Archive for June, 2009

My church, Toowoomba City Church (TCC) held a Cultural Night at the end of May to celebrate the different cultures, nationalities, and sample some food from all corners of the world.

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It was a fun day, there were many performances such as dances from very exotic parts of the world…

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…to a solo by a Chinese Michael Jackson…

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…all the way to a marching drummer from the USA!

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Besides that, there an authentic chinese opera singer (our very own Robert) as well as some other group song presentations.

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Performances aside, a big part of the night was the awesome demonstrations that were done on stage! There was a tea ceremony demo…

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Our Chinese brother, Kevin, together with his wife, went up on stage to show the Aussies how chinese dumplings are made…

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Their English isn’t that good so auntie sister Elena went up to translate…

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Of course I can’t forget our very own pastor and host of the evening, Ps. Yew Meng:

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He patiently announced the various country reps present…can you guess where they’re from? Nationalities under the pics…

Will from China

Will from China.

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Korea.

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India.

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Finland.

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Phillipines.

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Thailand.

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Willy from Indonesia.

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Denmark.

…and finally,last but not certainly not least…

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Australia!

…and the team that made it all possible…none other than…

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ANS! (All Nations Service)!

From left: Ps. Yew Meng, Jun, Will, Wilson, Yvonne, Min, Neo, Ben, Steph, Seng Yee, Jason, Andrix, Roger, and me(behind the lens).

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Yes, I was there! It was great! They had a video conference with their Sydney branch and everything! Hillsong Brisbane (hillsongbrisbane.com) was originally Garden City Christian Church which has been officially taken over by the Hillsong Mega-church.

If you plan on visiting, its located at:

16 Rover Street,

Mt Gravatt, QLD,

Australia.

Aaron, Steph, Reshaun and I went for the 2nd 10.30am service. We went early so we could get good seats! Unfortunately, this mean’t my “overview wide shot” didn’t show the real size of the auditorium.

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This was from about the 4th or 5th row. Also, photography and videography was STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the auditorium so all my shots were spy shots!

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First EVER praise and worship from Hillsong Brisbane (Actually second, it was the 2nd service)

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Brian Houston, Hillsong Church Senior Pastor.

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Reuben Morgan, lead singer/guitarist.

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Joel A’Bell,  Executive Pastor.

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This was one of the backup singers during praise and worship. What’s interesting is his resemblance with a friend of mine, Will. This is Will:

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Funny right? …maybe not to you…