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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Final CA report (Part 2 / 4)

the second post i purposely ask a junior to write about her viewpoint on the last CA

Waiting at Akasia bus stop, I felt a bit of difference in my heart… This is the last CA for the year 2007, last CA for the Ausmat’s seniors and ALG’s super seniors…


Starting with rounds of exciting ice breaking games… hmm… we were given a sticker with different colours which stick behind our ears and we were asked to pair up ourselves. We were then divided into groups by acting the action of an object according to the colour of the sticker that we saw behind on our partner’s ear…for instance, screw driver (Joash said our action looked like panggang satay, well, it’s true actually…), garden fountain, helicopter…… When the emcee stated an object, we had to find that thing and the group that found it and handed it the fastest to the emcee, will get the points… Well, I saw most of us are committing ourselves into it and having fun… when the emcee ask for two rubber bands, Amy just pulled away mine... Wow, I was stunted by her action… but never mind, at least I contributed something… At last, my group, the screw driver group won the game. Hmm… but miss emcee, where are the rewards that you promised?
Continue with the worship, though there were some technical problems in the beginning, but this would never put out the fire in the hearts of everyone of us… This was the first time I felt God is so near with us. He is always there, blessing CA, blessing all of us…

After the worship, there was an unforgettable performance that I really can’t take my eyes off of them… Erin, Grace, Shiau Hooi and Eunice when they were performing a dance…They look so pretty and attractive, I think most of the guys will agree with what I said, don’t you think so? What impressed me the most was the thirteen-minute slideshow by Jim. It’s really cool and an eye-opener… Who says seniors are bunch of nerds? They are smart, but not nerdy. They are nice, incredible and... funny, just like our Mr Joash… We will experience a lot of stress in our life… study, relationship, finance, but the most important is that we know how to de-stress…Wow, Joash’s high pitch of singing really impressed me… I never think of this way of de-stress before, will it work? Maybe we should try it… and Eileen with the green monster…Haha…CA had gone through a lot this year. Thanks for our seniors… and juniors too, for all of your commitment…

The FAT is good! Pastor David’s sermons will always inspire me.

Faithful
Available
Teachable

Faithful- We are given talents by God. Our talent can be anything, even though it’s insignificant, it may change the world. A smile can cheer up a frustrated person, silent can be the best support… but what is my talent? Can I use the talent given to serve God, to expand His kingdom, to change the world? Can I be trust?

14What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can this kind of faith save anyone? 15Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16and you say, ‘Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well” – but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
17So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2:14-17)

This faithfulness should occur from the beginning until the end.

Available- We have to set priority and ready to sacrifice. Indeed, we have to sacrifice most of the time in order to achieve something. For example, in order to achieve my dreams to become a doctor, I have to sacrifice. I sacrifice my good and comfortable days with my family in Kuching, and come to INTEC where I have to be independent, I have to do all the houseworks myself. There will not be someone who will pull the blanket for me or take care of me when I am sick. I sacrifice my bedtime, my time for entertainments, just to study for my biology, theology and philosophy, and chemistry. But I always believe that sacrifices are needed in pursuing my dreams.

Teachable- We should be humble and teachable and ready listen to the others in order to improve ourselves. According to Pastor David, only the stupid people don’t want to learn. We should be humble to be taught. People often choose not to believe in novices. They will be doubt with the abilities of us, even though we do our very best to achieve what the others expect, we spend a lot of time to prepare for the tasks given to us. Although it’s hurt, but we should learn to forgive, understand, be calm and summit. We shouldn’t be discouraged, revolt, or let the negative feelings overcome us, instead, we should believe that God has His plan for us… We shouldn’t go round and round in the desert. We should learn to listen, to ask for help to get out of the isolated desert. Learn and improve yourself, be ready, be prepared for the opportunity that will be given by God in the future.

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
(1Timothy 4:12)

After listening to the sermon, a lot of inquiries began to appear in my mind… What is my talent? What can I do to change the world? What can I offer to God? Am I ready to sacrifice, to be taught and to improve myself? Will I also be like David in my time? These questions should always be remembered by us…

Separation is inevitable… After having some refreshments, Samuel was pushing us to go back to the hostels as it was quite late (what a shame!!!)… We had not enjoyed enough…..

As a junior, I must confess I don’t really know you all (Ausmat’s seniors and ALG super seniors ) well but in my opinion, I think you have contributed tremendously to CA and because of you all, I have the opportunity to witness the greatness of the God. Before I end my report, I really hope you continue to serve God, use your passion to influence all the non-believers because I believe in the end of the day, passion is still the single most essential aspect of a Christian.

It’s your burning passion that keeps CA running and I hope this spirit can be passed to the juniors, who are equally ready to serve, glorify and become the loyal servant of God.

Prepared by

ALM junior

Betty

12 comments:

Eu Jeen said...

another one from kuching? mygoodness how many brilliant scholars does this place produce??

Leen said...

Urmm.... there is a small town close to the cat city that produces many scholars too. ^___^ In fact, it produces more scholars than the cat city. ahem ahem.

ej said...

i'll rephrase then.. how many brilliant scholars does this state produce have???

not a foochow said...

I remember Pastor Hock joked in a CA sermon that his English is bad because he is Sarawakian... incurring the wrath of the well-represented Sarawakian scholars =p

Pat said...

haha... but sarawakians are once native english speaker before... during the time of james brooke...

sihan said...

Nice post....

Eu Jeen said...

bah, so sensitive for what? lol

HeartzOfGold said...

gosh... man... why is everyone talking about the whole 'kuching' thing? drop it man...

swt...

haha..

thanks for writing betty..

Seraiah said...

Great job Betty!!!Glad to be serving with you next year.

Pat said...

haha... someone commented the same comment twice...

Pat said...

betty from kch meh??? i tot she's from kuantan???

not a foochow said...

Betty is from Kuching, Jaclyn is from Kuantan. Pahang rockz...