God's Testimony as Told by Pr. Jerry Boo
I have been privileged during my term as an under-shepherd of JBBC, to have witnessed the hand of God in leading His people. I will always remember this day, 6 April 2005, as a special date to all in JBBC. It is a special day because God has given rest to His people that they can now worship Him in peace and without any interference from the authorities.
As I reflected on what was shared by Bro. Cheng Thean LEE, one of the leaders of the church, that it has been more than 11 years since the approval from the State government for conversion of the land category from residential to religious, the church’s vision of having a new church building has yet to be realized.
The Lord is faithful. I believe that by faith the good Lord who “began the good work in JBBC will carry it on to completion…” (Philippians 1:6). While it may be seen as an impossible task to raise such a huge sum of money to build the new church building, it is only by “witnessing-and-waiting” is how and why JBBC exists.
I have the confidence that the Lord will fulfill His plan and purpose in granting the approval of the land conversion. With this assurance in mind we wait. We wait because in all things God worked at the proper time (Galatians 4:4). We wait because it is an example of patience (James 5:10). More importantly, we wait because of faith (Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”).
To the all-wise sovereign God who works in every situation for the good of His people
(Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”).
In His Service,
25th May 2016
PASTOR SAMUEL MURTHY NAIDU’S TESTIMONY
It was in 1980 when I first stepped into the threshold of JBBC. I was 18-yrs old and had just given my life to Christ through a dramatic conversion. Pastor Andrew Lim was the resident Pastor in JBBC at that time.
Due to persecution from my family about my conversion I was forced to stay in the premises of JBBC for a period of 6 months or so.
Under the leadership of Pastor Andrew I grew and was discipled in my Christian faith. Through ministries like Campus Crusade For Christ which was lead by bro Tan Keng Chong and the Navigators lead by bro Siow Khing Shing I was discipled in my faith. I was very active in church and was involved in the children, youth and young adults ministries.
Ps Benjamin Ho came to pastor JBBC in 1988. Six months later I responded to God's call to full time ministry. Ps Benjamin Ho was instrumental in sending me to do my theological studies in the Philippines for a period of about 3 years. JBBC helped sponsor my studies for that period of 3 years. While I was studying in the seminary I met my wife to be, Tessy and by the end of three 3 yrs I graduated with both my theological and marriage degree.
After my theological studies we both came back to Malaysia and I served in JBBC as a fulltime worker. I worked with both the youth and children ministries and helped pioneer the first Filipino Fellowship in JBBC. Other churches in JB too followed our example and started similar Filipino fellowships in their various churches. We saw many Filipinos come to have a personal relationship with the Lord through the weekly bible study.
My wife and I left JBBC in 1994 whereby we continued to serve the Lord in various ministries, including my eventual involvement in “Redeeming Education for Christ in Malaysia.”
At the present I am serving in Community Baptist Church in Puchong, KL in their Christian Education Department.
I am thankful to the Lord for the years I have spent in JBBC as it was there that I was discipled, trained, equipped and prepared to lead this ministry in Redeeming Education For Christ. Many thanks to all who were involved in laying proper Christian Foundation in my life, especially PS Andrew Lim, Ps Benjamin Ho, bro Tan Keng Chong and Siow Khing Shing. May the Lord continue to use JBBC to raise up many more multi-generational leaders to be the Lord's Voice for our generation. Shalom.