7 July 2013 by Adeline Lum CM-
Started in May 2008, Kingdom Christian Fellowship (KCF) was planted to train and develop leaders in the marketplace for local and world missions.
“I find that there’re many successful people in the marketplace who made some wrong choices during their walk with Christ.”
“They thought they could not turn back to God. With nowhere to go and feeling lost, these people usually fall away from God,” said Pastor Raymond Yeo, founder of KCF.
As a result, valuable talents, gifts and anointing are wasted, that can otherwise be harnessed for the Kingdom of Christ. Sometimes, the churches may also be too big to notice their members’ fallout.
“A man is not a man until they know how to humble themselves after making a mistake and apologize. How do you call yourself as successful if you have not failed before?” said Raymond.
Hence, on December 2007, The Lord gave Raymond a vision and a Word during his usual quiet time (Matthew 25:34).
Then, the King will say to those on His right, “Come, you are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”
Five months later, KCF materialized with 14 faithful servants of God gathering at Subang Jaya to fellowship. Their bi-monthly fellowship celebration every Thursday eventually became a weekly fellowship.
“Now, after five years of fellowship, KCF has grown from 14 to an average 60 participating members and we have reached to the ends of the earth,” said Raymond.
KCF has helped to multiply churches and ministries so far, in Malaysia, India and in the Philippines.
Not only that; KCF has also established network in sending missionary teams to Israel, India, the Philippines, China, Australia, America, Canada, Korea, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
So, why is Raymond so passionate about reaching out to the nations of the world? Born, raised and also accepted Christ in the Philippines, Raymond wanted to share and return the blessings he received in a foreign land to the rest of the world.
“I am a Malaysian but I am assembled in the Philippines,” chuckled Raymond.
Under the umbrella of KCF, they also work along with Joseph Storehouse and International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ), which collects and disseminates free necessities and food to impoverished families. KCF plans and heads trips to Israel as well, in which an upcoming trip would be September and November this year.
Indeed, Raymond has trained and raised numerous marketplace leaders through one-to-one discipleship, through invited speakers and courses in leadership.
“In short, you need four basic ingredients to become a leader which are theory, practical, exposure and experience. Without these ingredients, it’s very hard to be a leader,” said Raymond.
Theory comes from knowing the Word. Practical comes from using your skills and gifts hands-on, thereby gaining experience. Finally, exposure comes from ‘going through the fire’ per se, with everything you acquired.
“I am not particular of who you are but at the end of the day, it is about your relationship with Jesus Christ. It is not a religion with rituals, but it is based on relationships and revelations,” said Raymond.
Like David who escaped to the cave of Adullam, it was a place of refuge for him. He could neither go to his house nor the palace; Samuel, Jonathan, the house of the Lord, and the ungodly. But he could go to a cave and find refuge and renewal of strength in the Lord. So are some people who come to KCF for fellowship.
“To sustain one’s leadership, one must always remember to prioritize, seek a balance and rest. Like driving to a destination, we must always take a rest in our journey when we’re tired to not burn out,” said Raymond.
And as a 60-year old grandparent, Raymond’s advice for the young people are to firstly, honor God, followed by honoring our parents, and disciplining yourself.
“Parents, whether you like it or not, you cannot choose them. If you honor your parents, you would know that there’s somebody greater than us, and that is God. We are not born from our mothers, but from God through our mothers as only vessels who bring us to this world. Don’t worry about your past but give thanks for everything in your life,” said Raymond.
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