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About Letter to Lighthouse Evangelism for Saturday Miracle Service on God Healing.

I had been thinking about should I post it in my blog for quite a few weeks about this issue after I send out a letter to this church. But seems they have video streaming online on their Saturday miracle service so I had been watching a bit for a few weeks, some testimony shared on stage. Since I believe given sufficient time like a few weeks for them to do a bit of adjustment but they did not try to correct it, then I would post it here. I believe miracle service have many ideas and way of sharing it rather than this way.

21 Feb 2016 Sun

Senior Pastor Rony Tan

Lighthouse Evangelism Woodlands 

81 Woodlands Circle Singapore 738909

 

Hi Pastor Rony

This letter is writing about your church bulletin today Healing of Hyperthyroid and High Blood Pressure for next week Saturday miracle services to be preach. It had been a concern to me for many years for these kind of healing testimony similarly being talk about in many churches. Of course almost all medical treatment will have different side effect whether is light or heavy that you have to overcome it to lead a happy active life. If God promise that you get healing easily simply attending miracle service and go back pray mediate on God words, then I would like to say it is a cheap grace if shared out on the stage it is not very edify. And if this kind of testimony used on others that medical treatment does not help much reduce it or no need to have it anymore, it will cause much serious problem not able to enjoy happy active life. I recommend such kind of testimony can keep it to yourself no need to share in stage. But I have no right to control if this continue on.

On previous letter dated 22 Dec 2012 request to resign from your church membership to Pastor Colin which church had send reply that my membership was removed from church roll, till now it had been a right decision which I think. I put an excuse that I attend New creation church is I worried the church think I left church and nowhere to go church, I will turn cold to God and church will be sadden. Right now I do not have a home church to go for a very long time and not going to find a home church now as not needed. I was water baptize in City Harvest Church for a purpose of making it as my home church but after that I had many problem and left the church.

I hope the church will have a better testimony to share like battling illness to be recovered or getting a little better even to enjoy happy active life like God had given you a doctor which is Jesus and medical treatment which is Holy Spirit. In this case SATAN will say Good and left you which is winning the battle with devil. Testimony like Reducing to avoid doctor and medical treatment are cheap meaning become loser and if really God give you a miracle not too good to ask people follow God in this way. And if really God works in miracle in such a cheap way then can ask Government no need to invest in medishield life give us money better as most of the different faith God will heal miracle no need medical treatment.

Another reason why I resign church membership after one year is I not serving in any ministry even regularly attending cell group at that time. Plus I do not practice tithing so serve no purpose to keep the membership. I treat it as visitor to go church right now. I do not follow your church teaching too well. At start I going church to learn about Jesus and Holy Spirit. Once I have both with God I can be on my own no need to attend church regularly as normally people like me suffering from Schizophrenia a chronic illness long time ago till now does not get along with any brother and sister well for long. Like going learn driving passed got license as got Jesus and buy a car as got Holy Spirit but need to obey traffic rule in order to drive.

Regards

 

 

Prosecution appeals against City Harvest Church leaders’ ‘manifestly inadequate’ sentencing

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/-prosecution-appeals-against-city-harvest-church-leaders—manifestly-inadequate–sentencing-060451973.html

By Nurul Azliah Aripin | Yahoo Newsroom – Fri, Nov 27, 2015

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee arrives at court for his sentencing hearing Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Singapore.  The founder of the popular Singapore church was found guilty Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, of misappropriating about $35 million in donations to support his wife's singing career in Asia before helping her break into the U.S. market for evangelization purposes. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee arrives at court for his sentencing hearing Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Singapore. The founder of the popular Singapore church was found guilty Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, of misappropriating about $35 million in donations to support his wife’s singing career in Asia before helping her break into the U.S. market for evangelization purposes. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

A week after six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders convicted for fraud were sentenced to prison, the prosecution filed an appeal on Friday, saying the sentences ranging from 21 months to eight years were “manifestly inadequate”.

In a media statement issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the prosecution said it was appealing against the sentences imposed on all the six accused.

On Friday last week, Judge See Kee Oon sentenced CHC co-founder Kong Hee to eight years in jail, the longest of the sentences handed down.

Former finance manager Sharon Tan got the lightest sentence of 21 months in jail.

Ex-finance committee member John Lam was sentenced to three years in jail, former finance manager Serina Wee to five years, deputy pastor Tan Ye Peng to five years and six months, and former CHC fund manager Chew to six years.

