Volume. XXXiiV, No. 1
Sunday, 07 July 2019


Anniversary Congratulations & Greetings (Part 4)


My wife and I rejoice with the Pastor, Elders, Deacons, and members of Hope B-P Church on your 33rd Anniversary Thanksgiving.  

Indeed, God's grace has sustained and kept His Church through these years of challenging and trying times of this generation. 

We have witnessed the growth of Hope Church from her humble beginnings to what it is today for the glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

It is our prayer that God will continue to keep Hope Church in the bond of love and unity in Christ "from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love" (Ephesians 4:16). 

A Blessed 33rd Anniversary to the brethren at Hope BP Church.

Your missionary partner in Christ,

Rev Dr and Mrs Yiew Pong Sen, Singapore

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Sincere felicitations to all the Hopefuls on the occasion of your 33rd Anniversary Thanksgiving. The Lord has done great things for you, and I rejoice with you all. May you remain steadfast, immovable in your faith, fixing your eyes upon Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Keep loving and caring and encouraging one another, stirring up one another towards love and good deeds. Share the Gospel of Salvation to those who are still outside Christ that they may come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"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" (1Corinthians 15:58).

"And let us not be weary in welldoing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9-10). "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love" (Hebrews 6:10).

Yours in His service,
Elder Khoo Peng Kiat, Singapore

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Dear Hope Session & Congregation,

Heartiest congratulations to you on your 33rd anniversary. As you reflect upon God's grace and goodness to Hope in this one-third of a century, you'll no doubt praise and thank Him for His unfailing compassions and great faithfulness (Lam. 3:22-23). It was a privilege and honour for me and my wife to celebrate with you on your 32nd anniversary last year. We have fond memories, as we felt the warmth of the fellowship, the love of the brethren and the desire for God's Word. These are precious traits that took time to cultivate. May you continue to persevere in them and to shine the gospel light by God's grace in Adelaide and beyond. May the Lord find us faithful until He comes. 

Humbly in Christ,

McCoy & Michele Chow, Singapore

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May God continue to bless the whole congregation the way the Pastor, Elders and the whole congregation has blessed Michael and I in the 4 years we have been with you. 

Thank you Pastor Ki, Myung, and all the church Elders & families and all the wonderful friends. 

Sincerely, Sis Geok Hoon Leong, Singapore

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Greetings from Singapore! 

Blessed 33th Anniversary to Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church with many more years to come until Jesus Christ returns! 

We are very very grateful to Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church for helping our daughter Agnes See to settle down in Adelaide when she was studying there in 2014. 

Special thanks to Purdee, Elder Michael Lee, Sheri, Sarah ... and all the many others who we didn’t have the privilege to know.

May God bless Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church to be a Sanctuary and a Lamp for many more foreign students in the years ahead; even unto eternity!

All Praises and Thanks to The Almighty God Jehovah for raising Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church! 

Yours faithfully in Christ,
Dr David & Mrs Joyce See

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Congratulations and blessings to Hope BPC a beacon to the community and an extension of God’s grace to all whom you connect with. Thank God for the manifold blessings!

Bro Charles & Sis Joanne  Tan, Singapore

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Dear Brethren of Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church, Adelaide,

First, my family and I would like to wish everybody at Hope B-P Church a very happy and blessed 33rd anniversary. Secondly, I would like to thank the church and the leadership for their gracious support when my two girls, Vanessa and Felicia, were studying in Adelaide (~ Jun 2006 - Aug 2013), and the prayer support when I was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2012. Thank you all for the prayer blessings you have showered upon my family.

Hope B-P Church has a special place in my heart. The first time I attended your church was on 11th June 2006, almost 13 years ago, together with Vanessa. My first impression of the church then was the people were very warm, caring and welcoming. As a result, I have made friends in your church which I am still in contact with until today. Thank God for these loving people.

On behalf of many parents' of overseas students in Adelaide, I want to thank God that He is using Hope B-P Church to reach out to their children who are from far away countries which can often be lonely for them. I can attest to it that God is using your church to minister to these students so that they can keep their faith in Christ and for those outside the kingdom can have the opportunity to come to the saving grace of Christ. Praise God for this ministry.

May the Lord find you faithful as you serve Him. May the Lord grant you wisdom, strength and continues to bless you all as you minister to others. 

Keep up the good work and I would like to leave this verse with you, Psalms 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Once again, wishing all at Hope B-P Church a Happy and Blessed 33rd Anniversary. 

From,
Kang Fun, Adeline and family, 1 June 2019 

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Wishing Hope BP Church a very Blessed and Happy 33rd Anniversary celebration.

Sis Peng ha Yeo

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Dear Hopefuls,

Brotherly Greetings from the United States of America!

Let me take this precious moments that the Lord has given me and say congratulations to what the Lord has done for Hope B-P Church through all these years.

The Bible says in Zechariah 4:6 : "Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” All this work we are doing belongs to the Lord. As we remain faithful to His word, He will continue to bless us.

Congratulations to you today because when you look back to where the Lord has led us thus far, we can only praise

Him and say thank you Lord for your grace and mercy! May your name be glorified through our witness now and forever more!

"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." (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Let's Finish Strong!

Maranatha,
Bro. Nathaniel Lim

 


More Lively Hope

 

Announcements

  • Welcome to our Pulpit: Rev Edward Paauwe.
  • Special thanks to Dn John & Sis Josephine Wong for organising last night’s Movie Night for Sunday School students & giving time off to parents.
  • All committee, fellowship & ministry group leaders: please prepare annual reports at the end of the current financial year & then submit to Dn Kevin Low as soon as possible.
  • All committee, fellowship & ministry groups are to submit their budget proposals to Treasury via email to hopebpctreasury@gmail.com by 14 Jul.
  • Annual Congregation Meeting: All members are expected to attend. If unable to attend, please arrange a proxy with Dn Kevin Low.
  • Please observe all parking signs when parking your vehicles. Please DO NOT block our neighbours’ driveways, and do not park on the streets north & west of church (Bedford Square).
  • Lunch Duty: This week: AFG. Next week: VFG.  

 

Praise & Thanksgiving

  • Visitors & church activities in the past week.
  • Ministry in Batam – Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki.
  • Ministry at Hope BPC – Bro Kenneth Cheong.
  • God’s provision for pulpit speakers.
  • Journey mercies: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki (Batam);  & others who have travelled.

 

Prayer

  • Healing: Pastor Ki; Rev George van Buuren; Rev Edward & Mrs Lehia Paauwe; Rev Pong Sen Yiew (S’pore); Grandpa Ki (S’pore); and others in affliction.
  • Missions: Rev Ken & Mrs Ira Olson (Cameroon; Rev & Mrs Ricker (Guatemala).
  • Ebenezer BPC (Melb) – Session & members.
  • Wellspring Bible Church (WBC) & Elder Stephen Lim in Glen Waverley, Melbourne.
  • Journey mercies: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki (S’pore); Dn Sung Hyun & Sis Amy Ma & Grace (Adl); those travelling during holidays; & others who are travelling.

 

 

 

 

 

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