Romans 11:36

Romans 11:36

11/27/2012

Share what I have learned from God:)


What are you thirsting for? 

As you know from the last month I sent you my prayer request about my health “Lupus”. I appreciate and thank you so much for your prayers. I would like to share what I have learned from the Lord through this situation with all of you.
First of all I learned about “Faith.” When I knew what was going to happen to me, I needed to get medicine injections for least 6 months to cure my kidney. I felt anxiety and as I thought further about this process, many questions came to my mind. What can I do or can’t I do? What is my personal ministry going to be?  Etc.  But I forgot to be still and know you are God. How is my faith in you?  I have helped my disciples to look up and fix their eyes on Jesus not the situation when they had hard time. And keep asking questions like: Do you believe God will take care of your life? Do you believe God will provide? Do you believe God is our shepherd? Do you believe our lives are in God’s hands? All theses of questions were turning back to me and made me realize and ask myself “Do I believe?” So this is such a sweet thing that God raised my faith in Him. And God gave me his peace, strength and readiness to face it.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

The 2nd sweet thing, I have meditated on Psalm 143 and I have learned especially from the verse 8 about “Steadfast love of God” When you have a hard time, what are you thirsting for? (Have you ever asked yourself “Why me?” or deeply more than that you maybe ask yourself “Does God love me?”) I have seen David asking and praying for help from the Lord and he would love to hear God’s steadfast love more than anything, his soul thirsts for God, he meditates on all that God have done, he trusts and praises God when the situation seems really dreadful.
This was very touching to my heart. I have learned to hold steadfast love of God and I can trust in Him because God love me so much. I am really thankful for this hard thing again and God is making me grow up in my relationship with Him. I used to pray and ask God for take away this Lupus from my life. He can do it if he would love to but this time I felt wonder in my prayer. I pray to God, I would like God to keep this thing in my life because it makes me closer to Him, learn to be humble with Him and I will boast in all my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me. This suffering is very little thing and can’t compare with the “Hope” and glory of God that is coming!

God confirm His steadfast love to me.
God make me so special because of this suffering.
Without this, I am not special, not Honey!

  
  
Thankful for your always love, support and prayers. 

Honey


9/27/2012

Special Thanks!
Last June and July
            This was our first time for us that there were no CCP girls who came to NEU. It was challenging, but a great time for key Christian girls who are equipped to evangelize. Kade, Ice and Loogmee got to know with lots of freshmen girls and also they learned to depend on God.
            I want to thank God for “Wendy”. She is friend of one of KKU staff “Laura”. She came to visit and help us in ministry at NEU about 3 weeks. She really got along with students and was a really great person who found opportunities to share the gospel with students.
            Oh! And thank God for 5 ccp guy from Lexington who help to built interest and friendship with students. They helped to lead freshmen girls to join our activities too J

I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1: 3-6

The First Semester Ministry Update Part 2

What have I learned about disciple?

Friendly,Nam,LoogMee,Gip, Nong

Thank God for these girls and so privilege to take care of them. I am learning to lead, develop and care of them. But the thing I have learned the most is “Endurance Love” because they are so different and they have different areas to help with. So I need to depend on God ‘s wisdom and strength and pray about them to God. I would love to see them grow but they didn’t grow fast enough. I saw myself want to change and fix them. As I disciple them God also disciples me. God warn me how to disciple and love them through who they are in Christ not what they do.
“Endurance is about timing and waiting” I have learned many times when I bake with the girls. We need to wait and follow the time they tell us then we will get the yummy cake.
Or this example; I used to plant flower. But after about 6 months, there was no flower. I thought I waited for a long enough time but not at all. Then it bloomed!!! So worth the wait and lots of rejoicingJ.  From these situations I learned to put my hope in God about life on life with my disciples.
Endurance is the fruit of hope in the Lord!!!            
We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:2–3

Please pray for:
1.      Wisdom and strength to love and disciple these girls:
-          Gip & Friendly, they are 2nd year. They became Christian about 1 year. They will grow deeply in relationship with God. 
-          Loogmee, 3rd year. She got to know Christ about 2 years. Now she has her own ministry. Pray for her time with these students. They went to the retreat and she shared the gospel with them.
-          Nong & Nam,4 year. They are going to graduate. God will open their eyes to see His will.
2.       Joy, she prayed confess Christ last September 2011.Now she moved to study at her home town.
            Joy                                            First
1.      First, she prayed confess Christ last January. She seemed far away from the body of Christ. We met just one time in the beginning of this term but since then she has returned to some of her old sinful habits and we have lost contact.  Please pray for her to repent and be able to grow in Christ.
2.      My raising support. God will meet my goal by this year.  I am praying for one time gift and about $100 more a month in financial support.

Thank you so much for prayer and support.



 

9/12/2012

The First Semester Ministry update / Part 1

How’s the Friends forever retreat in September 2012?


We just finish our retreat at Khoa Yai last September 1-3.  41 students went with us, there were 16 guys and 25 girls. We focused on making deep relationships with them and the purpose was making interest and let them think about the question: “Who are they?” We watched the video and had discussion group about: Who are we? Where do we from? Do you believe you are God’s creation? They have no idea about God creating them before. These made them think more about their lives. Many of them want to learn more about God and some of them are still confuse and some didn’t believe.
My high light was the Christians students who shared about God with non believers who stayed in the same room. And they also had responsibilities for activities too. They did a good job for MC, games and skit but need to develop in some area to help them do betterJ
Please pray for:
1.      Please pray for these 2 girls. They are sisters. Their names are Yui and Oui. They study Computer Engineering, 3rd and freshmen year. They went to the retreat with us. I am really excited because they are interested in God. They really opened their hearts and shared lots what they think. They thought Buddhism can’t help and change them and they believe God exists. Now they would like to learn more about God.


