TESTIMONIES

“THERE CAN BE NO CROWN WITHOUT A CROSS”

FROM PASTORS:

DR. EDDIE AND RUTH ONG, ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, PETALING JAYA.

We are grateful to God for the careful teaching and reflection of the word of God. We thank God for the supportive fellowship of SOL staff and students and the meaningful time of prayers, fasting and worship.
Reaffirming the Lordship of Christ, returning to the Father’s love, re-evaluating motives of ministries and rejection of demonic strongholds in the carnal self have been our foci at SOL. We will fondly cherish our time at SOL.

REV. TEO KWEE KENG, GLAD TIDINGS AOG, KLANG.

I was really tired emotionally, physically and spiritually. I also realized that I had collected a lot of rubbish in my soul over the years of ministry. It was good to be able to sit and learn and let the Word do the work of cleansing and purifying. SOL helped me to refocus my life and ministry on Jesus. The teaching on the SONG OF SOLOMON has impacted me so deeply there were times I wet my Bible with tears as I listened.

REV. MICHEAL GUY MARTIN, LABIS AOG, JOHORE.

I was really at breakpoint physically and spiritually when I received a call to come to SOL. My instant decision to put everything aside and to check into SOL has blessed me a hundredfold. SOL transformed my perspective of God and His word. I have found a new way of seeing, thinking and walking with God. Through brokenness, I am now finding breakthroughs in life.

REV. WOO KIT SANG, WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH, KLANG.

My time in SOL has strengthened my priority in wanting to build up my inner man to walk right before Him. I am very much challenged to spend time in God’s presence and in the Word. I am encouraged by the constant reminder here that God looks not at how much we have done for Him but of what we are in Him. I must confess that I had been very much caught up with programmes and activities rather than to hear from God and do what He wants me to do. The lifestyle and the examples of the teachers have been an encouragement and challenge to me.

FROM CHURCH ELDERS :

ROBERT WONG, FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, CHERAS, SELANGOR

SOL has blessed us as a family (my wife and two children). We have learned not only from the Word but also from the practical living of God’s servants. The teachings renewed our minds and hearts with an ever-increasing love for God. SOL is highly recommended to all who are in spiritual leadership, whether lay leaders or fulltime workers.

WILLIAM PAN, SIB, LIKAS, KK. SABAH

The teachings on spirituality have been very strong and frank yet down to earth and humane. The lives of the teachers bore testimony to what they shared with the students at SOL. I desire to have consistency in my life. The communal living was pleasant and my three boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I thank God for giving my wife and me the timely spiritual overhaul.

JERRY LAM, FIELD SUPERVISOR, OM, KUCHING.

The time in SOL was so refreshing because I was able to drink deeply from His river, a river of solid pure teachings of the Word. I was able to spend long uninterrupted hours of waiting in God’s presence. I am renewed to go forth from SOL with a greater passion to live for Jesus.

FROM MISSIONARIES

HELENA FOONG, MISSIONARY ( FROM SINGAPORE ) TO CHINA

I came back from the mission field wounded and depressed and I carried many bondages with me. I was feeling dry and I was thinking of giving up and leaving the ministry before I came to SOL This school was indeed God’s divine purpose for me. From the first lesson, God already dealt with me.
Every word spoken by the teachers went deep into my heart – I received great deliverance from things, which had bothered me for years. I thank God my soul is restored, my mind is renewed and my life has changed. SOL had indeed been a great turning point in my life and I know that I will never be the same again.

KAREN WELKER, MISSIONARY (FROM AMERICA) TO THAILAND

SOL is the turning point of my life. It has changed me inwardly and outwardly. SOL taught me to completely surrender my life and die to self so that God can do a thorough work in me. The teachings have pierced my heart and caused me to truly want to put God first in my life. He has to be above other things, even ministry. Inner healing has completely delivered me from my past life of rejection and SOL has taught me to live in holiness.

