Category Archives: Prayer

Global Day of Prayer – Thank You!

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Dear All,

Thank you so much for joining us in the 2018 Global Day of Prayer (GDOP).

Praise the Lord for a wonderful time of worship and we are really blessed for the opportunity to pray with brothers and sisters at ExxonMobil.  Even though we were challenged by technical difficulties, God is with us and many were touched by the prayers from all the different nations and cultures.

This year, several new sites such as Tangerang Indonesia and Bogota Colombia have joined us and we are excited to have 700+ contacts on our devotional distribution list and over 350 people from more than 40 sites participated in the GDOP.  Below you will find all the selfies from our fellow believers around the world (Do keep the selfies coming!). 🙂

We want to thank Tom Schuessler and Alicia Foo for taking time from their busy schedules to be part of the GDOP.  In addition, a special thanks to our faithful GDOP Team who coordinate the global event, putting the materials together and setting up the local meetings.  Regional leads, please forward this email to all the site leads and let’s continue to keep in touch and encourage one another.

We have also received great feedback to continue improving the event and please don’t hesitate to share your suggestions with us.

See you in GDOP 2019!

Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) 2018

>40 ExxonMobil sites, >25 countries Praying in unison

Thursday, Oct 25, 6:30-8:00am

Campus Location: Mediterranean Meeting Center (EMHC/S1.1A.425/455)
Hughes Landing Location: HHL/W.06.N122

Over a decade ago, a few EM employees from Asia gathered at the Prayer Mountains in Seoul to pray for God to raise a community of believers in EM who can bring about significant changes for His glory. This was the birth of GDOP, an annual event where Christian communities in 40+ ExxonMobil sites, 25+ countries gather virtually to pray in unison after a 40-day countdown with sharing of devotional materials and prayer needs from various sites. Join us again for 2018 GDOP on the theme “Trust Him First”.

Campus Calendar Entry: Click here (intranet link).

Hughes Landing Calendar Entry: Click here (intranet link).

See You at the Pole 2018

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SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities.

We as CCEM will be joining to pray for our community. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer.

Meet at the Energy Center Flag Pole at 7 am.

Add it to your calendar using the EventX

Prayer for GDOP

To the Christian Community in EM (CCEM),

As I write to you, I pray that you would want to depend more in God. Our broken world is in great need of healing and revival. While Jesus returns as He will, we are commissioned to spread His love and be builders of His Kingdom on earth.

The Scriptures are full of references on the need and importance in prayer. Doesn’t mater what we have done or where we are in our journey with God, He wants us to need Him. To pray to Him. To talk to Him.

God wants a continuous, ongoing, loving, close relationship and prayer is one vehicle. Not only when things go wrong (and they will), not only on special occasions or Sundays. He wants an every day, need, dependence on Him.

I pray that all those that decided to join CCEM in Houston, will join us in prayer on Oct 28 at 6:30 am when 20 countries and over 40 EM sites virtually come together during the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP).

Just as Jesus prayed for us and our unity (John 17), let us come together and pray.

Are you ready? Are you wiling? It is our choice to be active participants in God’s plan. Join us in prayer. Looking forward to see you the morning of Oct 28.

Samuel Ortiz
Global Marketing Controls Advisor

Memorial for PK Lee

As we begin this new year we want to take a pause and reflect, to remember a very special sister we have in PK Lee. PK was instrumental in establishing our workplace ministry in Singapore and the Global Day of Prayer. Although she has left us for over 7 years now, we continue to draw inspiration and strength from her memory. We hope that by sharing her story with you, you will likewise be encouraged for His kingdom come and His will be done at our workplace.

Lord Jesus, we give thanks for PK Lee’s life. She was to us a very special colleague, friend and mentor. Bless her memory; bless us that we may carry on what she began for Your glory. Amen.

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This is a beautiful memorial to PK written by some of those whose lives she touched:

In memory of PK Lee

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. (Philippians 1:21-22)

 

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PK Lee was the General Counsel of our Singapore affiliate when she left us in Aug 2008 after battling cancer for several years. PK was instrumental in establishing our workplace ministry in Singapore including the Global Day of Prayer. Her story is testament to a life transformed in His glory. Although deeply missed, we continue to draw inspiration and strength from her memory. It is for us to carry on the ministry she so valiantly started during her lifetime.

A Life Dedicated to His Purpose

Contributed by Dafne Sun
PK lived by the verse in Philippians 1:21 that was dear to her heart “For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The greatest work that can be done while she was on earth was to glorify God by living the character of Christ. She was willing to die to self and willing to say “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”
Her life was bound up with our Lord who was her all and in all to her – the author, the support and the source of her life of faith. She had shown and taught me by example of her life which was dedicated to Christ and the ministry which was assigned to her she had fulfilled like Archippus, her life of service as a servant leader and her giving spirit which continues to live in hearts of those who knew her and were touched by her. She has “rested from her labours and her works do follow her’. It remains for us to continue with and finish the work she had started, to fulfill it by His grace, for His glory.

A Life of Love

Contributed by Alicia Foo
PK’s departure from us left quite a void in my work life. We used to share and talk with complete trust and confidence in each other with the common bond of Jesus that bound us. I would describe our friendship and fellowship as being clasped together firmly with a love that is deep and rich, laced with happy memories and fond recollections.
In her final days on earth, PK continued to pray for the workplace ministry that she had started: That it will grow and flourish – reaching out to the many souls in and around the office. The Alpha market place is one area she would love to see it carry on. God knows that we may not do it as well as she could have done. But we will try and we are determined to bring glory to the name of our Father.

