Story 32: Lydia Tan

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MANDARIN SERVICE 陈淑兰

In February 1999, a couple from Indonesia invited my husband, my daughter and I to Chapel of the Resurrection. On 15 August 1999, we were baptised here. In September of that year, God gave me a new name - Lydia. From then on, Chapel of the Resurrection became my spiritual home.

In March 1999, a pastor from the United States, Pastor Huang Shu Hua, prayed for me and prophesied over me. She told me that I will be a missionary and preach the Gospel in three different places. After receiving this Word, I started to learn about missions and how to preach God’s Word. Consequently, I went to a Praise and Worship College in South Korea in 2005, and spent half a year there in fellowship and equipping myself. In 2010, I went to learn at Christ’s Army Camp, and in 2011, I went for a three-month course at Tung Ling Bible School. Thus over ten years, I continuously sought the Lord and equipped myself.

In 2012, Rev Lee Lee Kong Kheng sent me to Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia to plant a church. On 3 January 2012, I started my missionary journey at my first stop; and my life changed drastically. Church planting was tough, but God journeyed with me. God is faithful, and we managed to establish Revival Church Anglican and baptised twelve believers within half a year.

After Revival Church Anglican was established, my husband was called home to the Lord on 1 November 2012. After my husband passed on, I suddenly lost my source of support and my life entered a dark period. I shut myself off from the world, and I did not worship, pray, or read the Bible. This period in the valley lasted till 2017, when I walked out of the darkness.


In the last few years, I am very thankful to God for His grace as He did not once give up on me. In my 20 years in the Chapel of the Resurrection, I have experienced many ups and downs; but the love and encouragement from my brothers and sisters-in-Christ made me very grateful to belong to this spiritual family.

在1999 年2 月份,有一对来自印尼的夫妇邀请我和我的丈夫,女儿来到复活堂。8月15日,我们就洗礼了。到了9月,上帝赐给我新的名字,叫吕底亚(Lydia)。从此以后,复活堂就成为我属灵的家。


在1999年3月的时候,有一位来自美国的黄淑华宣教士为我祷告,发预言说我会到三个不同的地方宣教。为了这个使命,我开始寻求学习如何宣教。所以在2005年,我去韩国的敬拜与赞美学校学习,共同体生命,接受半年的装备。在2010年到基督精兵营学习,2011年到东岭圣经事奉学院上三个月的课程。我就这样不断的装备自己,不断的寻求神。


到了2012年,光庆牧师差遣我到印尼槟榔植堂。1月3日开始了我宣教事工的第一站,此后我的生命有了极大的转变。植堂的工程虽然辛苦,但主与我同行。感谢主,我们在半年内成立了复兴堂,有12个人洗礼。


当复兴堂成立以后,在11月1日,我的丈夫被主接回天家。他的离去,让我顿时失去依靠,生命变得黑暗,陷入封闭的世界里。生活中没有赞美神的声音,没有祷告的声音,更加没有读圣经的声音,一直到了2017年才走出黑暗的世界。


在这几年,非常感谢神的恩典,祂并没有放弃我。在复活堂这个属灵的家庭生活了20年的岁月里,虽然经历了苦与乐,但是充满了很多弟兄姐妹的爱和鼓励,使我感到非常感恩有复活堂这个家。

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