In 1995 my wife Connie was attending “Singapore Ablaze with Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne” in the Singapore National indoor Stadium with other church members from Seremban, Malaysia. The presence of God was so tangible and so awesome that when she went to stay at the house of a famous solicitor friend in Singapore that night she had an encounter with God that was very powerful.
She rang me up the next day and asked me to bring mum (my late mother Jenny Tham) down to at least the last day of the event. We drove down to Singapore and went early to ensure good parking and good seating for the final day event held in the Singapore National Outdoor Stadium. There was approximately 25,000 to 30,000 people at least and many people was touched by God. My mother who was a woman after God’s heart asked me to go down and get the “Man of God”, Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne to lay hands and pray for me. In obedience I went down and guess what, with that many people, it was not surprising that I could not even get close.
Being a woman of great faith my mother then said to me that she will pray for me that the man of God will have lunch with me and pray for me. Her prayer was simple, “Father in the name of Jesus, I ask you to organise for this “Man of God, Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne” will one day have lunch with my son and pray for him. In Jesus name I thank you amen.”
In 2001 mum passed away and before she died she said that if the opportunity arises please bring the man of God to Malaysia and spark a revival and allow God’s love to touch all of Asia. She really had a heart for the nation as often she pray in tears for God to move mightily in Asia.
In June 2010 I met Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne briefly in Denmark and he invited me to visit him in Tampa, Florida the following week. In fact he even paid for our accommodation at the Hilton in Tampa. He was doing a conference and there were many Pastors from different cities and countries and when we had lunch he sat us in front of him and we had a great meal together.
That night during the conference he called my wife and myself up and prayed for us and prophesied over us. The next morning the Lord put in my heart to invite him to Malaysia however I felt a little embarrassed as he just invited me to meet him. Much to my surprise he asked me if I am going to invite him to Malaysia, as the Lord told him to make himself available if I asked him.
The last time Dr. Rodney was in Asia was in 1995. I am trusting God that many lives will be touched by God. Some relate Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne to bringing the “Holy Laughter” but the reality is that he merely brings people into a tangible presence of God and God through the Holy Spirit will touch people in a very personal way. As the “Joy of the Lord” is our strength, it is normal that many will break up in uncontrolled joy and laughter, but many will be touched in a different ways and some will experience inner healing and in many cases we have witnessed physical healing.
Asia Ablaze 2011 Kuala Lumpur. (Putra Indoor Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur August 2-4th 2011)
This event is going to be the most significant event in Asia. We are trusting God for a great release of his anointing on people. My desires are as follows:
- For all of you who attended the Singapore Ablaze 1995, I pray that you have the opportunity to come to Malaysia for a fresh anointing, a time of refreshing with the Lord.
- For some of you who were in Singapore Ablaze 1995 with young children who are now serving God, do bring them along for God to strengthen them and empower them.
- Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne will pray for all Pastors and their wives, so we like to see all Pastors and their spouse be prayed for. To ensure that there is no obstruction to this, we are giving 4 free registrations for the full 3 day conference for every church in Asia for the event.
- Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne has been asked by the Lord to pray for all businessman/businesswomen and I really believe that there will be a great releasing of God’s anointing for them as God prepares them the times we are in.
- Most of all I believe that as part of the “Great Awakening Tour” there will be a great release of anointing and passion for evangelism and we are expecting that many will be released to win souls for your churches.
I look forward to seeing you all at Asia Ablaze 2011 Kuala Lumpur!