GOWW 21st Anniversary Celebration on Sat Jul 4 at Kajang Life Chapel
Jun 1996 start of 1st missionary work in Cambodia
18 years of missionary work published in a book last year
Testimony sharing from Cambodians
I came from a broken family. My father was an alcoholic who beat his wife & children. We often slept at night in bushes, straw or neighbors house starving to avoid being beaten. My mother ran away from home after being beaten until fainted. I often gazed to the skies praying to the moon as I believed that god was there.
When I was 16, I went to Phnom Penh to help my grandparents sell rice. Nearby was SLCC where I learnt English & was led to Christ.
Then only could I start to forgive my parents & be filled with joy. Whenever I face difficulties in life, I pray to God & He answers my prayers. Even when I did not share my needs with anyone, but God knows & provided an electric bicycle to continue studies.
My husband & I faced pressure from family when marrying but insisted that their wedding must glorify God & share God’s Word with non-believer guests. Today, my husband & I happily serve God together. Also our family members are saved.
Indeed it is a change from life without meaning to one whereby I can share God with others.
Kazakhstan Mission started in 1995
Sharing how God is working in Kazakhstan.
Malaysians came to Kazakhstan bringing the good news.
Missionaries made friends & share the gospel.
We started a church & baptized believers.
We made disciples & are one family at Zhiger Gospel Center.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 NIV)
I am really grateful to God I was born into my family. But it was not that way back then.
I was given material needs but lacking love. My father was a drunkard who spent many nights away from home. I still remember mother’s eyes full of pain & hatred screaming at him. When my father was back, my younger sister & I hid under our beds so our drunk father could not find us.
I always asked God why? Who is God? What can I do so God can love me?
Even though I didn’t know God, He knew me & heard me.
I grew up as a bad child & had a boyfriend when I was 12. I grew up with my goal to be rich. I started to drink & smoke from young & didn’t care what others thought. I thought my answer was in the mosque & often went to the mosque to get noticed by boys. I felt abandoned by my parents & even my best friend.
I quarreled with my family & friends. I lost my meaning in life & contemplated suicide.
But God is the one who stopped me from committing suicide & started to live again.
My friend introduced me to Evelyn. And Evelyn shared with me about Jesus but I resisted. I finally went for a camp & met teachers (who at that time I didn’t know we’re Christians) who were so friendly, kind & loving. I left the camp knowing Jesus but not accepting Him.
One night I was watching a tv show when the program showed Jesus healing a man. I was afraid as Jesus is portrayed as evil there but I felt a need & calling to know Jesus. I ran to my teacher & asked her about Jesus. I could not resist Jesus anymore & accepted Jesus. The emptiness in my heart was filled. Now that I have Him, I cannot imagine life without Him.
Mr Loh sharing
Tank your for the performance & sharing from Cambodia & Kazakhstan.
Thank you to friends & partners in our kingdom enterprise who have come.
GOWW has 3 mission lines
1. Mekong River
2. Silk Road
3. Eastern Europe
Theme: True to His Promises
21 Years of His Blessings
1 Cor 1:9 “God, who has called you into fellowship with Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful”
God has the whole world in His heart. He has an eternal plan for the world.
- 1990 KLC founded
- 1992 KLC started missions with Thailand in 1992
- 1994 GOWW founded
- 1995 1st Open Mission Conference (with OMF)
- 1994-2003 NW China backed up by OMF Missionaries
- 2004-2015 New Partnership in China
- 1995-2003 Kazakhstan backed up by OMF Missionaries
- 2004-2015 New Partnership in Kazakhstan
- 1996-2015 Cambodia with supporting churches
- 2004 Myanmar survey visit
- 2005 MMM established
- 2008-2015 Church planting
- 2010 Romania
- 2011 Albania
God willing, days ahead.
There is nothing we can not do for the Lord.
- China: continue to care & teaches the Lord leads in the NW. Train & support China potential cross-cultural missionaries.
- Kazakhstan: continue to care & teaches the Lord leads as is now autonomous.
- Cambodia: Originally 2016 to plant another church after PP goes autonomous for a year.
- Myanmar: God willing, to plant 2 more churches in 2016.
- Romania Gypsy: To support a full time worker in 2016.
- Tajikistan: Starting in 2015 Aug (Pop 8m; 90% Muslim)
- Indonesia: We want to go, God willing (17,508 islands; Pop 245m; 87% Muslim)
Our Lord cares & commands. Will you not care & obey?
Will you not say to the Lord, “Here I am Lord, send me!”