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what it's all about

even though we know the Asia conference isn't FOR the benefit of our church, still can't help but be impacted. no matter where we are, no matter how big or successful, there is always always room to improve and grow. it's definitely weird to see Pst Phil, Rev Ulf, Carola, Sidney Mohede, Don Moen, all in the same place at the same time!

it's curious though, to know that this time it wasn't really about seeing the big names and going to write down yet another booklet worth of sermons and information. instead, the conference for me is becoming more and more about the immediate people around. how my leaders in attributes come the earliest and leave the latest and still find it worthwhile to serve, though a lot of us know customer service isn't the easiest job in the world!

and of course, who can forget the experience of being part of the queue! if you've never queued up to get into hall 8 before, you haven't really been part of the conference. seriously. that's like the testing ground for all of us, after we've heard all those sermons on having a good attitude and loving people. really thank God for people like YX, Cel, Ai, Jean, Wayne & Dom, who were part of the solution! Even when everyone got separated, or when people around started complaining or shouting or almost getting into a fight, they rose up to be sharp in gathering everyone (Cel and Je) and kept their good humor (Ai, YX, Dom and Wayne). Cheers to them! =)

and because of this - seeing how my fellow CHC people raise their voice, their hands, and push through tiredness to keep being excited and supportive, that really was what make me have the energy to keep serving. because yeah, there's the physical preparations like props, free food, programmes, that all can be bought with money... but to witness the attitude of discipline and hunger to improve for God in the people, i think THAT'S what it's all about. =)

i'm gonna remember this - even in times when it may seem hard, when difficult circumstances diminish what IS good, i want to be able to keep choosing joy, keep being thankful for what i HAVE received, instead of rebelling and being angry for what hasn't arrived. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!

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