Campus Alive

March 28, 2011

A Different Approach : John 5

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports — campusalive @ 6:08 pm

Bible Passage

We did bible study this ca, being lead by Miss Beatrice who has been faithfully serving in ca. She guided us through the scripture (John 5:1-15) in a different and creative manner, helping us to visualize and understand more about the background of the few verses. She started of by getting a few members to read the scriptures out loud, followed by a few rounds of sketches, acting out the scene as described in the bible. This bible passage basically speaks about an invalid man, lying by the pool of Bethesda, and how Jesus approached him and healed him. We were encouraged to think and put ourselves in the shoe of that invalid man and discussed about what do we see and feel.

The Invalid Man

Being in a place where all sick people gathered for 38 years, the man would have most probably gave up hope of trying to get healed or might have felt comfortable with his current life. When Jesus approached him and asked if he wants to get well, I think he must have felt that Jesus was different in a way, that he took the trouble to talk to him as he might not being given any attention for a very long time. He was healed. Pharisees who were there confronted him as it was a Sabbath and he was not suppose to carry his mat (he picked up his mat and walk and was healed just as Jesus told him to). After that, Jesus went up to him in the temple again and told him not to sin again.

From this passage of scripture, we can basically see the heart of Jesus that was just so devoted to the needs of his people. He cared more for the people and not so much of the laws. He gave attention and care and healed a man most people wouldn’t even notice of. Besides that, he even took an extra mile to warn that man against sinning as physical healing is not the same as spiritual healing. He wants us to be found in him and grow not just at some point of our life but throughout our whole journey of life. This is the heart of our God, who loves and goes all out to care for his people even if they are non believers. Looking at the heart of our creator, will we stop and spend time investing in the lives of others and look out for the needs of others? We are called to love and loving is simply just by caring and taking interest in the needs of others. Reflecting at our lives, in what ways are we similar to the invalid man? Are there any areas of our life that needs the touch of God or in what ways are we too comfortable in life? We have to make our own decision whether to get well or not before our God can truly move in of our lives. Risk it and surrender the areas of life that needs to be changed, be it the growth of your spiritual walk with god, relationships with people or even as simple as stop complaining and see things from a different perspective? It will surely cost you something but I’m sure God is going to pour out so much more and bring us into a higher level of experiencing Him when you let go and let him take control.

God bless =D

 

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Noticeably, attendance was reduced this week – might be affected by competitions that was, is and will be held.

:D :D :D

On the contrary however, the spirit to worship God wasn’t affected one bit at all. And, the ice-breaking game was bonding and gluing – literally – each and every one together.

Getting REAL with Jesus was the focus this week. And of this purpose as well, John 5:1 – 15 was chosen as the subject for the bible study.

I’m a WORD ESSENTIAL Christian – Let the word investigate you!

‘What is God’s word asking of me today?’


Often, we wonder what does the stories in the Bible tells us and how can they be related to us, right now, at this point of our lives.

The story of the invalid man – simple but of much meaning it contains – tells us of the things that we never realized was there before. In a way, we are so much different physically when compared to the invalid man, yet mentally and emotionally we do not differ much from him.

The four questions put forth to those present that day, leave each and every one of them with something to really think about – of the things that we have been struggling with, up to the extent we chuck it aside to one far corner of the brain in the ‘Deal Later’ section or the fact that some of us might have lost hope and just given up on the things that was once one of the priority in life.

It wasn’t a dead end, as so we’ve discovered. Things are to be done, and this shows how much we want it, how sincere we are about it and how real we are towards it.

We know God is always there to help us – guiding us as we take our first step in attending the long-forgotten issue. This is a big relief isn’t it? To know there is someone who’ll be there to catch us along the way when we fall. With the comfort we find in his words, we will always find the strong point to carry oneself up and start again.

Praise Him for that :)

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Hannah Wee

It’s blessed when everyone come together before the Lord to worship and adore Him.

Actually I had been delaying my serving as pianist for a couple of times due to some reasons, until the latest CA which was on the 24th, I said to God, that I’ll put Him first, I’ll serve Him, I know He’ll lead me in my studies. So I came, and believe me, it’s amazing. God really showed me that He is able, as long as we trust in Him and put Him first. So amazing that my German exam was on Thursday itself, so it doesn’t affect anything. Glory to God!

