Posted in Faith

You Are Invited! Come and Join the Multicultural Worship

8 March 2014 Multicultural Worship

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:34

Posted in Living in Timaru, multicultural response ministry, pastoral ministry nz, South Canterbury living

How God Used A Blog Post to Inspire Support for a Multicultural Ministry in South Canterbury


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. Romans 8:28

Wilson Street Multicultural Response
The Multicultural Response Website

Last week The Timaru Herald published “Pastor Spreads Word in His New Business” to highlight one result of the Tell-a-Friend Promote South Canterbury program.

May I share that before any idea of creating Online Writing Niche Ltd. was ever discussed, there’s a far greater undertaking that has unfolded .

Far greater undertaking because one blog post, “Reasons for Beautiful Living in South Canterbury” inspired support for the Multicultural Response Ministry, which I and my wife take part.

Wilson Street Baptist Church, through Pastor John McMullan, Errol James, the Church Elders, and the members, supported the holding of the “Evening of Praise and Worship“, the first multicultural worship ever held on 20 April 2013.

We held the second multicultural worship on 6 July 2012. We have set our sights to holding the third event in November 2013.

The church has considered creating the multicultural response team that will stir up participation in pursuing the ministry vision.

The Lord God touched the hearts of a couple in Timaru after reading the article published in The Timaru Herald titled, “Pastor’s Blog Becomes Ad for South Canterbury. Learning about the ministry vision, the couple committed to giving financial support.

Then we created the Multicultural Response website. When Ross Waugh requested me to work on his website projects, I’m not so adept with wordpress themes, domain hosting and file management.

Thus, the Multicultural Response site became my learning laboratory while putting up online presence for the ministry.

Isn’t it wonderful to see God’s hand working through His people and many avenues? He is always in the lookout for hearts committed and passionate to serve Him.

As the song “Pass It On” says “It only takes a spark to keep the fire going”, I believe that God has more things in store now that the multicultural response ministry is ablaze.

Please don’t miss listening to this lovely rendition of ‘Pass It On’ by Evie Tornquist Karlsson. 🙂

Posted in Inspirational

Multicultural Response – A God Possibility Experience

For nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)

multicultural response event

We were a couple of weeks before moving from Auckland to Timaru in August 2012.

I was searching for a church where our family could join to worship and serve in the ministry.

I was on the phone talking to a woman who gave me information about their church (not Wilson Street Baptist Church).

I asked how possible it is to start a multicultural ministry in their church.

She said there are no Filipinos nor people from other countries in their membership.

I can’t forget what she mentioned, “there’s not much multicultural ministry going on here”.

Eight months later, on 20 April 2013, Wilson Street Baptist Church held the Evening of Praise and Worship, their first multicultural event.

Watch the Evening of Praise and Worship video clip of the event.

Indeed, nothing is impossible with God and in fact, the possibilities are endless as we keep on trusting and believing Him.

Posted in Inspirational, Living in Timaru, Mission, Promote South Canterbury, South Canterbury living, Tell A Friend South Canterbury

A Multicultural Event at Wilson Street Baptist Church


Let us pray for the multicultural event that will unfold at Wilson Street Baptist Church on 20 April 2013 – 7:30 in the evening.

I believe that the evening of praise and worship is just the first event for the multicultural response that the Lord God has started with Wilson Street Baptist Church.

Those who are living in South Canterbury area, you are all invited to come and join. Please read the text below for more information.

Evening of Praise & Worship   Wilson Street Multicultural Response

To God be the glory, great things He has done!