Volume. XXV, No. 48
Sunday, 29 May 2011

25th Anniversary Greetings

To Pastor, Session and Members of Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church

Dear Hope Church family,

We greet you in the name of our precious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We, the members of the Board of Trustees of The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, meeting on March 28, 2011 at the Bible Presbyterian Church, Collingswood, New Jersey, do extend to you our sincerest congratulations on  the occasion of your 25th Anniversary. It is with greatest joy to hear of your labor of love in the ministry of Jesus Christ, not only in your local area, but reaching out to other lands. It is our earnest desire and expectation that the Hope Church family will continue to grow in number as well as in your walk with the Lord, and that you will be useful instruments of His grace in our day. Be assured that our prayers are with you. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6

In Christ for missions,
The Board of Trustees of the IBPFM


Greetings to
Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church
on the occasion of your
25th Anniversary
29 May 2011

Dear Session and Members of Hope B-P Church,

The Session and members of Life B-P Church greet you in the matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

We greatly rejoice with you, our beloved brethren from Hope B-P Church, on this significant spiritual milestone of your Silver Jubilee. May your hearts be filled with praise to God as you recall the blessings He has blessed you in these past 25 years of standing upon His Word and reaching out to the people of Adelaide.

May our Lord continue to say of you, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:8)

We pray that the Lord will bless you and keep you strong and steadfast as you serve Him and glorify Him in the years ahead, and until our Lord Jesus Christ returns!

Rev Charles Seet, on behalf of the Session of Life B-P Church, Singapore


Dear  Pastor David, Session  and members of  Hope BPC

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The session  and members of Maranatha BPC  rejoices with you and your session and members on this blessed commemoration of your church 25th  thanksgiving Anniversary. 

The Lord  have blessed the ministry  in Hope BPC  which was incepted in 1986 with His covenant   faithfulness and your committed stewardship over the past 25  years, providing edifying services to the  strengthening up of the saints in the word of God .We are  encouraged  by your  efforts in  evangelistic gospel  missions and outreach to the saving of souls (as we met some of your  members at  the gospel stations in batam recently) and the equipping of the saints in these last days. We noted that you have a vibrant group of young people growing in the fear of God which augurs well for the future of the church.

It is our prayer that you  and your session will continue stedfast to labour fervently and persevere on with the notable work of grounding your members in the knowledge and fear of God  and that with Lord’s enablement, the church will continue to grow in spirit and in numbers and be a vibrant gospel witness  and a reformed  and fundamental church in Eastern Australia and beyond. Let us be encouraged for we know that our labour of love is not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor 15:58).

May the Lord  strengthen   and challenge us  on this  blessed occasion by this needful Pauline advice to us all, Rom 12;11-13 “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality”.

Kindly convey our deepest felicitations to your congregation on this sacred occasion.

Rev Dr Jack Sin.
On behalf of session
Maranatha BPC, Singapore


Dear Brother Edwin

Thank you for your kind invitation to Hope BPC\'s Silver Jubilee.

I am away leading a Bible Lands\' Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece.

Please excuse me from the celebrations. I rejoice with you all on this happy occasion. May Hope BPC place their faith and hope always on God\'s forever infallible and inerrant Word.

In Christ
Rev Dr Jeffrey Khoo
Pastor, True Life BPC, Singapore


Dear Edwin,

Thank you for inviting us for 25th anniversary of your church and congratulation for it.
Unfortunately, due to our Sunday service, I wouldn\'t be able to be there.
May God continue to bless your congregation richly,

In Christ,
Rev K S Moon
Korean Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, SA


Dear Dn Edwin

Greetings to you in the name of Our Lord Jesus.

Thanks for the invitation to celebrate Hope BP 25th Anniversary.

I am very sorry that I am not able to come on 29/5 because of prior engagement and chairing on Sunday Worship.

However I have forward the invitation to our fellowship groups to response.

An announcement will also be made on Sunday  to let people know of Hope BP\'s Silver Jubilee and the invitation.

Praise God for the great things He has done at Hope BP.

God bless
Dn James Wong
Bible-Presbyterian Church of WA, Perth, WA


Dear Bro. Edwin,

We rejoice to hear of the 25th anniversary of Hope BP. Thank you for the kind invitation. We are not able to be in attendance on this special day, but we do pray for our Lord\'s rich blessing upon this event.

