Every week we had to lead a prayer meeting specifically for the STMS English students. By doing that, we were able to come together as a Small Group to worship and pray for each other’s needs. Other than attending morning devotion in chapel, doing assignments and attending prayer meetings, we also had physical activities every evening like playing basketball and Frisbee. Every Tuesday or Thursday, we did gardening to clear weeds around the MTS compound. I was fortunate enough to participate in the basketball competition organized by MTS. Although I only played a few games because of my graduation, I still thank God for the opportunity.
On Saturdays we had to clean the whole dining area where we had our breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes even after dinner we would still be hungry. We were thankful there was a food court about a 7-minute walk from MTS where we could have supper almost every night. Sometimes when we felt adventurous, we would walk to the Pasar Malam (local night market), a 15-minutes walk away. The food in Sibu was too good to resist especially the Kampua (noodles)! There was once when we walked for about 50 minutes with our fellow STMS students from the Chinese and Music class just to have the famous “Shui Guo Bing” at Taman Muhibbah. It was really a great time of fun and fellowship with my peers from all around Sarawak!
I am truly grateful that God has put me in this community of Christ to show me that although we come from different cultures and backgrounds, we can be united as one Body of Christ. I can say that throughout these two months my spiritual life has grown and improved a lot.
I now know that God has a plan for everyone of us and he wants us to surrender all to Him. We maybe facing some problems in life but with God nothing is impossible. God will never forsake us and His love is never ending. I’ll end my sharing with a verse from Philippians 4:13 (NIV) – I can do all these through him who gives me strength.
by James TC Wong,
Grace Methodist Church, Miri
(This article was taken with permission from the Grace Methodist Church, Miri’s website).