By Toh Siew Hoon
My Impression of Guam:
Guam is a beautiful place. Streets there are neat and clean, people are friendly and hospitable. I am especially amazed by the beautiful clouds and sunset everyday.
Our Kingdom Assignment in Guam:
On Friday 5 Oct: I felt privileged to be able to partake in the Guam Ministers’ Association monthly luncheon. The message shared by Ps Henson at the luncheon was just right. I felt it was a timely word from God for the ministers to hear and be awakened. I was so glad that complimentary copies of Say To Archippus brought by Ps Mark Benavente were gone in no time. At the AAA Seminar that evening, one of the ministers approached the book table to buy a set of Say To Archippus and Alignment Check. I asked him, “Didn’t you get a free copy of Say To Archippus at the luncheon?” And he replied, “I went up to speak to Ps Henson for a while and when I turned around, the books were gone!”
On Saturday 6 Oct: In the opening worship set, I was so fascinated by the lyrics of the song, “So Will I”:
If the stars were made to worship so will I….
If creation sings Your praises so will I….
As You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath….
If it all reveals Your nature so will I….
Every painted sky a canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I….
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I….
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I….
I simply poured out my heart to worship our awesome God. Yes Lord, so will I …
I felt that throughout the whole seminar, the anointing of God was upon Ps Henson as he spoke. Every session was impactful and every word spoken was powerful. Lay Leng’s sharing was very anointed too. As for me, I was quite nervous during my sharing. The night before, I was trying to put in place what I had in my mind to share but very quickly succumbed to sleepiness. In the morning, I had no time to think anymore but could only ask the Lord to help me. I was very encouraged when a few sisters came to thank me for my sharing.
During the session “Finish the Race”, the slide of horses waiting to be unleashed at the race caught my eye. It was not the first time I had seen this slide but it jumped out at me this time. It reminded me of a vision I had when Ps Henson, Lay Leng and I prayed together before the trip: a vision of athletes getting ready at their starting lines waiting for the gun to be sounded. It seemed to be an affirmation from the Lord that Archippuses in Guam would be awakened, aligned and assigned for the purposes of God.
The Lord indeed had prepared hearts to receive the awakening message. I was very encouraged to see the response of the people at the altar, and many kept coming to buy the books (which sold out very quickly). May both books, Say To Archippus and Alignment Check, help them go deeper and be aligned and assigned on their kingdom assignments.
On Sunday 7 Oct: I felt the presence of the Lord once I stepped into the sanctuary of Life in the Son Christian Fellowship that morning. When worship started, His presence became stronger. I sensed the love and presence of God was like a canvas above everyone. When the song “Nothing is Impossible” was sung, I could not help but jump for joy (I have never jumped in worship but was prompted by the Holy Spirit to jump this time). I sensed the Lord was saying, “Now celebrate with joy. For I am doing a mighty work in the hearts of my people here.”
What the Lord is teaching me:
1) Do not doubt visions or impressions I receive (sometimes I am not sure of what I see and hear, I will ask if it is of the Lord or myself). Just pray what I see and hear from the Holy Spirit. The Lord is faithful to see His desires come to pass. 2) What it means to worship Him in awe.