Some of my happiest times were praying with like minded School mates in Cochrane Road School
Apart from my fellow classmates in Form 4L2 there were brothers from other Classes who joined us in group prayers early morning before School starts. We also pray after School and during recess.
I remember there were 3 Prayer Groups. The Fundamentalists (who are Separatists), the New Evangelicals & even the cult of 7th Day Adventists. All were praying. Some how there was a prevailing spirit of prayer in the School.
I remember in particular one afternoon (about 4 or 5 brothers) we were praying at a small forest adjoining the school.
It suddenly rained – literally poured in torrents. I was totally drenched all over. It was eerily silent as we bowed before this flood of sudden monsoon rain. Opening my eyes I could see all my brothers drenched and some so cold that teeth clattered. Yet all of us were still on our knees asking God to pour out His Holy Spirit of visitation on us.
Among these were Brother Paul Chiew Yoong San & John Goh Kee Eng.
Both later responded the Call to Serve God
Above photo is Brother Paul Chiew Yoong San
Below is Brother John Goh Kee Eng
The meetings were deeply devotional & full of fervency. Sometime we groaned in prayer under heavy burden for our fellow unsaved classmates. Groaning without words are prayers that will be most effective. But oh the deep peace and joy that overflowed from the depth of our hearts. Both Brothers Paul & John were from the KL JSM (Circa 1973 – 1974)
Let me continue with how I first attended the KL JSM.
Sometime in year 1973 when I was on my way to BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
I used to pass by the JESUS SAVES MISSION in Jalan Kenanga, KL, which is conducting a Church Service as well. Someone invited me to attend the Meeting. So I decided to check it out.
Brother Samuel Loh & Kok Wei spoke to me. (I couldn’t recall what they said). Then they closed in prayer
And this is their very red hot fervent prayer in confession
PLEASE FORGIVE US OUR SINS FOR OUR THOUGHTS ARE EVIL, OUR LIPS ARE UNCLEAN, OUR HEARTS ARE WICKED, OUR EYES ARE LUSTFUL AND OUR HANDS ARE SOILED WITH SINS…….”
While Brother Samuel Loh laid bare his soul in confession Brother Kok Wei who stood beside said
“IT’S TRUE LORD. IT’S TRUE”
“IT’S TRUE LORD. IT’S TRUE!” AMEN.
These were very fervent heart rending confessions!
Ha! I was totally taken aback and shocked!
In the Baptist Church I never heard this kind of prayer or confession. It was but a very formal cold type of prayer
And so I was afraid.
I didn’t go back to the Jesus Saves Mission until one day I decided to hear their Sermon on Sunday.
I heard how they prayed. I was curious to know how they preached.
To be continued….