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by Betty Young
Do you know that reaching out to immigrants can be a very strategic part of fulfilling the Great Commission? Immigrants come to San Jose from all over the world. Indeed, the nations are at our doorsteps. New immigrants arrive with a huge need: the need to learn English. Let us not allow this opportunity to pass by. Let us bring the gospel to this population by teaching English, by building relationships, by sharing the gospel and by making disciples.
Our ESL classes have been a presence in the neighborhood surrounding our church for many years, but ten years ago God provided an opportunity to teach ESL in the Rockspring community. Over the years, friendships developed; and community was built. Teachers heard from their students the harrowing stories of survival, the continual struggle to reunite with family and the hardships associated with living in another country and not knowing the language.
We want to share some stories from this past school year September 2018 to May 2019: Read more
By Elisa Cheng
I went to this summer’s Life Conference with a lack of enthusiasm, little expectations, and a lot of fear. But, through God’s gracious love and His life-giving words, I came out of the Life Conference with a refreshed excitement of His plan for me, peace that is attainable only by Him, and confidence in the promise that He will never leave me.
Throughout this summer, I have been specifically dealing with a lot of fears of college — whether the college I am going to (Case Western Reserve University or “CWRU”) is the right college for me, whether I will go insane and not be able to handle the heavy nursing course load, and whether I will find a community of friends and mentors that I so need. And so, I am amazed at how God used this Life Conference to show me that CWRU is the perfect college for me and that I am now free to be excited for what is to come in the next month. Read more
By Hannah Poon
Before going on the short term missions trip to Mexicali, I had not spiritually prepared and I set a limit for God. I had gone the year before so I basically expected what happened last year to happen again this year. However, God showed me that He can do the impossible and He humbled me.
On the first day, we did homeless outreach, and I was so nervous to talk to the homeless. However, as I approached the first person, a sense of peace and love filled me and I wasn’t afraid anymore. During Vacation Bible School (VBS), I was scared to communicate because of the language barrier, so I tried to stay in my comfort zone. Despite my unpreparedness and fear, God revealed to me during the coming week that He had other plans for me. Read more