Monday, November 22, 2004
Hi all, when I spoke to Ben after cell last Friday, he urged me to write my testimony but I had to take a few days to pray to God as it's hard to write down or describe the feeling that you feel when God touches you.
I was born in a Buddhist family where all my relatives were Buddhists but when I was young my parents decided to go to church and I went to Sunday School as I was too young to stay at home with my sister I was forced to go to Sunday School as I wanted to stay at home. But as I grew older I met more people and got to know more friends I went to Sunday School just to meet my friends. I continued this way even with my first church camp to Bin-tan where I went cause my friends were going. It was for my friends that I went to Sunday School and attended church camp until earlier this year where I attended a Youth Mountain Session in March during a camp. For those of you who do not know what is Youth Mountain it's a gathering of Youth on every first Saturday of the month at Oldham Hall Chapel to worship the Lord. Anyway during this Session there was an alter call where I was one of those that went up and I was prayed for and during that it was the first time I cried in public as I felt God touch me and I felt the guilt of all my sins since I started sining weigh down upon me and God touched me and he relived me of my burden and I also accepted Jesus as my lord and Savior that night.After that night I went to Sunday School not for my friends but for God.
During the worship on Saturday Night during the Sec 1 and Sec 2 camp, God also touched me and I cried again. Once again I felt all of my sins weighing down on me and I was forgiven just as before and I was reminded by the Holy Spirit of the time in the New testament where Jesus was being Baptised and the Dove of the Lord came down from heaven and the Lord spoke:" This is my son whom I am pleased with." and the crowd was stunned and speechless. I remembered that and it gave me strength to share during the debriefing that I was going to be baptised before going to Canada if I get my study visa. And besides a baptism is to be a joyful occasion and not to be kept within a few close friends but to be announced to the world that Jesus is my Lord and Savior for now and evermore. Some of you may ask why now I get baptised. The answer is simple, my parents wanted me to choose as you must choose with all of your heart as it is a choice you must make yourself.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Some of you might remember me as the weird kid in the corner during
Some of you might think I'm being a stupid copy-cat for doing this.
Anyway, the camp was truly a wonderful experience.
I've been a Methodist since birth. I used to be one of those people who
to church solely to get my mum to get off my back...
I actually stopped Church for a while, as my mum didn't really want to
me to church, and catch up on 14 years of 2hrs sleep.
So. I stopped for 2 years.
Then, suddenly, I felt this sudden urge to go to church.
So, I bugged a friend (who left for the US) to bring me. And since I
only person in my family who was going to church, I got another friend
send me (which currently, I feel very guilty for hitching a ride one
Basically, I really enjoyed my first time in Church (in 2 years). The
thing was, I felt like crap, because I had forgotten how to pray!
Yup. But it was the camp that truly brought me to believe.
For the first time in my life, I truly felt God.
I'm actually trying to express what i felt, but as you can see, I'm
But it was truly a miracle.
I checked dictionary.com on a whim, and this is what it said: An event
appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be
in origin or an act of God.
And it truly was an act of God. The Lord touched so many of us, some of
Christians who went to Church Camp just so they could spend 3 days with
Now most of us truly believe.
At least, I do.
Thanks to the Committee members and Camp Commandent for doing such a
job. Camp was wonderful, meaningful, and just plain fantastic.