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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Influenza A(H1N1)

I got HQO'd for a week (and it was the final week of the June hols too!) and had nothing better to do, so I came up with this:

Graph showing projected number of cases versus the number of days since the start of the outbreak (Day 1 - 27 May, first confirmed case in Singapore). Point represent actual data, collated from the MOH press releases http://www.moh.gov.sg/mohcorp/pressreleases.aspx.

27 June forecast - 430 cases | Actual - 454 cases (5.3% error)
28 June forecast - 526 cases | Actual - 599 cases (12.2% error)
29 June forecast - 686 cases | Actual - 629 cases (8.3% error)
30 June forecast - 787 cases | Actual - 701 cases (11.0% error)
1 July forecast - 830 cases | Actual - 783 cases (5.7% error)
2 July forecast - 886 cases | Actual - 878 cases (1.1% error)
3 July forecast - 962 cases | Actual - 969 cases (0.7% error)
4 July forecast - 1043 cases | Actual - 1003 cases (3.8% error)
5 July forecast - 1081 cases | Actual - 1055 cases (2.4% error)
6 July forecast - 1117 cases | Actual - 1111 cases (0.5% error)
7 July estimate - 1155 cases
8 July estimate - 1188 cases
9 July estimate - 1215 cases
10 July estimate - 1237 cases

The graph shown is [ y = 1316.66 / (1+ 7040.92e^(-0.2577x)) ] using the logistic function. This model estimates that a total of 1317 people will be infected with H1N1. This estimate is inaccurate, and will change as more data is put into the model.

This page is (should) be updated daily as new reports are released.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:05 am 

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Mike G

Representatives of the National Executive recently met with Michael Guglielmucci. At this meeting he read a statement indicating that his claim to have cancer was untrue. His credential with the ACC was immediately suspended.

The National Executive is taking this matter very seriously and is awaiting the results of medical tests before determining the full extent of the discipline that will be imposed upon him.

We are very concerned for the many people who have been or will be hurt by Michael's actions and we encourage all of our churches to pray for all those affected.

Yours sincerely,

Alun Davies
National Vice President

20 August 2008

It just makes you wonder who you can trust now. One of the main songwriters and youth pastor at Planetshakers, leading worship side by side with Henry Seeley, Sam Evans, Guy Sebastian, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech, Reuben Morgan... songs and messages that impacted millions across the world... People are disappointed, angry, frustrated, confused after this. One simple thing to be learnt here.
People Fail.
And once you've done processing that, read this.
God Doesn't.
He still holds our every moment, He still calms the raging seas, He still walks with us through fire, He still heals our diseases, He is still our Healer, He is still all that we need, He is still our Portion, He is still more than enough for us, still nothing is impossible for Him, He still holds our world in His hands and we can still trust in Him.

I trust in You
I trust in You

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 11:06 pm 

Friday, 20 June 2008


blog alive

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 11:59 pm 

Monday, 21 January 2008

MacDonald's 5 cent prank

Ordered a $6.90 meal from macs and paid in 5 cent coins... only...


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 3:45 pm 

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

new year


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 12:00 am 

Sunday, 23 December 2007

What The World Needs Now

What the world needs now by SP Vincent Lun, 22/12/2007

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 6:00 pm 

Knocking On The Door Of Heaven

Verse 1:
We will give ourselves no rest
'Till Your Kingdom comes on earth
We've positioned watchmen on the walls
Now our prayers will flow like tears
For You've shared Your heart with us
God of Heaven, on our knees we fall

Come down in power, reveal Your heart again
Come hear our cries, the tears that plead for rain

We're knocking, knocking on the door of heaven
We're crying, crying for this generation
We're praying for Your Name to be known in all of the earth
We're watching, watching on the walls to see You
We're looking, looking for a time of breakthrough
We're praying for Your Word to bear fruit in all of the earth
All of the earth

- Matt Redman


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:56 am 

Thursday, 13 December 2007



*for 3 mths

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:32 am 

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Orang Asli Mission Trip / [ONE] MegaLife Camp 2007

phew. finally back to rest.

had a GREAT time in malaysia!! i've seen how ppl live in villages, but this time, rly being up close, talking and being wif the ppl, brings the whole experience to anth level. i also saw how on the one hand they were poor compared to what im used to, but even among the villages, and in each village, there was already such a great divide between the rich and poor.

