Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Nyack NY Revival & Little kids


I just got back from Nyack New York Agape Conference. It was a blessed time. Over 200 students from all over the East Coast Region came to encounter God, cry out for revival and were equipped to transform their campuses. I was amazed at the hunger and response. Over 150 of the students committed to starting prayer cells and campus churches on their campuses. The Holy Spirit was present in breakthrough power. On the last night of the conference the students cried out to God for revival to break out on the East Coast campuses past the midnight hour. It was intense and you just knew the prayer cries of these students were making impact. The meeting reminded me of the student-led all night prayer meetings we held in Hong Kong and Taiwan the last two years which preceded the campus revivals in East Asia. I truly believe the campus revival wave in HK, Taiwan and China is crashing over to the US Chinese student communities right now. Come to think about it, the last 5 Asia student gatherings I've spoken at, from AACF UCSB, IV/AACF Nor Cal Praise Night, Revivall OC, Thirsty Revival Torrance, Burn OC, etc the revival fire anointing has fallen in each meeting in a noticeable and extraordinary way. The fire of God is stirring in Asian students like I have never seen in North America, something is up.

On a another note. I met a new little friend named "Sarah" at the Nyack Retreat :) She is the cutest, most witty, funny, smart, joyful little gal. Haha...honestly, I think what I liked best about this visit to New York was meeting Sarah and her lil gang of 8-10 year old gal friends. Lol...they made me laugh sooooo hard. We played mafia on the grass (my favorite game) and yeah, haha..i luv little kids. Oh, there was this lil guy named "samuel" ah...I wish I took a picture of him. You should of saw these little kids. They were so precious and so inspiring! During our meetings they would be raising their hands, interceding for revival and worshipping God with all their hearts. Wow..what was I doing at 8 years old? Not only were they spiritually mature and moving in the power of the Holy Spirit, but they were just, yeah...a JOY to be around :)

I love observing and being with little kids. They are innocent, simple, happy, full of faith and open of heart. They don't judge, they simply believe the best in people. I wish everyone I knew was like a child. So free, so trusting, so pure, so much fun, so forgiving and so transparent. Why can't we all be like little children? Isn't this what Jesus told us we are to be?

Mr 10:15 - "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."

haha..if it was up to me, I'd hang out with kids all day long. Adults can be so complicated at times, myself included. Lord give me the faith of a child. Not only this, but also the heart of a child. I want to smile like children do once again. amen :)

ps. sarah drew me two pictures today. haha...they were great!

15 Comments:

At 5/30/2006 10:54:00 AM , Anonymous steph said...

I have to say that I was very fortunate and blessed... I have to say that I was very fortunate and blessed to be there and to witness the revival within the teenagers and kids gathered at Nyack this weekend. My heart was deeply moved when I saw them crying out to the Lord to pray for God’s Kingdom to come into their hearts and their schools. I just pray that God will protect this burning fire within each of their hearts and they will not get defeated or discouraged when they go back and face this world. May they have unshakeable faith knowing that “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Jaeson, I also want to thank you about the words you said to Nancy on Sunday night. I know God has spoken to her through you that night. As a good friend of Nancy’s, I can’t begin to tell you how much those words meant to her and how critical she heard them at that moment. I can only praise God and thank Him for being such an awesome God!!! And thank you for being His obedient and wonderful servant. :-)
My parents have been spending 5-6 months each year for 3 years now to do missionary work in many provinces in China. When you made the calling for people to dedicate 2 years of their lives to do missionary works in China, I knew God is calling me. I don’t know how God is going to use me yet but I know when the time comes, I will know.

(I hope you can delete this part before you post my comments since it has my personal email address)

Love in Christ,
Stephanie Pan – Flushing, NY

 
At 5/30/2006 10:57:00 AM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

thnx steph for your comment it was really encouraging..my prayers are with you and lets talk about east asia campus missions..are you in skool now or out of skool?

 
At 5/30/2006 11:54:00 AM , Anonymous Vivian Shibata said...

Hello Jaeson,

By the way, I never knew you spelled your name like "Jaeson"
The "e" in your name really reminds me of how chinese people say it..with the emphasis on the "AYYY" part of your name. Hahahaha...sorry, I'm going a little crazy from the lack of sleep from the conference.