JEANNETTE SOO, MISSIONARY ( FROM FGA, K.L.) TO KAZAKHSTAN

I am so grateful to my church, (FGA KL) for sending me to SOL. The apostolic teachings have opened my eyes and cleared some questions I faced in my mission field. I now have a better perspective of things and understand the ‘whys’ and the ‘hows’ in my own life. I also unlearned some wrong things in the ministry and am now more concerned about my own inner life than the ‘outwardness’ of ministry. SOL is indeed a station – not only did I get my petrol filled here, I also had my windscreen cleaned, my tyres changed, my oil replenished and most of all, I met the One who did it all – our Lord Jesus Christ.

SIVERSTEN, MISSIONARY (FROM NORWAY) TO MACAU

The teachings about cleansing and seeking God, together with days of fasting brought me to better see myself. I had often blamed others for things that went wrong in the ministry, now I know God is actually using different incidents to deal with me. I am now willing to be humble and I want God to make the changes in my life. I also realized that there is so much ‘flesh’ in the ministry I am involved in. I want to respond to the call to return to holiness and to my love for Jesus rather than to just do good things in my own strength in the mission field.

ESTHER DING, MISSIONARY ( FROM DUMC, K.L) TO CAMBODIA.

I went through times of great blessing – one month of refreshing, restoring and realigning! I have enjoyed the presence of God, been impacted with the deep revelational and practical knowledge of God here these 4 weeks. I felt like Jesus had given me a new pair of spectacles to look at things now. The teachers’ humility of service and rich experiences in the field and the cleanliness of SOL had encouraged me. I see ‘real life’ models and the gospel truth lived out through them

FROM LAY LEADERS:

LEE SHAW MENG, ENGINEER, SS METHODIST CHURCH, K.L.

God used SOL to show me that the cross is missing in my walk and doctrines. No wonder there was so much internal strife, defeat, and lack of purpose stunting my spiritual growth. In SOL I was able to see a little better the real condition of my own heart and this shocked me! There was so much deceit, hypocrisy and ignorance. Although it has taken 15 years for me to see the truth, I am glad that the foundation is now laid. I can now start to allow God to build properly into my life by dying to self daily.

DR. GRACE VARUGHESE, MEDICAL DOCTOR, SINGAPORE

Although I was already in active ministry my personal life was shaken badly and I began to withdraw inwardly due to many hurts, disappointments and discouragement. I sought for answers to my various problems from church meetings, seminars and short-term Bible schools but without much success. God brought me to SOL when I was really at the crossroads of my life, In SOL I received answers to my spiritual problems and my passion for the Lord has been revived. I am restored and am ready to take up the great commission ahead.

THERESA LEONG, ARCHEOLOGIST, FGA, K.L.

I achieved the most important milestone in my walk with the Lord – I learned how to come into the presence of the Lord. In SOL I was able to wait on Him and it has been so beautiful, I wish I had known this much earlier. Things that had bothered me before no longer seemed important. As I waited on Him the struggles ceased – His presence brought such joy and peace.

FROM FULLTIME WORKERS:

CRISTAL CHONG, SOCIAL WORKER, FGA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Coming to SOL has been one of the best experiences in my life. The truth that was taught pierced my heart over and over again. My love for the Lord has been rekindled, and priorities in life re-evaluated. I will seek to love Him passionately first, before serving Him or ministering to people.

STELLA PEREIRA, INTERCESSOR, PRAYER CENTER, MALAYSIA.

I see such faithfulness, concern, love and care expressed in the teachers, as they devoted their time to praying for all of us. They opened their lives like books for us to read and I really enjoyed every session here. I had not known such things as the “Dealings of God”
but now I understand that God was using all that I had gone through to discipline and to shape me more into His image. Each teacher is a different ingredient but all blended so well. The result: a rich fruit cake! It was so delicious; I enjoyed every bit of it!

ISSAREE TANYAVOTTI, FULLTIME WORKER, THAILAND

I had a lot of unanswered questions when I came but as I sat in the different classes they were all answered and my mind was cleared up. I learned the essential keys to resist all temptations and all sorts of attacks on my spirit, soul and body. I was also taught how to wait in the presence of God. What strike me most are the clean, open and straight lives of the teachers. They know how to walk with God.