the first two villages in malacca were much better off, sg. mering and kg. jus near batang. most of the houses were made of concrete or wood and had proper roofs with electricity. not too sure abt running water, could be some water tank. all in all it was pretty comfortable. but even then, it was dirty, some of the outhouses and buildings were made of poles and attap or zinc or plastic. there was one home in mering tt we saw, quite deep into the jungle, completely made of wood, rather higgeldy-piggeldy. could really see the children and most of the villagers were really appreciative of what we did there, during the service and especially during the giving out of rations. when i was with the headman, he smiled at me continuously (didnt understand what he was saying though, heard a kasih somewhere so probably appreciation of what we did).

in pahang, kg. simpai and bk. rindan near bandar muadzam shah, the villages were quite badly off. although one village was quite well done (built up by the government as part of the islamisation process), the other village was like completely run down, without electricity or water, even though it was abt 5 minutes from the town. the nicest house was made of wooden poles as pillars and creaky floorboards. everytime u stepped on the support beam the entire house shook. this house wasnt actually part of the village, it was built by a buddhist mission team. the young children in the village were obviously malnutritioned, with bloated stomachs. litter was strewn abt the village. their general diet is made of tapioca leaves.

when i saw the village, my heart really broke for it. it opened my eyes to see how much had to be done for them. i mean, u might say that tts their lifestyle, or they're content with it, but i think tt no human being should live like tt, without proper shelter, food or water. even though 5 mins away was a town with shops, hotels and everything, this village had nothing. most of them looked so lethargic and tired. the children have protein deficiency (and probably the rest too). my guess is that the infant mortality rate is quite high. i often see the older children being taken care of by their parents, but the youngest of children arent give clothes or shoes at all, running around stark naked, and seem to be ignored by the adults. its almost as if no one cares about them, tt they're not expected to live. somehow i wouldnt be surprised, with the lack of proper nutrition.

camp was really wonderful. i've been feeling quite dry lately, or actually for a long time, lyk rly long, and tired frm ministry and evrything, but the camp was a refreshing experience. even though i was sick for a day or three. a reminder of my calling, both where i am now, and in the future. cant rly share here, cos its quite personal, but im going to press onwards. just like in the song, "I act it out in faith / ... / Where do I go from here? / All the way to Your heart", that even though i dont noe where im going, i'll do it in faith according to His will. i wrote the song when i was praying one nite recently, feeling lost and not knowing what to do. then i decided that no matter what i was supposed to do, i'll commit to it first, and pay the price first, before expecting results. it was onli after i decided that, and promised that i'll do anything, and not back away, that God revealed His will to me at camp. He revealed to me lots of other different things, some great, happy, some disturbing, but all stuff tt i rly needed to hear.

the other thing i experienced was his refreshing strength, in two ways. firstly, i was sick and tired from being sick. fever, flu, diarrhea and vomiting all in one. i took a nap and was slightly better, as in no more vomiting but still got the rest. then during one of the worship, my headache started again, then i prayed that God would take away the pain. then dave gave an altar call for those who were sick. like so zhun. after the prayer (thanks guys for praying for me!) the headache went away. by the end of the service, a bit of diarrhea but tts it. all better. also, God took away the tiredness from ministry so long. i told God that if i were to continue the way that i had been for much longer i would just burn out soon. so He refreshed me. just like that.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:05 pm 

The Way To Your Heart

Verse 1:
Every step I take, every move I make
Every word I say, is for You
I act it out in faith, reflect Your mercy and grace
I lift up as praise, up to You

I want to live for You only, Jesus
I want to serve You all my life

Lord, please show me the way to Your heart
Lord, please show how to live
Your will in me, your plans for me
Send me and I will go
Lord, please show me my destiny
Lord, please show me the steps I should take
After I’ve tried so hard, and come so far
Where do I go from here?
All the way to Your heart

Verse 2:
Your power strengthens me, Your love it comforts me
Your hope I will believe, peace is mine
I’ll never run or hide, for You are by my side
In You I will abide, for all time


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 11:09 am 

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Made To Worship

Verse 1:
Before the day, before the light
before the world revolved around the sun
God on High, stepped down into time
and wrote the story of His Love for everyone

He has filled our hearts with wonder
so that we always remember

You and I are made to worship
You and I are called to love
You and I are forgiven and free

When you and I embrace surrender
When you and I choose to believe
Then you and I will see
Who we were meant to be

Verse 2:
All we are and all we have
Is all a gift from God that we receive
Brought to life, we open up our eyes
To see the majesty and glory of the King

Even the rocks cry out
Even the heavens shout
At the sound of His Holy Name
So let every voice sing out
And let every knee bow down
He is worthy of all our praise
- Chris Tomlin


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 11:33 pm 

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Youth Alive

eInvites and video...