Thank God we really had a powerful prayer together, touching worship, and good bible study.

From the bible study led by Miss Beatrice, there’s one question from her that struck my heart, which is “How am I like the invalid man?”
Indeed at times when we are so helpless, it’s the one word of God, that give us strength to stand up again, it’s His very word that comfort us and bring light into our life. Praise to HIM!

Thank God we ended with warm supper from some sisters. May God bless you. =)


October 4, 2010

Reaching Out – the event which IMPACTED lives

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,Challenge,Testimony — campusalive @ 3:33 pm

“Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

– Abraham Lincoln –

Campus Alive that night was indeed an inspiring one. Here are the insights from some of the attendees of last week’s CA:

Rekindling the Passion for Christ

Good tidings to all! :)

Today was my first time experiencing Campus Alive, despite being constantly hounded by my more enthusiastic classmates ( Shu Yoong and Caryn) to attend. And after feeding them with many different excuses I could possibly think of, I finally decided to give it a try. I did not expect much to be honest, but once I got to the venue, and after I had seen the amount of attendees and the beautiful place, I realized that this was something bigger and much more significant than what I had given it credit for.

Energetic game masters giving a brief description on the game

The evening’s event started out rather vibrantly, with a clever ice breaking session and lively young souls communing in hymn and praise. But the highlight of the evening was listening to the testimony of an outstanding God-fearing woman. Her honest and compelling testimony was just as inspiring as it was witty. I truly felt His presence in the crowd, as we all looked on as she shared her tale of total obedience, responsibility, and trust in the Lord. I believe we all walked away with a rekindled urge to carry out our noble duty as Christians, at least I did.

All in all, I truly enjoyed myself today. I wish I hadn’t missed the previous CA meetings prior to this. But I guess it’s never to late to realise what God has in store for us. And I’m quite positive that the Lord has more great things in store for this group and its following. Thank you once again to all who made today’s event the meaningful experience it was for me. :)

With Christ at heart, Isaac. :)

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Yes Lord, I’m Listening!

Thursday came knocking again and I found myself sitting in a van headed off to….yes, Campus Alive!

It’s amazing how fast time flies in INTEC. So Thursday is always an awesome chance to slow down a bit. I mean, it’s true what people say, you miss out on a lot when you’re rushing all the time. Quote Joash “Take some time to look at the sky”. Or did he say “weather”…?

Well, yes, Thursday, 630pm, sitting around a table eating Chinese food, catching up with various friends from other programmes. Awesome. That’s the word for it. Fellowship and food, you cant have one without the other. I like it, it reminds me of my hometown Kuching, where kopitiam sessions occur on a regular basis.

Bubbly ushers welcoming the students

7.30 pm, we go to the Atmosphere. There were lots of people this CA.

The activity was a talk from a special someone. She shared her story, her testimony on how she came to Christ. It was really interesting and heart warming. God came to her when she was at the lowest point of her life. Imagine that!

I can’t imagine a better way to experience God’s love. I mean, you’ve got to feel loved when someone loves you when you don’t love yourself. Then, she shared how God became real to her and how she learned to trust God and depend on God in making big decisions in life. At the end of it, she challenged us to really walk with God.

I really gained a lot from it. But the two main things were, first, I learned I’ve got to get closer to God and really learn to listen to His voice. Secondly, her talk really motivated me to work hard, I mean, her schedule is packed and crazy, and she believes in working for a God who is constantly working. It really pushed me to think that yes, I’ve got to work harder. Of course breaks are still necessary!

September babies! <3

End of CA, refreshments and back to Cendana! Good night!

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Faithful Servant of God

Again another Campus Alive that impacted me! Today an inspiring godly woman shared with us on how God has worked in her life, and how HE can do the same with ours.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”.

These words reminded me that sometimes, we are so comforted with just scoring good grades and attending Christian fellowships, but we forgot that we are all called to do his work. Not by ourselves, but to work together with him. Today I was reminded that He is always walking and working with us. All we need to do is to faithfully do His work with boldness and courage.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, have faith!

