Reflections of a Missionary from SIM East Asia 来自东亚区先锋宣教士之分享

(Abstracted from video testimony of Dr Andrew & Belinda Ng)
(内容节录自黄景青医生与夫人林珍珠之见证视频)


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“Have the courage to respond to the Lord and say to the Lord “If you will prepare me, I’ll be ready to go.” Then serve the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. ... God, if you really want me, you choose me, you prepare me …”

God’s providence seen in the calling of His people at a young age, and when they respond in obedience, preparing them over the years till they are ready

“… we felt we should be a mission minded church. And we even had the audacity to say that one week of our monthly offering should go to missions. …”

Daring to dream big and trusting God to provide through His people in order to fulfil God’s call to mission and the support of visionary leaders in putting aside resources to make it come true.

“... Pastor encouraged me to write my first letter to SIM to enquire ... and that’s how my journey began ...”

Leaders who help kickstart the process and encourage the individual to take concrete step to get things moving.

Andrew was then mentored by SIM in the ensuing years ...

The sensitivity and wisdom of leaders to accept someone responding in obedience to God’s call and the willingness to lead, guide and mentor someone through the journey of ratifying God’s call and getting them ready to go.

There was a wrestle within her heart. In the end, she surrendered her all to the Lord. Immediately, God gave her a deep sense of peace ...

Giving the needed peace and assurance to trust that God is the one leading the way

“... Yet through Andrew’s sickness, we’ve experienced the love of the body of Christ. … We know that this is God’s provision, learning to be care receiver rather than care giver …”

Support of the church extended not only in good times, but also in bad, so that the missionary and his family can feel the love, concern and care expressed by the church family

“... learnt to trust God with their children too... sending their children to boarding school was a challenging time … boarding school was 1000 Km away … God provided a couple to be guardians in amazing ways. … the boys grew up happy and well adjusted...”

An extended family helping to care for the children of missionaries so that they are not at risk of feeling neglected and rejected because of their parents’ absence due to their service to the Lord

“Mission is really an unfinishable task until the Lord returns. So every generation will have to reach their own generation … so while we are still strong and healthy and able, we should go all out and do even the tough jobs that are still available all over the world … have the courage to give your all to the Lord. Seek his perfect will for your life and know that because God is with you, you will never fail … Life is just a short-term service for our God.”

      “要有勇气回应神并对主说,如果你预备我,我就准备去。然后全心全意的服侍主…神啊若你真的需要我,你拣选我,你预备我…”

神的旨意可以从祂呼召年轻的子民中被看见,当他们以顺服的方式回应主时,主就会一直预备他们,直到他们准备好为止。

      “...我们觉得应该成为一个有宣教异象的教会。我们甚至有勇气说每月的奉献都要有一周是完全奉献给宣教的…”

大胆的梦想!相信神会透过祂的子民来供应所需,以完成神的使命呼召,并得到有远见的领袖们的支持,把对资源的担忧交托给主、倚靠主,使梦想得以实现。

      “…牧师鼓励我写信询问SIM…这就是我宣教旅程的开始…”

因为领导者的信心,成功启动了这个过程,并鼓励个人采取具体的步骤来推动整件事的发展。

     随后的几年里,SIM一直在指导和培训黄医生…

领导者就是一个拥有接受个人服从神的呼召的敏感度和智慧的人,以及愿意带领和引导这个人确认神的呼召,让他准备出发!

      她的内心在挣扎。最终,她将这一切都降服于主。那一刻,神立即赐给她一种极深的平安…

神会给我们所需的平安和信心,让我们相信神是引领我们的。

     “…然而透过黄医生的病,我们体会到了基督肢体里的爱…我们知道这是神的供应,让我们成为一个被照顾的人,过于做一个照顾他人的人…”

教会的支持不仅仅在顺境时,也在逆境时;所以宣教士和家人才能感受到来自教会家人的爱、关怀和照顾。

     “…也学到在孩子身上要信靠神…最具挑战的是送他们去读寄宿学校…寄宿学校在离家一千公里以外的地方…神奇妙地预备了一对夫妇作为孩子的看护人…孩子们能快乐地成长,也适应的很快。有这样的一个家庭在照顾两个孩子,使孩子们能健康成长…”

如果有家庭愿意帮助照顾宣教士的孩子,孩子们就不会因为父母的缺席而感到被忽视和排斥。

     “宣教是一个直到主耶稣再来才会停止的工作。每个世代的人都要在他的世代中传福音...要有勇气,将你所有的都交托给主。寻求祂在你生命中完美的旨意,并且知道因为神与你同在,你永远都不会失败...生命只是一段短期服侍神的时间。”

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