Saturday, January 22, 2011

What’s happening in 2011

We’ve blasted full speed ahead into a new year and we’re excited about everything God has put on our hearts to do. We thank God for the things He’s done in 2010, especially as we’ve begun seeing breakthrough in both the Continuum media Sawang and I are involved in, as well as Xtreme, the youth ministry we’ve been heading up since March.
In 2011 we’re pouring out our lives to fulfill God’s Great Commission command to make disciples of all nations: in Xtreme we are raising leaders who are beginning to really get it, and are putting their hand to the plow and make disciples themselves.
One people group we’ve targeted is the “B- Boys,” a dance troupe who gather to do hip hop at the local park. We’re going there three times a week now, and hope to see them coming to Xtreme on a regular basis.
  Please pray that we will be able to disciple our team, and encourage them to keep reaching out to new people. Our goal is to get 70 people discipled and plugged in, with a solid ministry team to run things.

Together in Christ, Sawang and Lee-Anne

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Putting Our Stake in the Ground

This two part documentary is based on a 30-year battle to lay a solid foundation of faith in Thailand.

Join Al & Terry Purvis and their ministry team as they enter into the fight of their lives to save the Lighthouse, the culmination of three decades of sowing seed and planting a stake in the ground for future generations in Asia.

Episode 7 of the 2010-2011 Continuum TV season.

Putting Our Stake in the Ground I from conmedal on Vimeo.

Episode 8 of the 2010-2011 Continuum TV season.

Putting Our Stake in the Ground II from conmedal on Vimeo.

A month of excitement is launching us into new areas of responsibility!

This month Sawang and I had the honor of traveling south to Goh Pangan, a breathtaking island off the coast of Thailand. We were filming a unique event there for Continuum TV: a young couple who were getting married, were inviting 800 people from the island to their wedding - where they would turn the event into an evangelistic crusade and preach
the gospel!
We were excited to share this event with them, and even though we didn’t get to see the island and had to sleep in tents on the ground, it was still an amazing trip, as many heard about Jesus
for the first time!
Continuum on new network
Our missions TV show, Continuum TV, is beginning to air
on 3 networks this year, and a fourth has contacted us about having Continuum on their network as well. We now air in Canada on Miracle Channel, in USA on Legacy TV, on Vision Heaven in Europe, and the new network airs in California. Please pray God gives us wisdom and creativity for our new season in Continuum as we declare the Works of God all across Asia! Please stand in faith with us also,
for more laborers for Continuum, and that on each network, Continuum TV would be a revenue-producing show and we would see much-needed finances coming into the ministry. We believe God has called us to this ministry and to help produce Continuum and we ask you to stand in prayer with us.
Continuum Breakthrough
Sawang and I have never really asked for much prayer regarding Continuum; I think some people don’t really understand why the show is significant in God’s Great Commission plan, but this TV show, website, and magazine, have been
connecting believers to their destiny for the last 7 years. Now, in our 8th year, we are praying that Continuum would expand into new territory, new homes, a greater audience to watch the show and discover or rediscover what God is challenging each of us as believers to do - be involved in Matthew 28:18’s command, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel...”

Your financial gift goes a long way on the mission field! Please prayerfully consider partnering monthly with us as we share Jesus in Asia
Please send a void cheque to A & D World Missions Canada, Box 26010, Lethbridge, AB TIH 6H4 signifying you are giving to Sawang & Lee- Anne Treetippitak. They will set up a monthly debit with you, or you can give post-dated cheques.

2025 Xtreme from Sawang Treetippitak on Vimeo.

This is a Short film that we made for the youth group.


