Campus Alive

October 11, 2009

Stop, Look, and Go. 7th October 2009.

Filed under: CA Reports,CA Service — campusalive @ 8:08 pm

“I remember nothing but knowing He is there”

On a beautiful Wednesday night on the 7th of October 2009(not long ago), there were things unspoken, feelings unseen and thoughts unrevealed. There was a knowing among many seniors that it was the last meeting planned in their hands; on the other hand there was a feeling of tiredness among some who served despite being stretched out of time, and to some, there existed a sense of nervousness to do things they never done. Some, however felt the joy of serving for the very first time. Amid all the kaleidoscope of emotions and thoughts cruising by in our minds, there was a strong atmosphere of excitement which seeped through every corner of the 5th floor in NLRC. From the all-senior worship band to the refreshment corner, precious hearts were putting in their best to put together what God would call a night He will remember.

The night started off with an interesting introduction between the two lovely and gorgeous girl emcees. They were the unparalleled match of wits, humour and pleasantness. Things took a turn when we did a warm up of shouting “Jesus is alive, the Devil is a liar and the I am on fire!” before all of us participated in the game ahead, which was prepared by Eileen and Lemon. How surprised and entertained we were by the good game introduced! All thumbs up to the pair of sweet ALM juniors. It was a game which involved animal actions, strong voices and agility of the mind. Groups were each assigned to be a certain animal, hence a particular action which characterized the animal. The game’s concept was to attack other groups by shouting and playing out their actions.

This was followed by a time of praise and worship led by The Exotic Star, Miryam and Bradley aka The one with the sexy moves from Ausmat. The specialty of the night was the all-star worship band, consisting of Graham the Unmatched Genius on guitar, Daniel the Next Bond on electric guitar, Esmond the Prince Charming on bass, Larry the Magnetic One on drums and Theng Theng the Sexy Fingers on piano. (All have glossed the hall of fame in heaven).

Just as the all-star band began to take their place in their heavenly positions and played majestic songs to the King of kings, there came an obstruction in the name of “LCD problem”. In desperation of not knowing what to do, God then sent the word which resounded “Fear not, I am there with you. I am in control.” Miraculously the LCD problem went away. (For those who are skeptical, I will tell you another version of the story). WE were clueless, we didn’t know who to turn to, as the LCD problem was way beyond our control. We prayed, sang songs nevertheless, and to our amazement, we saw invincible words appearing on the LCD. For the inside scope, I will let  The Truthful give an account of what actually happened.

“Before I actually give a testimony of how God can work eventhrough LCD problems, I’d like to first thank Steven and Carolynne for being so patient, and calm even as I constantly fretted over the laptop. The LCD could not detect Carolynne’s laptop, and even when it did, her laptop would suddenly hang. I think it must have been painful to see her laptop manhandled by both Larry and myself. We kept fiddling with her laptop, trying to figure out what was wrong. Thank God the speaker brought her laptop as well, and we tried to use hers. But even so, it just couldn’t work. Much time had passed since then, and I kept telling Steven to do something about the LCD. ‘Off and on it again!’ We were all really trying our best to have the slides back on the LCD but nothing seemed to work. Even Larry stopped playing the drums to try to help. Sam sat there and started to pray. I prayed each time I plugged in the LCD wiring thing to the laptop. Each time I pressed F5. But nothing seemed to happen. Finally, Larry and Sam decided to stop the worship. They both left, and started to approach the worship team when I prayed that one last time and said, ‘God, this time, let it work. You’re in control.’ And suddenly the screen flashed and the slide ‘You deserve’ came up. It was amazing how when we were so helpless and finally let God be the one in control of it all, He really saves.” (I didn’t read what Sam wrote before I wrote this, so the control thing being repeated really was God speaking. :D)

Even Mini Miryam the Marvelous had a great testimony of how helpless and disappointed she felt. But when she finally surrendered, God took control, and lo and behold, there the slides were!

After an amazing time of praise and worship, we were honoured to have Miss Brenda Lim share the word of God with us. The title of her sharing was “STOP, LOOK and GO”. We first played a game of STOP LOOK and GO to better relate to the topic she was sharing.( Everyone did a lot of mistakes except the author of this script). She shared from her heart on Luke 5 when Peter first encountered Jesus. We were challenged to stop and listen to God’s direction in our lives even as Peter first trusted God and allowed Him to be the Boss of his life.

I received an SMS from Miss Brenda a few days after, and it really encouraged me. “WE are smart enough to put stop signs or traffic signals on the road, yet are we also smart enough to put STOP-LOOK-GO signs in our lives as we submit to God’s directions?” For many of us, it is time to stop, and just listen to what our God has to say to us.`Miss Brenda, WE really pray and bless you in Jesus’s name even as you take the step of faith to reach out to people in Cambodia. Do visit us soon!!’

The night ended with angels singing around us and eating refreshments together with us. (This I see through the eyes of faith). Thank you so much, Dina, Siau Ting and Wendy for making such delicious refreshments.

Above all, there was one man who was behind the scenes in all our lives, and we want to give Him all the glory for that Wednesday night. Put your hands together for the ever awesome saviour and lover of my soul, Jesus Christ. :3

Written by Sammy, Dean’s lady.

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5 Comments »

  1. Oooo…. Stop and Stare….. lalala…..
    A very interesting report btw… =)

    Comment by TK — October 12, 2009 @ 12:36 am

  2. Very nicely written, Sam! you’re a good writer. =) praise God.

    Comment by Jan — October 12, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  3. it was a real STOP, LOOK & GO situation… really strike me there… i learned one most important lesson of all time, no matter how easy a task could be, but without God’s consent, nothing will be brought into reality… we can’t in fact anything without Him… so, in any situation, invite Him along and even the toughest path will become easy… ^_^ tell ya, been there, done that… life is an ongoing lesson of His LOVE… AMEN

    Comment by caroline — October 12, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

  4. Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

    Comment by Polprav — October 16, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

  5. yea..russia! cool.. ^_^

    Comment by campusalive — October 20, 2009 @ 8:54 pm


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