– Howard –

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Ground Breakers. Mountain Movers.

When everything ended, we were leaving towards the refreshment room. She was there, standing at the door. My friends all stopped to shake hands with her and thanked her for the awesome session. I was next. Her firm handshake and the aura of confidence in her really amazed me. Such a small-sized lady in her early thirties, how could she have gone through so many ups and downs? The answer is simple: God.

It’s not the first time I heard her sharing about her walk of life with God. Previously, she shared about how God has guided her as she joined politics. Tonight, in CA once again, with the theme ‘Reaching Out’, she shared with us how God brought blessings in her life. Simple, straight-forward, and heart-moving. That’s all that I could say about her session with us. And most important of all, I am blessed once again, to be able to learn more about God.

I was really tired that day, having been worrying about presentations and loads of unfinished work. I was confused and I guess I just resorted to avoid thinking about it. Yet, God is with me all the while! Listening to what she had to say, my questions were answered. Expectations. That’s the word. Many times we have high expectations of others, but when that person did not live up to our expectations we end up feeling discouraged. Expectations from others and on our ourselves also make us feel disillusioned. This godly woman went through the same phase, too, and without doubt, her main support is Him, the Lord.

We have expectations of God as well, but we mustn’t forget that He does what He knows is best for us. So a challenge by the speaker: pray and have faith in Him, go through life close to God. For me, it is not a challenge, though, it is a matter of choice. True enough, life without God, in university, at work, is meaningless.

One last thing, from Matthew 9:37-38:

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”

A close walk with God is not only following Him alone, but also to spread the good news to others. Reaching out, as an act of love to our loved ones, and also to God, the almighty. I hope this testimony  is able to reach out to someone out there. =) And I’m sure glad that I attended CA!!!

August 1, 2010

Juniors, Seniors & Super Seniors! Second Half of 2010 begins…

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,CA Updates,Sharing,Testimony — campusalive @ 4:01 pm

First Campus Alive for the juniors! We (the seniors) were looking forward for this day to come. A year ago, it was our first and finally it was time for us to organize the first Campus Alive for our dear juniors…

The participation from our juniors, seniors and fellow batch mates was AWESOME! Managing the transport to Kota Kemuning was not (always) an easy task. Thankfully we have the amazing transport ministry to make sure nobody misses the opportunity to come and celebrate our first CA for this semester. Thank God also as the new highway LKSA (or also known as LAKSA) was officially open and the journey to Kota Kemuning was shorter.

mr super senior :)

As usual, the event started with games to increase the bond between the newcomers, the juniors, seniors as well as SUPER seniors!

It was indeed a very special night. Campus Alive committees performed a short sketch ala-musical. The theme of the sketch was about how a new college student (Harry Kettle, Royston) struggle to fit in into the different cliques in college. However, in the end, he realized that he does not have to pretend to be someone else in Campus Alive. This is because, God loves us equally and unconditionally and here in CA, we accept one another despite our difference, capabilities or even weaknesses. Later on, the praise and worship was led by Abigail and Bryan. It was really touching to hear the voices of more than 160 people who came, sang along and worshiped him. It was a record to have that number of people came to Campus Alive. Our Campus Alive is growing. Praise the Lord!

another emo dude...

cool dude and emo dude

The sermon “Loving Your Family” was given by Pastor David Yeow. It was a very interesting sermon especially for juniors who have just left their home to further their study. The bubbly Pastor sure knew how to grab the attentions of the students that came that night with his funny and hilarious actions.

sermon time :)

Last but not least, before the refreshment was served, we also celebrated the birthday for July babies. Thanks to ACTS church for helping to prepare some snacks for refreshment. The curry puffs was tastilicious! Finally it was time to say goodbye. It was a really memorable night, not just for the juniors but also for the seniors for organizing the first CA without our beloved seniors.

