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Having been members of the Preaching Bands when we started the BPC in 1950, the first thought that came to mind was to evangelise Malaysia. The four walls of our Singapore church building could not hem us in. Thus, in a few months after the founding of Life Church, Rev. C. T. Hsu (then a deacon) and I were sent on two long missionary journeys to North and Inland Malaya. Of the 600 new villages createcl by Sir General Templel sent by Britain to ward off the Communist uprisings, one tenth were visited with the Gospel by open-air preaching and distribution of thousands of tracts and Bible portions.
For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lold looketh on the heart" (I Sam. 16:7). 6. "Spiritual-nurture" Meetings and Monthlong Bible Institutes After a church was revived, John Sung would hold no more revival meetings in the same place, except after a long interval. A step and more steps upward for the new life of the born again one, he would conduct follow-up "spiritual nurture" meetings. These would take usually a week, also at three sermons a clay, two hours each.
While we believe in the institution of presbyters over the Church, God is soveleign to use women in times like these. Does He not at the first Pentecost say, "l will poul out of rny Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and daughters shall prophesy . " (Acts 2:17)? In those days did He not call from the house of Philip the evangelist "four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy" (Acts 2I:9)? While holding to certain set plactices in the Churrh, we learned fi'om the John Sung Revival that there are exceptions.