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Westlake Speaker: Ptr. Jacob Worship leader: Richard Announcements:Thomas KIDZQUEST: Sunday Morning Leader: Bettina Registration: Sotheary Explorers (3-4): Darren, Gokwo, Brittany Trailblazers (5-7): Nanko, Mikayla, Andrew Pathfinders (8-10): Ann, Jonas, Lena

MyDinh Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Gracia Announcements: Michael Harder

KIDZQUEST: Sunday Morning Leader: Esther Park Registration: Doreen Worship: Grace Story Teller: Susan Opening Prayer: Andrew Reeds Offering Prayer: Sung Yeon Park Explorers (3-4): Jill & Olivia Trailblazers (5-7): YunJu, Chang Pathfinders (8-10): Susan

Prayer Join us for pre-service prayer in the breakout room 45 minutes before the start of service. We would like to pray for you and your concerns. Please do not hesitate to ask someone to pray with you at the front of the auditorium after the worship service. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and fill out the prayer cards to make your request known. You can drop them in the offering bag or you can email

I use the words total commitment because they’re easier to get our minds around than the concept of “surrender”. Total commitment says, “When I come to realize what God has done for me, who He is, and what He has prepared for me in this new life (that I cannot see), I eagerly abandon anything and everything to obtain this fabulous, rich, rewarding eternal life He is offering.” It’s not a matter of renunciation, but one of reevaluation. So often the word surrender is associated with what we have to give up instead of what we get. During my first few years as a Christian, the words surrender and total commitment conjured up only concepts of sacrifice, renunciation, missing out, and losing what mattered most to me. I am convinced that most Christians “stall out” in the faith when the call to total commitment is received or viewed as something too high and too hard for them. Other well-meaning believers “stall out” or remain stuck because they have never been taught that total commitment is Christ’s demand for all of His followers – without exception. In our efforts to be culturally relevant and make people feel comfortable in church, the preaching and teaching on this subject has been sadly omitted. Surrender is not a dirty word. Total commitment is not reserved for spiritual superstars, pastors, missionaries, and those who are “more spiritual” than regular people like you and me. Total commitment is the channel through which God’s best and biggest blessings flow. (From: Living in the Edge, by Chip Ingram)

Did you know that?   

Over half in HIF are Asians, compared to just 30% in 2006 9% are from Africa, whereas six years ago we had none Westlake has over 30% from North America, but at MyDinh it is just over 10% Our South-American members are the latest addition

Finance Month-to-date (December 2012):

Detech Update Why now? There are a number of reasons why the leadership is pursuing moving the MyDinh congregation and the offices to the Detech towers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Thank you for helping us meet budget! For overseas transfers: USA: Send checks to: Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 144850857. Include a note: “Preferred for Hanoi International Fellowship”. EUROPE: Wire transfer to Stichting Hart voor de Oogst, Fonteinkruid 23, 2631 DT Nootdorp, Netherlands; Postbank Account number: 2768804; IBAN: NL53 INGB 0002 7688 04; BIC: INGBNL2A. Please specify: “Offering for Hanoi International Fellowship”.


Majority owners are Christians Lease manager is HIFer Low rent: $10/m2 (incl. fees) Authorities are very positive Canadian church & International Church already made funds available Other churches likely to help us

Right now: Currently we are in negotiations with architecture companies working on various floor plans and interior design ideas. You can see sample plans and images in the lobby area. Below is the floor plan of our latest design, providing seating to 300 people in the auditorium.

Buy in now! We have started to raise the needed funds for this building project. It is anticipated to need $120,000 to cover all. Of this we will donate $15,000 to a local project as our expression to “Love Hanoi.” You can make donations using the banking details described in the left column earmarking them with “Hanoi International Fellowship – building fund.” Cash offerings are most helpful, please use the designated building fund envelopes for your contributions. Each week we will update the graph posted on the white board in the lobby to indicate the status of our fund raising efforts.

ONLINE: Go to, click on “Make a Donation,” choose “Online – EFT or Credit Card” and select “Missions Support.” On the gift form, fill out “Hanoi International Fellowship” for the International Project Name.

Would you sponsor one square meter today for $200? Or perhaps a KidzQuest classroom at $4,000? Any amount is welcome to be a part of this exciting challenge!

LOCAL TRANSFERS: email for details.

Contact PASTORS: Jacob Bloemberg, 0913369114 Nelson Annan, 01228866511 Jinggoy Caballero, 01204071617 ELDERS: Thomas Schmidt, Jim Owen, Michael Harder, Jimmy Cheung, Vince Roberts


Help Needed!

Businessmen’s Luncheon

City Partnerships

There will be a Downtown Businessmen’s Luncheon meeting this January 16, 2013, at

We are in need of volunteers to create a new team. The CP Team coordinates efforts to exchange expertise and resources between HIF and NGOs. We need volunteers to help at the CP table on Sundays, arrange monthly “spotlight” presentations during services, meet NGO leaders to explore needs in the city, and organize outreach activities/trips. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Jinggoy,

JOMA Café at #22 Ly Quoc Su. If you would like to join this lunch fellowship, please register by emailing

OFFICE: Manager: Marian Tabjan Open: Tue-Fri 9am to 5pm Address: 5 Lane 322, Lac Long Phone: 04.3758.1483; Email: Library:

Service Opportunities: Want to lead/host a small group? Be blessed and grab this opportunity to serve. Email Pastor Nelson at

Please feel free to let us know of any projects that you may have in support of the Love Hanoi Project. You may also email for inquiries about current and potential projects.

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