Back to Blog

How the Pandemic Changes Our Worship

Indeed it’s an opportune time for the Church around the globe to change the gear of patterns of ministry from that of traditional system of worship to modern system by using media as well as Information Technologies. No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has put us into difficult time for not being able to conduct corporate worship and other various church gathering programs. Yet, this is the best time to revive the family altar in every Christian homes; over and above, the church had learnt how to ...

October 27, 2020

Spiritual Role of the Church during Pandemic

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a fellow Pastor telling me about a certain individual who had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been quarantined for close to a month now. He asked me to call the person up and so I did. As we conversed, I realised that he was spiralling into a severe depression because of his situation. Worse still, he had decided in his heart to end his life that very night convinced that Covid-19 would eventually kill him. I had anticipated that even in our small tow...

October 19, 2020

Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic

8 months have passed and no one ever would have imagined the world would end up in such an uncharted territory. It is no brainer that this Covid-19 pandemic has infected all the continents in the world except for Antarctica. And more than just a health crisis, it has become a crisis that has brought havoc in the economic spheres, where thousands have lost jobs, and millions at risk of hunger and abject poverty. Some governments have potentially taken advantage of th...

October 9, 2020

Greetings & Ministry Reflections from the President of APBF

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God isfor us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his ownSon, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along withhim, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31, 32 NIV).GOD IS WITH YOU, FOR YOU & WILL BLESS YOU Dearly beloved APBFers, Warm greetings! I trust that this letter finds you in good health and enjoying the wonderful grace of God almighty!I am so glad to once again be able to write to you. This is ...

October 3, 2020

THE CATALYST : Emerging Leaders Training

CATALYST: Emerging Leaders Training for APBF Member Bodies! Contact your President/General Secretary of your convention. You must be between 20-30 years to be eligible to join the ELT.Please take note that the training will be conducted online through ZOOM.  SCHEDULE & MODULEMODULE 1 - October 17th, 2020Leading like Jesus: Reflections on how Jesus led. Rev. Edwin LamMODULE 2 - October 24th, 2020Leading with Influence and Impact: Explore the significance of influence and impact within l...

September 25, 2020

APBF New Direct of Missions

Rev. Ardi Wiriadinata who is known to his friends as ‘Ardi’ was called into full-time ministry soon after he had finished his Bachelor of Psychology. He started serving as a pastor and a lecturer at the Indonesian Baptist Seminary when he was 25 and has been in the ministry with the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches for the past 18 years.  Besides being a pastor and a lecturer, he has served as a church planter and has helped with two church plants before he was called to serve as se...

September 9, 2020

Give A Little More Love

Written by our very own APBF General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Vesekhoyi 'Vee' Tetseo performed by our brothers and sisters from the Asia Pacific Region. This song is a song of lament and hope. May this encourage you in difficult times as such. ...

August 22, 2020

Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic

Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic was premiere on Youtube on Sunday, August 16, 2020. The world is going through a very difficult time. Millions have lost their loved ones. The world is suffering. How can we stay resilient? It is only when we have hope in Christ trusting that this is will pass by one day soon. In the midst of this hardship may we be anchored in Christ. Together we are strong!Songs of hope and encouragement from many member of APBF bodies. Also, included are Messages from the P...

August 17, 2020

Baptist Women Of The Pacific

'Wa Wa Wa!" this is the cry that rings across the crowded room. Twenty or so Papuan women walk down the middle aisle, making a colourful and joyful entry. It is August 2019; I am in Fiji attending the five-yearly conference for the Pacific Baptist women. There is a sense I am wrapped up in a vibrant godly moment of time purposed by God. The chanting women are dressed in colourful woven dresses, wear elaborate head dresses made with shells and feathers and chant their traditional welcome. As...

July 2, 2020

COVID 19 - Why Should We Respond?

These are indeed fearful and anxious times and the Psalmist as he  faces diverse dangers, seem to mirror our sentiments at times such as this. Psalm 31 echoes many of the feelings andcircumstances we are experiencing now.  The pandemic of the Corona virus has caused our world to hear, "terror on every side,"  (Psalm 31 :13). But the psalmist places these feelings of dread between two sureties both  at the opening and end of the psalm as he concludes saying, "I trust in you, L...

June 17, 2020

Quarterly Glimpses Of APBF

If someone were to ask how many countries does the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (Henceforth APBF) represent? Of the 47 countries in the Asia Pacific region APBF covers a total of 22 countries.Uniquely placed in this part of the globe Asia Pacific region stretches from the highest mountain peak of the Himalayas to the deepest depth of the Ocean floor of Sulu sea. It is mind boggling when we look at the vastness and expanse of the world we live in but what an interesting region it is to se...

June 10, 2020

Greetings & Ministry Refelctions

"Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence.  Let us acknowledge the Lord;  let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." (Hosea 6:1-3) ...

