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Shoeboxes of Joy

FIVE ways to have a more joyful and meaningful Christmas….

  1. Putting up and decorating that Christmas Tree!
  2. Buying and wrapping presents!
  3. Taking selfies with Christmas trees!
  4. Singing Christmas Carols till our throats go dry!
  5. Packing up empty shoe-boxes with gifts to be given to needy children!

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Cor 9:15)

As we remember God’s gift to us this Christmas, it’s also more meaningful to share gifts to others who are in need as well! Hehe!

 

Our Christmas Tree Project

It’s been a while but I guess I’m finally deemed big enough to play with trees! Hehe…

Presenting our Christmas tree project for this year….

Christmas Wishes 2014!

My Small Thoughts on Big Spaces

Sometimes when I think about the very BIG SPACES that I find in our church, I can only think of these reasons why these BIG SPACES are for…

1. So that MORE and MORE people can come to church!

2. So that morning breakfasts or nom nom times after church service wouldn’t feel so cramp!

3. Less parking problems for everyone!

4. More space for plants, flowers and ministries to grow! ๐Ÿ˜€

5. More space for us to SCOOT AROUND! Weee!

Thank You GOD for your provision of BIG, BIG Spaces in our church! Hee!

Amazing Discovery @ 2 Jalan Wesley

A couple of weekends ago, our church’s Sunday School organised an activity called ‘Amazing Discovery’ where all parents and kids were given a series of clues that took us around the compounds of the church to search for the answers.

So what did I DISCOVER during the entire session?

1. Colour-coded T-shirts for families are really cool! Look how HOT we look in RED! Hee!

2. It is NOT easy to kick a football into a laundry basket! :-p

3. 140 cars can park around our church’s old main sanctuary

4. Adults can really run and behave like kids too….:-p

5. Floor plans and blueprint mapping ain’t for everyone.:-P

6. We now have a VERY COOL Youth Area!!

7. Adults can be pretty noisy when asked to make team cheers..

8. Flower arrangement can be quite exciting too!

9. Church-goers can be ultra competitive too!

10. Our church address! Hee!

10 Things I Learnt from Easter Egg Art

1. Cool eggs are easier to colour. ๐Ÿ˜›

2. Caleb can really smash hard boiled eggs..

3. Permanent markers work on human hands too…:-(

4. Cracked eggs are more difficult to colour…

5. Marker pens dry faster than paint! Hee!

6. Eggs don’t survive table-height falls…

7. Ants love eggs too!

8. We cannot hang up our Easter Egg masterpieces…:-(

9. Our dogs are gonna have a ย feast of eggs!

10. Eggs actually signifies NEW BIRTH, just like how Jesus rose up from the dead on Easter Day to give us all a NEW BIRTH in Christ Jesus!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… (1 Pet 1:3)

Postcards of Christmas 2013

Although we are already in the new year 2014, I will always continue to have fond memories of Christmas and the holidays (sigh) of 2013..

Here are some collected memories of Christmas of 2013..

Pre-Christmas at Joyce Kor-Kor’s new house and meeting up with our cousins Ethan, Hannah and Emma, in Penang. Oh yes…we had TURKEY too! Hee!

Precious Christmas moments with Ah Ma and Ah Kong in Ipoh

Presents, presents…and more presents….reminding us of God’s greatest present to all of us on Christmas – His Son, Jesus Christ! ๐Ÿ˜€

Beautiful Christmas decor @ Pavilion, KL

Merry Christmas 2013!

What Infant Baptism Means…

Yay! Another highlight in my infant phase took place last 8 Dec 2013 when I was baptised in my church! *applause*

Although the entire episode was not as dramatic as JieJie’s baptism, I a m still very proud of myself on getting through this landmark occasion! And the baptism took place in our new sanctuary too! Wee! ๐Ÿ™‚

The entire process actually happened quite fast. Sometime during the service, Rev Ricky Ho, our pastor, invited all teh candidates to the front. Since I was the YOUNGEST one there, I was given the honour to be the first in line! Hehe.

Although the initial plan was for both Koko and JieJie to remain in the baby room throughout the entire process, both of them eventually decided they were too excited for me too, so they also joined us all in front of the stage.

After about 10 minutes of going through the order of sacrament for the baptism, the pastor motioned for us to start going up on stage to be baptised. Here’s the video (credit to Uncle Steven for handling the camera..:p) of what happened next:

There…it happened SO FAST, right? Didn’t even feel my face getting wet. Hmmmph. Dunno why Mama brought a towel and a spare change of clothes anyway…:-p

Immediately, I could already think of my next blog that will be full of recommendations of how to make baptisms for infants more exciting, like..

– use a shower head instead…

– some techno music in the background would be cool…

– conduct a church-wide water-gun fight in celebration after the ceremony is completed!

Anyhoo…after all is said and done, I am finally BAPTISED!! Woo Hoo! But…

…what does infant baptism mean?

Would I have extraordinary super powers now?

Would my hair forever shine and glow?

Does this mean that I cannot wash my hair and face for the next month or so?

Would I start to see special visions?

Did I just grow taller?

I was quite curious and excited to know what will become of me after this infant baptism…and I think I found the answer in my baptism certificate. You see, infant baptism is not so much about ME but more concerning Papa and Mama. An extract from my baptism cert reads as follows:

Demi perjanjian ibu-bapa anak ini untuk bersungguh-sungguh memberi didikan kepada anaknya dalam Kepercayaan Agama Kristian mengikut pengajaran Alkitab dan hakikat Kristian, dan melatihnya untuk menghormati serta menghadiri sembahyang terhadap Allah iaitu Bapa kita yang Maha Kuasa….

My BM may not be so good yet, but thanks to the technology of Google Translate, it basically says that the infant baptism is some sort of a covenant for Papa and Mama to passionately and dedicatedly bring ME up in the Christian faith and education following the Word of God, and to train me to respect and faithfully attend and worship God.

Cool, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Why I Like My New Church

1. Big baby room for me to move about!

2. Biscuits and Milo readily available nearby!

3. So many lifts and stairs! Wee!

4. View ย from top level of main hall rocks! ๐Ÿ˜€

5. The super big and clear SCREENS!

6. The loud sounds from the awesome speakers!

7. Carpeted floors …..very important for walking toddlers, you know..:-p

8. Gasp! Soft, carpeted WALLS too!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

9. Basement parking!

10. So much space (with no cars!) ย for me to run about! Yay!

P/S Heh….I think we even have a NEW website! Check it out:ย http://klwesley.org/