Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It is also the capital of Kuching Division. The city is situated on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and covers an area of 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi) with population about 165,642. It’s also a bustling, diverse city of old colonial buildings and modern towers.
Tuesday 10th April at dawn, we arrived in this land after a long drive through the night from Sibu where we were for a full week. The atmosphere was as good as sea breeze at the beach in summer. The atmosphere we are talking about is not the weather but warm loving and generous hands of our host Mr. Phillip, who opened the door to a massive mansion for Watoto Choir 88 to stay in for a full week.
Mr. Phillip in a floral shirt.
“Honest and kind first impression will last forever but a false one will only last for a while.” Mark Pius.
This atmosphere was not just for a while, we enjoyed the calm breath of care and love that evening, when we dined with the church hosts to the churches we had to minister our story of Signs & Wonders during the week. On and on with so much excitement that has kept us brilliant and inspired throughout this whole time in Kuching.
“Never underestimate the power of His presence. When Jesus shows up, everything changes! There is no substitution for the presence of Jesus.”Marilyn Skinner.
Wherever we go and share our story, there is one thing we know for sure, the presence of God is always with us because of so many great testimonies that people share as a result of God’s presence that’s with us in all that we do, surely we are children of God.
“For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’” ACTS 17:28 AMP.
We have had six concerts in Kuching since Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th. These concerts have been a life changing experience to every church we have been to, seeing so many people give their life to Jesus. Our big highlight was at Blessed Church on Saturday where we witnessed more than 100 people receive God’s grace and love. The heavens just like us jubilated, just like the father felt after setting his eyes on his prodigal son come back, so did we after witnessing such glory.
We are very grateful to Calvary Family Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Good News Fellowship, Blessed Church and Chin Fu Methodist Church for hosting us this week. May God greatly bless you.
Peaks of the week
One of the peak highlight of this week was people choosing to work with us in everything we always do daily. We mention it not because it hasn’t happened before but this week was one of its kind. We sold merchandise and our brand new CDs of signs and wonders until we had nothing left but instead people were signing up to order for more which will be sent to them. This was great because this is equally supporting the neighborhood women back at home who make these awesome things and also support children’s ministry.
The second peak of the day was spending our last day in Kuching at Damai beach resort which was sponsored by Blessed Church.
The view, features around, the breeze of the sea, swimming pools, and the lovely people around caught our attention. Let the pictures tell you what our experiences looked like.
This was not all, we had dinner with senior pastor of Blessed Church Pastor, GT Lim, who really spoke so well about Watoto’s vision and story of what God is doing through Watoto.
Pastor GT Lim in a striped cardigan speaking during the Watoto concert
What a great way to seal such an awesome experience in Kuching.
The last peak highlight is about the young men of Echo Sound Equipment Company, who have been working with us both in Sibu and Kuching.
“Every word and action that comes from you carries such a heavy influence to the eyes that you both can see and can’t see, what is the world that you making from your influence?” Mark Pius.
For two weeks, we have worked with these young men and day by day, they have been inspired by the stories that children carry and the story of Signs & Wonders. More so by the way we live our life on our journey. They testified that their lives weren’t left the same and they had developed a strong desire for knowing God. To seal it, one of the members told his mother about us and how we inspired him that the mother who just heard about us gave us such a wonderful art piece which is handcrafted showing last supper of Jesus and his disciples.
We are glad that we indeed walk and move with the presence of God wherever we go because it is so contagious that it never leaves those around us the same.
As we head to our last destination for this tour in Kuala Lumpur for a week, we want to say thank you to everyone who chooses to support us by sponsoring, giving of your money, resources and time and also invite everyone to come and we worship, dance and sing together on God’s great dance floor. Invite everyone in Malaysia to come, by checking on our website watoto.asia, the dance floor is big enough.
See you on God’s great dance floor.
God bless you all.