All of the six individuals were convicted last month of criminal breach of trust involving S$24 million and using S$26.6 million to cover it up in a bid to boost the pop music career of Kong’s wife, Sun Ho, in the US.

In a Facebook post later that day of his sentencing, Kong said he was “saddened” by the length of the sentence.

“I am presently studying the judgement and sentence carefully with my lawyers, and will make a meaningful decision whether to appeal in due course,” he said.

Sun Ho is officially a pastor at City Harvest Church

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/sun-ho-is-officially-a-pastor-at-city-harvest-church-100749696.html

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By Nurul Azliah Aripin | Yahoo Newsroom – Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Former Mandopop star Ho Yeow Sun, 43, is now officially a pastor at City Harvest Church.

Her 51-year-old husband Kong Hee, who is also the founder of City Harvest Church, posted a video of her ordination on 19 October, two days before he, along with five others connected to the church were guilty of criminal breach of trust.

The two-minute clip shows Ho being ordained by someone who appears to be Dr Michael Scales from New York’s Christian College (NYACK), as well as her husband Kong, who was one of the six church leaders declared guilty for misappropriating church funds to finance Ho’s singing career.

During the ordination, Ho was seen kneeling on the stage, in front of thousands of congregants, with several others standing behind her.

Kong held her head while praying, before handing her his Bible.

“I pray when she speaks, fire will come out of her belly,” he said.

In the caption, Kong asked the congregants to pray for the church’s next generation of leaders, saying “Please continue to pray for Sun & our new generation leadership team, as they work together for CHC 2.0!”

As a pastor, Ho will be responsible for leading City Harvest Church, and providing counsel and advice to its congregants.

Kong, who is also the founder of the mega church, was suspended from his duties at the church after he was charged for three counts of criminal breach of trust.

He is currently waiting the prosecution’s written submissions to court, which will take place on 6 Nov. His lawyer will respond with a mitigation plea on 20 November. Sentencing is expected to take place either on the same day or at a later date.

In City Harvest judgment, Judge singles out Kong Hee’s part in ‘culture of secrecy’

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/in-city-harvest-judgment/2212098.html

TODAY reports: Judge See Kee Oon says Kong Hee capitalised on the church’s climate of paranoia and fear in 2003 to galvanise support for the Crossover Project.

SINGAPORE: Criticising what he called the culture of insecurity that six City Harvest Church leaders convicted on Wednesday (Oct 21) operated under, Presiding Judge of the State Courts See Kee Oon saved some of his strongest words for church founder Kong Hee in his 270-page written judgment released to the media on Thursday.

The six leaders – Kong, his deputy Tan Ye Peng, former church accountant Serina Wee, former church investment manager Chew Eng Han, former church finance manager Sharon Tan and former church board member John Lam – were found guilty on all counts of criminal breach of trust and/or falsification of accounts.

The judge had delivered his oral judgment, a condensed version of the written grounds, on Wednesday. He found that they had acted dishonestly and in breach of the trust reposed in them to cause wrongful loss of S$50 million to the church and to defraud auditors.

The judge said Kong capitalised on the church climate of paranoia and fear in 2003 to galvanise support for the Crossover Project – using his wife Ho Yeow Sun’s secular pop music to reach out to non-Christians.

The collective fear arose after then-church member Roland Poon publicly commented that church funds had been used to promote Ms Ho’s music career. Kong’s response to the incident revealed “both his personal dominance and deep insecurity”, said judge See.

The pastor rallied the church “around the big idea that … CHC’s leaders and by extension the entire church were being maligned and under attack, and hence had to be discreet”, the judge added.

The effort to keep the church’s financing of the Crossover discreet led to the set-up of Xtron Productions to manage Ms Ho’s career. The criminal charges in this case relate in part to sham bonds worth millions of dollars that the church bought from Xtron to channel church funds to the Crossover Project.

All six leaders’ committed zeal for the Crossover vision may have clouded their objectivity and judgment and obscured the need to safeguard money that was not theirs to use as they wished, said Judge See. They chose to create cover stories and clever round-trips concealing their unlawful conduct, he added.

“The allure of power that can be exercised in secrecy is difficult to resist. When shrouded under a cloak of invisibility, much like the mythical ring of Gyges, persons in such positions of power have no fear of accountability and tend to become their own worst enemies,” he wrote.

The ring of Gyges is a mythical artefact that grants its owner the power to become invisible at will, mentioned in Greek philosopher Plato’s The Republic.