Anywhoots, I just want to tell you how excited I am to start campus church. Im at the end of high school right now but I want to start whatever I can and then continue it at college too. The conference totally changed my idea of "church" and really made me think about my faith. On Sunday night when we were praying for our generation, I felt God really convicting my heart for the lives being killed by abortion. God reminded me of how my mom almost got abortion when she was pregnant with me. My dad's parents didn't want another grand daughter so they pressured my mom to get an abortion...but PTL (thats short computer language for PRAISE THE LORD) my mom's mom (so I guess shes my grandma) told her not to because my mother will never know what life she'd be taking away. SO that night I cried out, wondering what the heck Ive been doing with my life that was so mercifully spared. Yeah. I need to get off my butt and start being obedient to God.

Oh yeah, I was wondering if you could tell me more about Japan. I know you mentioned it a little, but I really want to know whats going on there. I was born in Japan (Im half japanese) and I remember feeling really spiritually burdened the last time I was there. I know I dedicated myself to China...but I couldnt help but pray for Japan too. The culture there is pretty messed up. I always talk to my dad about Japan and even he (he's not a Christian) feels that Japan needs God. Hahaha, I meant to ask you at the conference but I saw you having fun with the lil' kiddies so I didnt wanna bother ya. Dude, watching the little kiddies taking notes and responding to the message was crazy encouraging. It made me wanna cry...AND it made me want to have kids of my own! I hope my kids turn out like that..hahah, but I'm gonna let God take control of that aspect.

Wow..I digressed a lot. SORRY! Thanks for the message and sharing your visions Jaeson! Something CRAZY is gonna happen!!!! I can feel ittt.

God bless,
Vivian Shibata-who-is-excited-about-the-holy-spirit's-work

P.S~ I lost my voice on Sunday night and now I sound like a man...HOW THE HECK DID YOU RETAIN YOUR VOICE?! Wow.

 
At 5/30/2006 12:55:00 PM , Anonymous Haoyang said...

I praise God so much for Him bringing me to the retreat held in Nyack. And thank you Jaeson. I praise the Lord for him bringing you there too. It is a blessing for all of us.

For the very first time, i have the clear vision that God is going to use me and he is going to use anyone who would like to be used by Him no matter what his profession is. We don't need to became pastors in order to be used by Him.

And it is also the first time that i make the decision to give up my own desire and live only for my Lord, Jesus. Do what He will call me to do and seek His good only, and like you, let myself be a blessing to others. Of course, it will not be the same. However, i will fulfill what God want me to fulfill too.

Jaeson, thank you for praying for us at the conference, we will keep praying for you too. Hope that through you, more people maybe blessed. May God strengthen you everyday. May Him give you good health. Lord, please do listen to my pray! In Jesus's name, Amen!
I also pray that God, please use me, in whatever means you want. In Jesus's name, Amen!

 
At 5/30/2006 02:03:00 PM , Anonymous dan said...

pastor jaeson,

thank you for this life-changing experience. the screaming has really mutilated my voice to nothingness. my birthday was sunday (28th) and so when i got back, ppl threw me a surprise birthday party, but all i talked about was God and how the conference impacted my life. unfortunately i couldn't talk much =P

thank you (and God) for inspiring me to attempt to do the "impossible". i live in a city called east brunswick, a town that is extremely proud of their accomplishments. their intellectual stubbornness and pride have caused many to believe in the power of themselves, and not God. it becomes a daily routine for them to mock God and challenge Christianity. when stuff like the Da Vinci code came out, things seemed to be getting worse.

though i was scared to even think about trying to evangelize in the public to even the kids next to me, i fear no one except for God. i didn't even sleep the night of our crying out on behalf of the generation because of all our excitement. we were sharing testimonies and the love of Jesus to whoever we could. some of us jogged into Nyack city at 5AM and for some coffee/cappuchino, which turned into evangelical opportunities with the workers.

your message about going to the students with Jesus left me in awe. i couldn't believe how simple it was, yet overlooked so easily. i believe the only thing i'm missing is prayer and apologetics. i've already been planning out hours upon hours for praying for my campus, but i don't have a good foundation in preaching the faith. when you talked about being able to talk for like..20 minutes nonstop about Jesus, i think i can do that; but knowing my school, they'll have many things to respond before giving their lives to Christ. so is there some kind of site or place i can get that kind of information?

thanks again, God bless you and your ministry forevermore. see you on the other side =]
--Dan Chou: East Brunswick, NJ

 
At 5/30/2006 05:06:00 PM , Blogger mike wang said...

Hey man, this is mike, I was the guy who was playing the bass. I just want to say that you've really touched and inspired not just me, but everyone down here at HIC. Many, no, everyone was called to a new standard of living at Nyack and it'd be awesome if you could hit up NJ sometime. We'd be more than glad to have you man.

