10.17.2009

news item 1: i have found my fellowship, 90% probably. its called little sparks and dude, we talked about being a missionary to our neighbors, and loving them, and we brainstormed a plethora of ideas to love all the diff ppl in our lives. we talked about getting into their culture to better minister to them. if that means going to a party with alcohol to get to know your friends better, be there for them, and make them realize that you dont judge their choices (in other words, love them)...... well i could get in trouble for saying this. haha. yes, if you know me, you can see why i love this fellowship and why it sticks out to me. it is by far the most down to earth fellowship i have ever encountered, and their goal of reaching out to nonchristians is my goal, but yet they challenge me to be more radical in the ways i love others. i think i have found my mission team. :]

news item 2: last night i stayed up til 1 playing the sentence game with nancy and neilson. the results are on facebook. yay. i love college life.

news item 3: i miss all my 小/大弟弟们. and my 妹妹. but i wouldnt say im really homesick. yet.

news item 4: i was absolutely so very productive yesterday as i had friends over pretty much literally from 2:30 to 1 yesterday. THATS RIGHT 2:30 TO 1, THATS NOT BACKWARDS. yeah. except for that break in which i went to little sparks, which was epic.

i forgot the rest of them. 39 days til i come back!

8 comments:

  1. hmmm. i find the sentence game boring. its not active enough for me. and for item 3, i cant read chinese so blah.

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  2. 1 Cor. 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!

    You don't have to join a certain party to reach out and have compassion. They are available any other time, aren't they?

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  3. well i'm not saying you have to go to a party to reach out. just if it helps you love better?

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  4. "love better" might occur under certain situations, such as that they really want you to be there and you don't want to turn them down. Yet remember, true friend doesn't demand but respect. True friendship allow questions like "what's good about it", or comments on an experience like "i don't like this because ... I'd rather ...“. Some people psychologically are not healthy enough to establish such a true and honest relationship, instead they are building all kinds of defenses to please others, to anger others, or hide true thoughts, or be indifferent. If God's willing, He will give you someone like this for you to help, but don't overestimate your capability. People of addictions invariablly have pains in their heart.

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  5. Wow that is incredibly exciting, Elena!!!!!!!

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  6. And...I agree...it's so easy to fall prey to our flesh. The spirit is willing; the body is weak--it's so true, even after we've become new creations in Christ, we're not superhuman or anything...yet. ;) Anyway, just...yeah...be careful, because it's SO much easier for them to pressure you into doing worldly things than for them to see that you are showing love by going with them...just saying...watch and pray. :) But of course, you and God make the call in the end... ^^

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  7. haha lets not assume i go to parties. i have reason to doubt that any friends i have who party and drink will ever invite me. :P

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  8. ELENA MISSES ME :DDDDDD or everyone except for me :P

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