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 8:10 pm 


hey ppl,

if you have any partially used NOTEBOOKS or STATIONARY tt ur willing to donate, can u pls bring it THIS SAT and pass it to me during service? i need as many as possible for my mission trip, we'll be donating it to the orang asli ppl in the malaccan and pahang villages. doesnt matter if its half used, just bring it along. thanks alot.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 5:28 pm 

Monday, 12 November 2007

Jayna here! (:

Sorry to make Chee Yann wait so long, kept on procrastinating. :P

Anyway I was wondering what to say then I decided to test chee yann on this really stupid joke-riddle that I half understand, half don't understand. -.-

Ok, there are 3 workers.
I'm the manager.
The 3 workers stay in my hotel and I charge them all $30, meaning each of them would have to pay $10 each. Then, I realise that there is actually a $5 discount. But then, thinking about it, it would be very hard to divide the $5 I would have to return to them equally among the 3 workers. So, I pass $5 to the bell boy, and ask him to divide among the 3 of them. Thinking it'd be really hard to divide, the bell boy takes $2 for himself as gives the remaining $3 to the 3 workers, $1 per person.
NOW, if the total cost they had to pay at first was $10, then after minusing the $1 (from discount), the total price 3 of them had to pay was $9 x 3=$27. After adding the $2 taken by bell boy, it'd add up to $29.

All you smart people can go answer I'll just stare blur-ly. :D

jaynaaa on 11:04 am 

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Holiday Boredom

somebody help me... im dying of boredom wif so little to do...

this wk i slacked on monday, then slacked on tuesday, then slacked on wednesday. fun rite?

thursday went out to see guitar stuff wif ryan, ben, pi ying and a few others. went down to guitar 77 and luthermusic. actually dint get to see luthermusic cos all we could find was some tiny shop that had barely anth. couldnt find the main showroom. dumb rite? so basically we wasted half the afternoon doing nothing.

then ystd went to novena square to see the cell jackets again. actually first went to people's mall to buy some stuff for jayna. so we spent lots of time wondering around in circles all over the place. so spent the whole afternoon like tt.

actually in the morning went to church for the global leadership summit. i dint register and wasnt plannning to go at first, but since someone couldnt go so got spare place, so i just took over lorh. quite interesting. 2 sessions, by marcus buckingham and jimmy carter.

haha so my entire hols is going to be wasted lyk tt. slacking, going out and wondering around in circles... what a life... i need to find smth to do.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 8:37 am 

Monday, 5 November 2007


hahahahaha my computer is fixed!

but screwy computer keeps dying and refuses to get itself fixed.... took darned long reinstalling everything and all the drivers...

and o-levels are over! almost. except for music (which i don't care for) and phys/chem mcq (which is stupid). getting ready to slack. hee

but to tell the truth, even though im relived tt o-lvls are over, im oso darned bored. what to do during the hols??? nothing....... i think im gg to brush up on my math and sci...

sometimes when i think abt my ex-classmates, im sad at the gap btwn us. of how far ahead they are. of how far behind i am. of how we used to compete, and how they've won now. tt they've accomplished what i would take anth two yrs to do. so i will catch up. no matter what.

getting back into ministry now. have been out so long. tired of the break... ironic, isn it? but im excited. excited to get back into the front lines and continue the fight.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 6:13 pm 

Tuesday, 9 October 2007


I rise with You in the wake of the morning
I walk with You in the cool of the night
Every single day
I'm devoted to Your ways
Only Yours, only Yours

And I surrender all to You
And I surrender all to You

When I'm weak
You are strong
You're my feet when I can't move on
You're my light
In the dark
You're the whisper inside
My heart

More for You, more for You
- Phil & Joe Pringle (Christian City Church Oxford Falls)


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:41 pm 

Sunday, 7 October 2007

All Of The Above

More than me more than mine
More than life is what You are
More than a feeling more than a moment
This is a song for You my King
I lift my eyes to see Your face
I look to you as I run this race
And bit by be I gonna change
Becoming like my Hero

And I can’t wait to be like You
Help me and change in all I do

Cos all I'm living for is You
Nothing else I wanna do
Than give my life into Your hands
And walk this life with You
You mean everything to me
You changed my life and washed me clean
Now I'm lost without Your love cos
You're all of the above

Not waiting now not backing down
It's time for me the change
Cos His kingdom's near, listen, can you hear
Eternity begins today, today
Lord I just wanna say, You're everything to me

- Youth Alive WA


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:08 pm 


I AM JOANNE ONG YI TING! :D I managed to HACK into Cheeyann's account! :O Actually no. :D I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO POST OKAY! :D MWHAHAHAHAHAHA.

