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Convention 1st Missions

Small in numbers, big in faith

1977

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The theme First Missions Convention was “Commissioned” and Jim Anderson was the main Speaker. It was held at the ballroom of the old Equatorial Hotel in 1977. Back then, Trinity Christian Centre did not have its own place of worship. In spite of this, Pastor Naomi Dowdy, who was leading the congregation was adamant about having Missions Convention before the Church’s Vision Rally. When asked why she chose this order of events, she said, “I believe we had to have our Missions Convention first because we should honour the heart of God to reach out to others before ourselves. When we give to the nations, God will build our house.’’ The congregation at the time was mostly made up of young adults who were first-generation Christians. Yet, their stand in Christ was strong. Though the congregation were small in number, their hearts were big enough to trust that God would provide as they placed their trust in Him by making faith promises. One of the exciting elements at the first Missions Convention was its visual prop. The visual prop was a delight to the audience as it consisted of a Monkey on a coconut tree. The monkey climbed a higher level each

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time the faith promises reached a certain amount. That Missions Convention, a total of $35,300 was raised. Pastor Dowdy said, “It was amazing as we’ve never done anything like that before and it was a phenomenal amount in those days.” Photo credit: Jeanie Tan Beng Ping

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