PAUL AT APPII FORUM: RECONNECTING FRIENDS THAT GAVE COURAGE

Dear Friends

This month has been another Most Blessed Month of my Pilgrim Journey

Out of the blue we received a whataspp call to reconnect with long lost friends

It reminded me of a passage in Acts 28:14b -15

so we went toward Rome.

15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

What happened then?

 

 

Paul after appealing to Ceaser was on his final Journey to Rome after traveling through dangers of shipwreck, snake bite & many other dangers

As Paul reached Rome he passed through a place called Appii Forum where there were 3 Taverns (Inns)

Here he met converted Jews which came to meet him

And “HE TOOK COURAGE”

Paul needed that final booster to face his final battle yet ahead which concludes Acts 28 but not the end as The Acts of the Holy Spirit through Aposle Paul continues on today

How we thank God

In the 4th Stanza of LIFE’S DESIRE IT SAYS

“Though weak and weary I fight on;

Till some from this wide world I’ve won.

Averting men from God’s great wrath;

And turn them to the heavenly path.”

For many years we use to read Psalm, Proverbs & the Book of Acts everyday

Psalm is for the heart

Written by King David a man of God’s own heart

Proverbs written by King Solomon

The wisest man on earth

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

By Luke about the Zeal & Fire of the Holy Spirit operating through the Church

Very often after 40 years reading Acts’ “APPII FORUM & THE THREE TAVERNS” we wondered why God mentioned that?

Now i know

In years 2020 to 2022 these 3 “Locked in Years” due to Coronavirus God reconnected us to 3 Groups of Very dear Christian Friends

  1. GENESIS 

012 2020884 created group “GENESIS”

And brother Lim Poh Aun said

“Eng Yee. Welcome to ex-JSMers Whatsapp chat group

How we thank God for these Dear KL Brethren

Any JSMers or ex JSMers are invited to join “GENESIS” by contacting

Paul Chiew Yong Sang : 012 2020884

 

 

 

so we went toward Rome.

15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

 

2. TIMELESS FRIENDSHIP by Magdalene (Sis Jeannie Koay)

“Long lost friends reunited”

This Group of very dear Penang Christian Friends of 1979 to 1981 March when we were there in Penang Rifle Range JSM

Those from Penang please contact: 0164064922 Sis Magdalene

 

Standing last row: 4th left from right is Sis Magdalene (Jeannie)

Standing back row 6th from right is Sis Phebe Tan (Saved in Ipoh Camp & genuine faith)

Front row 1st from left is Sister Eunice Koo (Great help in KL Berean Book Center: The Story yet to come.)

Front row 2nd from left is Sis Sarah Ang (She rendered great help when were we in Penang. Many thanks Sis Sarah. Well done.)

Front row 3rd from right is Sis Julia (Deaf but whose ears God opened to the Gospel)

 

 

so we went toward Rome.

15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

 

3. S.O.M – Club 60s

Started by Daniel Tan Jee Huay

A Group of Old Time SOMers (School of Mission)

Contact: 019 3384010

 

SOM (Circa 1980s)

Above in SOM – Club 60s members currently about  22

Here are some names:

 

1) Seated 1st from left 2nd Row

Rev. Peter Tan (Puritan Always!)

He served in Bp churches for few decades now A Free Man Preaching Every where the Good Lord opens Doors for him

 

2) Seated second row from left 2nd

Paul Chiew (Now known as Yong San) the Man of Faith

(Yong San in charge of Genesis Group KL.)

 

3) Seated 2nd row from 3rd from right

Bro Daniel Tan Jee Huay

 

4) Front Row (Right in Front)

Second from left is Willam Tan (Brother of Peter Tan)

5) Front row

5th from left is Brother Joshua Yeem from Brunei

6) Standing 3rd Row. 4th from left

Sis Geok Choo

7) Standing 3rd Row

1st from right Sister Dorothy

 

8) Standing 3rd Row

3rd from right

Sister Lai Keng

9) Standing 3rd Row 1st from left

Sister Esther Chua

10) Standing far back from right 2nd is Simon Chong

 

11) Seated 2nd Row

1st From Far Right is Sister Ruth

12) Standing back most Row

5th from right is Brother Tee Poh Chye

 

13) Standing far back from right 3rd is Rev Tan Eng Thye

Preach hard!

Fish hard!!

Eat hard!!

Oh no! At past 50s & 60s

Cannot eat hard. Please eat in moderation

OK More in SOM Club 60s not in Photos

14) Sister Rachel Loh from Year 1975

On that year only two New SOMers and one was Rachel the very clean and neat Nurse.

15) Brother Png Bee Hin

16) Sister Rhoda Khoo

Many thanks Sis Rhoda who first notified us about SOM – Club 60s; initiated by Brother Daniel Tan

Any SOMers (Since year 1968 …..)  reading this please do join us

A VERY BIG AND VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS ALL

 

God really worked in Mysterious ways

As William Cowper wrote

  1. God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the storm.
  2. Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs
    And works His sov’reign will.
  3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy and shall break
    In blessings on your head.
  4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
    But trust Him for His grace;
    Behind a frowning providence
    He hides a smiling face.
  5. His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flow’r.
  6. Blind unbelief is sure to err
    And scan His work in vain;
    God is His own interpreter,
    And He will make it plain.

 

Amen! & Amen!

Calvin Tan

NOTE: All ex JSMers, current JSMers, SOMers & all are welcome to join

The Bible Says

“THEY THAT  FEARED THE LORD SPAKE OFTEN ONE TO ANOTHER”

Malachi 3:16

“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

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