SINGAPORE, 19 NOVEMBER 2008 — City Harvest’s inaugural Asia Conference got off to a resounding start with the first “miracle”— the feeding of 5,000 delegates. For free.
Singapore Expo Hall 7 was transformed into a banquet setting with 500 tables exquisitely laid out, accompanied by blue velvet chairs. Participants were seated as early as 10.30am in anticipation for the lunch activities which would kick-start Asia Conference today.
Largely designed to help promote interaction amongst the attendees from over 70 countries, activities such as the Human Bingo game had contestants rushing up to complete strangers to request for signatures.
Lunch was a 10-course buffet consisting of intercontinental favorites such as roasted baby potatoes covered in dollops of sour cream and stir-fried chicken in black pepper sauce.
Following a welcome video aimed at orientating attendees to the various conference sessions and locations, Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church (CHC), the host of this massive conference, took to the stage to greet foreign delegates and introduce them to his fellow workers at CHC.
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Next, Kong launched into a rousing exhortation for the young people, declaring that they are the “future of the church”. He followed with a stirring sermon on the Fourth Dimension and invited participants to write out personal goals for their health, finance and career.
The power of thinking, visualizing, believing and speaking was evident in Kong’s personal testimony about the amazing growth that has taken place in CHC the past 19 years. Kong’s final encouragement for the participants to “believe in their best and let loose their mustard seed faith” was greeted with cheers and clapping from the packed crowd.
With such a rousing start, one can only wait in eager anticipation for the commencement of the first session by Kong tonight at Asia Conference 2008.