Akha Women’s Conference 2017, Chiang Rai, Thailand

In February 2017, Pastor Daphne, Aileen, Priscilla, Annie and Zoie, visited the Akha Outreach Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand, to minister at their annual Akha Women’s Conference. The conference seeks to empower the Akha women and to serve as a time of refreshing and encouragement for many of them. Each year when we return, we hear of testimonies from the Akha women about breakthroughs that they receive the year before and the greater things that they are expecting the Lord to do!

 

Below is a short recount from Annie Boon, who is currently volunteering in church, about her trip with us to the conference:

When Aileen first asked if I would like to join Pastor Daphne and a team of ladies to minister at the Akha Women’s Conference in Chiang Rai, I did not know what to expect but was excited. To prepare for the trip, I asked Aileen a few questions beforehand as I felt that I needed to manage my expectations; particularly on accommodation, whether we would be staying in the village or in a hotel.

This trip opened my eyes to see missionaries reaching out to the tribes; it really encouraged me to see missionaries that were so obedient to the Word of God! As I have never visited a tribe before this, it was amazing that God is showing me how He is using available vessels for His good work to serve Him. It was heartwarming to see the Akha women coming together for the conference from their various villages. I could sense such a freedom in worship in these women and their strong trust in the Lord. They were being set free and filled with the Spirit of Joy! I will always remember their joyful hearts and the smiles on their faces.

I could see that the conference was a brilliant avenue for these ladies who come from the different villages to bond and encourage each other in the faith. Looking back, I realized that it was the simplicity of these women’s trust in God that causes them to receive God the most. This is especially pronounced when there is very little access for medical help in the villages so they have to depend on God and trust that He will heal them.

It is a privilege to be able to join this trip as I had learned many things about missions, the culture and what the Lord is doing in a nation apart from Singapore. As long as you are an available vessel, God can use you! Go, expose yourself to missions and see what God is doing in the nations!


Video by: Zoie Esther Tan

In Appreciation of Cornerstone’s Couriers Team; Cambodia

From the Desk of Solomon Independent School

In appreciation of Cornerstone Courier Team – unto the uttermost part of the earth in Cambodia

1-5 December 2016

When I heard that Cornerstone Church Singapore would be sending a “Courier Team” to Solomon Independent School, my first thought was that the Church might want to donate used clothes, old shoes, toys and leftovers through the services of DHL Courier. Thank God, things turned out even better. The Church sent a team of 13 members to the school instead. They arrived on 1 December 2016 by plane – not DHL Courier – and came in obedience to God’s calling to bless our children, pray for the sick, minister to the poor and needy and share the Gospel in Cambodia.

 

The Courier Team ministered, first and foremost, to the children of Solomon Independent School, through lively and meaningful activities. Parents and children were invited to celebrate Christmas together in school, where the Gospel was widely preached. We also had a wonderful time of fellowship with the local youths. The team further divided themselves into four groups and dispersed to visit many villages, giving out rice and dry rations as love-gifts. Our Cornerstone Couriers brought the Love and Blessings of the Lord to the doorsteps of the young and old, the poor and needy, the ailing and the lost. The sick received prayers of healing in Jesus’s name, and the Gospel was shared to many families.

 

We appreciate very much the video posted by Joanne,  which presents a beautiful picture of the eventful time that the team spent with our School.

 

 

6-9 December 2016

 

Together with three Cambodian Pastors – Pastors Kea, Mok and Rom – Team Leader Luke and I extended our trip to Kampong Preah An, situated by the Mekong river, facing Laos. It took us several hours to arrive at the three villages there. The villagers were invited to assemble by the Mekong river, where we distributed rice and other rations. There, I supported Luke who was preaching by the Mekong river, in the footsteps of Christ preaching at the sea of Galilee. About 190 villagers from the three villages gathered to celebrate Christmas as one. Many came, and were given physical and spiritual food; many prayed the sinner’s prayer and received Jesus into their lives.

 

Our new believers soon faced some persecution: they were barred from drawing water from the well owned by non-believers. And so upon our return to Singapore, with the Church’s blessing and under Luke’s leadership, a sum of USD1,000 was raised immediately from Luke’s cell group. The money was sent over and has been used to build a new well – where ALL who thirst can come and draw the Living Water from the well. I believe the well-water must taste especially good, since Pastor Kea has just received requests from two other villages, Kampong Poh and Commune Selaumi, for us to build similar wells for them.

Much love and blessings,
Brother Eric

Cornerstone Couriers 2013 :: The White Fields (Part 4/6)

Our Cornerstone Couriers is coming back again to you this weekend. We will be bringing you more information on the trips. Watch this space for exciting updates (hint: new trips) because you don’t want to miss this!

Meanwhile, feast your eyes on fourth episode of our six-part mini-documentary series, The White Field. This episode features the amazing work God is doing in Marikina City, Philippines.

Cornerstone Couriers 2013 :: The White Fields (Part 2/6)

Watch the second episode of our six-part mini-documentary series ‘The White Fields’ on the journey of two twelve year old girls as they joined the Couriers team to the Philippines. Their team assisted our Marikina church in ministry to the old folk’s home, girls’ home, Smokey Mountain and the local church.

As Sheniah puts it, “A lot of people say this as a passing remark but I think after this trip, we really, really know what it’s like to not have much but yet to be happy with what you have.”

May our eyes be opened to a world bigger than ourselves.

Couriers: The Film

Couriers: The Film

Just last weekend we released our 15 minute documentary, “Couriers: The Film”.  Here is the film in its entirety.  We want to thank everyone who had a part in putting this together, especially the teams that went and took such great photos and videos.  You can also watch the film on the DVD that was included in the 2012 Missions Report.

As you watch, be inspired to go into all the world!