Monday, January 31, 2011

~Spiritual Leaders~

This week (01/31-02/03) we are studying the book of Nehemiah. At first I imagined how boring this week would be... I had not read this book recently and all I remembered from Old Testament Survey was that he rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem. For me there is nothing exciting about building a wall.. But Nehemiah was not only rebuilding it, but he was praying.. A LOT.
Sometimes I think that God knows everything (which is a fact) but I tend not to tell Him everything because of that. I like to tell people I trust what I am going through because it is good sometimes to have somebody with compassion, to hug and a shoulder to cry on. And I often forget that God is waiting for me to talk to Him.
Nehemiah was a great spiritual leader and is a big example even today and even for me. He did not do anything without telling it to God or asking Him for advice. This is also what I have to do.
Please pray for me that He will be #1 in my life and that I always remember to go to Him first!

Monday, January 24, 2011

For The Least of These

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40)
With the Mahairas' and two rommates
January 21-23rd we had the annual Missions Conference. The emphasis was on reaching lost people with the Gospel living on the streets. With the Faith Promise Offering we support the Lees' ministry in Romania. Originally our goal was to raise $8,000 to send 30 of these kids to a summer Bible camp. I think God touched our hearts because we promised 202%! It's truly amazing!
For me the highlight was the Sunday afternoon-meeting. And not just because I had a chance to act on the stage but because I rededicated my life for missions. Last year I told God "You can lead me wherever You want to" but this year I also saw the need for urban missions.
Before the dedication we performed our little skit 'Who will fill our shoes?' We personalized famous missionaries (like Apostle Paul, William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Rachael Saint and WOL Hungary missionaries Alex & Pam Konya), told a little bit about them and invited our audience for following "us" missionaries.
Here is a picture of some of us in the dress rehearsal with our guest teacher Richard J. Sharp (Ephesians):

Paul, William, Mr. Sharp, Pam & Adoniram

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."

Intro to Missions. Second year. And a quote from William Carey.
Do I want to be a missionary? I mean, I dedicated my life to the Lord last year when we had the Missions Conference.. but do I really want to become a missionary? When this course started I wasn't sure at all. I mean, of course I would like to go whereever God leads me, but I have my own personal goals, like getting married and have a family. 

I think there are more people who are more suited to be a missionary, but today we were talking about those nations who basically don't have the chance at all to hear the Gospel. What will happen to them when they die? 
Sadly, they are going to hell. It isn't an excuse that they didn't hear the message. I knew this before, but this time it really touched my heart. 
God really doesn't need me for this "job", and if we don't tell the Good News, the rocks will cry it out.. but if a rock can do it, wouldn't it be better, if I'd do it?
Can I say that I don't wanna go just because I'm afraid of people and my future? This can only shows how much I lack of faith and how much more I need to trust God. 

In 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 it is written Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 
     

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mission's Conference

is just a few days ahead!
This is our poster - if you're interested. Also the whole conference will be streamed on http://www.ustream.tv/
If you have the chance, watch it! It will be worth. I can guarantee! :)
Our theme this year is the urban missions.  We really have an exciting conference planned! Our main speaker, Tom Mahairas, is a dynamic communicator of God's Word. He is the founding pastor of Manhattan Bible Church in New York City, NY. He is also the founder and president of CityVision, whose sole purpose is to make, motivate, and equip disciples to impact cities with the Gospel. With over thirty years of experience in NYC, Tom has a unique perspective in reaching out to those in our cities who desperately need the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We also partner with two former students, David and Felicia Lee. They work with orphans and street children in Bucharest, Romania.

I also have a surprise... I will actively take part in the conference.. But since it's a surprise, I can't tell you more! :)