But allowed to post once only! ):

I SHALL SPICE UP THE ATMOSPHERE HERE ABIT! :D Lots of people say that CHEEYANN'S BLOG IS FULL OF EMO STUFFS! D: Other then Alisa's post :D Which was really nice. :D

Some jokes! :D TO CHEER YOU PEOPLE UP! :D I think c2 heard of this before! :D

- Why did the mushroom wants to go to the party? :D

Cmon, dont hold on yr laughter! I know you're trying NOT to laugh! Don't be mean! D: JUST BURST OUT LAUGHING LA! :D

- Why did the mushroom wants to go to the party the second time? :D:D


- Why did the mushroom wants to go to the party the THIRD time? :D:D:D


Joanne on 9:05 pm 


5 more days of sch...

15 more days to the apocalypse...



{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 7:29 pm 

Sunday, 30 September 2007

so you say the world is?

Sunday, 30 September 07.

so the world was meant to be a mix of ingredients.

10 grams of hapiness.
10 grams of depression.
10 grams of surpise.
10 grams of disguse.
10 grams of sadness.
10 grams of joy.
10 grams of drugs.
10 grams of alcohol.
10 grams of crime.
10 grams of rights.
10 grams of fame.
10 grams of.

i run out of things to say.


doesn't the world have its 10 grams of Jesus. Christianity. Church. Bible. Service. Cell.. too?


plus plus plus.

10 grams seems like a small number.
but then again, something small can seem like something big.

my cell and m1 had combined cell today. everything was deep. games was fun, worship was deep, word was deep.

sinking deep into the hearts of every single soul.

and so.

sometimes all we need is to realize that we just need to open our eyes a LITTLE more


there you go! 10 grams of Christianity, IS NOT THAT SMALL. (:

see. thats why we have eyes- to see.

God, oh God.

when i'm weak, you are strong.
you're my feet, when i can't move on.
you're the light, in the dark.
you're the whisper inside my heart.
and i surrender all to you.
and i surrender all to you.

surrender by CCC.

deep song in muh' heart.


well yeah, i'll end my post, with your request Chee Yann. (:

sorry i can't embed it ): ): i dont know why, its not working.


i have a link though-

hopefully it works. (:

anyway, FINAL FINAL FINAL finale now. (:

i just wanna say.

thank you for your care as a friend. (: for really telling that i didn't have to be alone when i felt so alone. for being the one to provide emotional support when i just really needed it.. thank you (:

live your life for God and your loved ones. and! live it to the fullest, cause time passes by and hey! everyday is a beautiful day, every day is a new day. (: keep growing from strength to strength in the Lord and may the joy of the Lord be your strength even in this time of O's where its packed with mugging. where it seems like its always boredoom or mugging, just remember there's always that 10 grams of Jesus that seems small. but if we just open our eyes a little bigger we'll see it. (:


blackbeautyalisa(: on 10:41 pm 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul (It's All About You)

It's all about You, Jesus
And all this is for You
For Your glory and your fame
It's not about me
As if You should do things my way
You alone are God
And I surrender to your ways

Jesus, lover of my soul
All consuming fire is in Your gaze
Jesus, I want you to know
I will follow you all my days
For no one else in history is like you
And history itself belongs to you
Alpha and Omega, You have loved me
And I will share eternity with You
- Shelly Nirider (Passion)


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 3:47 pm 

Monday, 24 September 2007

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:57 pm 


did well in prelims. :D :D :D :D :D

English - A1
Maths - A1
A Maths - A1
Physics - A1
Chemistry - A1
Social Studies + History Elective - A1
Music - ??? (damn tt tow yang)

L1R5 = 6 - 2 (cca) = 4 :D :D :D :D :D


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:41 pm 

Monday, 17 September 2007

holy spirit day

weird. im more free during the weekdays than during the weekends. probably cos its exams now (what? im freer during exams than sch term? apparently yes)

sat we had holy spirit day after service. it was awesome. the worship we had, even thou it wasnt a complete band, was so passionate, tt it was just so hard to stop. just wanted to remain there and keep singing. haha then got scolded by ben koh cos was worshipping so much and forgot to do the lcd properly :P

then joachim gav a short word on the holy spirit. after tt, he gav a call for those who wanted to receive the gift of tongues and for those who need to be filled with the spirit again. i dint go forward, but i felt God speaking to me, to go and pray for them. then i was lyk, v weird leh, cos at first joachim said ldrs pray, and i thot i needed to do lcd, then just as i was thinking tt, joachim said, pray for ur friends. so i asked ben if still needed to do lcd, he say no need, so i thot, ok cool. i'll go and pray. at first i was going to pray for some of the guys in my cell, but then i felt God telling me to pray for ryan. i said, he's here? i didnt noe. where is he? took a while to find him. didnt recognise him w/o specs. so began to pray for him. i think it rly worked. then after tt prayed for benton for the gift of tongues.

i felt tt after tt, i was coming away frm it rly overwhelmed by the power of the spirit. could just feel his presence overflowing, surrounding me. just so amazing.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 4:13 pm 

Monday, 10 September 2007

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 1:11 am 

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Personality Quiz

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{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 2:57 pm 

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Where are you?

