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Pastoral Exhortation - Series of 2010

Thanksgiving To God’s Wonderful Provision (2010 Ethiopian Project)


Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered” (Psalm 40:5).

Beyond our thoughts and imaginations, God has blessed us in the 2010 Ethiopian Project. Almost 7 months ahead of schedule, God has helped us to reach the targeted sum of S$500,000/- for the building project. This sum is made up of (i) S$207,000/- we have already collected (as published in today’s weekly), and (ii) S$296,000/- promised by friends and members of the church.

A year ago, by His grace, we collected and paid about S$270,700/- for the purchase of a piece of land (9,546.25 sq m). So, altogether, the fund has reached almost S$775,000/-. This is God’s wondrous blessing upon our church and our Gospel missions.

I have advised all our mission churches to give thanks to the Lord in today’s worship service. Our Chinese, Filipino and Malayalam services will also remember this special blessing and praise God. Let us also, in our English service today, take time to praise Him. My heart is strangely warmed by what the Lord has done; and I earnestly urge you to join me in praising the Lord.

The fund for the 2010 Ethiopian Project came not by chance, not by men, but by the hand of God; and when His hand moved by His own good pleasure towards us, the target is met. As the psalmist said, “thy thoughts which are to us-ward.”

The Lord acted faster than our mind can think. His hands gathered the funds faster than we can imagine. The pulses of His providence are quicker than any of us can conceive. How great and wondrous are His works. “They are more than could be numbered.”

O, let us contemplate the magnificence and wisdom of His works in our midst. Let us bless His name for the compassion He has shown to lift our burden in the work of the Gospel. Let us praise Him for the assurance that He has given us through His great and precious promises in His Word. Let us thank Him for stirring the hearts of His people to give sacrificially and speedily to meet the need.


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