In this past year as a sophomore in CSULB, God has been so good and faithful! I had the awesome opportunity to serve in Asian American Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and Calvary Hosanna Chapel. God used these ministries to help me grow as a servant, leader, and a designer for the Lord. He has shown me what it really looks like to make sacrifices in loving the people around me and how to further His kingdom in every part of my life. It has been such a joy witnessing fellow peers experience the love of Christ and see His love transform their lives. As God addressed the deep scars and hurts I had from the past, He also brought a deeper healing and a fresh, renewed joy in my heart. Who the Son sets free is free indeed! The Lord has been continuing to free me from fear and old thoughts of depression and loneliness. Praise the Lord! As the year is finally coming to an end, God is inviting me to experience even greater things with Him.
Going to Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina with 4Christ Mission is the next step in which He is inviting me. I'm so excited to see how God will move and change lives in these countries! The Lord has been pouring into me so much, and I want see God free other people as well from depression, self-hatred, and more!
I also believe God has a personal purpose for me in this trip. Definitely this year, God has been challenging me to step out of my comfort zone. At school, it doesn't take a huge risk to pray in front of people before a meal at school or worship on the lawn...So, God has been challenging to get into places where trust in God is necessary and that leaning on Him is the only option. A place of deeper trust and intimacy...I believe God wants to achieve this during this trip as well as loving the lost and suffering in these three countries. It's going to be a challenge being on the streets and trying to spread the love of Christ to a people of a completely different culture,especially when I can't speak the language. I know God wants to show me how amazing He is, and the great things He can do if people step out in faith! I truly believe this trip is gonna play a huge role in forming a lifestyle of deeper trust and faith, and a larger view of God!
Before, I would let finances, personal issues and situations be the excuses that made me give up on dreaming big with God. I believe that God wants to show myself as well as all of us that ordinary, imperfect people can be used for great things for the Kingdom! That even though finances and other things may come against us, that God will bring us through it and make a way for His will to be done!