Where have you gone? I need you now
Without you please tell me how
To continue in the fight
With no end in sight
Upon you I called
In reply you never stalled
You were always there
Your strength I did share
When others needed you
I knew who
I could count on
For them to lean upon
But now when the fight is long
And the novelty is all gone
I've gone on longer than I thought I could
Where are you, my friend Fortitude?
When enemies mock from every side
From my failures I have nowhere to hide
I'm fighting still like a rat in a cage
Where are you, my friend Courage?


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 12:18 am 

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Use Me

If You can use anything, Lord
You can use me
If You can use anything, Lord
You can use me

Take my hands, Lord
And my feet
Touch my heart, Lord
And speak through me
If You can use anything, Lord
You can use me
- Planetshakers (unverified)


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:48 am 

4 sep

today it will be exactly one year.

when i think abt what has happened, i wonder, what has changed since last yr? after the incident last yr, it changed me, forced me to re-evaluate my priorities, and i did. but it seems then up to now, i havent done anth at all.

looking at my classmates and ex-classmates, either as non-christians or apathetic christians, i feel lyk i need to do smth all the time. and i've tried. i invited them for various events, but they were all bz or had other excuses not to go. i tried sharing the gospel with one whom i was the closest to and whom i thot would be the most open, but he was just uninterested.

on the other hand, i see other frens, whom i encouraged, finally invite their frens to church, and they came. ive shared the gospel with some of their frens, and a few of them accepted.

y is it so much more diff for my frens to come to church or to be open to God?

after last yr, i dont ever want to see it happen to any of my classmates again. i still rmb the despair, the fire, the suffering, the loneliness, the place tt i dont ever want to and am happy that i will not have to go again. but what abt others? the ex-classmates whom i studied 3 yrs wif? the classmates around me rite now? y is it tt i cant do anth abt it? y is it tt after 1 yr, and trying so hard, nth changes?

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 9:41 am 

Monday, 3 September 2007


did the darned recording of the stupid recording today. went quite well. fun! thanks alot man, u saved my life.

i dun noe what to say. oh yeah i forgot. SEC 4 SUX!!! i dun noe what to say other than tt. oh yeah. O-LVL SUX!!! ok now i dun noe what to say.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 7:34 pm 

Friday, 31 August 2007

teachers day

hee today went back to shps wif some classmates. daryl tan, nicole, michelle, adelyn, wynne, michael. had fun. was watching their performance. they had a giant dance grp on stage, abt 50+ ppl until u couldnt see what was going on. then they danced to "what the world will never take"! me and daryl was so shocked lah. i mean its a christian sch, but last time usually all the old hymns, and maybe a few new songs. then when we heard the bass intro, we were lyk, this sounds v familiar. then reached the chorus. was lyk, woah....

after tt wasted the afternn, then went for music. cycled to kembangan today to pass smth to a fren. i will nvr do tt again. super tiring. took me 2 hrs plus. and my legs r aching.

yeah then umm... wait there was smth i wanted to say and i forgot...

oh yah... crappy tow yang wants us to record the crappy composition based on a crappy poem with crappy words... anybody can sing?

listening to the "praise him" album by planetshakers. v soon my planetshaker collection shall be complete! onli 3 more to go!

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:00 pm 

Taleban free all Korean hostages

A female South Korean hostage is supported by a Red Cross worker
The release follows a deal between South Korea and the Taleban
The last seven South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan have been handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

They were released in two groups, within the space of a few hours, late on Thursday.

On Wednesday, 12 of their fellow Christian charity workers were released after a six-week ordeal.

The Taleban seized the group of 23 last month as they travelled by bus on the main highway from Kandahar to Kabul.

Two male hostages were subsequently killed.

The last three captives, two women and a man, were handed over to ICRC officials in Ghazni province late on Thursday.

