2022年5月刊 ∙ MAy 2022
Written by Chun Siew Yoong
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My Internship begins with Farming
Written by Chun Siew Yoong, Translated by Jessilyn Wong
After the graduation ceremony, I stayed temporarily in an Indigenous village for two months and later returned to take up ten months of internship at Micah Centre. This time, I am no longer a trainee to be equipped but began to serve as an intern.
I love to be close to the nature , I like farming too. Thus, my task at hand is to focus on farming and landscaping. Hopefully, we can produce agricultural products that are beneficial to health in the near future, bringing help and vitality to the indigenous brothers and sisters.
Nonetheless, it is really not easy to plant at the hill as the distance itself is a huge challenge such as getting the resources, purchasing agricultural tools and so on, all are time and energy-consuming. Comparatively, there are more pests and weeds at the hill. The changing weather here also affects the growth of crops. Besides, my age and physical strength also pose a challenge. There were times that I wanted to do more but I was limited by my physical fitness, and I truly need to ask God for ability and wisdom to manage.
Education is Another Area of My Concern
In addition, when I lived in the Indigenous village, I saw the new generation of Indigenous parents are aware of the importance of pursuing knowledge, but were unable to send their children to better schools. As a former primary school teacher, I had mixed feelings to witness the hardship that Indigenous children had to go through in pursuing their education.
Awareness and education are also my burdens, and I wish to make a little contribution in this area in the future. Whether it is in the areas of improving their lifestyle or getting closer to God, I truly hope that I can contribute.
I trust that on my return to Micah Centre, I can find the right focus in serving the Lord and serve Him with all my strength and with all my heart.
Following Co-Worker to the Frontline
Written by Moses Goh, Translated by Jessilyn Wong
I am a trainee from the 4th batch of missional training at Micah Centre. Thank God through His guidance and calling, I responded to be an intern to equip myself and to serve the indigenous people.
I joined the team because I would like to do something for the Indigenous in Sabah - the Firstborn of the Land. Although I have no idea what I can do for them now, even if it's one small thing, as long as it is to serve them for God, I am willing.
Currently, I follow a co-worker to the frontline - the indigenous villages in Ranau, for fieldwork through data collection, and to have a deeper understanding of the local situation and needs. It is a huge challenge for me, as I lack competency in dealing with people and have no such experience.
This is a turning point in my life. I hope that during this time, I can learn to know God more intimately and grow in maturity, both in my relationship with others and with God. I want to be more humble and become a servant after God's heart. I also hope to rely on God to clean up the trash in my heart, to be more dedicated to serving God.
These are some small expectations I have for myself. I covet your prayer support, my family in Christ.
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