2.      Bom and Miw. They are freshmen accounting girls. They are interested in reading the Bible.

3.      And please continue to pray for Nuch and Pui. We study bible for 2 times. I felt that they understand God just for knowledge. They said “they felt good that Jesus die for them but they seem not realize about how awful of the result of sin.  Please pray God will open Himself to them.



4.      My raising support. God will meet my goal by this year. I am excited about this. It is going well and I pray and waiting for my ccp friends who help with this. I am praying for one time gift and about $100 more a month in financial support.

Thank you so much for prayer and support.


4/06/2012

Love 2 TSP 2012 update



Love 2

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength

and with all your mind and Love your neighbor as yourself.”

T: Thank God for Thai Summer Project this year. God led us to stay in Khon Kaen. Over forty Thai Christian students from both of KKU and NEU were in the same dorm for one month. I really liked it because it was so long.  We hadn’t had a TSP like this before; 2 years ago we went to Chaingmai for 2 weeks and last year we went to Pattaya (the beach) for 3 weeks. So It was great for the students to learn about the body of Christ from each other and apply the theme from Luke 10:27 in their lives because they stayed together almost all the time. Also they had roommates’ night for encourage and build each other up. 
   
Team B made banner for theme training “Love your neighbor”

    : The students were divided in 3 teams A,B and C and in each team had guy & girl leaders. They had responsibilities for make banners and do skits for Theme training, cook, lead the team in prayer, mange the meeting room, lead worship, games and MC. I was really impressed how each team they were created, did great jobs and more than we expected.   Wow! J
: They work for 4 days a week. They worked at Church, at school, made and sold yummy brownies. 
  LoogMee & Preaw cooked for us
                            Tik & Tdui were MCs              Liw and Nim led worship time.
     
S:  Study time, we had Bible study class on Tuesday night. It was helpful for Christian students to get to know God more through Bible study. Fone (KKU Staff girl) did a great job to teach them how to do Inductive Bible study. And before the class, we had T-bowl, when 2 students names were drawn to share their testimonies.

     : Serving day! We had an opportunity to serve at Khon Kaen Special Education Center Region 9. We help to cleaned up the rooms for children and wash an abundance of plastic balls!
      Let’s wash the balls. Fighting!
                        

They painted at the
Covenant Christian School.
P:  Praise God for Leader students. I was encouraged from their lives. I can see they were learning to deny or get out of themselves and think for others. Tik from KKU sharing, “I confess that I didn’t even want to come on the TSP, much less be a leader.  God showed me my own selfishness and how He desires for me to die to myself and be committed to give my life away.  This is where true life and happiness really is.”


"Leader students” They seem crazy!   Coaching time with Earn & Tik (KKU girls)
     : Praise God for how He mighty and powerful. It was so encouraged for me from one missionary Tom and Jeung (Bru tribe person) who share the gospel and work with Bru tribe in Laos and Thailand. They help them have the Bible translated in their own  language. Jeung told us, Bru people have strong beliefs in ghost spirits. But it shows God’s amazing grace that He rescued them and other tribes around there from the dominion of darkness and brought them into His kingdom of light.
: Praise God for Preaw who is the only non believer student from NEU received Christ in the last week of TSP!

  
Tom shared about Bru tribe for us. 


             Picture with Jeung   
 Please continue pray for Thai Christian students. Pray they will commit to walk with God every day and apply what they have learned from TSP in their real lives, their time with family during the school break and that they will multiply their lives to others, to be laborers on campus, in Thailand and for the lost world.
Thanks for your prayers and support.
“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people. Colossians 1:3-4
“End of TSP Party” Praise God for what He has been doing for us and finished it wellJ

 


2/10/2012

Bitter Sweet
In last October, there was something wrong with my health. I got easily tried. I observe that I had some of red painful spots on my left palm and this had never happened before. I was cut a little piece of palm skin for testing. The result was causing my Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). I didn’t think my own disease will happen again. It is Lupus! I’ve had it for 13 years and it’s been dormant for long time. I was really worried and stressed at that time because I had to take lots of pills like in the first time I got this disease; there were many side effects from steroids and lots of financial expenses.
                But I really thank God for How Sweet he is through the suffering situation and have learned lots from him. This was not by chance and God knew when it will be happen and in his perfect time.
It was during the break time before the 2nd semester started. I thank God for a great doctor, the way that he prepares money for me and especially for roommates and the body of Christ through prayers and serving at that time. So overwhelmed by love!
                It was seem to be low light but it turned out to be highlight for me! I have learned 2 big things from hard situation.
1.       I am not God! My life is not mine but God’s. I can’t do anything by my own strength. I easily think that I can do or control the plan by myself. God reminds me again to be humble and depend on Him. Let God control everything in my life.
During that time God used his verse from 2 Corinthian 12:9 to work in my life. I am really weak and I can see how to be blessed so much from his power in our weakness.  I want to be boasting my weakness like Paul for God’s glory.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2.       I have learned about my value and contentment is already in God’s sight. I never thought that I would care or be worried about my outward appearance so much and acceptance from others. I found my contentment and confidence was outward appearance but not in Christ! (Because of side effects from pills my outward appearance changed) God opened my eyes and reminded me again. My security is in Christ and I will be satisfied if God satisfied. God really cares about my heart but not my outward appearance. (Isaiah 43:4)
Suffering leads me near to God. I have close relationship and sweet time with Him. And also I can share how awesome and sweet is God to the body of Christ and others.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

              (Dr.Ching Ching & Me)
 
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10
Thank you so much for your prayers and support.