Yesterday, I had a phone call with a friend of mine, Tsing. I shared with her my plan to be a missionary. She gave me a very useful feedback and a lot to think about.
The main things I remember from our chat are:
- I shouldn’t neglect the preparation time. Spending time studying the Scripture (not only reading the Bible on my iPad while I’m in the metro) is very important in order to have a strong knowledge of God. The purpose of that would be to get closer to God and also to be more confident in time to evangelize.
- Serving God is a good thing. However, it should be based on God’s call for us instead of our own will and passion. Otherwise, we might just give up in time of struggle because our work would be based on our human strengths instead of God’s.
- Going to a mission is not something we should do by ourselves. Getting a local church involve in our preparation and in this service should be a requirement.
- Finding a spiritual mentor at the church who can assist us and guide us is really useful. Actually, in most cases, there shouldn’t be other ways to do it.
This conversation was so fruitful. I think it was exactly what I needed to hear at this time because I am excited like a child who wants to go to Disneyland right now. But going to a mission is a serious stuff and I need to ask wisdom and intelligence from God.
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