G12 & Mission Stories
We departed from Changi Airport Terminal 3. This was my first LoveJapan trip as a team leader with my members.
We arrived at Haneda International Airport and checked into Hotel MyStays. We first visited FCBC Yokohama and met with Pastor David from Kesennuma, Rose (interpreter), Shizuko-san and Ryutaru-san (Japanese couple), and Yee Hoon (Singaporean). Pastor Caleb shared about how God divinely provided the new church premise through the help of Esther, a Singaporean working in Yokohama.
In September 2017, a group of 15 people went to Timor Leste on a medical mission trip. The group consisted of 3 doctors , 2 nurses, a physiotherapist and 9 fun-loving volunteers. This was the biggest medical mission team sent to Timor Leste to date, with the most number of healthcare professionals.
After weeks of planning and preparation for the trip, we were ready to set off for Timor Leste! Pastor Mun Tai and many of our friends came to the airport to send us off with prayers!
Before setting off for Timor Leste, the team gathered for 4 bonding sessions, during which we got to know each other better and planned for programmes to be organised for the Timorese children and youths.
At the invitation of Bishop Jonathan Sebastian and Senior Pastor Vicky Sebastian, Pastors Simon and Marilyn led a team of three couples from FCBC to conduct a special Marriage Enrichment Programme (MEP) over Valentine’s Day at JCSGO church in Quezon City, Philippines.
We arrived in Dili in a few hours and were warmly greeted by Pastor Catherine and Denise.
21 to 25 November 2016
Head of trip: Pastor Simon and Pastor Marilyn
Members: Chun Han and Serene, Sam and Lisa, Eadwine and Jen
The September 2016 medical team consists of 7 members, of which 4 of us are doctors.
Curious what made her take that step of faith and decide to become a Gideonite mission leader? Let’s hear from her!
We spent the day acclimatising to this new country by visiting Timor Plaza to get some snacks and essentials. After that, our local guide Pastor Catherine Foo brought us to the Transformation Alliance’s headquarters to take a look. We concluded the day with a scrumptious dinner at New Restaurant 88 with Dr Stephen and Dr Jong Jong, and had a good night’s rest at Hotel Cormella.
At Transformation Alliance’s headquarters
Our team of 13 left Singapore with bags loaded with medical supplies to be used at the clinics.
Prior to the trip, the team had about five team-building and planning sessions. At last, we were set to go, with 102kgs of stationery!
Marriage Encounter in Davao
by Kenneth & Kim Tan
Upon the invitation of Pastor Leo Carlo Panlilio, the Senior Pastor of the Destiny Churches network in Philippines, Rev Simon and Pastor Marilyn Yee were invited to make a trip to Davao City over Momentum weekend to run their Marriage Encounter Weekend (MEW). Whilst there, Rev Simon was also asked to preach and minister at their 1,500-strong Destiny Davao Church.
The team comprised of 13 members: five children and eight adults. Three of the adults were GKidz leaders and the others, members of FCBC. - See more at: http://www.fcbc.org.sg/on-the-road-serving-the-nation/love-timor-leste-m...
The first village we visited in Timor Leste is called Tiha-Aitahan. It was the smallest and closest village we visited, and the only one without a toilet! This village has an interesting history. The village chief, who was not a believer, had a really bad temper
Learning is not confined to a classroom. The students of Faith Community Bible School’s (FCBS) 2014 intake experienced the reality of this commonly heard statement when they were treated to an experiential learning trip in Batam.
Mongolia’s spiritual climate has been poor this past two years as Christianity is a minority religion, but we thank God for the G12 Mongolia Conference as the presence of the Lord could be felt strongly. The Conference was organised by Pastor Oh Hyo Kang, the G12 Mongolia Coordinator, at Uliastai Church.