Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 1: Saturday, May 29, 2010

Greetings from Malaysia!

Thank you all for praying. We have had a wonderful first day in Asia. After arriving in Singapore, we had a short night's rest. In the morning, we headed back to the Changi airport in Singapore to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is a beautiful country with a great need for the gospel and the light of Jesus Christ. On Monday, we will begin our first CI here in Kuala Lumpar.

(Team leader Victor explains
what the Asian dishes are)

We are blessed to be staying in a very comfortable hotel. We began training with a time of singing praise to God together. Training was a powerful reminder of being totally committed to the Lord in each area of our lives. I was reminded to love each child that God places on our team and to see great potential in each one. During dinner, we celebrated Eunice's birthday and had our first taste of true Asian food. Trying to eat rice with chopsticks was an adventure!
(the team decides what dish to try)
[Priscilla is in the middle with the white shirt]

I am so excited for what the Lord is going to do during our time here in Asia. Thank you again for you faithful prayers. Please continue praying for souls, strength, and safety.

God bless you,
Priscilla Keller

(celebrating Eunice's birthday)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Let's Brew Prayer!

“Prayer is where the action is." John Wesley

"God does nothing except in response to believing prayer." John Wesley

Just a while more and the team will be assembled! One of the most important aspects of God's work is none other than Prayer. One of the things Christ's followers are often deceived about unknowingly is into thinking that the battle is in the physical. In fact, the battle is waging strongly in the Spiritual, not the Physical!

"Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces." S.D. Gordon

We understand this truth & acknowledge that our team cannot do this alone. We humbly request for you all to partner us in prayer. YOU are a part of our team in the spirit! For the things of the Spirit are more real than the things of the flesh. The corporate Body of Christ can bear so much fruit together!

Ephesians 6:18
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

We have set up a little "Sentry duty" Prayer Schedule for the families involved just to officially make a point of praying us through! :) We are privileged to be represented by these families:
  1. Felbers
  2. Stricklers
  3. Duggars
  4. Lims
  5. Bowens
  6. Kellers
  7. Carters
  8. Kaneshiros
  9. Lentines
  10. Pehs
  11. Edelbluts
  12. Chans
  13. Kohs
  14. Straubs
  15. Pangs
  16. Blackmers
  17. Sias
  18. Moores
  19. Shoemakers
  20. Tans
Yep, we definitely have

Prayer Schedule:

Travelling, Training & Getting-to-Know-You's: May 26 - May 30
(Families on prayer watch: Felbers, Stricklers)

Kuala Lumpur: May 31 - June 5, 2010
(Families on prayer watch: Duggars, Lims, Bowens, Shoemakers)

Penang: June 7 - June 12, 2010
(Families on prayer watch: Bowens, Kellers, Tans, Moores)

June 14 - June 19, 2010
(Families on prayer watch: Kaneshiros, Lentines, Carters)

Jakarta: June 21 - June 26, 2010
(Families on prayer watch: Edelbluts, Chans, Kohs, Blackmers

Testimonies, Thanksgiving & Cool-down: June 27 - 28
(Families on prayer watch: Straubs, Pangs)

Things to pray for:
  • Decisions for Christ to be made
  • Team Unity
  • Divine appointments
  • Commitment to listen for His will, not self effort
  • The children's hearts to be softened
  • The team's hearts to be softened
  • His will, not ours to be done!
  • More of Him, less of us (Christ to be lifted)
  • Against injuries/accidents
  • Smooth Transportation
  • CI Skits, Songs, Lessons & Stories
Families, thank you for being our "Watchmen"! We are merely empty vessels, only the Spirit can draw hearts to Himself. Ultimately, it is not about the Children's Institute, "accomplishing" or "doing" but it is all about Christ, The Father's glory, His will & His Kingdom!

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Thanks everyone for praying for us!

- The 2010 Team :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome to the blog for the South East Asia Children Institutes 2010! :)

We will be updating this for the trip so check back here, and keep us in prayer!

The trip will take us to:
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang
  • Singapore
  • Jakarta

The team are:
  1. Victor Peh
  2. Eunice Peh
  3. Konner Felber
  4. Priscilla Bowen
  5. Tiffany Blackmer
  6. Jolynn Tan
  7. Elijah Kaneshiro
  8. David Chan
  9. Laura Straub
  10. Janet Pang
  11. Jana Duggar
  12. John Duggar
  13. Elizabeth Lim
  14. Phoebe Koh
  15. Lewis Carter
  16. Jaedon Sia
  17. Priscilla Keller
  18. Marie Peh
  19. Rosalee Chan
  20. Tim Edelblut
  21. Jeremy Edelblut
  22. Martha Strickler
  23. Angelyn Peh
  24. Toby Lentine
  25. Claire Ashley Moore
  26. Elizabeth Shoemaker
Please keep us in prayer as we prepare!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Full day of CI - Saturday 5th June 2010

Today was our first full day of CI! Time passed really quickly even though we were with the children from 9am to 6pm. It turned out to be a REALLY great day. The skits were funny, the parent presentation went well and all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves:)

Someone came around asking what was the most scary thing that happened to everyone today. Well for me, it was during parent presentation. I was kneeling at the front of my team when I suddenly realised that Kayden(who was at the front of my team on stage) was about to cry! I switched him with the child behind him and he was fine after that...I think he just got a fright at seeing so many people in the audience.

After CI and packing up, we headed for dinner with the Kuala Lumpur ATI families. Along the way there, we got into a carpark confusion that made us late. It is kinda hard to explain but what happened was that we used the same cashcard thing to get three cars into a carpark that we were using as a shortcut, not realising that it only works for one car. So because of that, the carpark barrier only let one car out while the other two were stuck in the carpark. To make it worse, it was a really busy carpark. There were cars honking, people staring at us and...I think we caused a traffic jam:) I was trying to sort out the problem but I had no idea what to do. To cut a long story short, by God's grace the carpark attendant came and let us out after we paid for a parking ticket. It was a lesson of patience in difficult situations for us all!

The week has flown by soo fast and we are all looking forward to our sabbath day tomorrow before we start a whole new CI in Penang next week!

Rejoicing in God's love,

P.S The above picture is of my team with Martha. The aforementioned Kayden is in the front in blue:) Oh, and the pose is an "official" ATI prayer stretch that the staff came up with:D
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