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College Prep Seminar

November 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Wow. College seems so far away and yet it’s only been a few months since graduation. I’m giving a seminar today for high school and middle school students and parents in San Jose about college applications. I don’t know all the updated numbers and statistics on acceptance but may God see that even college, something that may seem like an intelligent numbers game, is all part of God’s work and plan. Praise be to Him!

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Kid’s EE On the Job Training 1

October 25, 2008 Leave a comment

We just had our first on the job training today with the adults at San Jose 2 Church. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of composure that the kids had. They knew what to say and when. See for yourself =) Praise Jesus for His blessings on His children.

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A Physician’s Passion

October 16, 2008 Leave a comment

I walked into the medical exam section of the clinic in southern Vietnam ready to be assigned to a doctor to assist and interpret.  A few minutes later, I was directed by the team leader to Dr. Joel Doughten.  I had never met him before, but when I walked up to him, he was stern, focused, and ready to work.  The first thing he asked me was, “Do you think you can handle this?”  I nervously replied, “I will try my best.”  From this serious first interaction, Dr. D became my life mentor.

Throughout the weeks in Vietnam and four years of ministry exchange, prayers, and observing Dr. D on the field, I learned and saw the passion of Christ alive through his life.  I observed his every action.  Daily throughout the two weeks, I never saw him take a break during lunch or eat lunch.  I was curious as to *why* he would work through the lunch breaks and continue to see patients and *how* he could withstand such conditions. We usually ran the clinic from 5am until 5pm.  Since I translated for him, I would not take the breaks either.

Gradually, I observed other things such as his generosity with time towards each patient.  He didn’t let the long line of 500 patients pressure him to spend less time with each patient.  He went through each medical exam thoroughly, spent his time explaining to the patients what was going on in their body, answered any of their questions, and made sure by re-asking if they had any other concerns.  The quality time he spent with the patients showed his genuine love and care for them and because he was American, the cross-cultural interaction was all the more touching.  Furthermore, Dr. D not only gave the patients quality medical care and attention, but throughout the four years, his sincere concern for their spiritual well-being never faded.  Year after year, he never lost his vigor and excitement for sharing the gospel, even in places where he could not speak the language, and did not have cultural roots. This is an image I can not forget.  I would usually serve as his interpreter and translate a common phrase that he wanted to tell the patients. They “did not need to worry because our Father in heaven is taking care of them.”  If a patient was willing to hear the gospel story, he would take the time to share it. In places where talking about religion was not allowed, he would show God through his actions.

Now coming back to why and how Dr. D would not take lunch breaks, I quickly realized and saw the Holy Spirit guiding his actions. The reason behind his actions was because he shares the same passion as Christ – an urgency to see the lost saved.  He would not miss an opportunity to be with a patient and care for them even if that meant working through lunch breaks. He was willing to offer his time, energy, and body as a living sacrifice to the Lord. And how did Dr. D do this?  It was by the strength of the Lord.  God taught me what Passion is and how it looks in the fields of Vietnam through an American doctor.

Kid’s EE Course

September 19, 2008 Leave a comment
Kid’s Evangelism Explosion Course This is a two-months, fun and interactive course. Kids’ EE seeks to lay a foundation for spiritual maturity in children’s lives and develop habits of Christian discipleship by deepening their understanding of the truths of the Gospel, the meaning of personal faith in Christ, and the responsibility we all have to be witnesses for Him.

When: TBA

Who: Any kid interested in learning about the gospel and how to share the gospel.  Students and parents will sign a commitment form to attend all Fridays and On-the-Job training trips to nursing homes and family shelters to share what they have learned in the classroom.

How: For more information, email me.

Why: Because you are excited to learn more about Jesus!

Kid’s EE Recap Video at Heart of the Canyons Church

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