My New Year Posting
"I used to serve the King of Rock n Roll but today I serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords."
Meeting In KL:
When I went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently I thought it would be a good idea to visit HT Long (Malaysia's Elvis Presley) during one of his performances. Over the mobile phone we made an arrangement to meet at the venue where he was appearing.
|Ascott Sentral K. L.|
Meeting In Singapore:
On Sunday the 21st of December in Singapore I nearly missed HT again when I took about an hour looking for a church that I thought was a building with a steeple and a cross on top. I went round and round in my car to Lorong 6, 8,10 and 12 at the Geylang area searching for 5A/5C Guillemard Road.
|5A/5C Guillemard Road, Singapore|
|The congregation @ New Horizon Church.|
I was not disappointed. HT Long was something else. He not only sang Elvis songs to his congregation of about 200+ people but entertained them and kept them in stitches with his jokes about himself, his family and his past when he gave a testimony as to "how Christ saved me".
I was taken by surprise when he introduced me as, "A famous blogger," but it was a little embarrassing though, compared to his ability both as a singer and power speaker.
HT was a joy to listen to as he pieced together his "condemnation of Christians in my younger days" up to the time when he realised his folly. He spoke with much wit and veracity about his journey from Elvis to Jesus and how his family, especially his brother, played a big part in his conversion.
A Gifted Speaker:
Between anecdotes, he sang Elvis numbers like The Wonder of You, Love Me Tender, Falling In Love With You, It's Now or Never and other hits. Like my comment on his FB: Yes it was inspirational and HT is exceptional. He is not only a great singer but a gifted speaker. He will go a long way to carry the message of Jesus Christ.
"I used to serve the King of Rock n Roll but today I serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords," stated HT during the service. At the end of the event, CDs of his recordings were sold and proceeds channeled to the Feed The Hungry and Needy Project.
It was an interesting morning and as I reached my car I noticed that there was no traffic violation ticket on my windscreen.
I drove away listening to HT's rendition of, I Just Can't Help Believing.
Images from Google, HT Long, New Horizon Church, Singapore.