Monday, March 31, 2008

How the Lord has blessed KBU CF

This is a personal testimony of how the Lord has blessed KBU Christian Fellowship…

The KBU Christian Fellowship (CF) was initiated in 1995 by a group of students in the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Engineering programme. The first advisor was a lecturer from the School of Design.

At its peak, the CF grew to 30 – 40 members. We had 2 groups – English and Chinese. So, there were 2 advisors. I was involved in the English group. We have organized quite a number of activities – 2 camps, various outings, forums, workshops and evangelistic events.

I have witnessed 3 pre-believers (perhaps more) coming to the Lord through the CF, and many lives who were touched by the CF. The CF has indeed bear fruits, and these fruits are everlasting because they now have eternal life.

The numbers in the CF started to drop in 2000. The lecturers still remain faithful. At one point, there were only lecturers but we still met to pray and share. Occasionally, 1 or 2 students joined us. Over the years, the student numbers fluctuated from 2 to 12.

If I just focus on the number, it is so easy for me to give up this work. I believed that this CF belongs to God. He is the one who has started the CF and what He has started He will finish it. God will finish what He has started.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

I am confident that He will personally complete every good work that He has begun in the CF. I asked God to help me to remain steadfast in that confidence.

Recently, the thought of giving up popped back. I was really encouraged by the sharing from the KDU CF members. I was once again reminded to remain faithful. We are not at KBU by accident or by chance but God Himself has placed us here. We are here for a purpose. Each one of us has unique purpose. Moreover, this is a very exciting time indeed because we have people from more than 30 different countries in one place! We should not miss the opportunity to be a blessing unto them.

When I was in University, I was actively involved in the Overseas Christian Fellowship. What I have learned in the OCF and the friendships that I have built have enriched my live tremendously. We will always be busy. I am also busy with my work but I know that I need to make time for God, for His people. It’s important that we are not distracted by our busyness.

Last Friday (28 March 2008), 4 of us from KBU attended the evangelistic event at KDU. There were about 50 – 60 people. There were students from UITM, IMU and ITP as well. The performance was really cool. Most importantly, souls were saved on that day. Praise the Lord!

Some of us, including myself can’t help but compare. No, we should not compare. God has a different plan for us. We don’t have to be big to make a difference. All great things have small beginnings. Jesus started with 12 disciples, and they have made a great impact to the whole world. Think about the mustard seed. It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. (Mark 4:31). Again, in Luke 19:13, “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches." The KBU CF may have a small beginning, but it can still make a big difference.

God spoke to me again on Friday night through a sister in my church during the Prayer and Praise. This sister doesn’t know not all what I was going through with the KBU CF. God said this through her, “No matter how small the things you do, it means a lot to God.” Wow! God has seen my faithfulness, and what I am doing is significant to Him.

I want to encourage all the believers in the College not to give up the KBU CF. It belongs to God. It is part of His Kingdom. Don’t look at the numbers. Don’t compare. Don’t complain. Just remain faithful.

About 2 years ago, someone gave this vision to the KBU CF. “The members are like candles but God desires us to be like a torch, just like the Olympic torch – big and strong”. We may feel small like a tiny candle but God doesn’t want us to feel this way. He wants us to think big, be big. If we think little, then we will accomplish little. We are not the only CF around here. We are part of a bigger family.

I have said to some of the students and lecturers before that even if there is only one student and I, I will still carry on, for the Lord has said that, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20.

God has blessed the CF by bringing pre-believers to Him. God has blessed the un-churched believers to be part of a community. These are the fruits of the KBU CF. These are the work of the Holy Spirit. I believed that God will do more amazing things.

God’s work will move on…

Praise the Lord!

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