19 July: 23 South Korean Christian volunteer aid workers seized on a bus between Kabul and Kandahar
26 July: One male hostage shot dead - identified as Bae Hyung-kyu, 42, a church pastor and leader of the group
31 July: Another male hostage, Shim Sung-min, a 29-year-old former IT worker, found dead
10 August: South Korean officials and Taleban start talks
14 August: Two female hostages handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross as a goodwill gesture - leaving 19
29 August: 12 more hostages released - leaving seven
30 August: All remaining hostages released

Earlier in the day two women and two men were handed over near the village of Janda.

The BBC's correspondent Alastair Leithead says all seven appear to be in good health.

The releases follow a series of direct talks between the South Korean government and the Taleban.

Two women were freed following the first round of talks a fortnight ago.

The release of 12 more hostages on Wednesday - 10 women and two men - came a day after Seoul said it had reached a deal with the Taleban.

South Korea agreed to withdraw its 200 troops from Afghanistan as scheduled by the end of the year. It also said it would end all missionary work in the country and stop its citizens from travelling there.

There was no mention of money being paid, but it is thought that a ransom may have been part of the deal, says the BBC's Alastair Leithead in Kabul.

The Taleban appear to have dropped their earlier demand that Taleban members be released from Afghan prisons in exchange for the hostages' freedom.

The hostages are thought to have been held in several different locations in Ghazni province.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 8:32 am 

Saturday, 25 August 2007

trust WHOLLY in god

i just realised tt all my posts lately were abt the korean updates.

so i shall make my first proper post in a long time.


cell today was a bit short cos we started super late :( had to cut short worship and stuff :( :(

aniwae, as i was praying for central 2, one of the things tt i felt God speaking to me was, "do you trust me?" i think we need to ask ourselves and review, do we trust God in what we do? have me made that "wisest decision", to put our faith in God? sometimes its so easy to sing songs that says "till i see u face to face, i'll trust in you", "all i need is you", but sometimes, its almost as if God doesnt respond, or he doesnt do anth. i asked God "y is it u alws seem lyk when i call out to u, u dont answer?"

he replied, "i will never leave u, nor forsake u. i go with u, so dont be afraid."

i think the thing tts missing is tt, do we completely and wholly trust him?

in psalms, david writes, over and over again, i call to u, and u answer me. to jeremiah, god says, you will call upon me, and i will listen to u. YOU WILL FIND ME WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART. i will be found by you, and restore ur fortunes

seek god with all your heart, and you will find him, and he will rescue you.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 11:09 pm 

I Surender All

Verse 1:
All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live

I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee, my blessed Saviour
I surrender all

Verse 2:
All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now

Verse 3:
All to Jesus I surrender
Make me Saviour, wholly, Thine
Let me feel the Holy Spirit
Truly know that Thou art mine

Verse 4:
All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessings fall on me.
- Vineyard


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:16 pm 

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Two S Korean hostages arrive home

Kim Kyung-ja (left) and Kim Ji-na (right) at Incheon airport in Seoul - 17/08/07
Kim Kyung-ja (left) and Kim Ji-na were freed earlier this week
Two South Korean hostages held for almost a month by Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan have arrived back home.

The two women were freed on Monday after South Korean negotiators held direct talks with their Taleban captors.

They were part of a group of 23 South Korean Christian volunteer aid workers seized on 19 July.

Nineteen members of the group are still being held hostage. The Taleban have killed two male hostages.

Taleban officials said that they released the two women partly because they were in poor health and partly as a goodwill gesture.

'Sincerely apologise'

The two women, Kim Kyung-ja, 37, and Kim Ji-na, 32, received medical check-ups in Afghanistan before flying home to South Korea.

They spoke briefly to journalists after arriving at Incheon airport near Seoul.

Map of Afghanistan

"I want to thank the Korean government and the Korean people for their concerns and sincerely apologise for causing such worries," Kim Kyung-ja said.

"I hope for safe release for the rest of our team members as well," she said, a statement echoed by Kim Ji-na.

The South Koreans were seized in Ghazni province as they travelled by bus along the main Kandahar to Kabul highway.

It is thought the remaining hostages are being held in a number of small groups in a village about 10km (six miles) from Ghazni.

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has urged increased efforts to secure their return.