A Life Transformed

Contributed by Lee Khuay Chye
I can think of no better example of a transformed life than that of our beloved late sister in Christ, PK Lee. Who she was before knowing Christ was visibly different from who she became after knowing Christ. She moved dramatically from seeking what the world seeks, to seeking God’s Kingdom. She began to care for others and for the salvation of their souls. Everything that she did whether in work or outside of work was to do His will and bring glory to His name. She boldly proclaimed Him.
What struck me most about PK was that after she had come to know Christ, she was an example of humility and love, to the extent that she had sought out colleagues whom she had felt she may have offended before she came to Christ, to seek their forgiveness. For many of us, it is sometimes easier to forgive, harder to say sorry. PK did what was harder. She gained the respect of many, including mine. She taught us the power of genuine humility and the real meaning of serving Christ.
Although she had a prolonged and terminal illness, she did not complain but found every opportunity to give thanks. When she passed away, her wake was overwhelmingly attended every night. At her funeral, many stood in pouring rain and on muddy ground to bid her farewell.
PK left an indelible impression on many of us. She is a woman of conviction, who stood by what she believed. She stood tall. She showed us how our Lord can
transform us, if only we let Him. PK may have left us now but in my and many hearts, she’s forever near.

A Life of Purpose

Contributed by Bao Keng
I met PK in early 1982, when I was invited to meet the Chairman of our Malaysia group of companies and other members of the Law department. They were looking to hire fresh graduates at that time. After I joined the company, PK instantly took me under her wing, and became my mentor. When she was posted to her new role in Singapore, I recall that we shared some of her misgivings. Looking back now, I know it was all a part of God’s plan for her – as it was in Singapore where she accepted Christ into her life.
After she came to know Christ, her life was completely transformed as she became someone who submitted to Christ in every aspect of her life – from the words she uttered to the actions she took and the decisions she made. She was always telling me that God had placed her where she was in the company to do His will, and to fulfil His great commission. Her sole objective was to establish His kingdom on earth and become more like Christ in every way. She thanked God through the challenges she had faced, for example, having to live apart from her husband during her assignment. But she trusted in God to take care of her spouse, and God was faithful, answering her prayers in many ways, including her prayer for her husband who came to Christ after her death.
Between the years that she accepted Christ in the early 2000, to the time that she passed on in 2008, she touched many lives and hearts with the love of Christ. Whilst we will never stop missing her, we celebrate the unique and wonderful person that she was. She continues to be that example for us to light the world with God’s love – to pass on His love, and continue the great work she started in our company.

When the sun rises and sets
When we are weary and need strength
When we have joys to share
We remember her

Lord Jesus, we give thanks for PK Lee’s life. She was to us a very special colleague, friend and mentor.

Bless her memory; bless us that we may carry on what she began for Your glory. Amen.

Global Day of Prayer 2014

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Date:                                          October 31, 2014

Time:                                       6:15 am – 8:00 am at the Houston Campus,
.                                               6:30 am – 8:00 am at Brookhollow and EMB

Location:                                 Houston Campus  W2.4B.361, EMB1088, BH4 9043

Houston Campus Contact:     Brian Downs – Brian’s MySite

Downtown Contact:                Tze-San Koh – Tze-San’s MySite

Brookhollow Contact:             Clare Watkins – Clare’s MySite

Description:

  • 10th annual prayer teleconference with cross-company participation from 35 sites across 20 countries, along with representation by ExxonMobil senior management.
  • Representative from each site shares 60-90 sec prayer.
  • Anticipate seven Houston sites participating this year (Houston Campus, URC, Brookhollow, Greenspoint, Bell St, Chemical HQ, Rankin Rd).
  • Come a few minutes early to meet others and enjoy a lite snack (Houston Campus).

International Inspiration – Ulsan, Korea

4/14/2015: Please note that an update on Bloom has been published at this link.

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Name:  Bloom

Location: Ulsan, South Korea

Description: Contemporary worship service organized by expats.  Format generally follows the protestant tradition: music, sermon, prayer.  Sermon is streamed and projected to large screen

Facebook Link:  Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom is an example of the Christian community making a conscious decision, coming together to worship using whatever means the Lord has provided.  This particular effort was spearheaded by an ExxonMobil employee in 2012 (Graham Caver) but has a wide array of expats from other companies and backgrounds that are active in leadership and fellowship.  The format is “low maintenance” but extremely effective providing a place to worship and fellowship together while on international expatriate assignment.

– Brian Engelman – Brian’s MySite (mobilized Aug 2014)

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Successful Alpha Series held at Greenspoint (Spring 2014)

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A successful Alpha event was held in the Spring of 2014 on Tuesdays over lunch in the Greenspoint complex.  The group of ~10 had some great discussions based around God’s word and grew in fellowship with each other. It was an exciting opportunity to see how God can work anywhere.  Watch for a New Campus Alpha Course starting up in the future!

What is Alpha?

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The Alpha course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith that gives guests an opportunity to explore the meaning of life.  Alpha is fun, relaxed and totally non-pressured (that’s probably why over 19 mil. people around the world have already done it!).  Alpha is a place where no question is off limits.”

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