Now, lets hear what they have to say…

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Campus Alive is very fun and exiting! It makes me feel that I’m home with my family. I realized that wherever I go, I will never feel lonely because I have a very big family in Christ. I can make friends with a lot of people and we have a great time together. There are fun activities such as games and sing along. We are truly brothers and sisters in Jesus. The sharing by the pastor was also very touching. Thank you to the seniors who made all this things happened.  The refreshments are very nice too. I’m really looking forward to attend the next Campus Alive gatherings.

ushers :)

Haszura Senghie

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Last Thursday, I was given to the opportunity to Co-lead worship in CA. At first, I was quite scared and nervous to co-lead when Abigail told me to do so. But then, I took courage to take this task when I remembered a verse in the bible that says love the Lord with all your heart, and to me, serving God in music is a good way to express my love for Him.

praise and worship team

guitar-men (morgan & howard) and bryan

I was actually reminded again last Thursday that serving God is not a burden but instead, a way to please Him. In fact, serving God is also a thing that I can be joyful in. I remembered despite finishing late for practice (and had lots of homework to finish), I found great delight and refreshed in all worries and cares.

praise and worship team

Everyone should involve themselves in serving God (in any ways). Believe me, those who serve will be even closer to God. Serving God should also be something that is from a person’s heart. God will remember what you did for Him, and indeed, will bless you with more blessing. PROVE: Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

music or singing...praise Him at all times :)

Bryan

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To start with, INTEC is definitely not what I expected it to be! I knew that it would be a totally new experience for me but it turns out that the short time I have spent here is much more enjoyable than what I had imagined, and it goes beyond the average life of a student. Of course lessons are getting tougher and assignments are piling up but with so many great friends and sporting seniors, the days just fly by! Plus, not only is there arranged transport to church, there are also gatherings and the best of all is CAMPUS ALIVE! I had so much fun! Seriously, u guys rock!!! It was truly an amazing experience and it felt so good to belong in such a wonderful community. Praise the Lord for that! Keep it up, guys! Can’t wait for the next CA! :)

Simrenjit Singh

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When Steven came and asked me whether I would like to serve God, my first thought was actually, “yeah! ushering!”, as I really like to meet up with new people, make all guests feel like pampered in their homes.

“Can you please write a blog about today’s CA, and can you please send it to me once you have finished, erm, before next week?” and, yup, I accepted the request, without any hesitation, and I really don’t know why I accepted it at the first place. I always believe that God will put me at the right place, at the right time, to serve Him, the one almighty God.

(And sorry for being such a lazy writer. I was busy on parade until I can’t really stay awake every time I tried to open my laptop to continue my blog.)

XD :P and this blog will become one of my testimony for Campus Alive, and just as its name sounds, it’s alive. God Bless.

Game was fun, albeit torturing, as I wasn’t really good at running, but we did have lots of fun together with each other. Little game bonds us together, and we can always learn something even better through games, and I discover that, “smile is always be the best encouragement/gift a person can received.” and laughters filled up the hall as we witnessed the winners’ aesthetic calligraphy of “CA” with their butts. (Dickson, awesome buttwriting. in cursive). LOLZ. ><

Praise and worship has been one of my most favorite part during a fellowship. Voices arose among everyone, either you are a believer, or a non-believer, and we enjoyed every moment singing together. Combining both fantastic concert-like band and diva-ish lead singers like Bryan Goh, praise and worship is a success. God will surely be delighted with the worship we have for him. What He loves more is seeing us stand up united, singing in one voice with melodious notes flying all over the hall without distinction among ourselves. Praise the Lord!

“and God Loves Us, the way you are.” Isn’t that what CA is all about? Everyone is welcome to join CA despite your origins, your background, your race, your religions. We are here, in God’s grace, learning together, and having fun together. Through the funny sketch by all CA committee members, I discover that in CA, nobody will feel lonely. We are here to care for each other. They have sincere smiles on their face. Listen to lots of sharing, chit-chat with friends. X)

Love is always a crucial part in life, but sometime after doing a reality check, we may find it hard to have love nourish in between a relationship, and one of the world hardest relationship to be well taken care of is parents- kids relationship. As scholars who just get themselves a total freedom from their family, we felt homesick; no matter how much we dislike our family, the feeling will still traumatize us. Having their first time to study away from home, most of the juniors, I believe, will find today’s sermon meaningful as they begin to embark a new journey of life without the accompany from their parents.

