Monday, March 16, 2009
OCF Flinders Vision Night 2009
Whole week of planning for Vision Night, (with lotsa prayer and planning done already since last yr) and finally revealed on Friday the 13th! Phew. WAS SO NERVOUS. I had about 2 hours of time for the night. Can you imagine a 2 hr presentation for 40+ ppl?? Prepared bible study material for the theme verses for the BS leaders to lead the group, and managed to make it as interactive as possible by splitting everyone into 4 groups, and have quiz-like session to see whether they knew each other (lotsa new members) and also to test their knowledge of OCF. 1 of the bible study groups!
OCF Australia Vision:
Theme verses: Matthew 28:18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
And presenting OCF Flinders' Vision 2009:
Nearing the end, my lappie went flat and i didn't bring the charger. Shucks. But i ran out of time anyway.. So i just used the whiteboard, and decided to think on the spot on how i can make do. Events could be emailed, new song could be taught next week, thank you gifts to committee still can be given out. But still, Praise God! It was well-received! Got positive feedback. That it was relaxed, good sharing, very interactive, fun! Hopefully, hearts were changed, or spurred or excited. Just for God!
When i walked from home to OCF before the session, it was one of the longest walk ever. Was so scared, and kept praying and praying and praying. Whatever i prepared wasn't gonna be of any use if God didn't speak through me... Gosh. Yet his yoke is supposed to be easy, and his burden is light. Still learning, still learning. Thank God for this opportunity to learn, to serve and to grow...
As i finished off the night with Marcellina's pizza supper with some OCFers, i just wondered how amazing and different a student initiated ministry is... Such different dynamics from a church, yet all from and for the same kingdom. How would i be sent back after these 4 yrs? How much would i have grown? How Christ like would i become? I know.. that if i didn't take that step of faith previously to even come here, to take up this responsibility to serve, i would never find out the biggest extent of how God can work in my life...Can't believe we can actually plan so much every week, every month, every year. It's crazy. Comm meet once a week, SA meet once a month, 2 camps, combined events, outings, prayer meets, leaders' training, leaders' workshops, life beyond uni workshops, AGM that lasts for 3 days/year, etc etc. And we're still trying to do more...
Just wanna thank lotsa ppl who helped build me up in YPM/COS previously. Coming to mind right now (in my tired tired mind) are Matt and Serene, who taught me how to plan events, to lead bible studies and care for others in Benjamin.... The amount they have invested have so much far-reaching effects to impact, that they themselves prob never even had a clue? (i remember how Siew Ho and I were quite irritated with all the planning just for outings. We just thought, it's just a simple bonding session ah. Why need to have so many objectives and budget and logistics.. blabla. haha. Now i know the true imptance. I have been well trained. The tough part of discipline was over, now it comes more naturally to me) May i become a disciple maker as well...
Anyway, random pictures courtesy of WoeiShyang. :)
OCF Orientation Collage i made! (Batt died before i could show it)