Anyway, yes, have been wanting to blog about caregroup before I left for my mysterious trip. I really have to thank God about caregroup. Recently, my eyes have been opened to what a blessing caregroup is. Although one may not think how is caregroup related to their normal daily life, but it is! Whatever Tim Ang shared with our cg, somehow, somehow, it builds me up, and strengthens me for my walk with Jesus with my youths and very own daregroup. And it's very in line with what Jesus is telling me! For example, Daddy has been telling me the importance of spending more time with His word... but it was such a gentle reminder that I didn't exactly take such great notice of it. But the amazing thing was, a week later, Tim shared about having a personal relationship with Daddy God. Then, my overseer in Dare, Coach Julian, asked me a few days later: "Can I ask you a question, Shamane?" And the funny thing was, I knew what he wanted to ask! And I was correct! He asked me about my quiet time. Lol, God is really flowing the same direction from my 2 ministries! Dare and Arrow. And I realised how much they are intertwined. He speaks to me through them. And He wants me to get to know Him even more! That's why He's gently urging me to spend more time in the word. And caregroup has build me up, the fellowship with my cg members have also became so precious to me; gone were the past awkwardness, and now in place, was just the enjoyment of being with them.
As for serving in Dare, the thursday before cg (19th July) was a night I couldn't sleep early. I was just lying on my bed, thinking. And Daddy God started showing me how he had worked through Cindi and I. Because we availed ourselves, we were given the privilege of being used by God for his awesome plans. Events after events, starting from November 2006 all the way until now, I saw faces after faces, flashing before me. Faces of youths who has gotten to know Jesus through us. And as faces flashed before me, I started counting. And I counted all the way till 50. Wow. 50. And out of them, about 15 of them (and counting) accepted Jesus into their life. I was shocked and amazed at the numbers! I never knew it had gotten so many. And Daddy God just reminded me that as long as we avail ourselves, He will do a great work. Such grace. Totally undeserved favour.
And then He moved on and showed me something else. It became more of a revelation of how much my daregroup mean to me. Ever since I started serving, I saw them more of youths I have to be with, not want to be with. My being with them, and loving them, also became like a duty. And now I realised that my other leader, Coach Kev has been so understanding with me. Cos at that point of time, I haven't yet reached the stage where I share the same love with him for the youths. And just like that, on that very friday morning, it was like a drop of revelation and I just realised that not only my dg has grown so precious to me, but I realised that I love them. And I will not give them up for anything. And that revelation just blew me away. Gosh. And guess what, the next day was cg! And Tim shared about the difference between grace and works. It just blew me away. Wow. God is moving man!
Lastly, I just have to share this. A fresh testimony from the heavenly oven! I just finished giving tuition and usually I don't share with my students about Jesus. Cos I have this super cynical student who is a 'free-thinker', so I just adhere strictly to the lesson. But today was different, when tuition ended, they didn't leave. And they started talking about the Bermuda Triangle. And from there, they went on to spirits. I don't know how it started but it was just supernatural.
I have another student whom attends the same church as mine sometimes. Those extra times that I've spent with her, sowing seeds, seeds that I never even realised but then I saw the fruits today! She was readily adding her own testimonies even as I shared with the girl. It was awesome. And there was such a glow in this girl's eye. She had never believed and refused to hear a word about God, but right at that moment, you could see her. She was like a flower, opening up and brightening as she receives the light. When they left, I received an sms... and found out that she wanted to come to our church this sunday. I was exhilarated and so emotional.
How great is our God,
sing with me, how great is our God,
and all will see how great,
how great is our God.