At the invitation of Pastor Ezra and Pastor Janice of Elim Kairos Church in Berastagi, Pastor Simon and Pastor Marilyn travelled to Medan to speak at Elim Kairos’ church retreat. Pastor Ezra’s G12 team, along with the full-time church staff travelled several hours from Berastagi to Medan for this retreat. The Singapore team who joined Pastor Simon and Pastor Marilyn were Clement, Clare, Stephen, Sam and I.

Time stood still for the 18 couples who attended the Marriage Encounter. A much-needed pause for reflection and soul searching. Aiming for perfection, every couple entered into marriage with high hopes. Their initial idea was not far from the truth of what God had envisioned marriage to be. Pastor Simon Yee remarked of God’s perfect plan of marriage: “Marriage is a conception of something that is perfect. It sets the standard of excellence. Let’s all fall in love again.”

“Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers. And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not… Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.” - Deuteronomy 8:1-7

Christmas Magic was brought back to China in 2017, from 23 November to 16 December, as we felt it was important to continue to share the Christmas message of faith, hope and love with the Chinese. The four cities we visited this time around were Shanghai, Chongqing, Xiamen and Hangzhou. A total of nine shows were performed in these four cities.

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