- Who We Are
- I’m New!
By Allison Tran
What’s up friends?! My name is Allison; I’m a youth here at SJCAC and wanted to share about my journey to Gainesville, Georgia this summer.
I started this journey with Adventures in Missions (AIM) thinking that I would be going to Peru this past summer. Because of COVID I was given the alternative option to take a domestic trip to Gainesville, Georgia. Originally, I applied for this secondary trip because I had already fundraised. As the time got closer for me to leave, I was extremely excited to be surrounded by new people who would push me in my walk with the Lord. I was excited to experience missions in this country, be in a new state, and draw closer to God’s heart. When I got there, I sat alone one morning and struggled. I realized that I had signed up for this trip without fully asking if God wanted me there. Read more
Hi, I’m Sabrina Lin and I was asked to share a story about my Dad.
My dad, Dr. CT Lo, was born in 1932 in Taiwan and is 87 years old now. He has a PhD in zoology and is an expert in schistosomiasis, which is the scientific name for bilharzia, a disease caused by the blood fluke parasite. So, my Dad worked for the WHO in Ethiopia trying to eradicate bilharzia. Being a scientist made him very skeptical and critical. He didn’t take what you said at face value. He always analyzed everything, almost too much. He thought he was always right. Do you know anyone like this in your family? Read more
“He lets me lie down in fields of green grass.
He leads me beside quiet waters. He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths for the honor of his name.”
– Psalm 23: 2-3
As Christians, we’ve been taught the importance of being active in our faith. This is good, because we ought to be a living testament of Christ. However being active can lead to burnouts, frustrations, and a sense of being lonesome. Finding rest is something we all long for in life, whether it is with family, with friends, or current situations. Here we read David finding rest in the Lord. Not only is David able to find rest, but be guided by the Holy Spirit on the right path. Today I just want to bless you to ask God, What is it that I need rest from?’ Because when we return back to Him for rest, He will guide you and me on the right path.
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.”
– Jonah 2:2
God hears us when we call. When we are feeling down, when the circumstances around us seem to challenge us to our cores, and there is nothing to do but to call out to God, this verse reminds us that He listens and answers. Our God is steadfast and kind, and we can rely on Him when we need Him most.