An Entry Level
Carman, a practitioner of aromatherapy, has been serving in the worship team at her church. She did want to make a difference this year – “to re-ignite and stimulate my passion for missions while sowing mission’s seed into the heart of my boy”. She would like to make use of her profession to bless others. After beating down all her anticipation over the long journey with her son, she chose to go to a modern city, Kyushu, in Japan. As a mother, she did not want to “scare her 9-year-old boy away”. It was like an entry level this time, but later she would like to try out a backward country with her boy.
An Advanced Level
Jing Yi, the first-timer of CCMN STM, took a team to Macau. Born in Macau did give her credit, but it was more about her life progress as a prelude of receiving MTC training after STM. God taught her a lesson in the trip. “He did not mind my leading to a successful team, but a team with love and in good relationship. Only then would the team bring love to Macau.” It was not an easy lesson. However, the changes of teammates in attitude or team spirit, from a negligence of rules to waking up early and fasting for outreach without grudges, rewarded her most within the 8-day journey.
Joshua, Jing Yi’s 16-year-old son, knew too well that if he could take good care of himself, it was already an emotional support to his stressful Mom. He joined the team to Radical City where he got to know more families in Christ, played board games or dodgeball with teens. Joshua fell ill one day and got a quick recovery in 24 hours. Lying on bed resting, he did not miss his Mom a bit. For he was reminded in a biblical verse that “whoever serves in the military doesn’t get mixed up in non-military activities.” What an obedient soldier!