Judge See wrote: “It has thus been wisely said that the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light, and if they choose not to come into the light they do so for fear that their deeds will be exposed, as they surely will in time.”

Kong would not have been able to act alone and could not orchestrate every move, and the five other leaders were both trusted and trusting, he added.

Noting that none of the six was aware of all the details, the judge said it could be because there were far too many moving parts in the plan for the Crossover to the United States, which grew more ambitious over time.

The US foray involved Ms Ho’s debut English album, which had hip-hop star Wyclef Jean roped in at one point. It led to the church’s sham bond investments worth S$24 million in Xtron and another company, and four of the leaders then misused another S$26.6 million of church funds to try to cover up the first amount.

“But this may have also been the inevitable consequence of CHC’s election to carry out its affairs and operations relating to the funding of the Crossover in a discreet fashion. This was merely a euphemism for a culture of insecurity mired in secrecy and opaqueness where asking difficult or awkward questions was taboo,” the judge wrote.

Separately, Kong broke his silence on the verdict on Thursday, posting on Facebook his belief that God would use the outcome of the case for good.

The pastor also thanked his supporters and said: “The days and steps ahead are challenging, but with God’s grace and love, I have no fear.”

The six will be back in court on Nov 20, where they could be sentenced.

All 6 in City Harvest Church trial found guilty of all charges

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/live-updates-verdict-city-harvest-church-trial-expected

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(From top left, clockwise) City Harvest Church’s Kong Hee, John Lam, Serina Wee, Sharon Tan, Tan Ye Peng and Chew Eng Han have been found guilty of all charges on Oct 21, 2015. Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY

They were ‘inextricably tangled’ in two conspiracies of misusing church monies, says judge

By Kelly Ng
kellyng@mediacorp.com.sg
Published: 9:14 AM, October 21, 2015

SINGAPORE — The six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders have been found guilty of various charges of criminal breach of trust and falsification of accounts.

CHC founder Kong Hee, his deputy Tan Ye Peng, former church accountant Serina Wee, former church finance manager Sharon Tan, former investment manager Chew Eng Han and former CHC board member John Lam were today (Oct 21) convicted of three to 10 charges each.

All six are out on bail. The bail stood at S$1 million each for Kong Hee, Tan Ye Peng, John Lam and Chew Eng Han. The bail for Serina Wee and Sharon Tan was at $750,000 each. They are not allowed to travel.

Delivering his oral judgement this morning, Presiding Judge of the State Courts See Kee Oon said that all six were “inextricably tangled” in two conspiracies of misusing church Building Fund monies to buy sham bond investments to finance the Crossover Project — which aims to use the music of church co-founder and Kong’s wife Sun Ho to evangelise — and thereafter misusing make church funds to cover up the first amount to defraud auditors by falsifying accounts. More than S$50 million was found to have been misappropriated.

JC See found that while Tan Ye Peng, Chew, Wee, Sharon Tan and Lam had acted in trust of Kong’s leadership, it does not exonerate them. “No matter how pure the motives and how ingrained the trust in leaders, these do not exonerate the accused persons.”

While the extents of their involvement were distinct, Judicial Commissioner (JC) See said none could be excluded from their implication in the conspiracy.

He added: “They had convinced themselves morally and legally permissible to temporarily use money from CHC funds when they knew it was not.”

JC See said he could not accept that the accused persons genuinely believe sale of Ms Ho’s albums would generate enough to redeem the bonds, and therefore cannot accept their claims that they believed the bond investments were genuine.

He also found that use of Building Fund monies to finance the Crossover shows dishonesty, as the Crossover “was not for the purposes (the fund was meant for) since by (the accused persons’) own admission it was meant to service mission”.

The prosecution will have to file written submissions by Nov 6, while the defence will file mitigation pleas by Nov 13. Oral submissions to be delivered on Nov 20 at 9.30am.

They will be sentenced at a later date.

Shortly after the judgement, Ms Sun Ho issued a statement on CHC’s Facebook page saying that the CHC Management Board are “disappointed by the outcome”. Ms Ho said Kong Hee and the rest are “studying the judgement intently and will take legal advice from their respective lawyers”.

CHC’s operations will continue, with the new management and new Church Board that were introduced in 2012 running the church, said Ms Ho who called on the church to “stay on course with CHC 2.0”.

“God is making us stronger, purer and more mature as a congregation,” she said on behalf of the CHC Management Board.

