Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great Learning at STS

Dear faithful disciples of Jesus,

Praise the Lord I have graduated from Sabah Theological Seminary on 3rd November, 2012. A million thanks to you for praying and supporting my family all this while. When difficulties came throughout my studies, I had the assurance that you all were praying for us. I felt supported. Before the studies, I took a step of faith to do it with a concern that it was a great stress to my wife to take care of our four children all by herself. This was very much in view of her imperfect heart condition.

I must also take this opportunity to thank Jesus and STS community for the great learning.

First and foremost, in terms of equipping myself for the BM ministry disciple making among the Iban of Sarawak, I now felt equipped. As a future BM pastor, I now have a very clear picture of how an Iban disciple of Jesus should be like. Also, I felt equipped to train others to be BM pastors.

Secondly, STS lecturers, students and staff have provided me with an excellent multi-ethnic environment to develop my ability to speak BM and understand the indigenous people (including Iban) better. This environment provided me with great interaction among lecturers, students and staff. It was a great fellowship and meaningful living together for two years. It was most unforgettable.

Thirdly, my ministry at Agape Methodist Church (Kota Kinabalu) was a continuous learning and training experience. It strengthened my preaching, prayer and fellowship skills. I was great encouraged by their responses towards my ministry. Their sharing of their needs and joy, and my response to them had helped sharpening my pastoral skills.

Fourthly, my ministry at other Methodist churches at Miri, Limbang, KK and Tawau had deepened my understanding of the great needs among both Chinese and indigenous people. They tested my pastoral skills and mould me to be a more mature pastor.

Do pray with me as I move on to make disciples of all nations in the following areas:

(1) My two years of theological studies can result in Iban Christian disciple making. It will lead to Iban Christians impacting Sarawak at large.

(2) Many Chinese and Iban would step forward to be trained as BM pastors.

(3) Jesus will bless my wife Julia with a successful and safe heart operation by a good surgeon this 18th November.

(4) I can train my four children to be disciples of Jesus.

(5) My preaching at Hwai En and Grace this weekend and next weekend will result in life transformation.

I pray that Jesus bless you and empower you to love the people around you so that they come to realize we all need Jesus very much in our life.

A Faithful disciple of Jesus,

Pastor Law Hui Seng (6th November, 2012, Miri)

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