Pastor Dave Yeoh from Acts Church (yeepee, I love him. I cried in his last sermon given in last year. Do refer back to Campusalive website for more information) gave an excellent sermon on how we should love our parents. In other words, how we show our love to them by replying them politely when things get ugly between parents and kids. COOL! (I really need something like that now. ) It’s true that loving our parents is easy, but showing our love to them is hard for a number of people. After the sermon, I missed them so badly. Daddy, Mommy, are you ok>?

(It shows how wonderful our holy bible is as well: it proves our Holy Bible isn’t as doctrinaire as they thought. XD)

Overall, it’s an awesome experience to know my new juniors, share my experience with my juniors, have a wonderful fellowship with friends from different programs, states, religions, family background.

and sorry to all my juniors whose names have always been forgotten by me. I will try my best to remember all my friends’ names in CA.

Campus Alive is a wonderful melange of  lively campus students who are interested in make a difference in the campus. By having faith in God, we believe we can have a wonderful time with everyone who joins CA. We are a big family, that’s why we smile when we saw you… …

“Home Sweet Home, my church brothers and sisters.”

Akira

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Well, it’s been two years since I left my school days, I’m pretty sure being a super senior in my primary school (yep, I’m talking about you two, Sharellena and Sandra) and super senior in secondary school was quite uneasy.. I prefer being humble and be friends with them, rather than acting as if you’re clever type of senior and pretended you knew more than them..Hehe

the emo dude...

To tell you all, I wrote this note not because I want to boast about my life, nor being proud of myself being better than the others… It’s about a ‘call’ from God that wants me to tell all of you about my life… I felt there is a presence of Him kept telling me to write this note to all of you, I felt God wants me to do this because He cares all of us, and He shows His love towards us. Being alone in the dark, sad is not the choice that God wants us to do, instead being satisfied with your life, happy and have faith is all what it takes to be the sons of God, the Christians and even the non-believers because He believe someday, all of us will step in front and committing our life towards Him, be there with Him forever and always..Amen…

Here, I would like to tell all of you about my life after adolescence era, because I’m scared when I turned 20 years old next year, I wouldn’t be able to remember all of this and God must be quite upset not telling you all…hehe well, where should i start? I’ve grown up, have a life, eat what I like and sleep whenever I want…=) i swear if i’m telling you this, i would have lied, because all things gets tougher and tougher sometimes and u may not discovered when that moment comes to you that may bring you down.

I discovered myself being in that situation number of times… Being stress easily lower down your confidence and that’s the moment when you realized you’re down and felt the melancholy melody after all the problems you’ve faced through. There’s one time where I found myself being foolish for what I’ve done, and I regret for not being the best of the best as I promised… seriously i let my tears out for all the problems i’ve created in studies, relationship with family, relationship with friends and relationship with my love one, i put all the burden on my shoulder for that moment because i know i made a mistake i shouldn’t have done in the first place.

I made people annoyed sometimes, and the most painful of all, I made my love ones disappointed. At that time, I felt as if I want to punish myself for what I did, every time I slept I felt sad and I realized I’ve lost my way. My mind start playing with tricks on me, telling me to just gave up and keep disappointing until the end. I felt if I’m given another chance, I would turn back the time and fix all the problems I’ve created. I will say ‘I’m sorry’ not caring how many times I would say up that word as long as the ones I’m hurting accept my apology. That’s when I felt down not knowing what to do.

All of a sudden, I realized that when I lost the way, I lost the way that connects me towards the only one that cares about me, that always be there to support me, always be there to make me happy and always be there to lay His precious hand to support the burden I’ve always carry. So at that moment I closed my eyes and I prayed:

“Dear heavenly father Lord, I would like to thank You for so many times, that You never let me sad, You never left me when I’m down and You never let me lost the way to You as long as I kept You inside my heart. I would like to committed myself to You and I realized for all the problems I faced, it’s all about Your plans and Your obstacles that made me strong. I believe I would be fine under your guidance Father Lord and I pray and I hope that You would soften the hearts of all the people around me to accept my apology and for the truth, I love the ones I hurt and I promise not to made all of you disappointed under Lord’s guidance..Amen…”

