by James TC Wong
AUG 16, MIRI - This year the Miri District Boys’ Brigade Evangelistic Rally was hosted by 4th Miri at its Sponsoring Church, Grace Methodist.
The annual event was well-attended by more than a hundred Officers and Boys from all the six Companies locally-based.
In her welcoming message, 4th Miri Captain Roseline Lee thanked all the Officers and Boys for their participation. “We are deeply encouraged and excited to see all the six Companies here today. We also want to take this opportunity to welcome you to listen to our Pastor’s rally message.”
GMC Pastor-in-charge Rev. Lisa Ting delivered an interesting exhortation containing the elements of evangelism.
She first began by asking the Boys’ perspectives on how fulfilling their lives were on a scale from one to ten. With the different responses received, Rev. Lisa then invited some of the Boys to share their thoughts on stage.
“If you stood before God now and if He were to ask you, ‘Why should I let you into my Heaven?’, what would you say?” continued Rev. Lisa, again receiving several enthusiastic responses from the floor.
During her 40-minute exhortation, Rev. Lisa also covered ‘Life’s Purpose’, ‘How to receive Salvation’, and ‘Living a fullest life with Christ Jesus’. The good shepherd also shared her personal story on her fears and hopes during her growing-up years; from a child to teen years and subsequently on to becoming a young adult.
“But ultimately you need to remember this verse from Romans 8:39 - No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord,” said Rev. Lisa as she summed up her message.
Following that, a group photo taken and light refreshments were served.