But there have been no breakthroughs since the release of the two women on Monday.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 10:20 pm 

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

Create in me a clean heart, O God
And renew a right spirit within me
Create in me a clean heart, O God
And renew a right spirit within me

Cast me not away from thy presence
And take not thy holy spirit from me
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation
And renew a right spirit within me
- Keith Green (unverified)


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 7:19 pm 

Monday, 13 August 2007

To You My Friend

You laughed
You smiled
You stood up strong and tall
You knew no fear
You seemed unhurt
I thought you would never fall

People approached
Feared no reproach
They leaned on you
You cared
You shared
Their burden as much as you could

When the going got tight
You could have, you might
Have leaned on me too
But I had lost your faith
Through my mistake
I regret it so

I apologise to you
And hope you could
Teach me how to share
I love you friend
And want to send
To you my greatest care


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 5:19 pm 

Two South Koreans 'to be freed'

Taleban representatives Mullah Qari Bashir, left, and Mawlawi Nasrullah
Two Taleban officials held talks with South Korean delegates
A senior Afghan official has said he expects two South Koreans being held by Taleban militants to be released by Monday evening.

Ghazni province governor Mirajuddin Pattan said the Taleban had "promised" to release two women aid workers.

Earlier Taleban claims that the two hostages had been freed over the weekend proved to be untrue.

The women - both of whom are ill - are among 21 South Korean aid workers kidnapped last month.

"The Taleban have promised us that they will release two of the female hostages on Monday," Mr Pattan was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

Swap ruled out

A Taleban spokesman had told reporters on Saturday that the two had already been freed - but he later said the timing of the release was yet to be decided.

The same spokesman, Yusuf Ahmadi, has now said the two hostages will be freed at 1600 local time (1130 GMT) on Monday.

Map of Afghanistan

However, Mr Ahmadi is not always reliable and has at times given false information, reports the BBC's Charles Haviland in Kabul.

South Korean officials held direct talks with the Taleban over the weekend. The Taleban want their militants released from Afghan jails.

The Afghan government, stung by criticism over a previous prisoner exchange, has ruled out a swap to secure the release of the Koreans.

Mr Ahmadi on Sunday said the two ill hostages would be freed because of progress made during two days of talks in the central city of Ghazni.

The Taleban have already killed two of the Koreans, including the leader of the group.

The South Korean Christian aid workers were seized on 19 July.

The original group of 23 - most of them women - was captured on the main road from Kabul to Kandahar.

It is thought the South Korean aid workers are being held in a number of small groups in a village about 10km (six miles) from Ghazni.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 5:14 pm 

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Confusion over Taleban releases

Taleban representatives Mullah Qari Bashir, left, and Mawlawi Nasrullah
The Taleban expressed optimism about the Ghazni talks
Hopes that the Taleban in Afghanistan might release two South Korean hostages have been thrown into disarray.

A Taleban spokesman told reporters on Saturday that the two had already been freed - but he now says the timing of the release has yet to be decided.

The women - both of whom are ill - are among 21 South Korean aid workers kidnapped last month.

South Korean officials have held direct talks with the Taleban, who want their militants released from Afghan jails.

Taleban spokesman Yusuf Ahmadi on Sunday said the two ill hostages would be freed because of progress made during two days of talks in the central city of Ghazni.

However he added: "The time hasn't been decided. It could be today."

Map of Afghanistan
Mr Ahmadi has at times given false information, reports the BBC's Charles Haviland in Kabul.

The Taleban have already killed two of the Koreans, including the leader of the group.

The South Korean Christian aid workers were seized on 19 July.

The original group of 23 - most of them women - was captured on the main road from Kabul to Kandahar.

It is thought the South Korean aid workers are being held in a number of small groups in a village about 10km (six miles) from Ghazni.

The Afghan government, stung by criticism over a previous prisoner exchange, has ruled out a swap to secure the release of the Koreans.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 7:15 pm 

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The Greatest Love Of All Is Mine

There's no love greater than the Love of God. That all encompassing, that everlasting, that never failing Love.

Love is patient. He never gives up waiting for you.

Love is kind. He always cares for you more than He cares for Himself.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It never is jealous of you or tries to make you jealous.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It doesn't force itself on others and isn't always "me first".

It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It doesn't fly off the handle and doesn't keep record of your sins.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It doesn't enjoy sin or laughs when you run back to Him for forgiveness, but takes pleasure in the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. It puts up with anything and never lets you down, believes in you and never loses faith in you, hopes for the best and not the worst, and is always there for you and will never leave you, even in the worst of times.

Love never fails. It never dies.

1 Cor 13:1-8

May the saving and merciful grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting and all powerful love of God and the close and intimate fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Cor 13:14

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 6:41 pm 


Verse 1:
Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb

Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice

Majesty, Majesty
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Majesty, Majesty
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty

Verse 2:
Here I am humbled by the love that you give
Forgiven so that I can forgive
Here I stand, knowing that I'm your desire
Sanctified by glory and fire
- Delirious?


