She is ONE Now!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Doodle Bug!

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I remember exactly this time around I was at the hospital and having this cute little baby girl. My husband, Dave, was there right beside me in the surgery room, held my hand, and even allowed by my OB/GYN to witness the moment they pulled the baby out of my womb. He can tell you the story better than me. He thought it was the awesomest thing he ever seen in his life!

The first time I held her in my arms, she was so tiny and I couldn’t stop crying to see once again God made a miracle in our family. He made her beautifully and fearfully, He has written her life in His book. He has her future planned perfectly.

Today, we are celebrating her first birthday. YES, SHE IS ONE YEAR OLD NOW! Time flies when we have so much fun and time to spend together. Can’t thank God enough for His grace, mercy, love and blessings in her life. We have seen God has been working in her life since she was born and we are seeing now, and we will see God’s hands in her life in the future.

I am one blessed Mama! God has given me delightful and beautiful daughters and an amazing, loving husband. He made my life complete!

I never stop thanking God my Father and Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord for them every single moment! 

 

God Made It Fruitful

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We are back from our 18 days trip to Texas and Oklahoma (8/2 – 8/20). At the end of this trip we are tired, but most of all we are thankful for what God has done in those 18 days. We asked all of our prayer partners to pray for God would make this trip glorifying His name and fruitful, safe trip, meeting people, have good relationships, and good health for all of us. And He answered the prayers! He made it fruitful!

Here are some of the highlights of the trip:

  • Time with family (Helen’s cousin and his family). We also spent some times just us as family.
  • Declare Conference (I blog about it tomorrow), where I met some of my friends in REAL LIFE who I first time met online (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging group).
  • Visiting 1 church in Richardson, TX and 2 churches in Houston, TX.
  • Sharing about the needs of Bible Translation works in South East Asia at 2 home meetings in Houston, TX.
  • YouVersion 100 Million Celebration at Live Church TV in Edmond, OK where we met some of the volunteers for the translation team, the coordinator and the director.
  • Sharing about the needs of Bible Translation works in Southeast Asia at Canyon Creek Baptist Sunday School classes and their Elementary students and teachers at the Academy morning assembly.

We did have busy schedule on this trip but one thing that we know well in our hearts that it is all God, because of God and at the end all the glory is for God alone.

He made it happened. He made it fruitful.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

My mom is one of the greatest gifts God ever gave to me in my life.
For all these years, since I was conceived in her womb, born and now I have my own daughters, she is still my mom.

She never stop loving me.
She never stop helping me.
She never stop fighting for me.
She never stop correcting me when I do something wrong.
She never stop teaching me what being a mom means.
She never stop showing me what sacrifice means.
She never stop being a mom for me and my sisters.

She is a mom of daughters, too.

She is my mom.
She is my treasure.
She is my praise to God.

“Dear Mama, Happy Mother’s Day to my beloved and blessed mom, thought I cannot hug and kiss you today, I trust God is always with you, to bless you, to love you and to protect you. I am so thankful to be your daughter.”

Easter Story for Kids

easter2013Today my husband and I were given an opportunity to share about the impact of Bible Translation led to the life changing in Christ with a group of kids at our children church. He found a story, Jesus is Alive, related to Easter and Bible Translation at Wycliffe’s blog post. It is free to download here, included a recipe of empty-tomb rolls for Easter Morning.

The story about a boy named Nard, a Pilipino boy, who came to know Christ and became a missionary pilot.

A translator, Dick, went to his village to share the Good News about Jesus to him and the people in his village in Philippines. When Nard met Dick, he was a boy who could not read or write, he was know as trouble maker. Dick asked for Nard’s help to teach him his language, Isnag. After years of learning and translating, Dick finally finished the book of Mark. And Nard could read and write at that time, too. It was time for Dick to go on furlough and he gave Nard a copy of the translated book of Mark in his language. He told Nard to read it while he was away.

Nard’s life was changed after reading the story of Jesus. His eyes were opened and his heart was touched by the Holy Spirit when he came to understand the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion  and resurrection.

