I've graduated from Optometry now and it's good to be home after the last time I came home (1.5 years ago). Now is the time to reflect again as I type and to regain my posture before moving ahead.
Thanks be to God again, for the opportunity I had to be sponsored to study in Manchester. From a human point of view, it was a great chance to 'gain better education, exposure and experience overseas' but God obviously thinks beyond that! I ended up in a church that teaches the Bible so faithfully. God's plan also included making me more like Jesus, loving Him more, and having the opportunities to share the best Gift and Person you can ever know with friends. God also placed friends in my time in Manchester who are already a blessing and will continue to be a blessing to me throughout my life. Also, Christians from church have showed such wonderful hospitality and sacrificial love that can only come from the knowledge of God's love for them (because there is no human logical reason to give in a way that brings inconvenience to yourself). I think Christians in church have inspired me to:
1. Open up and welcome uni/college students into my home next time (with food as students need to be fed), because what Christians have done for me have made Manchester a home away from home
2. Be committed to serving Christ and His church (people) and not be distracted by the daily 9-5 work as I've seen committed Christians who have very busy Mon-Fri jobs
3. More that I cannot think of on top of my head
I've been resting and chilling back home. Went back to Sibu to visit Ah Ma and Gu Gu for a week, which was really nice (according to Angeline's terms) because I could chill at home everyday and read Mountain Rain (biography of missionary James Fraser) and chat with Ah Ma, go out occasionally..
And spent time with Pa and Mummy..
Caught up with friends..:)
I will go back to the UK in a few weeks to do my pre-registration year. Hopefully all will be well. May I always cling to my Christ even when work gets busy. And that I will always refocus on what is most important. And may He lead me to where He wants me to be and make His desires mine.
The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Clueless as to what lies ahead, but, Jesus goes with me!