Theme Weekend / Christian Personal Relationship (CPR)
Darwin Australia, July 16-17, 2011
I am BLESSED.
I am blessed to be a part of Couples for Christ Singapore (CFC SG)’s International Mission Volunteer (IMV) Team. I am blessed to be in C.L.O.W.N.S.(Called, Listened, Obeyed, Walked, and Nurtured with a Spirit-Led Heart) team. I am blessed that I worked with people who showed humility, perseverance, modesty, unity, prudence, leadership, passion, and gave their all in service to our big GOD. I am also blessed to be given a great privilege to be of service to others.
I am RAISED.
With the teachings, trainings, and formations given by CFC SG, I am raised to be a brave comrade who is always ready for battle. I am fully geared, nourished, and watered with the fervent prayers and support of the team and the whole community. I was given an opportunity to be a better christian and to serve others in GOD’s way. Up to now, I am still being honed and molded to be a great servant of God.
I am BROKEN.
However, just like any other soldier, I was deeply wounded, hurt, and broken. Fighting and aiming to win the battle for GOD against all evil was not easy. I was surrounded by enemies in all forms such as oppressions, distractions, family problems, and all sorts of simple things which turned out to be big! Weeks before the mission trip in Darwin, Australia, the evil one was lurking around and tried to ambush me. Surely he gave his best shot to stop me from service. I know that he will not stop attacking those people who are about to do GOD’s work. He will throw stones in your fruit bearing tree until you give up or until your tree will become barren. That time, insurmountable obstacles were just in front me! I was struggling. I almost fell and stumbled. I thought that I couldn’t make it anymore. I totally lost focus. The distraction prompted me to back out from the service to Darwin. I cried my heart to Him, begging Him to carry me as I might fall anytime, and to shield and protect me from all my enemies. And for the nth time, thru the powerful prayers of the team, God saved me from the trap of the evil one. My hope in our God had been my stronghold. I was reminded that God intentionally allows brokenness to help make me stronger, more courageous, more humble and more faithful so as to equip me when I minister to others. It is His way of reminding me that I am in a constant journey of conversion. f
All throughout the service, I shared my all. I obeyed the leading of my Savior, my commanding General. Though it was difficult, I knew that GOD wanted me to be an instrument to share His message. GOD used me in many ways possible. This second time that I was in Darwin, I again witnessed and experienced the warm embrace, generosity, and hospitality of our dear brothers and sisters. You can see happiness in their faces. I was truly inspired with the overwhelming support, great fellowship, and their good service. Darwin will always be forever in my heart. It will always be a part of my everyday life. I will always remember that for once, that world became part of mine. With this experience, I came to know the deepest meaning of being a missionary. The essence and the grace I got from this experience is incomparable. With God at my side, I was victorious and triumphant. I was able to stand up against all the oppressions that I faced. I will keep on holding to His promise as GOD says “I will fight for you; you need only to be still. (Exodus14:14)
All praises, honor, and glory to our REDEEMER, SAVIOR, and CREATOR!