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19971月初,在一个主日崇拜中,上帝感动瑞梅传道在教会开始华语事奉。当时的勿洛卫理公会是纯英语聚会。之后,她与负责差传部的全职同工分享,上帝也印证了求证,后来这位全职同工得到牧师的祝福之后,通知瑞梅传道在9月正式开始华语小组。 

第二年即19983月中上帝感动瑞梅传道上神学院读书。瑞梅传道清楚知道那声音是从上帝而来的,於是祷告回应上帝愿意顺服上帝的呼召上神学院读书。她也向牧师分享,在听牧师给予的意见之后,在同年8月初进入亚洲神学中心接受为期4年的神学训练。 

在这段期间,上帝藉申命纪16-7 “...你们在这山上住的日子够了..." 同样的,他也向另一位牧师分享此段经文。牧师鼓励乔治长老要顺服上帝旨意,要寻找机会,要把握机会,作上帝所呼召的工作。过后,瑞梅传道和乔治长老祷告且深思熟虑之后,决定顺服上帝的呼召离开牧养他们20多年的勿洛卫理公会。他们在20007月中离开教会。 

在一个夜晚,瑞梅传道和乔治长老还有一对宣教士夫妇聚在一起祷告敬拜上帝时,上帝透过异象彰显着葡园教会四个字。过了不久,他们被一位牧师邀请进入一间已开荒的教会服事,但服事过程中醒觉这不是上帝的带领,开始不断祷告寻求上帝,上帝又提醒 “葡园教会的异象,这才慌然大悟,上帝是要瑞梅传道和乔治长老建立葡园教会。 因此他们在2002月决定离开服事一年多的教会。

3月到8月这段时间里,他们每个星期日都到各个不同教会敬拜同时观摩不同的敬拜方式。其次每个星期六祷告寻求等候上帝(有瑞梅传道,乔治长老,孩子和清祥弟兄)。在等候上帝时,祂感动了瑞梅传道缝一个布条上面写着:
耶稣是主(布条的尺码,颜色,内容都是从上帝而来的)。 

终于葡园教会在200284日诞生了。愿所有尊贵,荣耀都归给祂。也愿祂大大恩待和祝福葡园教会,生养众多,走出教会,进入社会影响社会,造福人群和跨世界的宣教工作成就上帝的旨意。

In Jan 1997, the Lord impressed Pastor Charis during one Sunday worship to start the Chinese ministry in Bedok Methodist Church (BMC). BMC had solely English ministries back then.
After seeking confirmation from the Lord, and discussing issues to the leaders of the Outreach community, the Pastoral board of BMC blessed the start of the Chinese ministry – September 1997.


The Lord called Pastor Charis to enter the Theological Centre of Asia Bible School to study in March 1998. She consulted her Senior Pastors and got advice from them to obey His voice and calling. She entered the bible school during the same year August, and enrolled for a 4-year course.

During the same period of time, (1998) the Lord used Deuteronomy 1:6-7 “..You have stayed long enough at this mountain…” to speak to Elder George. He too shared with his pastors and got advice from them to obey God’s calling. Both Pastor Charis and Elder George continued to pray and to seek God for His directions and leading before making any decisions. Thus, they decided to obey God’s calling and leave BMC to do His will (June 2000).

One night, when they were worshiping with a missionary couple, God impressed upon Pastor Charis a vision of the name “Fruitful Vine Church”. Soon later, they were invited to help pioneer a new church. However, during the pioneering work, they felt that it was not the call of God, and soon left the church. The Lord then reminded her of “Fruitful Vine Church” , and realized the Lord had actually called them to pioneer a church with that name.

From March to August 2002, they visited different churches and learned the different structures and styles of running a church. Every Saturday, they (Pastor Charis, Elder George, Bro Thomas and their children) would spend time praying and worshipping God before they started the church. Then on one Saturday, God revealed to Pastor Charis to do a banner: “JESUS IS LORD” with the dimensions, colors and content.

Finally, Fruitful Vine Church was birthed forth on 4 August 2002. All praise and glory to God!
May God bless and nurture His Church, and use His Church to be an influence to the society, to bear His fruits of love and to bring His salvation to men.