Campus Alive

July 15, 2011

My very First CA

Filed under: Please Note — campusalive @ 10:47 pm

I had attended my life’s very first Campus Alive gathering at the New Life Restoration Centre located at Kota Kemuning with a few of my friends yesterday. It was awesome; perhaps this marked the beginning to more awesomeness ahead? =)

I am from the Land of Hornbills. This is the first time I leave my hometown for quite long period, fully independent. To say that I don’t miss home at all, that’s a lie. In fact, being all alone in this place I don’t know at all is quite scary to me. I feel so lost…

Until I found home last night.

The feeling of home slowly seeped in my soul as I was observing that the coffee shop next to the New Life Restoration Centre (NLRC) was filled with students from INTEC, seniors and juniors alike. There were more than ten tables which were sat by them. Total unity in the kopitiam. :D Yes, I am weird but that was what I felt. :P

Upon setting my foot at the 5th floor, there were a group of people with smiles pasted all over there face.

Smiles that was sincere enough to make me feel that I am at the right place.

Seniors ushered us in after the registration and my, they treated us like we were some VIPs or something. Well, not VIPs though, as in like what biological brothers and sisters do.

Introduction of CA’s committee members was carried out after the welcoming address was done by a senior called Huey Fern. Following the introduction was the awesome praise and worship session. The entire praise and worship session had reminded me totally about:

John 17:20-21
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

I mean like all of us are from different denominations, have different beliefs and backgrounds but during praise and worship, all those barriers were like set aside to come praise God as one body. Total unity I saw last night. Awesome.

After praise and worship, we were introduced to what is CA all about by both CA leaders. Sad to learn that I’ve missed the theme of Real Before God though. Nevertheless, this semester’s theme is to be Real Before Men which I’m looking forward to.
Something that one of the CA leaders said had left an impact in me.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.

This had like prompted me to be blessings to all those around me – something I had learnt from CA too.

After the introduction to CA session, we played two games, the Human Rock, Paper and Scissors [A very cute game!] and the Riverbank. My knees were like aching from too much jumping and they were like jelly this morning but it was worth the fun! :D

CA last night had too many cute dances too. Especially the Chuga-chuga dance, Fewah and Daki song. As all of us danced and sang, it really felt like a big ohana to me where everyone had fun, laughing and smiling all the way while moving their bodies to the rhythm of the music. :D

Time really envied us having fun and praising God that it moved so fast during CA. Before long, it was time for some refreshments and then we headed back to our Kolej.

I really like the feeling of being at CA. It feels so like home, closer to Daddy in Heaven in a way. By attending CA, I know I am not alone. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t like I’m alone at INTEC or Kolej but you know, in CA, there’s like this strange closeness among everyone. Sorry but I don’t know how to explain it though. >.<

I’m looking forward to the next CA. Cheers and have a blessed day ahead.

-Cindy Chai

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