Thu May 21st
Hendry arrives in Malaysia safely.
Fri May 22nd
Hendry meets the group that is going with him to Sarawak.
Sun May 26th
Hendry visits his home church where he preached his first sermon when he was 16 years old. It was Methodist Women service.
The church was started in 1919. When he left for the UK they had about 150 members, now there are 350! The original little chapel was rebuilt in 1953 to hold 150 people. In 2011, they rebuilt it again and it now holds 500.
After the service Hendry went on a hill climb — training for the jungle!
Wed May 25th
Hendry has developed a terrible cough and ask for everyone's prayers
Fri May 31st
Hendry is feeling a lot better today and is fasting and there is a prayer meeting tonight for all the people going with him into Sarawak. Please join with him in asking God's blessing on their work.
Sat June 1st
The flight to Sarawak is at 08.30 am and Hendry safely arrives in Sarawak.
Hendry meets Pastor R Steven and they visit some Hindu families and prayed with them.
Sun June 2nd
Hendry is sharing in a Gawai (Harvest) Festival tonight. Pray that God will give him the right words — most of the people will be non-Christians.
Mon June 3rd
They have a very good healing service this evening. Praise the Lord!
Tue June 4th
Another well-attended meeting this evening.
Wed June 5th
Tomorrow is Hendry's last night in Kuching (the Tamil part of our ministry). On Friday morning he will be traveling to Bintalu, Long Malim for the Penan ministry.
Thu June 6th
From the airport to the village is about 5 hours by four-wheel drive vehicle on very rough roads.
Hendry has been asked to preach on Pentecost Sunday. Please continue to pray for the Penan ministry.
Penan is the smallest tribe in Sarawak and, due to the sensitivity around this ministry Hendry won't be sending any photos or other information whilst he is in Bintalu but you will get to hear of it later! Also there is no electricity or internet so that's it until 12th June!
Wed June 12th
Hendry writes "Thank you for all of your prayers. I got out of the Penan jungle safely and am now staying at a hotel in Bintalu. My experience with the Penan people broke my heart — it was too much for me to take in. I still can't control my emotions — I will share more with you all in person when I return.
Please pray for the Iban ministry which begins tomorrow (Thu). My flight to Sibu is at 7.10 am and then it is a 4 hour boat ride up the Rajang River to Kapit (only accessible by river — no roads!). I have been asked to speak at a Pastor's gathering to encourage them."
Tue June 18th
Here is some information about the ethnic groups within the Sarawak population (total 2017 = 2.79 million) :
Orang Ulu 6.4%
Please pray for all of the above groups — the harvest is plenty!
Here is the boat on which we went up to Kapit, 4 hours to cover 142 Km. On the way we saw a crocodile!
On arrival at Kapit we went to B.E.M. (Borneo Evangelical Mission) also known as S.I.B. in Malay (Sidang Ingil Borneo). This is the church where I had the privilege of speaking to a group of pastors and evangelists — encouraging them to keep going.
The next morning we were taken up the Rajang river (which is the largest in Malaysia) to a traditional long house by long boat. The ride was only one hour — but that was more than enough for my back!
On our arrival, we were met by a welcome party from the long house . . .
And then we did activities with the children, shared fellowship and enjoyed their hospitality . . .
Back in Sibu , I preached at B.E.M. (or S.I.B.) . . .
Wed June 19th
I am now back in West Malaysia, a little bit browner! I didn't know that even I can get sunburned!!
This weekend (June 22-23rd) I will be ministering in Nusa in Johor State, the most southerly area of West Malaysia, very close to Singapore.
Sun June 23rd
Preached at the Tabernacle of Christ in Johor last night and today. They really feed you well!
Tue June 25th
Just got back from Johor — a very good ministry. Tomorrow I am meeting with some friends who are ministering with a group of Christians whose lives are being threatened.
On Saturday (29th) we have a full day Vacation Bible School when children from three villages in the Sengoi tribal area (in central West Malaysia) will come together for the day.
On Sunday I am preaching at Taipan Methodist Church on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
Thu June 27th
This morning at 4.00 am we took a two-hour drive into the neighbouring state of Negeri Sembelin to climb the mountain known as Gunung Datok. It is 885m (2900 ft) high and it was a five-hour climb. I MADE IT! The lesson I learned from today is never to trust experienced climbers when they tell you it is easy! But I survived — and here are the photos to prove it!
I would never have made it without the encouragement of my Support Group and those training walks up The Wrekin! I've discovered muscles in my body that I didn't know existed!
Sat June 29th
The Sengoi Childrens' Bible School was very fruitful — but exhausting! We left at 6.00 am and didn't get home until 9.00 pm and spent most of the day in a very hot room with a tin roof. But well worth the effort!
Sun June 30th
We had an excellent service this morning at Taipan.
Please pray for our final mission next
Weekend (5-7th July)
Sun July 7th
Thank you for all your prayers — we had an awesome weekend. From Friday to Sunday I spoke and ministered in 9 sessions and we had some amazing services. Physically exhausted but spiritually "on fire"! Tomorrow I leave Malaysia to fly to South Korea to meet the family.
Tue July 9th
We just got to Ulsan (S.Korea) and managed to find Ruth's house. Enjoying a family reunion and a time to rest after a very hectic few weeks.
Mon July 15th
Dear Friends, yesterday we attended a service at Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul. It is the largest church in the world with 830,000 members! After the service we were invited to watch a video about their ministries.
We visited the Osanri Choi Ja-sil Memorial Fasting Prayer mountain and spent some time in prayer there.
Sat July 20th
Yesterday evening I got back to Kuala Lumpur from Seoul. South Korea was a truly spiritually uplifting experience.
Tomorrow (21st) I am preaching at Gateway Methodist Church in southwest K.L., this Friday (26th) I will be at Shah Alam Chinese Methodist Church (about 40 min southwest of the city centre) and next Sunday (28th) at Petaling Jaya Methodist Church which is only 5 Km (3 miles) from the city centre.
Please continue to pray for all of the ministries here.
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