"23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man." 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." (Gen 2:23-24) "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. (Ephe 5:22) "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." (Ephe 5:25)
Praise God for establishing the first house church between Ison Hong (Malaysia) and Nicky Teng (Kaohsiung Taiwan) on July 2 2017. The wedding took place at the Council of Churches of Malaysia after the Malaysia International conference 29 June - 1 July, 2017. Many guests from the USA, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, and Malaysia came to celebrate the wedding.
Ison Hong returned from the USA to serve the mission in Malaysia and Vincent Lee joined him after returning from USA. They worked together to pioneer Malaysia UBF, but Ison realized that Vincent could not be his ”suitable helper”. He was looking for his other half, whom he found to be Nicky Teng in Taiwan. In this way God blessed an international wedding between Taiwan and Malaysia. Nicky wanted to be like Rebekah when she accepted the proposal from Ison by saying "I will go with this man, Ison." (Gen. 24:59) She made her decision by faith. Her name was changed from Nicky to Becky so that she may become a mother of prayer for thousands upon ten thousands like Rebekah in the Bible. Indeed, she will pray for Ison to be a great man of God for Malaysia. Shep. Bob Henkins from IIT officiated the wedding and M. Steve Haga from Kaohsiung delivered the wedding sermon. He said, "Beautiful people, beautiful faith, beautiful family." Indeed it was a marriage made in heaven.
We all rejoiced because God has done a marvelous thing joining a young man and woman of faith to become one to advance the Kingdom of God and become a source of blessing for all people of the earth, beginning in Kuala Lumpur.
Please pray for this new couple to seek first His kingdom and glorify God through loving each other and loving God's people.
May God bless your summer conferences!