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STOPOVER AT DUBAI (Dec 20-23, 2008)
We stopped a couple of days in Dubai on our way back from Zurich. We visited with some Filipino friends and also ministered in a Pastors' Meeting.


We spoke to Filipino pastors from the Emirates at a special fellowship. They want an APTS extension in Dubai.

With Pastor Moises (who is a leader of the Filipino pastors) at the evangelical church in Dubai.

MT & Mariz Ungson, a former of Elim AG, which we used to pastor. 

Christmas in Dubai mall - very commercialised.

At the creek that runs through Dubai city.

Gold souk(market). Gold is said to be cheaper in Dubai but it is still beyond us.

Background is world's tallest building. 

At a desert safari

ZURICH PENTECOSTAL-LUTHERAN CONVERSATION (Dec 13-19, 2008)
This is an ongoing discussion aimed at fostering Christian fellowship between the two different Christian traditions.


Tham Wan with members of the Conversation outside a historic church in Zurich

The group having their dinner at a restaurant famous for their roesti (which is a Swiss dish that looks like hashbrown, but more mushy).

At Pluss' new apartment in the old part of the city. This apartment is across from the house that used to belong to Zwingli's wife. 

Touring the historic sites in the city of Zurich.

While TW was involved with the Conversation almost everyday, MT had some fun visiting different places.


Moon Tee visited the countryside, especially up in the mountains.

Moon Tee also crossed over to France to visit the border town of Colmar.

We visited the Zurich Swiss Pentecostal Church on Sunday 

Here we are together at a park in the city.

NEW FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
One of the great blessings of being missionaries is to meet brothers and sisters from all over the world.


With Dr. Al Johnson, missionary to Thailand and Rev. Saw from Myanmar

With Rev. David Kim and family. Rev. Kim is a Korean student at APTS.

With Simone, who is Chinese student in a local university in Baguio. Simone comes from Guangzhou.

Moon Tee with East Asian ladies from Mongolia, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan
 

VISITING OUR HOME (CANAAN) CHURCHES
We had the unexpected pleasure of visiting with our old friends in both Canaan Sejahtera and Canaan Hartamas last week. Moon Tee also preached at Abundant Grace AG, which used to be our Chinese Department Church.


With Pastors Sharon and Chew Heong of Abundant Grace AG

Hartamas Members at their Combined Cell Group

Prayer for Tham Wan & Moon Tee by Hartamas Members
 

MOON TEE'S RECENT VISIT TO BAGUIO
Moon Tee was in Baguio last week (July 21-27) mainly to visit the new Chinese work we started. She went there with a small team comprising her two sisters and a friend from our home church.


Baguio Assembly's Ongoing Building Project

Moon Tee's sisters and Doreen (middle) trying out some local delicacy

Trying out local igorot costumes

With Hui Min and her boyfriend in Baguio

SESSION ROAD TRACTING SESSION (pun intended)
We distributed 5,000 specially designed Chinese New Year tracts on the Sunday afternoon following Chinese New Year's Day.


After a successful tracting session

Luke Li handing out tracts on busy Session Road

Tham Wan handing out tracts on People's Park at the bottom of Session Road

Locals reading our tracts along Session Road

GRANDDAUGHTER'S PHOTOS (More higher-quality photos available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/elroi/)
Lemuel and Melanie gave birth on Dec 21 to their firstborn, a daughter. That is also our first grandchild.


Lemuel & Melanie with 3-day old Mikayla Yee

3-day old Mikayla

Tham Wan & baby Mikayla at Canaan Church's Christmas Dinner

Moon Tee & baby Mikayla at the balcony in our Kuala Lumpur home

THE NEW BAGUIO INTERNATIONAL CHINESE SERVICE
Service time: 8.30 am every Sunday; Service venue: Baguio Assembly, Bonifacio Road, Baguio.
Languages used: Chinese/English


Baguio International Chinese Service Worship Time

Some of the core group of the Chinese Service

Celebrating the Chinese Winter Festival and Christmas Day by making dumplings together

Carolling and Christmas celebration at Dr. Paul Lewis's home

CHINA MINISTRY TRIP - 24 OCT to 3 NOV 2007
Much of what we have heard about China, we saw with our own eyes.
We begin to see the importance of partnering with the Church in China.


MT with some house church leaders in Anhui

Meeting with a House Church Leader

Oftentimes, we had to take our own pictures.

Rev. Lawrence Koo was with us too. He taught at a center in Shanghai City.

SINGAPORE MINISTRY TRIP - 27 to 30 SEPTEMBER 2007
In Singapore, we got to reconnect with some very good friends.
 


MT with Anthony & Ruth Phua and their children, after she preached at their church, Bethany Christian Center

At lunch with Pastor Emily & husband, David (R) & a couple of their leaders. TW preached for Emily's church


MT with Pas. Tony/wife and Rev. Nettie (L) of Agape Community Church, S'pore. We arranged for Pas. Tony to be seconded to Agape.


With some former Canaan folks in S'pore. In the foreground is little Samuel, Peter & Kim's son. Nico is in the background.

MELBOURNE MINISTRY TRIP - SEPTEMBER 2007
On the way to and from Fiji, we were able to stop over at Melbourne where we ministered at different churches and also at the AG Harvest Bible College.
 


TW teaching at a missions seminar in Cornerstone Church, pastored by Tham Fuan

With Rev Misso (R) and Tham Fuan & family. Ptr Misso was formerly with AG Singapore

Altar ministry at Young Adult fellowship pastored by Rev Misso

With Burmese emigrants. Nuam Bawi (2nd from R) was formerly a member at Canaan Church

With
Tham Fuan and leaders of a Asian-based church network in Melbourne: Rev. Teo (L) & Rev. Ang

TW and MT at Harvest Bible College after TW preached for their chapel service
   

FIJI MINISTRY TRIP - 10 to 21 SEPTEMBER 2007
Fiji was a new experience for us. It enriched our perspective and widened the network for us.
 


TW Preaching at the
AG's South Pacific Bible College in Fiji

TW leading the altar ministry at Evergreen AG, Fiji


The APTS onsite Asian Theology class. There were 11 Fijians, 2 Samoans and 1 American


With Mesake and his Dad in front of their house which they use also for their church.

INDONESIAN (Malang & Surabaya) MINISTRY TRIP - JULY 2007
 


Participants at the Asian Pentecostal Society Conference in July 16 & 17, 2007 in Surabaya.

TW making his point at an APS panel discussion


TW with Panel members: Gani Wiyono, Paul Lewis & Jeff Hartensfelt


TW presenting his paper at the APS Conference. The paper will appear in the next issue of the Asian Journal for Pentecostal Studies.

Speaking at the Bible School Consultation in Malang with the help of interpreter, Rev. Agus Dermawan.

We also had the opportunity to organize a fellowship with the Indonesian APTS alumni.

TW & MT were appreciated by the organizers of the Malang Bible School Consultation

Group Photo of Bible School Consultation Participants in Malang, July, 2007.