What began as a desire in the hearts of some of the young leaders of our Victory churches in Sriracha has become a full-fledged evangelistic ministry.
Young leaders from Sriracha International Victory Church, One Way Victory, and Sriracha Thai church are working together to present the gospel to youth citiwide in a way that is both unorthodox and extremely entertaining.
A recent Battle of the Bands outreach started as a way to advertise the ministry and let people know Xtreme had something to offer. Fifteen bands registered for the Battle, hoping to snag that B3000 prize ($100), and hundreds came to watch the show.
VBCI students and Xtreme staff worked together to present dramas and dance during band changes, while Xtreme leader Doo Wichaipa and International church Pastor Matt Watson preached powerful evangelistic messages. With the success of the Battle under their belt, Xtreme leaders put a major production into motion, calling it Hell House. Using western ideas as inspiration, Xtreme's Hell House exploited a growing Asian interest in Halloween. More than 30 actors, preachers, costume designers and make-up artists had only three weeks preparation before October 31st.
As Hell House opened its doors, over a hundred people walked in to see the dead in hideous garb. Later, Tour Guides explained the dead were not physically dead, but spiritually dead, and were all headed for hell. The goal was not to spook, but to allow the fear of the Lord to fall
on the audience, that they would identify with the scenes and see their need for a Saviour.

Twenty-four people came forward to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, and Xtreme members are following up to keep those people connected to the ministry.
Future outreaches include Christmas, New Year's, and a concert in the park in February.

First the natural, then the spiritual

Xtreme uses creative means to preach Jesus

I want to introduce you to Tan. We just met him a few weeks ago when he attended our recent Battle of the Bands outreach. Tan grew up in a Buddhist family, and although he came to the Battle to hear some good music and to compete for the prizes, he got something he never knew he needed.
For the first time in his life, Tan heard the gospel message, several times over the course of the evening. It was preached from the stage, played out in the various dramas the VBCI students put on, and testified about by our staff as bands got ready for their set in the background.
Something leaped on the inside of Tan, and the following Sunday he followed one of our youth leaders to the One Way church. He hasn’t missed a Friday or a Sunday since, and last week he joined Sawang and 10 other newcomers to the Victory Family camp,where he heard the gospel preached night and day for a week.
Tan couldn’t get enough, and bombarded Sawang and other leaders with questions like, “What is faith?” “What does this mean?” Sawang taught him that Jesus Christ is the One, true God of the universe, and that faith is believing and receiving what He did for each one of us on the cross.

Tan, and his father, are surprised at how nice Christians are, and Tan’s father only let his son come to camp because he believes Christians are “good” and wont drink.
Tan is the most vocal of a new group of young guys and girls who have connected with us through the Battle of the Bands outreach, but there are others, too, whose hearts are opening up to the Holy Spirit as He uses His people to point them to Jesus.
Please pray for Tan and for the
others to allow God to have His way in their lives.

Sad Turn of Events Stirs Us Into Action

Last week we decided to support another youth ministry we were once close with, in neighboring Pattaya.
Sawang & I and other Xtreme leaders took a bunch of our youth, many of them brand new Christians, to a skate ministry in the Sin City of Pattaya, to support them in a new relaunch of their once thriving ministry.
What we saw shocked and saddened us.
Many of the young leaders that were once on fire for God, had changed, and even as they attempted to reach out to their community, they smoked and got drunk along with everyone else.
Some years ago, the ministry had disconnected with us, who were their home church, because they felt they were strong enough to be an independent ministry. Our ministry team in Sriracha had done what we could to encourage the leaders there but they refused our council and accountability and
came out from under the protection of our apostolic ministry.
To say the least, Sawang and I were incredibly embarrassed to have brought our youth there, and tried our best to explain this was not acceptable Christian behavior.
Our prayer for them is that they would again come under leadership where they can be further trained and discipled.
But this has really stirred our hearts to make sure we are discipling the young people that are beginning to connect with Xtreme.
At our quarterly meeting with our overseers, we decided that each Xtreme Leader would pick at least one person to begin one-on-one discipleship. More than just on Friday nights, we will spend some serious time with those who are showing real hunger for more of God.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Leading the “7 W eeks in Asia” team to this multi-cultural nation

This month Sawang & Lee-Anne led the Malaysia leg of the 7 Weeks in Asia trip. We brought nine young people to beautiful Kuala Lumpur, where for two weeks we evangelized to the lost and ministered to our Victory church members in this heavily oppressed nation. Three separate religions: Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism blind the minds of the precious people here. We came to help Victory Malaysia step out of their own comfort zone and do some major outreaches. On Saturday night we saw 15 young people come to the Lord through
our Youth Gig, and over a dozen people gave their hearts to the Lord during culture night and the Sunday night service. WHAT A BREAKTHROUGH!
The church in KL was also encouraged to rise up and be a light in this oppressed nation, to not be afraid to evangelize to their Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist neighbors. The 7 Weeks team papered the community with fliers advertising the church and salvation through Jesus Christ, and were excited to share their testimonies of faith.