When the Word of God translated in the language of the people can understand the best in their heart, the power of God’s word will work in their hearts and Holy Spirit will lead them into the salvation. For they can understand complete what God says to them. For they can see the truth clearly. For they can grow in their faith when they keep reading and studying the Word of God in their own language. Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans that the power of God’s word can safe anybody who believes (Romans 1:16-17). That is the truth.

Would you join us to bring the gospel to over 290 million people who speak about 1,967 languages in the world through prayer? Would you be partners of Wycliffe to get this big task done?

Check out HERE to know more about Wycliffe and to find out how you can get involved in God’d mission work through Wycliffe.

HAPPY EASTER! 

Jesus came to save and to bring freedom to those who believes in Him.

10 Ways To Love

​​I found this notes posted on our church bulletin few months ago and I thought I’d love to share these practical ways that we all  can do to show love to others so that they may know God’s love.

10 Ways To Love

  1. Listen without interrupting (Proverbs 18)
  2. Speak without accusing (James 1:18)
  3. Give without sparing (Proverbs 21:26)
  4. Pray without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)
  5. Answer without arguing (Proverbs 17:1)
  6. Share without pretending (Ephesians 4:!5)
  7. Enjoy without complaint (Philippians 2:14)
  8. Trust without wavering (1 Corinthians 13:7)
  9. Forgive without punishing (Colossians 3:13)
  10. Promise without forgetting (Proverbs 13:12)

In the New Testament I found 14 verses that quote Jesus’ command for all of us to love one another for He has loved us first. ​They are:

  • John 15:12 (ESV)“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
  • 1 John 3:11 (ESV)For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
  • John 13:34 (ESV)A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
  • John 15:17 (ESV)These things I command you, so that you will love one another. The Hatred of the World
  • Romans 12:10 (ESV)Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
  • 1 John 4:11 (ESV)Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9 (ESV)Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,
  • 1 Peter 1:22 (ESV)Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
  • 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
  • 1 John 3:10 (ESV)By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. Love One Another
  • 1 John 3:23 (ESV)And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
  • 1 John 4:7 (ESV)Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  • 1 John 4:12 (ESV)No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
  • 2 John 1:5 (ESV)And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.

What do you do to show love to others?

Teaching Kids About Bible Translation

Wycliffe Bible Translations provides 7 ideas how we can teach our children about Bible Translations and the needs around the world. You also can read the original post here.

1.      Pray for a Bibleless people group together.

No matter their age, your children can take part in Bible translation by praying for a people group without Scripture in their language. Through our FREE Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project, you and your family will receive e-mails to encourage you as you pray, a printable how-to-pray bookmark, and information about your people group as it becomes available.

2.      Make a treat with a recipe from a Wycliffe missionary.

The Wycliffe Cookbook can be a great tool to support Bible translation while teaching your kids about life in the mission field—and making great memories in the kitchen together! Our cookbook has delicious recipes and fun anecdotes submitted by missionaries. You are sure to find treats and activities the whole family will enjoy like Whimsy Sculpture Bread, Baked Monster Pancakes, or Crispy Critter Cookies, to name a few!

3.      Give a Christmas gift that can transform a life.

This year help your family experience the power of generosity by giving a gift with eternal rewards! The 2012–2013 Wycliffe Gift Catalog is filled with ways you can help bring God’s Word to people still waiting.

Let your kids pick a project that your family can help fund, like creating video Bible stories for Guatemalan children or supporting missionary families.

 4.      Explore the world of Bible translation together at the Wycliffe Discovery Center.

Field trip! At the Wycliffe Discovery Center, kids can travel the world and dive into the life of a Bible translator without ever leaving the country. They’ll experience people and cultures they’ve never seen before through interactive games and activities. There’s also a chance to hear exciting stories from a real missionary about doing God’s work around the world.

5.      Teach lessons that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Check out Wycliffe.org for dozens of resources and FREEdownloadable curriculum perfect for your family or Sunday school class. Whether it’s a story and coloring book like Angel Tracks in the Snow, or free lessons about prayer and the steps of Bible translation, you’ll find countless ways to teach kids about Bible translation.