Godbless,
Mike Wang

 
At 5/31/2006 11:02:00 AM , Anonymous Sheila said...

P Jaeson,

thank you for this weekend. these past few weeks God has really been pressing upon me the importance of prayer, but i was still not as motivated to really soak in His presence. i was being martha instead of mary. this weekend helped place that urgency once again in my spirit to cry out for this generation. on sunday night the Holy Spirit reminded me of my life before Christ and i felt the emotional pain of this generation. and it hurt...bad. i kept crying out "God don't take away Your presence!" i got a taste of life without Jesus and knew that i had to get out of my Christian box and go into the world and reach souls. God bless you!!

-sheila larang, (HIC, nj)

 
At 5/31/2006 01:02:00 PM , Anonymous Wallace said...

Hey, PJ!!

It's Wallace. A young 30 something guy at Nyack retreat. =)

Not sure what to said or write, but all I can come up is wow. God is good.

HIC college leadership is going to meet up. I am going to push for 247 prayers and bring heaven on earth at Rutgers.

Let me know if you have any advise, direction or network ideas for us.

I also had a website idea that I spoken to dean about as well.

 
At 5/31/2006 02:30:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Jaeson!
I just wanted to say thank you for being such a determined and ambitious man of God! I have learned so much this weekend, and God has truly opened my eyes to what is going on around me, especially, being a part of this generation. And also, the two year commitment I have made to go to China, I am definitely psyched about that! haha. At first, I was a little hesitant about it. But, not anymore.
Recently, I notice that I have been extremely quiet. (so has my mom) And I find myself just thinking about God. Nothing, but God. And I realized that I am just COMPLETELY in love. and willing to do ANYTHING for Him. I have never been this joyful. And so motivated. I will be doing a 30-day fast. And I'll just be praying mainly for this generation. (Yes, I have learned God has given me a heart for this generation.) Because I know now that prayer really does make a difference. So, I'll look forward to giving my time to Jesus and just be completely devoted to Him. Wow. Come to think of it, I owe him so much time! There are days when I just honestly forget about talking to God. And thanks for talking to us about GOing. Rather than waiting for people to come. I had an awesome time at Nyack. =] So, I guess I just wanted to give a shout out and thanks from down south. (currently in north carolina, right now.)

By the way, do you happen to know my sister, Eleanor Wu? When you started to talk about Lou Engle, I just thought maybe you went to the same church. She's in L.A., and her church is Harvest? Or something like that? And all I know is that the church has just bought a new building, a couple of years ago? It's HUGE! lol. ok, that's not the point. But, anyway, I hope to see you or hear from you, soon. I'll definitely be praying for your ministry while I'm fasting.
God bless,
Joanne Wu (sorry about the anonymous- my computer somehow wasn't cooperating with anything else.)

 
At 5/31/2006 02:32:00 PM , Anonymous Joanne said...

Hey, Jaeson!
I just wanted to say thank you for being such a determined and ambitious man of God! I have learned so much this weekend, and God has truly opened my eyes to what is going on around me, especially, being a part of this generation. And also, the two year commitment I have made to go to China, I am definitely psyched about that! haha. At first, I was a little hesitant about it. But, not anymore.
Recently, I notice that I have been extremely quiet. (so has my mom) And I find myself just thinking about God. Nothing, but God. And I realized that I am just COMPLETELY in love. and willing to do ANYTHING for Him. I have never been this joyful. And so motivated. I will be doing a 30-day fast. And I'll just be praying mainly for this generation. (Yes, I have learned God has given me a heart for this generation.) Because I know now that prayer really does make a difference. So, I'll look forward to giving my time to Jesus and just be completely devoted to Him. Wow. Come to think of it, I owe him so much time! There are days when I just honestly forget about talking to God. And thanks for talking to us about GOing. Rather than waiting for people to come. I had an awesome time at Nyack. =] So, I guess I just wanted to give a shout out and thanks from down south. (currently in north carolina, right now.)

By the way, do you happen to know my sister, Eleanor Wu? When you started to talk about Lou Engle, I just thought maybe you went to the same church. She's in L.A., and her church is Harvest? Or something like that? And all I know is that the church has just bought a new building, a couple of years ago? It's HUGE! lol. ok, that's not the point. But, anyway, I hope to see you or hear from you, soon. I'll definitely be praying for your ministry while I'm fasting.
God bless,
Joanne Wu (sorry about the anonymous- my computer somehow wasn't cooperating with anything else.)

 
At 5/31/2006 03:55:00 PM , Anonymous Amy said...

