SAGC BEYOND BOUNDARIES!
- By Wilson Matthews
- Published 08/26/2009
Wilson is the youth leader at International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone loves this radical preacher's passion for Christ and His Church. Wilson helped organize the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) under the leadership of Pastor Pritam Singh. He is as "hairy-as-a-yak," "spits-like-a-camel," and is a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) Christian. Wilson, a Malayalee Christian holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and his mission is to make Scripture relevant to today's generation. Famous quote: "Knock it off!"
The convention would open with Ice Breakers from some crazzzed Canadian giving people a reenactment of Slum dog Millionaire.
The first plenary session would begin by welcoming the guest of honor. The opening dohls and bag pipes and horns were all in honor of Jesus Christ himself. The sounds of worship would split the earth. The presence of God was pungent and it was time to worship. We lifted our praises to the savor. It was moving, breathing taking and even tear jerking...
It wouldn't stop there. The plenary sessions would profile many prolific speakers. Ernest Victor spoke about living beyond borders. Sangeeta Jain would speak about how God works beyond our fears and failures. George Kuvoor elaborated on living beyond excellence. Bhab Ghale mentioned how we live beyond the visible. Datuk Jayasooria lectured on reaching beyond socio -economic structures and Kulbal Singh on going beyond strongholds.
There was something for everyone at the meetings. However, any great convention must also include times of connecting and networking. There is no better way to do it than by the all South Asian style of having a meal together. Delegates had the opportunity to network with speakers and key mission leaders over beautiful cups of coffee and a variety of ethnic foods from China, India, Singapore and beyond.
But it would be a shame for the delegates who have come all over the world to miss out on actually seeing and blessing Singapore itself. Hey, how about a bus tour of the city! All aboard!
During the tour, people had the chance to visit Kranji Dam, Mount Faber, Little India with lunch at Marina Bay and much more. These key sights were met with prayer and blessing the equator, northern and southern hemispheres.But wait, there is more. No one can forget the SAGC talent night. There was worship, dances, and dramas! It was closed with a night of Bhangra worship from our friends from Pakistan. It was a night to remember!