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FULL SURRENDER

Even innocuous or seemingly good things like friends and family would become idols if they stopped me from fully worshipping God. Full surrender can’t happen later or when I feel ready, it needs to be now or not at all.

I WANT TO DO MEANINGFUL WORK… I THINK

I didn’t expect to be paid by the church for my time, and perhaps, in return, there was an unspoken agreement that the church would not have expectations of me. I would go on contributing as my schedule allowed, popping in to surprise the church staff with some extra hands when inspired.
I think I want to do meaningful work. “Kingdom work” that worships God, advances the gospel, loves the church, and ministers to others is eternally meaningful. But am I too afraid of failure to actually give it my all?

MAKING A MISSIONS SUPPORT VIDEO REMOTELY

A few weeks after we began the cohort, I was asked to help with leading the support-raising effort. Hey, this was a good opportunity to get us all together to make a video! But this came with a challenge as we were all remote and each student would have to film themselves from their own location. On top of that, how are we all going to get a consistent and decent composition, lighting, and audio?

MY JOURNEY WITH MISSIONS

Christian missions has always been my mind since the first person in our family heard about Jesus from a missionary from the UK. My great-grandparents were very sincere Buddhists, but Buddha did not save their firstborn grandchild. Therefore, they started to look for a real god. After they heard the gospel from that British missionary, they witnessed many miracles and thus found that Jesus is the real God.

AM I “CALLED” TO MISSIONS?

Before I got involved in missions, I always thought that I was not “qualified” or “called” to be a missionary. The title itself seemed daunting to me—as if I needed to give up everything I was doing and throw myself into unknown territory. I had no idea where to start.

HOW I GOT HERE

Last year around this time, I was finishing up my third year of medical school. I was in a small town in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by endless fields of long grasses and open skies in every direction. My future felt just as empty and wide, yet to be filled in.

HOW MIGHT WE…?

How might we worship God in our work? How might we challenge our siblings-in-Christ to do the same? How might we spark interest among our peers in learning about people groups who don’t know the good news of Jesus?
How might God use us and the skills he’s crafted in us to advance his kingdom?