After a long break from posting, I'm finally back at home in Southern California! Before I continue, I want to thank you for supporting me with your prayers as I reached out to the people of Papua New Guinea and continuing to look at my blog.
For those of you who are wondering what I did in Papua New Guinea, I, with a team of 8, discipled the natives in the life of Christ in the town of Kerema, Gulf province. To do this, my team and I put on numerous programs that included speaking, worshiping, games, and fellowship. Moreover, we spent many hours alongside the villagers, helping them with their daily work (i.e. making sago - a stable food made from the trunk of the sago palm tree). It was an amazing outreach where our team saw many people come to know Christ and/or further their relationship with Him. Because of your prayer and support, we have made a dramatic impact of the life of many in Papua New Guinea.
Short Story: In a village called Meii, we discipled the natives there for about a week. Throughout this week, we spoke, played games, sang with, and helped serve the people of Meii. At the end of the week, we were told that our visit (the first missionaries in a long while) had forever affected the way of their people. Ultimately, 31 people gave their lives to Christ and we were able to baptize every one of them.
Since my outreach, much has changed. I have finished my Discipleship Training School with YWAM and am now home. What am I doing now?
After arriving in the first week of December, I have followed my call to help assist and begin an internship with Newport Church - my church in Newport Beach (www.newportchurch.com if you're keen to know more about it). All at the same time, I have started back with my final year at Vanguard University and started working again. All to say, I am very busy! But it is all good; not in vain. I am confident that I am where God wants me to be.
As I look at this transitional stage of my life from an external perspective, I realize that in the midst of change, it is critical to focus deliberately on what God has for me. And this provoked a thought: There are many people who are currently going through change; for some, a tough change. For those who can relate, my hope is that you focus expectantly on God's will for your life.
"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord you labor is not in vain."
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
God will provide. He always does.