Spent a good fun night at AACF (Asian American Christian Fellowship) on UW’s campus.
It’s so nice being around college students and being in a fellowship. I miss GCC, but it was really encouraging to be at AACF for the night. It’s a good refresher to be able to worship and sing praises to our God. I really enjoyed hearing the testimonies too. I believe that it’s really important to get invested into a church/fellowship during college. It’s a time when there’s a lot of potential for spiritual growth and a time when you can really develop solid relationships—accountability and lifelong friendships. The caveat is that we do have to put in the effort and make the commitment. I struggled to get plugged in at GCC my freshmen year. But I’m glad God drew me in and helped me realize I did need to be a part of the church. We are called to be a part of the body of Christ. =) I’ve grown so much since getting involved. I think I’ve particularly grown in prayer, which is a testimony of mine. GCC is known for it’s unique style of prayer. Honestly, I was really uncomfortable with it at first. I got really annoyed when people prayed out loud, because I found it super distracting. Prayer time also felt like forever. But God changed my heart sophomore year. He helped me build endurance in prayer, stretched me, grew me, even though I was uncomfortable. All of a sudden, I’m like, wait prayer is over already? I find myself praying longer because I realized there’s so much to pray for. =) I know there’s still a lot more room for me to grow though, especially in praying out loud… XD Still so uncomfortable with it… but may God provide me with the words and grow me!
So back to AACF…I’ve pretty much adopted myself into AACF. haha. I’ve met great people there and I know quite a few people there from CBC (Chinese Baptist Church), where I grew up. I know the two main student leaders, tom twins, since we grew up together. It’s such a blessing to have seen them grow and become such good leaders. hehe, I remember when they use to be shy. It’s awesome to see them so energetic, outgoing, friendly and passionate about God and growing AACF. Cindy also goes to AACF regularly too. =) I think I will just continue to visit AACF when I’m back and pretend I’m a husky. (UW:Husky, Penn: Quaker). hehe.