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Joy in Obedience

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It has been a while since I blog.  In fact, our times in Uganda and now back in Singapore have been quiet on the blog front.  On my desktop there are many word docs saved.  Each doc is a blog post which I started but never finished. I am now 36 and moving quickly into 40s.  I am now in a period of my life where I often reflect my past. It has been more than ten years since I became a Christian. ...

Speaking at Q Commons on Resilience and Faith

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Last night I had the privilege of speaking at Q Commons (Singapore).  Q Commons is an event bringing like-minded Christians and non-Christians to discuss how to advance the common good in our community. My topic was Finding resilience through my faith in Christ. I haven’t spoke on my own journey for a long time.  It was a refreshing time for the audience and also for me as I recalled how...

Devotion: Holy Spirit and Mission

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My church in Canada is sending a youth team to Peru for mission. I made a video devotion focusing on the importance of seeking the Holy Spirit while doing mission.
I also included two examples of how the Holy Spirit worked in our lives. One of them happned here in Uganda.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoJPHx-ZA64

When Empathy is not enough (a missionary musing)

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Before coming to Uganda with my wife as missionaries, I served in Singapore for 2 ½ years.   Singapore was the first place where I served as a long term missionary.   Given that Singapore is well developed, you would think it was easy for me to transit, right?   Unfortunately, my experience was far from smooth.   My wife had to spend many nights listening...

Missing Home?

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The other day, Wai Jia asked me if I miss home. I replied and asked which home? She gave me three options: Hong Kong – where I was born and lived until I was 8 Canada – where I lived for more than 20 years Singapore – where I was living for 2.5 years prior coming to Uganda I answered I don’t miss any of these places. When I was living in Singapore serving with OMF International, there were many...

Worship in Spirit and truth

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A few people asked us why Uganda given that Uganda is Christianized. Since the 1800s, Christian missionaries have been to Uganda to share the gospel. If you asked most of the locals their religion, they will call themselves Christians. So why we are here if most of Uganda is already reached? On our recce trip to Uganda back in February, I stumbled upon the local news that in Northern Uganda there...

Writing to your MP (Member of Parliament)

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Bible Society published an article on how you can help the Christians getting persecuted in Iraq. One of the ways to help is to write to your MP (Member of Parliament).  I never written to my MP before.  Sometimes I get stuck with the idea that writing one letter will not make a difference in light of what’s going on.  However, I decided this time I needed to do my part and voice out for...

Parable of the Good Samaritan in Uganda

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“Cliff, I think there is a man lying on the road.” Wai Jia said this morning as we were driving to church. Last month I preached on loving your neighbours using the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10).  I ended off the sermon describing how I avoided someone who needed help with his car because I was rushing back to church in Canada. It was deja vu all over again. Except this time...

How can we have free will if God is Soverign?

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If God is Soverign, how can we have free will?  If God is in control of everything, doesn’t that mean we really don’t have free will? How do we answer to that? God is Soverign and He is in control of everything.  At the same time, we all have free will and we can make our own decision whether to follow Him or not. Does it sound irrational?  Doesn’t make sense?  Or even a bit...

The Call

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I packed Oswald Chambers’ two books in one, So Send I You and Workmen of God, with us to Uganda. One of the joyful moments we have every morning is reading one chapter for devotion. Since following his devotion’s My Utmost for His Highest, I enjoyed reading Oswald Chambers’ writings. His words bring clarity to Spiritual truths in such a profound way I don’t get from reading other authors. I am...

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