It was an eventful day, where we have gathered a total of 84 students from three major language groups (English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin) to come and uncover Daniel 1-6. Also, 10 graduates came alongside us to serve and learn together with the students. We are grateful for the TWO MEGA THEMES that stood out in these challenging times:
Emmanuel, GOD is WITH US!
We all have a responsibility to make choices in our lives that honor GOD, despite the situations.
We dug into Scriptures looking at the Agenda of the kings, before Daniel was born. This shaped who Daniel and his friends became. Looking at portions of Scriptures from 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles, we asked the questions: How did this king take over the throne? How long did this king reign? What good or bad legacy did the king leave behind? We discovered our answers in the Bible. Then, we moved on to A4G: Agents Under Threat, looking at the portion of Scriptures from Daniel 1-6. We saw the fervent faith of Daniel and his friends.
In the afternoon, we got to experience first hand what it means to make choices in A4G: Agents' Choices. Having been given 'disabilities' that we didn't ask for, the students looked out for one another and completed the tasks at hand, together, in good spirit. Towards the end of the day, we were given time to ask about the struggles we face today, answered by Dr. Loh Kim Cheng. In the closing, we were again reminded that God has not forsaken and forgotten us.
@ Wesley Methodist Church Alor Setar
From the moment the word “go” was uttered, 31 students enthusiastically shared their experiences of serving and being leaders in CF. This initial interaction gave way to even more serious discussions of spirituality and knowing & living out the Word. As they went through each of the activities, many were very honest in their evaluation of where they or their CFs were in these aspects. Many resolved to effect changes in their CFs.
Then as the afternoon progressed, they were told to go out to the community and engage them in conversation or do a good deed. Initially taken aback at being assigned such a task, they gamely went. To their surprise, it was not as difficult as they had imagined. They were rather pleased at the responses they got from the people they met.
So, the call to be people whose lives are investigated and transformed even whilst they engage and be agents of transformation in their community, was sown into their lives.
Ops Gegar: Ikut Sampai Akhir 26 February 2010 @ Sungai Nibong Gospel Hall
The 55 students who came were challenged with the 6 prophetic calls (concerns pertaining to this generation of students). When they examined their lives to see if they lived under the authority of the Word and the Lordship of Christ; some of them were moved to repent when they realised that they had not been heeding the Word. Others had their eyes opened to realise that they had to break down the walls of prejudice they had held against their ‘majority neighbours’ and reach out to them in friendship. Another group of students felt challenged to live out their missionary identity with urgency. Yet another group of students chose not to turn a blind eye to the social issues around them, but be courageous to speak up for truth and social justice. May they IKUT SAMPAI AKHIR!