6.      Learn about life overseas with a fun game.

Take a trip to MakaziVille. (No passport required!) This fun,FREE computer game from our partners at The Seed Company lets your kids become missionaries in a foreign land. They’ll move into MakaziVille and learn all about living in a different culture while translating the Bible and sharing the Gospel. Check it out and let the fun begin!

7.      Introduce them to The Story of Jesus for Children.

Next time your family is in the mood for a movie night, we suggest The Story of Jesus for ChildrenCreated by The JESUS Film Project, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, this video is the retelling of the true story of Jesus through a child’s eyes. It includes some footage from the original “JESUS”film—which is translated into languages all over the world and shared with people who may never have heard the Gospel before—making it a great way to introduce kids to one of the many kinds of media used in Bible translation.

Interested in resources for students? Click here to see what we have to offer!

This Is More Than A Challenge

Before 2008, I always got up 4 o’clock in the morning, started my daily life with getting shower, ran to catch the bus, attended classes, went to work after class as part-timer, then went back home. I ended my days around 10 p.m. every day. That was my life when I was in Indonesia. My daily routine life was pushing me out of bed way early in the morning otherwise everything would be out of schedule.

I spent reading my Bible and listened to music on the way to my campus every morning because it took 2 hours from my parents’ house to the campus.

Since I moved to States after getting married, my routine shifted. Especially when I had nothing to do and then our first born baby arrived. Totally messed up my routine. I spent all my time to figure out what and how to become a mom and a wife, how to adjust with this new culture and life style. Everything is changed. The only thing that never ever change is GOD and his Word.

Yes, I found it difficult to wake up early in the morning since then. It’s been hard for me. Why? Because I have nothing to do or somewhere to be in the morning, I have no schedule at all, I have no priority, and I have no motivations at all. I feel that I am not a good wife and mom, nothing to compare with the woman describes in Proverbs 31 at all!

But I never stop asking God to show me how and help me to get on my feet in the morning, to do better serving my husband and my daughter (soon we will have 2 children!) and most of all to serve my Lord and King. I keep on praying and reading the Bible at any time, anywhere, any moment.

In the last couple of months, I have been following a Twitter feeds from several Christian women who have been encouraging me with their tweets. Through them I found Kat @ Inspired to Action. Kat with 9 other amazing women start a challenge called Hello Mornings, how to maximize our mornings as a child of God, follower of Christ, a wife, a mom and an encouraging friend to others.

THIS IS THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYER, I think. I am sure IT IS! God led me to this group of women who faithfully walk with God and share their testimonies to encourage other women. I need this. I need the motivation and help. Why?

Because we need others, who is stronger that us, to strengthen us in faith. And they are there for you and me.

Just like my friend, Meredith, says, “Being a mom and a wife is a never-ending non-stop job.” We need each other. This is a challenge for me. A challenge that I pray God will use it to maximize my life and my mornings for only for Him, that God will use and give wisdom to my Accountability Captains to motivate and to help me and my friends in our groups to life our lives in God’s glory, and that God will show His favor and love to all of us.

How are we gonna do this? Joining this challenge, participants will:

  1. experience quality time with God
  2. intentionally plan their mornings
  3. and exercise regularly

And how am I gonna do it?

  • I will go to bed when it’s time to go to bed as early as possible.
  • I will get up earlier that anyone in my house, that will be my husband and my girl (they are early risers!).
  • I will spend time with as my very first thing to do in the morning: listening to Audio Bible and reading  at the same time (writing journal, of course!).
  • Fixing breakfast for my husband and brewing our favorite coffee.
  • Get myself ready for my children to wake up and getting their breakfast ready.
  • and the list will goes on…

Those are the beginning and I pray that God will help me to start my day well with Him and finish it well with Him.

This is not just a challenge, this is more than that. This is a change of life style, from nothing to something. Everybody can do it with and through Christ Jesus who is the source of every thing we will need to walk with God, to serve and obey Him, to love Him and to show the world His love.

How do you maximize your morning? Do you want more that just what you have done so far?

Come and and join us at Hello Morning Fall Challenge, visit and register HERE. It’s not too late!