Time is flying, I’ve been servicing full time in Singpetra Mission for over 7 years now. My sister in law (Joyce Lim) rang me up one day and said to me, “It will be good for you to join us rather than staying at hometown (Jerantut) and doing nothing. With your attitude and character, I believe there will be great works in future.” My parents were happy with news and supported me to join Singpetra Mission. Back then, I was worried because I knew that it would not be a simple thing. The key factor was on my elder brother’s (Raymond Looi) character which I might not cope with. Furthermore, to serve together and facing each other everyday would not be an easy life! After much of consideration and prayers, I finally decided to join Singpetra Mission. I had prayed to the Lord, “Lord, let me be a blessing rather than a burden to Singpetra Mission. Thank you sister Joyce for her trust, understanding, care, generosity, consideration, guidance with patience that I have this opportunity to walk in the path of serving God, I’m so grateful for this. I had been learning a lot from sister Joyce and I will continue to give my best and never let you down.
At the initial stage of serving together with my elder brother was not easy at all. He has high demand (Of course, it will be much higher demand for his own sister! Lol), straightforward and with punch when speaking (sometimes his words hurt me but he did not know it yet my sister in law saw that I felt wronged. Haha!) . After all he is my elder brother and also my lead (Singpetra’s lead), so I have learned to respect him. No matter it is in the house, serving outside or back to own working post, the responsibility is huge and stress is not less. I really admire him to be a leader which is not an easy task (not everybody can be a leader). Thank you brother for your patience, dedication and teaching which helped me to grow and getting matured. Thank God that I had learned to humble myself to learn and to see people’s strengths than their weaknesses. Now the co-operation with my elder brother is getting better and sometimes his little gesture will bring understanding to me of what he wanted. Thank God!
When I got to know my second brother (Eric) will be joining Singpetra, I felt happy. This recalled me of the serving time three of us back in hometown and it never crossed my mind that we could now serve God together. This is something so wonderful and bring comfort to our parents! Praise the Lord! Eric is a quiet guy. When someone is quiet and yet elegant, they will be misunderstood by others as a proud person. In fact, I had an impression that he is someone great in study. :p Hence, sometimes will feel like hard to understand what he wants. At the beginning of serving together, it was up and down journey with him and a little of conflicts occurred. Thank God that we talked back to each other in a short period of time. After some time of working together, I am getting more understanding of him and knew that he is not a proud person but hoping that this only daughter in the family – sister will learn something – independent. Thank you brother for your tolerance, help and generous blessings!
Of course, this journey of serving comprises more than three of us, we had two great co-workers working wholeheartedly at the base for our video production and graphic design and so on. Sister Pei Ling is a talented people, she looks small in size but is an expert in video production and graphic design, she can get things done fast and that is superb! The only “beh tahan (unbearable)” complaint for her are her forgetfulness and carelessness. Therefore, we learn to be considerate and to learn from others’ strengths in helping our own weaknesses. Thank you sister Pei Ling for showing consideration and dedication. The youngest co-worker in Singpetra is none other than sister Joyce Kok. She is a smart person, capable and humble. Her existence brings us laugh 😀 . Sister, thank you fro your help and hard work!
I would like to say something about myself too! I admit that I am not an easy going person, this perhaps is due to my “special identity” in family as the only daughter, so I have a little bit of obstinate. Thank God that I learned and changed in the growing journey. Without the grace of God, I would not be here today! Serving is not simple and not a smooth sailing boat at all. The fact is, there were tears, struggles, pressure, and every kind of challenges in these years of serving. I would not be able to overcome all these if I did not cling on to the Lord and trust in Him. Give Thanks! I believe all that I experienced were not futile but God has His wills in it. He knows that how much I can bear with, molding and changing me unceasingly. I hope that there will be greater breakthroughs in serving this brand new year. Pray that the Lord will grant me wisdom to work with many more willing churches to spread the Gospel. Amen!
Last but not least, grateful for having a great team serving together and fight along the way, withholding each other, covering each other with love and learn from each other. This is a beautiful thing. May The Lord continue to guide our way and protect our hearts, to be faithful in small and big things, to do the best in everything. 2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,”
Fellow good co-workers, let’s do the best for year 2014!