Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Chinese New Year break went by so quickly and now I'm booking in again in a couple of hours =(

I wish I had more time.

Field camp when I go in. Do pray for me =)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Hello everybody, my time is officially running out and i feel sad =( People all ask me if i'm scared of NS and my answer is always 'naaah'. I mean, I'm pretty used to regimented life after six years in Marist NPCC. If you're done with NS and you're reading this and you see the previous line don't scoff and say NPCC is nothing like NS, because everyone says it's more slack but just dirtier. Funny thing is I'd prefer it to be less slack but cleaner hahaha.

But yeah, point is, I'm not really scared of NS, I know I can make it in there and I'll do everyone proud =) I can't help feeling sad though, because I really will miss everyone. I feel so loved from all the messages and emails and stuff, and I guess it's a good thing to feel sad too because it shows I've close friends who I'll dearly miss. Thank you all for being there for me all I'll see you on the other side yeah? This sounds gay but I love all of you back HAHA.

I was debating with myself whether to write dedications (I sound like a DJ) cause I didn't want to leave anyone out. But hey I'm just gonna type some short sentences, if you don't see your name here it's not cause I don't remember you, just that I didn't really think you'd read my blog. So in no order of importance:

To my dear little miss tiny, please take care of yourself ok? I won't be away for long, and I hope you really really enjoyed your birthday. I'll miss you too =)

To Phyllis, you've heard it many times before but I'll say it again before I go in - you're truly an awesome friend, period. Thanks for being there for me, and Happy Birthday in advance!

Farmer De Silva, you're an amazing guy who's always willing to be there to help no matter how inconvenient it is. I mean it when I said I'll be there if you ever need my help for anything at all.

To my two dear Godsisters, thanks for just being who you are, really. You're the sisters I never had, and you made me feel loved as part of this extra family =) Eunice I want to kope more stuff from you when I'm back HAHA. I will give you loads of stuff too! Beat, thanks for the email. Touched much okay. Haha I actually typed you a message after reading your mail but I realised I didn't send out cause my new owning colour phone with polyphonic capability and flashlight didn't have your number. Love you both!

To Henry Louis Velge, you take care too man. Thank you again for that email, I totally wasn't expecting it! You're a good friend and I want to thank you for everything. We should be in a proper band of our own when I get better HAHA.

To Kenneth and Jasper, I've watched you both grow and I thank God for you two. I've passed the baton to you two and I trust you guys. I'm there to help whenever I can but for now it's your show ok? Please take care =)

To Val, Mel and the other shooters, thank you for all your support and encouragement. A part of me will always miss the times we trained together, and I know we'll always be good friends. =)

To the bros, you guys have always been there. Even if we don't hang out every day and stuff I'm thankful for all of you. And the fact that we're all guys means we all have NS as a common topic! Haha we'll meet after BMT and talk k?

To everyone else, if you're going to miss me you're someone I'm going to miss too. Sorry if you didn't see your name up, it's cause I'm rushing off. But thank you anyway and we'll catch up soon!

Signing off,

Recruit Andrew Tay

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I guess it's time I got down to blogging before my time is up and I get conscripted into National Sl*very (must censor in case some government official reads and I get screwed).

Where to start, so many things to say! Basically I'm going in on the 8th and probably the only thing I'm really looking forward to is getting a hot bod from NS HAHA. One pack ----> Six pack please.

Ok I know lotsa people make new year's resolutions but I don't really bother cause most people fail in the end anyway. Haha but I do look back and think about the year that's passed though, and reflecting, I've really a lot to be thankful to God for. For moulding me and instilling that spirit of obedience in me when I served in my first YISS, for making a way for me so many times, for the friends around me. I really will miss everybody so please do keep me in your prayers ok?

I originally wanted to type out a proper testimony for this YISS, but I got lazy and I think this copy-pasted msn convo with Val will do. Hahaha YI truly is amazing. And God makes it amazing, and you know even though the thing that happened was pretty freaky and showed that the devil is real, it only served to strengthen my faith in God that He is all-powerful, and that darkness flees at the sound of His name!

Andrew says:
oh haha you are online!

Jesus take the wheel says:

Andrew says:
omg yiss was super amazing ok
it's like
80 people who at the start from all walks of life
some haven't been to church in 9 months or more
from just standing ther during pnw
to jumping and raising their hands to God
and outpouring was amazing too
you should've seen God at work
haha almost all rested in the Spirit and everyone was praying in tongues by the end of it

Jesus take the wheel says:
sounds cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats good to hear (:

Andrew says:
and it's like
God really worked wonders
people being forced to come to yiss
ended up jumping and praising Him
people who were hurt, held down by sin, guilt were healed
and it was just...
haha wah

Jesus take the wheel says:

Andrew says:
hahaha omg
but you know
with such powerfully spiritual camps, it also means that spiritual attacks are also more severe
and the devil will try even harder to attack
like on the second night during one of the sessions, even i felt something was wrong la
and like, i'm not the kind who sees visions and all?
i've never seen a vision, i only have tongues
but even i felt something was wrong la

Jesus take the wheel says:
omg i just read yr text abt yr fren

Andrew says:
and after that the service team shared that they felt it too, that they felt distraction and evil
haha that happened just now this afternoon
anw the intercessors
haha they're a subteam whose role during yiss is just to pray
they saw visions throughout la, which is so cool and reaffirming
but during the time that session was held they got the word distraction
but after that they prayed and all was ok again
oh then this afternoon one was scary
during ministering, people were like getting slain super quickly
even some of the facils also
and like some of the participants like immediately when the speaker said 'just receive' they fell
but anw
during end of the session suddenly my friend started shaking uncontrollably
and he couldn't talk anymore
my other friend apparently felt some demonic presence and i saw her crying
and it was kinda scary la
so the leaders brought my shaking friend to the back to pray over him
then after that we brought him to the room where he was still shaking and couldn't talk, like he saw something really really bad
and no matter what people asked him he didn't respond, except to occasionally nod a little
so anyway it was just before mass and our priest came in to say a prayer for him
and then after that one of the adults came in to pray over him

Jesus take the wheel says:

Andrew says:
and cause in the room there were just a few of us by my friend's side
and he asked us to pray spontaneously
then he put his hand on my friend's head and told the devil he had no place here
that in Jesus' name he bound all spirits and cast them out
that Jesus is lord
and then my friend in a really short while started crying louder
and then he was alright!
he was really thankful after that la

Jesus take the wheel says:
abit creepy...
my youth camp not so xiong
but sth like tt also

Andrew says:
yeah cause
yiss is a REALLY intense spiritual camp
honestly i have never felt anything like it
i remember my yi
the moment i stepped in i felt something different
like God's power was there strongly
and participants say the same thing also

Haha I'm not so lazy after all cause I made the effort to neaten it and make it easier to read. But yeah praise God for that!

I think NS is just going to be another time for God to mould me, to sheath me and use that time away from serving to make me something better. I don't want to go for NS, but it's my cup, my cross to bear, and I'll just have to keep praying =)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Message me if you're interested! Haha. Ok lots to update about, YISS, Christmas etc. Soon soon. =)