{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 6:32 pm 

Sunday, 5 August 2007

finally, a chance to blog

phwee, fop was fun! (what's phwee?)

both delirious? and don moen was great, but for some reason, there's a difference in atmosphere frm last yr. i think it was lyk last yr, ccc was able to rah the crowd well, so everybody was v engaged. delirious? has great music, but for some reason the ppl not rly connecting with the music and the worship ldr. and don moen shud hav started with god is good instead of ended. tt would hav got the audience going.

ok today i hav a bit of time to myself, so im going to blog a bit more.

this wk was bz. stevie quay is nuts. first he gives a chung cheng prelim and say tt its due before nat day, so evrybody rush. then friday he give a new paper, say its due monday and chung cheng due after nat day hol. so today rush the phys paper like mad.

cut my hair today. stupid barber dunno what "long" means. he thinks tt "long" is anth word for "really short". feel like an airhead.

hav been thinking abt cell alot the past 2 wks. i wonder whats in store. somehow i seem to feel tt one stage is passing, and we're entering the new stage. new changes, with new ppl, new leader. but still, this cell has a place in my heart as the place tt changed me and moulded me, and supported me, pushing me forward and nearer to God. i want to do the same for the other cell members. this is what fellowship and cell is for.

i feel sad tt now tt almost all tts on my mind is sch and exams. granted, o-lvl is coming, but sometimes i rmb the promises i made, and how its slipping away slowly, and for tt im sad. it seems like exams r destroying who i am and who i want to be. i feel lyk i've changed so much in the past yrs, and i feel tt all tts been done in me for 4 yrs is being reversed. stress, i guess. on the bright side, there's onli 3 more mths. which is also the down side, cos it makes me even more stressed.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 4:47 pm 

Taleban to discuss hostages' fate

South Korean Christians pray for the hostages outside the US embassy in Seoul on 03/08/07
Some in South Korea want the US to intervene in the crisis
The Taleban and South Korean officials are expected to hold face-to-face talks to discuss the fate of 21 Koreans, held by the militant group for two weeks.

A suitable location was believed to be still under discussion after the Taleban rejected a venue under the control of Nato-led forces.

Two of the Christian workers have already been killed.

The Taleban are threatening more deaths unless demands are met for the release of eight government-held prisoners.

The militant group agreed on Thursday to direct talks with a South Korean delegation, which is in Ghazni province where the kidnapping took place.

Seoul confirmed there was contact with the Taleban, without going into details, and warned that there were limits to what it could do to resolve the crisis.

19 July: 23 South Korean Christian aid workers seized on bus in Ghazni province
26 July: Body of hostage Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu is found
31 July: Second hostage Shim Sung-min, 29, found shot dead

"Through the direct contacts, we intend to stress that our capabilities to meet Taleban demands are limited," presidential spokesman Cheon Ho-seon told reporters.

His comments appeared to contradict a Taleban spokesman who said on Thursday that Seoul had given assurances that the hostage-for-prisoners swap would go ahead.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has exchanged prisoners for hostages before, but the government has made it clear this is no longer the policy.

Military build-up

Separately, a group of senior South Korean lawmakers has met senior State Department officials in Washington to lobby for support over the crisis.

Washington has been criticised by some in South Korea for not doing enough to resolve the crisis.

Map of Afghanistan

The Seoul government has asked the US and Afghanistan - whose leaders meet this weekend for talks which are expected to include the hostage situation - to use "flexibility" in handling the crisis.

"The Afghan and US governments... have a certain level of involvement in this issue," Cheon Ho-sun said.

"We have expectations that the two leaders would have sufficient understanding of our position when they hold a summit".

It is thought the South Korean aid workers are being held in a number of small groups in a village about 10km (six miles) from Ghazni town centre.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead in Ghazni province said on Thursday that military forces have surrounded the area, searching nearby houses and sealing off roads to the area.

Leaflets were dropped on Wednesday warning local people to leave the area, fuelling rumours that a military rescue operation could be launched.

The South Korean government has repeatedly said it is opposed to direct military action.

However, a senior US diplomat in the region, Richard Boucher, appeared not to rule it out, saying "potential military pressures" were among the "many tools" available to pressure the Taleban.

The Korean Christian workers - 18 of them women - were seized on 19 July as they travelled by bus down the main road from Kabul to Kandahar.

The aid workers' leader, Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu, was the first to be shot dead by the militants. His death was reported over the weekend.

On Tuesday, South Korea confirmed that a second hostage had been killed - 29-year-old Shim Sung-min, a former IT worker.

At least two of the remaining hostages are seriously ill, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

{- LCY: Love Christ? Yeah! -} on 3:43 pm