Monday, August 5, 2013

Homeschooling ABCs at Hope EFC (4 August 2013)

We are grateful to the leadership of David Tan from Hope EFC for organizing "Homeschooling ABCs" a dialog session with parents who are contemplating on the possibility of homeschooling. Together with two other speakers (David included), we presented on the role the father plays in teaching the Christian Worldview at home. Tremendously encouraged by the leadership of Hope EFC who state clearly their open support for homeschooling and their commitment to encourage this option for its members.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Homeschool Curriculum Viewing (28 July 2013)

As a follow-up to the Homeschooling Introduction meeting in Dicky's home a few weeks ago, we had a gathering in our home to showcase the materials that we have been using to educate both our daughters at home. Really appreciate my wife for being such a capable organizer and teacher! Looking back, we are grateful for God's amazing grace which saw us through the ups and downs for the past 6 years that we have been on this home education path. Certainly, no regrets!

I shared on the role of the father to teach the following : Character, Apologetics and Life Purpose.

Apologetics Sermon @River of Life Sanctuary (28 July 2013)

We were invited to speak during the Sunday Service of River of Life Sanctuary (RLS) - spoke on the topic of "Building a Biblical Worldview". How did this invitation come about? Well - the senior pastor's nine year old grandson (residing in Australia) attended a Creation Camp and came home all excited. And this excitement spread to the grandma! So, we are indeed living in a connected world!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Homeschooling "INDOCTRINATION" Talk (14 July 2013)

 My wife and I facilitated the viewing of "INDOCTRINATION" - a hard-hitting documentary movie on the state of public education for a group of young parents. There is really no such thing as neutrality in education and the schools have an easier time nowadays to influence the young ones because we parents are too busy with the world rather than shaping their worldview. How can the next generation rise up to be mighty in Spirit if this generation of parents sit down idly and surrender our children to the pagan education system?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Youth Camp @First Baptist Church Kuching (25-27 March 2013)

Glad to be back in Kuching for another Creation-based Youth Camp - this time, I am not alone - I have my family with me! As usual, the first order of the day upon touch-down is to head for as much of the local food fare as possible - storing up enough energy to interact with the young people later on! We are so appreciate of the hospitality and fellowship of the Wong family from First Baptist Church who took really good care of all of us.

When we opened up the whiteboard as a place for them to "post-it" any questions - we were surprised at the barrage of questions that came - not only about creation but about theology and life as well. Indeed, there was a lot of pent-up questions and doubts which needed clarification. Am grateful for Brother Ho Chwen who helped with the Bahasa translation - especially during the small group discussions.
"Now, I truly believe!" - testimonies like this really bring a warmth to your heart and make this trip tremendously worthwhile. All the Pocket Guides were sold out - as the youth now are on fire to share their faith and be ready with answers for a skeptical world.
Am so thankful for my wife and daughters - there were such a great help in the small group discussions and personal conversations. They are the ones that add the personal touch to this whole trip. Well done, ladies!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Demolishing Strongholds (16 February 2013)

This is Dicky Sudrajad - our fellow Answers Academy team member who has taken initiative to conduct the  Demolishing Strongholds DVD curriculum for young people. From 16 February onward, for a total of 6 weekly sessions, he is now into his "second season" of conducting this program. If you are interested to run this program for your church youth group, feel free to email Dicky at

Well done Dicky!

Friday, February 15, 2013

How Beautiful are the Feet ...(Advanced Creation Seminar at Glad Tidings Klang, 24 Jan 2013)

"..How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:15)
This verse applied literally to me because while I was leaving home to conduct the Advanced Creation Seminar at Glad Tidings Klang on 24 January last month, I accidentally wore two different shoes! Thank  God that both of them were black - so the audience did not notice until I made it my "opening ice-breaking joke"!
Am thankful for the support team that did not give up on me despite my "shoe" mistake.
Most who came were alumni of the Basic Creation Seminar - we are truly encouraged by the hunger to know the relevance of Scripture in today's skeptical world. Spent a bit more time on the topic of human civilization and the increased interest in aliens and UFOs.
Glad Tidings Klang is officially the first church in Malaysia to be conducting the Answers for Kids curriculum in their Sunday School. This is a wonderful initiative to ensure that the work does not just stop with the creation seminars but the message is integrated into the Christian Education curriculum as well - starting with the young. Well done - Pastor Vin and team!
Of course, no trip to Klang will be complete without tasting Bak-Kut-Teh!! Yeah........