke the clay pot and bought her very own Bible! She beamed with smile as she proudly showed off her first bible. What a great love for God’s word. May she continue to grow in her knowledge of Christ. Rodah proudly showing off her first bible!
June 4 – 14 : Nepal Mission
June 8 – 14 : South India Harvest Festival
June 20 – July 5 : Indonesia Summer Mission
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The culture where we live in today is loaded with sexual images as well as inappropriate and sensual media messages, unlike in times past. Because of this, today’s youth is in great need of help in facing and discerning among the numerous mixed messages they get every day from around them.
Focus on the Family (FOF) is a program of World Harvest which serves to help people build their family lives, provide support to those with family problems, and encourage teenagers to rightly uphold moral values. Concerned with the many cases of pre-marital sex among young people, the FOF team took the initiative to train church leaders and coordinators through the No Apologies training session which took place on January 10 & 11 at the World Harvest Center.
No Apologies is a character-based sex education program which teaches teenagers to abstain completely from pre-marital sex. The two days of training session were held in collaboration with the IFGF Youth Department under the leadership of Ps. Fendy Suprajogi and Ps. Avi Christian.
The total number of leaders trained this time was 47, of which 32 come from IFGF Semarang, Balikpapan, Surabaya, Medan, Sorong, Jabodetabek, and churches of the Salvation Army, Gospel Generation Ministry, GDPI Semarang, and BNKP Nias (an affiliated church of IFGF).
Joshua Liong and Peter Chang from No Apologies Malaysia came specially to speak during the training session. The session was divided into the following series of classes: Who am I, the Media and You, Boundaries and Choices, and Healthy Relationship.
The expectation of the training was that every trained participant would then be able to speak out on the truth about life, love, and sex to teenagers, so that those who receive the message may lead a life without regrets. Moreover, through this program, it is hoped that there will rise a new generation that can live wisely by abstaining from and refusing the pressure of engaging in pre-marital sex. The failure in teaching good character is a society’s moral failure. Let us work together to push forward this program’s agenda for the sake of our next generation.
For more information about FOF or No Apologies, please contact: Mrs. Sofie (Tel.: 021- 5420-2077or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).