Separately, the National Council of Churches (NCCS) said it was “saddened” by the conviction of the six CHC leaders. “It is our hope and prayer that good will come out of this whole episode, especially as a reminder to pay greater attention on church governance in the matter of management of funds,” said the NCCS president Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup and NCCS General Secretary Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian in a statement.

NCCS also urged the Christian community to pray for the church, and noted: “NCCS wishes to assure all fellow Singaporeans that while it appreciates the freedom of worship in our nation, it will also guide and advise members of the Christian community to constantly observe the law of the land.”

My ABRSM Grade 4 piano practical marking sheet and cert

Not able to join choir status.

Pastor had received my letter and would like to talk to me on Sunday about it. I said it is a small issue just that the choir should told me directly if there is no opening rather than bringing up all these stuff to upset me. He will remind the choir to be more thoughtful of their approach. Then I said no need to meet on Sunday to talk about it. He said agreed but as a pastor if there is a need can approach him for a chat.

This Sunday just now I attended service to greet me asking me how am I and of course I said fine. Just thinking should I still keep attending this church as I have a feeling that my lifespan of attending churches become lesser and lesser as time goes by that I keep getting upset by people.

Bad incident not able to join 5pm Choir.

I just wrote a letter to Pastor Lee Yam Kai in charge of traditional worship music ministry for Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church Singapore send via courier.

This letter is for your info and my sharing. I hope you can read through this letter even you find no time to reply me. I had been enjoying coming to church and care group so just want to offer a help hand to serve in ministry. As you have spoken in sermon in last Sunday worship ministry not to seat down in pew do nothing but come to offer a hand.

I do not know who I can approach to ask for enquiry am I able to join 5pm choir as last year I join choir before and left due to some problem. So I message pastoral staff Justin mobile number to help me as last year he recommend me to join Zuriel cell group that I send request to church. So he reply my message that he pass my contact number to choir in charge to contact me.

So the choir in charge later call me stated that I am interested to join choir but Justin did not know to tell her I left the choir join before. So I told her this is not true as I have WhatsApp messages as a proof. She said that I have problem with choir in charge of morning service 8am Mr Peter Tan so if I join back sure will have the same issue back like the way he speak to me for me to hate him and left church. She also told me I thinking Mr. Peter Tan sing like that can be also support singer proof that the choir as of low standard. This had happen for a year ago, things will change as we learn forgive and forget to move on, like after church anniversary next month when I join back the choir, I can be friend with Mr. Peter Tan and choir will improve on. Lastly, she told me choir is not accepting anymore man as there is always men singing more than enough every week. So I was surprise as there are more than 10 ladies and 2 to 3 men singing most of the week only. Since this is the ministry decision to condemn me, I will not writing letter to ask you if can join choir again if not this is just to force them down the throat to join 5pm choir.

I do not know which ministry I can serve in as I had this bad incident already like in Asher people not happy punch my face or traffic marshal to knock down by car? As you see me church services, I do not have home church as I go many churches causing many problem to many brother and sister in Christ. Instead of consult pastor or leader, I pay money for a session with therapist or psychologist for advice as neutral and she said what do I want to do as she is not a priest or pastor? She said do I need a structured organization to know god. I decided and of course I do not need structured organization to know god.

Best Regard,

I just passed piano exam ABRSM grade 4

In order to pass the exam I need to get 100 marks, so I scored 100 out of 150 marks passed. Quite surprise as I done little practice not much preparation did not took leave for this exam except the day of exam. So this is the first time that I did my music practical exam before in my life.

I have my job and piano is not my income. This exam is more for me to test water to get some experience. Should be able to go grade 5 but some beginner stuff like sight reading need to take some time to learn as at most grade 1 to 2 level right now. Another piano teacher said pass exam is not easy, just good that I got a cert.

Previous piano teacher refunded my exam fee but also all piano lessons fee too.

Last post as I told her about my blog as written about piano exam, so she read about it her and about same day midnight she transfer S$1200 to my saving account. She said that she feel sorry if I unhappy about her teaching me piano but she tried her best. Now still waiting for the exam result as it will be out 3 weeks after exam from her.

I have a surplus of S$280, as 6 lessons I go to her house for lessons S$45 each, 13 lessons at my house S$50, so total will be S$920 and she refunded S$1200. I did not ask her for refund but she keep giving me money so I keep the money for my use. She is a Christian but very rich stay in condo drive a car but I am a poor chap Christian own no assets own many banks big debt.