Step by Step Into the Family of God
Wooi Min Yong—Klang, Malaysia
Hallelujah, in the name of Jesus I testify. I would like to share how
the Lord guided me step by step into the family of God, to become a
member of the True Jesus Church. It is hoped that through my sharing,
many more will continue to preach and bring their unbelieving family
members to become part of the family of the Lord.
More than forty years ago, in 1968, my old house in Alor Star, northern
Malaysia, was situated right across the True Jesus Church (TJC). Despite
this, I never stepped foot into the church. I thought that faith would
only result in a wrong type of mentality—that of reliance. Instead, I
worshipped “Guan Gong”, a Chinese deity who used to be a famous general,
and I respected him for his uprightness.
Often when church members or ministers of the TJC came over to visit us,
I would pretend not to be at home. My children, however, would often go
to the TJC to listen to the words from the Bible. Eventually two of my
daughters believed in the Lord and were baptized. During that time, my
heart was set against Christianity, and I disliked any of my family
members going to church. Actually, I was opposed to the TJC due to a
lack of knowledge and understanding about the church and, in particular,
about her method of prayer and worship. As time passed, my children
moved to the Klang Valley in central Malaysia to pursue their careers.
Years later, after my parents and my wife had passed away, I moved to
Klang to start a new life. In 2003, my fourth daughter and her family
believed in the Lord.
Beginning from 2006, I started to attend evangelistic services at the
Klang TJC, and gradually began to attend church services with my
Although initially reluctant, I was very curious and wanted to see and
experience for myself what happens during church services, and in
particular, why more and more of my family members had accepted Christ
and were blessed by God. Yet I did not open my heart to accept the truth
and I was not zealous. Sometimes I would think of excuses for skipping
services; I did not like the prayers because I felt that they were
rather long and the sound was loud.
One Friday night in 2006, when I was attending service, I almost fell
asleep during prayer time. Suddenly, I heard harmonious vocals as if
sung from a choir on the mezzanine floor of the church hall. These
choruses covered the sound of prayer. I had never heard such beautiful
voices before. I felt calm and peaceful in my heart. After a short
while, the singing faded out with the prayer. Later, I asked my daughter
and my grandchildren whether there was choir practice upstairs. They all
shook their heads. I then realized that I was the only one who had heard
the beautiful voices. Since then, I always wait with anticipation for
prayer time, hoping to hear the beautiful voices again.
KIND MAN IN WHITE
In 2007, I went to the United Kingdom to stay with my youngest daughter,
who is also a TJC member. A few weeks into my stay, my four limbs felt
slow and sluggish. Once, out of control, I lost balance and fainted.
While unconscious, I saw myself walking into a white round-shaped tent.
It was decked in glorious splendor of gold and jade, and everything
inside looked very luxurious. There were a few men and women wearing
white gowns and I was one of them. Another man in white stood in front
of me—light shone on his face and he stretched out both his hands with a
kind smile. I was shocked. “Am I in heaven now?” I thought. After that,
I woke up and saw a doctor standing in front of me.
My daughter then told me that I had been sent to the Oxford University
Hospital’s emergency ward after I had fainted and was diagnosed with
bleeding in the brain, which was a very dangerous condition. I had
undergone an operation for more than an hour. My daughter also told me
that the TJC members in Malaysia and UK had been praying for me.
I was very touched by the love of the church members and God’s love and
mercy for me by showing me a vision. The vision made me feel that God
really existed, that He was with me and that I could overcome my illness
with His help.
Thank God, the surgery was very successful and I am now fully recovered.
During my period of recuperation, London TJC members continually prayed
for me and showed their love and care for me. I cannot describe how
touched I was—may God remember their love.
LEARNING TO PRAY AND ENTRUST
In 2008, the Klang Church Adult Fellowship organized a trip to visit the
churches in Taiwan. My daughter, hoping that I could be edified in my
faith, registered me for the trip.
One month before the journey, I developed a strange medical condition. I
kept hiccupping and could only stop after sneezing. This was trying for
me, as I could neither eat nor sleep well. My legs became so weak that I
could barely walk.
At nights, before falling asleep, banging noises and sounds of things
moving would disturb me. At the same time, there were black shadows
moving around in my mind, which disturbed and troubled me greatly, and I
could not sleep. However, whenever I prayed, a man in white would
appear, and the black shadows and noises would vanish. Therefore,
whenever I encountered this situation, I would pray immediately. With
God’s protection, I could then sleep through the whole night. This weird
condition, for which the doctors could not find the real cause, as well
the nights’ disturbances troubled me for about two weeks and then
disappeared on their own.
In the end, although I did not manage to join the visiting group to
Taiwan, I believed that this was the Lord’s will. During those troubling
times, I truly felt the love of God, learned to rely on Him and to
entrust all things to Him, believing that He would have His beautiful
arrangement. The experience also spurred my resolve to accept baptism.
BECOMING PART OF THE FAMILY
In 2010, I finally accepted water baptism and became part of the TJC
family. When I reflect upon these few years, I really thank the Lord for
His abundant grace and for all the brothers and sisters in Klang Church
who have showed their love and care for me. I am particularly grateful
to those brothers with “grand-fathers” status, who spend time with me
after services and during the teatime breaks. Their kindness has taught
me about the love of God. May all glory be given unto our Lord Jesus