Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Random Summer Ramblings...

Summer is here and yeah...I think I'm going to post a few random thots on here :)

Hong Kong Global Day of Prayer

I just got back from Hong Kong and Shanghai. It was an amazing time of catching up with family, friends and our network leaders. The testimonies from each of what God is doing in and through their lives was such a encouragement to hear. It was also a blessing to witness 32,000 plus Hong Kong Christians praying and worshipping in the HK Stadium. It was powerful and the presence of God was so present. I am so proud of my aunt for her faith and perseverance to unite the Body of Christ in HK and this year through her efforts 37,000 united in Singapore in the national stadium and over 50,000 all over Taiwan prayed in 10 cities. God is moving and His eye is upon Asia. I dreamed about these things as a young christian ...but now to see stadiums filled right before my eyes and the body of Christ united in my homeland is a blessing I don't know how to count. Transformation is immminent in East Asia and it's role in God's end time mission is centerpiece.

Steven Curtis Chapman in Hong Kong?

In HK I also met Steven Curtis Chapman in a random unplanned dinner. I was incredibly inspired by this man of God and his heart for China. He has adopted 3 orphan girls in China as his own. Each story is a miracle in itself in how the Lord led his family to adopt them. They are sooo beautiful. Not only this, but God through Steven's testimony convicted and challenged me to do the same. Pure and undefiled religion is to take care of widows and orphans. My prayer is that God would give me this compassion and that one day I would be able to adopt children, especially those in China. For I know this is heavy upon God's heart. You can find out more on how to adopt through Steven's website:

I'm also encouraged because Steven and I really connected at the heart level for the youth of Hong Kong & Asia. We prayed that God would raise up a new generation of artists and musicians who love Christ and transform media culture in Asia for God's glory. Let it be so... ><>

Visit to Shanghai

I decided to extend my stay in Asia for one more day and went to a city I've been waiting to visit for some time. What can I say about Shanghai? It felt like destiny the moment I came into the city. There are a few cities in this world that I have been to, that when I stepped foot into the city I knew I was called there. Shanghai is one of them. I don't know exactly when but the city had a passion, heart and life to it that was amazing and beautiful. It reminded me of Paris but with an oriental twist. Sad thing was the amount of smog in the air, but other than that, I fell in love with Shanghai. I know I will be back. Below is a picture of my aunt and I eating in Shanghai at a restaraunt on "The Bund" was cool.

Graduation Time @ UCLA :)

I got back to LA the first Sunday of June...what a blessing to be back home. This year has been one heck of a ride. I love my Passion Church family @ UCLA!!! It has become my spiritual family and my closest of friends. On Sunday we had house church out on the lawn of UCLA by jan steps. It was a surprise picnic for our graduating seniors. Although, passion church now has many different simple churches planted on the campus, it was great to see the original PC crew gathered together to celebrate all the hard work and memories of the seniors who started PC. It was a blessing to just enjoy one another, encourage the seniors with words and celebrate all that God had done this year. We saw sooooo many lives changed, souls saved, hearts transformed and challenges overcome. I feel like I've known this lil band of brothers and sisters for my whole life, but it's only been one year. I'm so proud of each of them for their faith, perseverance, passion and prayers. Who would of thought that a lil band of students at UCLA would pioneer a new move of God...believing that God could use them to transform UCLA? Many didn't think they could do it, but they did. They overcame obstacles, truly learned to love God, love one another & love the lost. haha..when looking back with what God did in the fraternities in saving & transforming so many this year Caleb was like, "Dude, this thing really works!" Man, it was awesome to see souls won, disciple made and simple churches planted. I am so proud of them and this is only the beginning! It's wild, but through starting Passion Church at UCLA other students were inspired and started a Passion Church movement at UCSD...amen it's just awesome seeing students take initiative and doing everything the Bible says they can do! GO & MAKE DISCIPLES!!!

That same Sunday passion church 2 had end of the year BBQ @ the beach and haha...praise Him. unplanned, Crystal and Stephen got baptized in the ocean!!! Steven just gave his life to Christ a week before and oh my goodness, I almost lost Crystal when baptizing her cause a FAT MASSIVE WAVE hit us from behind. I felt soooo bad :( but she was so sweet and totally was still praising God!

Then this last weekend I went to a bunch of graduations...a bunch! But although gradution ceremonies are not from God (haha) they are worth it for the one graduating. Ada, Caleb, Dragon, Sarah, Sam, Thao, Dave BIG UPS and CONGRATS!!!

Father's Day - What A Blessing!

I don't know what to say but THANK YOU LORD for reconciling and healing my family. It was a blessed father's day back in norcal. My dad, mom, sisters and grandma all went out to eat "seafood buffet" with massive all you can eat sushi oh yeah. The greatest blessing of all was seeing my family united, full of joy and laughing. It's been a long time coming, but its like the Lord has given me a new family. A new dad, a new mom and new sisters...oh and grandma just cracks me up! she is like a Holy Ghost fire-cracker! My mom was sharing with me so many awesome testimonies of how she has been prayer walking and evangelizing our new neighborhood, witnessing to chinese restaraunt workers and God showing up in miracles, signs and wonders. Dude, don't mess wit my momma, she can pack a lethal punch to darkness!!! I love her and I love my pops too. He's working hard now and doing well, I'm so proud of him. My pops even without me asking waxed my 65' mustang and got it tune up and cleared out the garage himself (with a bad back) so we could park my "girlfriend" in the garage. What a Dad :)

Random Movie thots...