June 3, 2020

Editors Corner - APBF Digest

The prevailing situation across the world is evolving every hour due to the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, which has already been declared as a pandemic by the  World Health Organisation (WHO). Many countries have imposed a 'Lockdown' to provide for prevention of the spread of the dangerous pandemic disease. Today, we live in a world where people are so self-centred. Everyone seems to be waiting for the lock-down period to be over so that they can begin a new chapter in their lives.&nb...

May 27, 2020

COVID 19 Appeal

It’s not just a health disaster but a humanitarian disaster of global proportions the world has never experienced. Health systems across the world are being overwhelmed. Economies are going into major recession. The pandemic has now reached some of the world’s most poverty-stricken and conflict-ravaged communities. Asia Pacific has some of the most densely populated and poverty stricken countries. It is also the 10/40 window of disasters and any natural disaster that hits the region in the i...

May 25, 2020

Protecting Our Hospital Staff

On the 11th April and with the grace of God, Hendala Baptist Church gifted 50 Protective Coverall kits to be used by the medical staff of the Colombo North Teaching Hospital.There is an urgent ( and essential) need to support the hospital staff right now and its our responsibility to provide support and protect our medical staff at this crucial period said the Pastor of Hendala Baptist Church Rev. Sriyan Derick Jayamanna....

May 13, 2020

An Update From Hyderabad

New Life Baptist Church in Hyderabad taking the role of a Samaritan in Global Crises of Covid-19 In this difficult situation the New Life Baptist Church has come forward to take the role of a Samaritan and a step to become Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ to Show the love and compassion of Jesus to the People who are in need of Care and help in this Crisis. 1. The Church extended the support to 30 Pastors in the form Provisions for their families. 2. The Church Provided food materials to 30 Fami...

May 6, 2020

An Update From The Philippines

CPBC (Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches) Development Ministries distributed face masks to our frontliners. We already fully distributed to the 5 police stations of Iloilo City also to Molo Fire Station. The Chief of Police of the respective stations expressed their thanks to CPBC for they were recognized and remembered through this action. Thanks to Ms. Marycor Coy Baclagon of the Iloilo City Government for facilitating that we were able to secure the face masks. Stay safe you all, Ma’...

May 4, 2020

24-Hour Prayer Marathon

In response to the growing impact of COVID-19 around the world, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) calls on the global Baptist family to join together for a 24-hour prayer marathon, launching with an audio conference on Monday, March 30, at 9:15 a.m. EDT. The launch call will feature updates from several of the most impacted regions as well as dedicated times of prayer for specific groups, including pastors and ministry leaders, healthcare providers, educators, relief workers, and communication pr...

March 27, 2020

A Letter Of Encouragement

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.• Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestile...

March 24, 2020

APBF Executive Meeting

It was a robust, exciting APBF Executive Meeting that took place earlier this month! On February 9th, APBF President Rev. Edwin Lam and Dr. Vernette Myint Myint San, President ABWU addressed the gathering of Okinawa Baptist Convention at Goya Baptist Church. Very exciting days ahead for APBF. Much to look for and become part of APBF!...

March 4, 2020

CBCNEI

The 1st Mission Conference of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India was truly an empowering one. CBCNEI has potential way beyond what is humanly possible! Congratulations to all who made it possible! APBF did it’s part to represent and support CBCNEI’s task of the Great Commission! The event took place on February 18th - 20th....

February 26, 2020

Meet Roshan Mendis

Having his foundations in faith through the ministry of Youth for Christ, Roshan answered the call of God as a young man of twenty, deciding to serve in rural villages rather than continue in the line of family business in the hospitality industry. So, he joined as a staff member in rural mission of Campus Crusade for Christ, Sri Lanka. Since then he has served within the Church and in Christian Organizations; in teaching and in administrative roles; in both pioneering and pastoral contexts...

February 5, 2020

Diversities, Smiles & Golden Pagodas

It you have traveled across Asia in recent years, you will notice that Asia has growing rapidly. Many cities are crammed, congestion of vehicles have become the new order, thousands of people crowd the streets like an endless stream of water flowing through a narrow canal. According to World Population Data sheet, the population of the world as of 2019 is 7.7 billion people. Of which Asia has grown to 4.6 billion people with an increase in the past 10 years from 4.1 billion in 2010. Asia is...

January 29, 2020

Thank You Les

Our work at APBAid wouldn't have been better or done smoothly had it not been for Dr. Les Fussell. We have accomplished much because of the exemplary leadership, passion and commitment of Dr Les Fussell in the areas - peace-building and capacity enhancement, sustainable community development and serving people and communities affected by disasters. Les provided us with guidance and direction following our strategic plan and annual plan of action. He was always there when we needed help regarding...

January 22, 2020

Thank You Kabi And Feraz

The ministry of Asia Pacific Baptist Aid began in January 2005 as the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation responded to the devastation of the Asian Tsunami. This humanitarian disaster, caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Aceh, impacted significantly Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. When it occurred APBF did have an Aid and Relief Committee but no staff. Given the level of need and the help offered by other members of the APBF family and the wider global family i...

January 15, 2020 Posts 1-25 of 229 | Page next