Random Thoughts B4 Pulau Besar

wow! this is the first time i’m going for a camp at 10pm and sitting in a bus through the night. then we’ll hop on a boat to Pulau Besar. thanks to 9th mile lutheran church youth ministry, i.e. oasis ministry, this will be on my memory list. Lord, thanks … & take care of us along the journey

thankful that the outline is worked through and there’s a mixture of different ingredients for the 18-23 year olds, more college than youth actually. Lord, thanks again …

will miss May Chin & Gareth a lot … i’m even feeling it now. will miss the BLC pilgrims as well … Lord, be with us!

the LiFe Group meeting was enriching yesterday. our facilitator has improved in his facilitation and there’s was a generally good flow (trust the scripture and spirit is shaping us!) Lord, thanks triple …

glad to see a LiFE Group member return after some time in the other group. Lord, many thanks …

visited my toastmaster friend who hurt his back after picking up a soap in the bathroom. ouch! we managed to pray for him at the LiFE Group last night. Lord, have mercy …

listened to someone share his disappointment when people are “declining” his invitation. wonder how Jesus feels when we constantly “decline” his invitations? Lord, we’re sorry …

thought about how often we are so caught up with ourselves and give excuses to stuff that really matters in the long run. Lord, we’re sorry …

read somewhere when one is avoiding healthy christian fellowship that signifies a need to get connected back to a healthy fellowship with GOD. guess it works both ways huh? it’s not just socialization …. Lord, shape us ..

reminded that if this is the right way to go – perseverance – endurance – not giving up – is critical. Lord, help us … “TOLONG” (help in Malay)

loads of stuff when i return – LCMS education meeting on Monday, MMU christian fellowship meeting on tuesday evening, wednesday & thursday rehearsal for reformation service, friday reformation service, saturday BLC housewarming, sunday apart from the regular there’s toastmaster commitee meeting, AYA anniversary dinner. Lord, help me …. TOLONG!

is there something is wrong with the way we discipled in the past … a segment of younger late teens & early twenty-somethings who were part of our youth ministries are not plugged into following Jesus. excuses already abound, but then i’m hearing that some don’t even “believe in GOD” anymore. hope in the midst of rejecting a version of “religion” which imprisons or means little to them, they won’t reject “TRUE religion” which liberates them from selfishness, pride, meaninglessness .. and initiates them into the REAL thing! Lord help them!

thought about generations the past two days. the marketing segmentation – gen X or gen y or whatever. the wider generational shifts – pre-modern, modern, post-modern (as defined by the west). a more down-to-earth foot on the ground – life in my generation in Malaysia, my time, my life …. Lord help us all!

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