Although we were leading this team of young people to be a blessing to the Malaysian people, Sawang & I also ministered to and challenged team members during daily devotions.
Spirit and spoke in tongues for the first time!
It has been amazing to watch the team members grow and change, and rise up in their giftings as well. Most didn’t know they could preach or lead worship or pray
One team member realized she was not yet born again, and we led her in the salvation prayer. A few people needed healing and deliverance and we ministered to them by the Word of God and by the laying on of hands. One power, but the “7 Weeks” trip has been the vehicle to morning several of the girls got filled with the Holy connect them with the destiny God has for each of them.


This week we are welcoming the new “7 Weeks in Asia” missions team; youth who come from across North America and the UK to travel to three nations in Asia.We will be putting every step of it on our Continuum TV show and on the web, which means we will be working 24/7 to bring the weekly updates.
Sawang will be traveling with the team on most of the trips, and I’ll be going on one trip too, so we ask for your prayers during this time.

Sawang and I are currently looking after the El Shaddai 2 kids (15 of them) while their parents are fundraising in Canada! We are having a blast with them even though we will only be with them for 3 weeks. Please continue to pray for parents Dave & Terry Wharf as they fundraise, and also pray for them all as a family!

Some urgent things to pray for would be for Pastor Peter Jamshed and his ministry in Pakistan, which has been
under heavy pressure from Muslims to close their doors. An entire village where one of our Victory churches is located, was attacked this week by Muslim extremists. Log onto next week for the full story.
We’d like to say thanks to those of you who have made donations in the past couple months, most of that money will be going towards the 7 Weeks in Asia trip. Your money will be spreading the gospel to Vietnam, Cambodia, and the jungle regions of Thailand, and God will reward the seed you have sowed!
We want to thank our partners who are helping us advance God’s kingdom in Asia! BUT WE ASK YOU TO PARTNER with us in reaching the world with the gospel. Please prayerfully consider financial partnership; we need your help! We are looking for people to partner with us $10, $20, $30, or whatever God wants you to give.

7 Weeks In Asia 2010 Part 1-12

7 Weeks in Asia 2010: Week 1 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia Week 1 Part 2 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia week 1: Part 3 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia Week 1: Part 4 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7weeks In Asia 2010 Part 5 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 6 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 7 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 8 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 9 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 10 (Full Malaysia 30 min) from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 11 from conmedal on Vimeo.

7 Weeks in Asia 2010 Part 12 from conmedal on Vimeo.

Who is My Neighbour?

Who is My Neighbour?

As I stepped onto the sidewalk, I noticed him. Lying there, lifeless, as passersby passed him by without a second look, he remained helpless. Sawang went right over to him to see if he was...alive, and discovered, yes, the man was just unconscious and reaked of whiskey.
Sawang phoned the police and we waited over an hour for someone to come and collect the man. Even though Sawang had not mentioned the man smelled of alcohol, that's what everyone who saw him figured, and refused to help us.
A police truck finally made it's way slowly up the road toward us, but took one look at the man on the side of the road and just kept on driving.
This reminds me of that famous account of the Good Samaritan in the bible.
“A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
That man had been abused, and still stirred no compassion in others. This present day victim's wounds were self-inflicted, yet he, too, needs someone to reach out to him with compassion.

A Lifestyle
I believe this biblical account is not only an example of how we should be in general, but also of how God views missions. He moved on the heart of the Samaritan to minister to a foreigner, when his own people had no compassion for him.
The Good Samaritan is how God views missions. It is our responsibility and priviledge to minister to the lost who are not of our tribe, language, culture. Notice the Samaritan was in a foreign land himself, and saw his responsibility laid out before him. That is how I see my calling, and I want you too see your role in being a Good Samaritan, and partner with us to minister to those whose own people have forsaken them.
Together in Christ, Sawang & Lee-Anne Treetippitak