J MA you are my hero

Amy

 
At 5/31/2006 07:01:00 PM , Anonymous Matt Chiang said...

Wow, i don't know where to start on how life changing this weekend was. Not only emotionally and mentally, but also physically. For example, I came into the conference on crutches from an accident 2 days before where i tore my leg on a piece of metal. After you praying for me on friday night, i'm not sure what happened, but on sat morning, i was up walking, running, jumping, playing volleyball and even flag football! I have been to many conferences in the past, but never one like this. I felt something click this time in my heart. Something that switched on that has been passive for so long. I think we can all agree than god never stops amazing us. During the last night of the weekend, i experienced something that will stay in my mind forever. God gave me 3 different visions, one of which i informed u about at the of the cry out for revival. I also recieved two other visions before the third one. In the second vision, i saw a city on an elevated piece of land. It was surrounded by fast moving water, but the city was high up and not effected. Then the city started to change. The buildings began to change like rewinding back through time. It continued until all that remained of the skyscrapers was a villiage. During the changing of the buildings, the water became higher and higher and eventually the city was completely submerged.
I have to admit, i had no idea what it what it ment or had to do with, at first i thought i had gone crazy from the lack of sleep, but after a while, i realized that it wouldn't leave my head. After telling my pastor, (mike chang) i put it aside, asked god to show me what it ment if it was a vision from him, and continued on with the retreat.
After the retreat, my parents took us to NYC to visit a family friend and grab a bite to eat. I was exhausted so i fell asleep on the car, but when we were nearing New York City, our car hit a bump and woke me up. I looked up and saw the same exact skyline and city as in the vision. Then i noticed my MP3 player playing a song called "Here is our King"
right on the chorus:

"Chorus 1:
The ocean is growing
The tide is coming in
Here it is

Chorus 2:
Here is our king, here is our love
Here is our God Who’s come
To bring us back to him
He is the one, he is Jesus, Jesus "


I believe god really going to destroy the works of the devil here on the east coast and build the city back up in his own image, and this weekend, i have decided that i am going to follow through with gods plan and not let anything get in my way. Upon returning to New Jersey, My cell group in bridgewater is starting prayer walks in my school and prayer meetings every week. I am also dedicating 2 years to the ministry in China and 1 year to bring the fire into what ever campus i go into in two years.

I just want to thank you so much for inspiring all of us here and to mobolize this army that has been at camp for so long. May god bless you and what ever you do with a never ending waterfall of blessings from heaven. Thank you so much again! We (the east coast) will meet you in the middle of the US!

God bless,
Matt C.

 
At 6/02/2006 05:39:00 PM , Anonymous mafia girls said...

Dear Jaeson,
We're the girls who you played mafia with you and with Yvonne who killed you.
We're in cell group right now! Yvonne was trying to beat you at reading the Bible in three
days.She only read FOUR BOOKS. Are you going to visit HIC (our church), and are you going
to come to Nyack again? We're going to start a prayer cell now. Two girls in our cell
got healed.(Their names are Rebecca and Joy)We're going to start cell.Here are some of our
e-mails.

Rebecca(the girl who you picked to get me out of the game,mafia HOW RUDE!!!): turebecca@patmedia.net

Joy (The girl who saw you trying to kick Yvonne):
julyfeng1010@yahoo.com

Jessica:(the narrator of mafia) yij@verizon.net

Katherine: (the girl who had a headache & you prayed for) katherine.ye@gmail.com

(P.S. Did you heal anyone else yet, and have you ever raised someone from the dead?)
P.S.S. We hope you come to our church.
Write back,
The girls from mafia

 
At 6/06/2006 02:27:00 PM , Anonymous Gloria said...

heyy pastor jaeson ma!! thank you for everything!! after the retreat my life was changed completely..i began to realize how corrupt this world was..ur sermon about praying really changed my ways of prayer..i began to realize how good it feels to actually talk to God everyday...im praying these days to God to change my middle skool around...living for Jesus is hard but now i kno it's worth it...ur sermons were awesome and very affecting...thank u!! btw im the girl tht u met in the stairwell while going to lunch..and also btw ur the first pastor i met tht could rap..=)
anyways here is my email:
littledoggie774@aol.com

 
At 6/07/2006 08:50:00 AM , Anonymous Amos said...

God is GREAT! Nyack was a surprise for me and He is gracious and merciful. Thanks for the prayer, Jaeson. I'll keep you in prayers also.

You can check out some pics from this year's conference if you have the time.

https://loveblooms.serveblog.net/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=1829

 

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