Blessings to you,
Bro Pete Blake
Ingham, Qld


Dear Dn Edwin,

Thank you for your invitation and updates and concerns. Thank God for His grace and mercy that we are fine.

Congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of Hope BPC! I am so sorry that I cannot attend your joyous occasion as I shall be preaching at Faith PC - Perth on the 29th May. I shall announce your invitation to the brethren here.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Rev Hien Nguyen
Brisbane B-P Church, Brisbane, Qld


Dear Rev Ki and Session of Hope BP Church

Greetings in the Lord’s most precious Name!

Our heartiest congratulations to you as you celebrate your 25th Anniversary. May the Lord continue to prosper your good work as you serve Him until He returns.

1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

In Christ,
Benson Goh
Deacon, on behalf of Sydney BP Church, Sydney, NSW

More Lively Hope



Kitchen Roster: Team Leader: Sis Lydia Fan. Next Lord’s Day: Bro Daniel Volvricht.
*Special Warm Welcome: Ps & Sis Ki.
*Anniversary Greetings from Rev Edward & Sis Lehia Paauwe (Perth); Dns Joyce Gong (S. Korea); Bro Christanto Budiman & family (Perth); Bro John & Sis Josephine Wong (Melb); Bro David Chua (KL); Bro Raymond Ang & Sis Serene Wong (S’pore).
*Help needed for Church Library. If interested,  please put your name on the sign up list on the notice board or talk to Dn Colin Gan for more details.
*CDs & mp3 of Family Bible Camp messages available. If interested, please fill the order form on the literature table and leave it in the box provided.
*Helpers needed for VBS in July. If you can help please see Sis Tabitha Tan.

Looking Ahead
*Vacation Bible School, 18 - 22 July.
*AFG Retreat, 1 - 3 Oct.
*Christmas Concert, Sat, 3 Dec.

Praise and Thanksgiving
Journey mercies: Ps & Sis Ki (Adl); Dns Joyce Gong (Jpn); Bros Raymond Chia (S’pore) & Daniel Ki (Pt Aug/Adl); Sis Cyndi Chan (S’pore); & others who arrived safely.
Church activities - over the past week.
God’s daily mercy, guidance & blessings.
25th Anniversary Thanksgiving - God’s guidance & provision for our church.
Working Bees
Job - Bro Raymond Ang (S’pore)

Prayer items
Health & God’s healing - Dr Gary Cohen (USA), Dr SH Tow (S’pore); Rev George van Buuren; Rev & Mrs James White; Preacher Zhang, Dn Yaw Chiew Tan; Bros Colin Creaser;  Elton Law, & Len Pearson; Mr Swee Liang Ng; Grandpa Ki (S’pore); Auntie Oei; Sisters Lynette Booth, Mabella Booth, Myung Ki, Choon Fong Lee (KL), Gillian Ong, Lehia Paauwe (Per), Margaret Pearson, Irena Kurek-Braden & Susan Varadi; & others in affliction.
Cambodia Missions - Rev David Koo & Ministry, Life University; Pr Zhang & Mandarin Ministry (Sihanoukville).
Laos Missions - Bro Surish Dharmalingam & Ministry
Batam Missions - Sis Ang Liang Phoa (Filadelfia Church & Orphanage).
iSketch&Tell Studio - Pr H S Lim & ministry.
IBPFM (USA) - Rev K Coleman, Board & Missionaries around the world.
Ministry in London - Ps & Sis Ki.
Presbyterian Missionary Union - Missionaries.
Ps & Sis  Weng - ministry in Hope BPC.
Hopefuls in S’pore; In Kuching: Teo family.
Journey mercies: Dn Tony & Sis Sally Law (Canada); Dns Joyce Gong (S’pore/Batam/Japan); Bro John & Sis Josephine Wong & Stephen (Adl); & those who are travelling.
Job - Sisters Clara Sim & Corinne Teng.
Interpreters of sermon into Mandarin & Korean.
God’s comfort - those in grief.
 Street-Evangelism - Protection of participants & Salvation of those who received Gospel tracts. 
Recent disasters in NZ, Japan & USA - victims & families.
Believers under persecution in Islamic countries.
Mission work in Mindanao - Bro Richard & Sis Myra Horenung.



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