I was very happy after this experience, because they still send me emails, mails, and thank you cards every Sunday. Before I leave they gave me a copy of New Testament Book and The Story of Jesus to help me in my research. I did not feel that I’m a stranger or a guest; I felt that I am one of the group members and my present is important for them. Obviously , through that experience their goals was knowing God through believing in Christ, grow in faith and spiritual maturity by providing opportunities for spiritual growth through Life Groups, and love and serve others unselfishly as Christ did, by equipping and preparing for service and offering various opportunities to serve within the church and in our community and the world.
She made me excited to go to church and spread my faith. “Believing in God is important and it can help you with everything. God will always guide you in the right direction when you are unsure of where to go in life. Always remember that you have ... ... middle of paper ... ... my life and influences from other people may alter my ideas, but my beliefs and faith will never falter. I will always believe in God.
Many factors in the past have influenced my relationship with God and continue to do so daily. I first learned to be a Christian from my parents. They took me to Sunday School and “preaching” on Sunday mornings when I was young. They made sure I was involved in the youth group and children’s and youth choirs while growing up. They taught me to say a blessing before every meal, and they laugh when I still occasionally break into our traditional “God is great, God is good .
I also have participated in church activities such as choir and video production. This has helped me to improve my social skills by interacting with other people. These things have influenced me and made me the person I am today. In addition to being influenced by church and religion, I have also been influenced by my family. My parents have always been there for me and supported me in all I do.
My top strength, connectedness, is often described as living with a sense of purpose and belonging. Without a doubt, I can consistently see this strength in my everyday life and interactions with others. I have faith that everything happens the way that it needs to. A mantra which I have lived by for the past few years has been, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds it”. Growing up, I was brought to church every Sunday and was raised a strong Christian.
During all of these transitions, I still filled the role of a pastor’s wife. Pastoring has given me the opportunity to teach all ages, which I have enjoyed. Our last and current pastorates have both given me the opportunity to be the Children’s Ministries Director (along with many other responsibilities). I have enjoyed this work greatly, but it only reminded me of my life-long goal of becoming a teacher. Several months ago my husband encouraged me to follow my dream.
What have I done to show my generosity to others? I pray for each student in my every class every day, no matter he or she is a Christian or not. I listen whatever my students want to share with me about their lives patiently and give them my advice from the Bible guiding them in the way they can see the grace from God. I spent a whole week with some youth using reusable materials to finish decoration for VBS event. I spent two months talking to my parents via international calls every midnight, prayed for them, and wanted to let them know how much love they have been receiving from Jesus Christ.
Sunday school taught me valuable lessons from the Bible that I will probably never forget. Each camp that I went to has left memories and lessons that I will remember, that will be helpful throughout my life. Wind ensemble and the teen’s choir have been a way to express my praise to God through music. Teen’s group and youth group have both shown me that socializing and being around other people in life is important to know people who you can rely on if you need help. These groups and activities have been an important part of my life starting from my childhood.
I could see it in their eyes. I could see it in their hearts. They told us themselves. I keep in contact with a few people and they always tell me that they love God and are really grateful we spread His message to them. I would love for schools and churches to participate in more mission trips.
Since God allowed me to born into an ideal Christian family, I’ve always known about the Bible and what it teaches. Growing up, I went to church on Sunday mornings and followed along during the sermon. I made it my personal goal to be the best little girl sitting in the pews, and more importantly, to be the best example of a Christian out there. I thought this was made possible by adamantly reading the Bible. I was wrong and this was a problem.