Ok...Nacho Libre has to be the FUNNIEST MOVIE I have seen in like ....I dunno, it's frikkn HILARIOUS!!!!! ahahahahahaha....jack black is insane and yeah it was so funny that by 2/3 into the movie I couldn't laugh anymore, I was laughed out and wondering what was going on? lol...but yeah, i guess it must be my kind of "random humor" cause not everyone who watched it thot it was dat funny..i was like "whut?" how can you not think that wasn't funny...haha..i wanted to pee in my pants it was soooo funny. After the movie I just kept pondering to myself "how long till the dvd comes out?" hahaha...

I think I've gone on "movie catch up" mode for the past month. Since I haven't been able to watch any movies because of non-stop ministry at ucla and elsewhere...i had to play catch up once the school year was winding down. I've seen MI-3, Xmen3, Glory Road, Firewall (on da plane), and a few others...I can't wait for Superman and Pirates of the will be a good summer. Yes, I am still going to pray and fast for revival, but I'm also going to watch my movies :P speaking of which...

A Walk to Remember :)

So this weekend I randomly for the first time in my life was led (j/k) to buy some chick flicks at blockbuster. For watever reason I ended up buying "Hitch" and "A Walk to Remember" I have not watched "A Walk to Remember" for at least 4-5 years I think. The first time I watched it I was like in high school with a bunch of church friends and for some reason it seemed ok. So I'm going to be honest... :P

I watched it again the other night at the Ainslie's (my 2nd family) in San Jose and yeah, I really liked it. I think I cried for the last quarter of the movie. Honestly, that movie has alot of heart. I couldn't help but cry because the love they had for one another was beyond romance, it was something more powerful than death, it was true love. Landon and Jamie haha...that is what falling love should be :) a commitment to love one another till death do us part. Something hit me at the end where Landon says, "The love we experienced was short, but its more than what most experience in a lifetime." hmmm...dats awesome. I'm such a sap, I've never done this for any chick flick in my life, but after watching the movie I was so inspired I bought the soundtrack at Target :P (not to mention dat the soundtrack is comprised of songs from my favorite band "switchfoot" haha)

I don't think I've ever blogged about this but I made a commitment when I was 21 to stay single till 28. Now unless God speaks to me in a audible voice to marry someone I'm keeping my commitment because I want to give God the best years of my life to be maximized for His purposes (1 Corinthians 7) But yeah, haha... I think if I met a gal like Jamie in the movie that would be something special :)

Last random thot...

i want to go deeper with God. sometimes i would really like to get away from all the pressures/expectations of ministry and just be with God and enjoy a simple life. Maybe live in Hawaii for a year and get a job at starbucks where no one knows me and I can serve God low key...haha. I love what I do, but the weight of this calling can be too much at times. When I was a freshmen/sophomore/junior in college it was a simple and wonderful time. I spent hours a day with God, read massive christian books, and was led by the Spirit to share Christ wherever I went. It is still the same today in many ways, but also not the same. Things are alot more busy, with more responsibilities and more expectations, more traveling. People expect you to be perfect, to perform, when God expects you to simply enjoy His presence & have a love relationship with Him. I'm trying to find my way back to simplicity, to serve God and not man, to find my center, to rest in His presence and not worry about my to-do list. I want to minister again out of abundant and abiding love, I need to wait upon Him more and rest. The greatest warfare is the warfare to rest. Ministry can wait, rest can't. It's a fine balance, but I would choose the latter than the former. Mary of Bethany chose one thing & this is what I want for my life.

random thots. end.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Global Day of Prayer- June 4, 2006

I am currently in Hong Kong preparing to particpate in the 2nd historical Global Day of Prayer gathering. This year over 40,000 Christians from Hong Kong, China will gather in the HK stadium to pray for God's glory to fill China and the whole earth! Mobilize your city and nation to pray with over 250 million Christians worldwide on June 4, 2006!!!

Blessings, Jaeson Ma (read below)

check out the GDOP 2005 Video POWERFUL (

also goto for HK:

Dear Friends

We are still amazed about the participation of more than 220 million Christians from 156 nations in the 2005 Global Day of Prayer! And this is just the beginning. As we move towards 2010 we trust that all Christians from all nations around the globe will unite in a day of repentance and prayer preparing the way for God’s glory to be revealed.

Up to date we have 190 nations who have officially indicated that they are having an event / events on 4 June 2006. According to some this will be greatest Prayer gathering ever in the History of mankind. Amazingly Africa and Asia are the most represented.

BUT, the dream is still to saturate every single nation in the globe with prayer on June 4, Pentecost Sunday. To reach this goal we still need to get 31 nations to participate. Below please find a list of the outstanding countries for which we urgently need contacts. There is only a few days left to get these countries involved and if all of us can unite in a concerted effort to make contact with these nations we can still reach the goal.

Please click on the following link to view the 2005 Transformation video mms://

Please click on the following link to view the Graham Power invitation video mms://