Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Journey for the Last Few Months

Last July, God spoke to me to arrange big events for women and children. For the kids, He wants the kids to acknowledge that prayer and having intimate relationship with Him are important. For the women, He wants them to be aware that they can change the world through their faith and prayer. They have to understand that they are special creatures and not only regular housewives who do regular house works. They can produce kids who have the fear of the Lord and to be the next generation who bring blessings to the nation. Wives should also be helper to their husbands and not burden which is the other way around. A wise woman can create heaven for the husband and harmony in the family. When a family lives in harmony, automatically there's more capacity for this family to do more positives things outside the house. The business is better. Their relationships with others are better. They can bless the others because they are blessed.

I was a little shocked and worried because I have never done it before. In the same time, my company has to invest lots of money for the new building. The one we use right now is only for rent. If God asked me while I don't have to invest in anything, I wouldn't be worried at all. But, doing big event like this need quite a lot of money plus I have to invite almost 200 ladies from outside the city of Surabaya. It means we had to provide all the transports, hotels, and food for two nights because lots of them are simple and humble people. Even some of them almost never went outside their cities/ villages.

In the beginning, I cried almost everyday in the morning because I worried if I didn't do it right. I worried that I didn't have good team to do it. I worried if I got the wrong speakers. I worried I didn't have enough money. I basically worried about almost everything.

In the same time, I was super duper busy in my office because of the party season. Every week we had to hand in 50 to 80 something dresses. It was so tiring. I also cried to God for more capacity in my brain to be able to handle my business and the ministry equally. But God is good. He's faithful. He's always with me through the hardest time. He led me one by one, step by step.he gave me perfect team. He gave me dream for instructions what to pray for. He gave me friends who prayed for me and for the events. He introduced me to wonderful people to work with.

As the days went by, I felt more and more His companion in my life and even in my tiniest activities. For example last July before the “Hari Raya”, my partner said we couldn't have salaries because we had to give away lots of money for “THR” (in Indonesia, employees get double salaries during Hari Raya Idul Fitri) So,I thought I couldn't do much of anything because I had no money (I'm not the kind of person who will ask for extra from my husband, because I believe God's never late in providing me what I need.) At that time, my credit card bill came, also I found out my brother in Christ had an urgent need. I told Jesus,“ Lord, my credit card is due in a week, and I found out my friend is in needs, if it's my portion to help, then You're going to give me the money.” That's all I said to Him. The due date came, I intentionally checked my balance in the bank. Then I found out I had the money for everthing I mentioned to Jesus. In that very morning there was also a charity day in my church to donate basic food supplies in one of the poorest district in Surabaya, and I already had the money to participate in it. Hallelujah!

From there, God made me understand even more if it's God's project, of course He's the one who pays all the bills. My faith is rising up everyday knowing Him as perfect God and I'm so proud to be part of His works.

Praise God, the kids prayer concert and the women crusade were successful. God touched their hearts. Their spirits are refreshed and their motivated to serve God even more. All the testimonies through some of the lady prayer warriors were awesome and strengthen them.

Thanks to :
Kids Prayer Networks ( Jaringan Doa Anak) who contributes the materials for the Kids Prayer Concert.
Rev. Fiba Affan (Jakarta), Rev. DR. Ambrose John (Malaysia), Pdt. Hesty Lumintang as main speakers.
Ibu Linda, , Ibu Shirly America (Holland), Ibu Sally Paduli, Ibu Carrollien Widiawati ( there's her notes in my older post), and Ibu Henny for their testimonies.
Ferary Gunawan as translator and being a faithful intercessor for this two events.
All the intercessors and all the workers who work whole-heartedly.
Ibu Emmy Leyder who's more than my right hand to make all things possible even she's not in a perfect health during the whole preparation.

Most of all, I greatly thank God for giving me the privilege to be part of His Kingdom and bringing me from His glory to another glory. Amen.