Monday, June 6, 2016
To the Ends of the Earth, Long Mio & Long Pasia
At least I did not suffer heat stroke like in Namaus where two fans throughout the night keep me ventilated. 505 people registered and I think overall attendance reached 600 people on a couple of occasions. The church seats only 200 so there were more people outside in big size tent and canopy. With the use of generator electricity the supply is not entirely constant and break downs occurred a couple of times but praise God that during preaching I had the liberty and all people paid full attention with none fidgeting. I perched for 40 to 45 minutes each sermon except for the last, only 30 minutes. Even my SIB Deputy President who accompanied me throughout said I preached short and concise sermons because invited speakers tend to speak for an hour, perhaps they think shorter sermons might not get them a full honorarium. But money is the last thing on my mind. Twice shared I preferred to stay home and if I wanted I could return to Singapore and ministry there is like a walk in the park. Perhaps it is time for me to write the last chapter of my book memoirs of a modern missionary and after serving in Ranau, Namaus and preaching in the ends of the earth, no one should question the aptness of the title of the book.