Once I finished the last sentence of the prayer, I’ve setting up my plans and my promises to all of those who felt hurt for what I’ve done to them, and under Lord’s guidance I would never do anything that can make all of my love ones disappointed. Deep in my heart I’m sorry and I promise I will be better and better for the days to come. That’s my promise and my life holds with it until the end…

Morgan

March 21, 2010

Think Less, Pray More…

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,CA Updates,Please Note,Sharing,Testimony — campusalive @ 1:14 pm

11 March CA 2010 is one of the most exciting CAs so far this year for me. Firstly because the speaker, Bro. Calvin Tay is from my church (Harvest Generation Church Subang) and secondly is because so many AUSMATians came for CA this week which is a totally rare thing! Maybe it was because we just finished our biology test on Wednesday night and the coming week will be our mid-semester break. There were so many AUSMAT newcomers and overall there were slightly more than ten newcomers which is quite a big number! And almost all of them are non-believers, really praise God for that! => We really pray that seeds have been sown and one day these people will know how blessed is it to know our great and awesome God!

As usual CA started with icebreaker, then praise and worship, then sermon, then fellowshipping while enjoying refreshments. Icebreaker was led by Bobby (unsure of spelling). The game tested on our faith. I did not play the game and I was watching them play at the back. It was so funny to see their reactions when they found out that the thumbtacks were actually not on the floor and they worried for nothing. The game master then explained the meaning behind the game. Many times we lose faith towards God, we are always distracted by what the world says and forget to go back to God. Every time when there is a problem we forgot to bring our request to God and trust in Him that He will pull us through. We prefer to consult the people around us and not follow what God says. And then we worry and worry so much not knowing that God has actually taken care of these problems. So even through games we all learnt something that day.

the blinds

the 'eyes'

After that we proceeded to praise and worship led by Abigail and the team. Then, Calvin Tay spoke on ‘Loving God with Our Minds’ in accordance to the CA theme this year to love God and then love our neighbours. There are two things that caught my attention. Firstly is ‘think less and pray more’ and secondly is ‘as a man thinks, so is he’. ‘Think less and pray more’ really speaks about me sometimes. Many times when I’m face with a difficulty or just about any problem, I tend to worry and worry and worry. I will think of so many ‘what ifs’ and then I’ll complain to my friends but very seldom I’ll talk to God first. This shouldn’t be the way as our God is the one that has everything under His control, not our friends, not our parents, not even ourselves. So let’s all learn to ‘think less and pray more’! ‘As a man thinks, so is he’ also speaks of the mind, what we input into our minds will determine what will be the output. As Christians, we should input good, positive and godly things into our minds. We should think of good things like think of what we want our future to be in say 2 years time, think and pray about what is God’s purpose for me in this life instead of constantly filling our minds with things of the world e.g. TV series, money, porn?, good-looking guys, etc.  It is not that these things are bad but if we don’t have a balance then it won’t be good for us. BUT porn is definitely a no-no!

After the sermon ended, Bro. Nick Chan, also from Harvest Generation Church shared with us a short testimony. He was one of those faithful servants of God that started CA some 7 years ago with a few other friends. He was an AUSMAT senior from AUSMAT 14!! (This June/July we will see the coming of AUSMAT 22 juniors!). He shared with us some history of CA as well as encouraging us to keep doing what we do because he said that through CA seeds have been sown and that some people have accepted Christ later while studying overseas! After that we had some refreshments as well as fellowshipping with each other. The team from Harvest Generation stayed back to fellowship with some of us. Then, slowly we all left for our respective hostels and we all made it on time as CA ended really early that day.

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It was a hectic week, I’ll admit that. But I was looking forward to CA. It meant a break from assignments and also that the holidays were approaching rapidly.

The night started off with the welcoming of the newcomers. Abigail, Sarah and I pulled off a quaint little so-called performance to welcome all those present in CA for the very first time. It was a joy and delight to have so many newcomers that night. Straight after that, announcements were given and the time was passed to Bobby, the game master of the night. He introduced a game, which got half of the people screaming their lungs out at another half of the people who were blindfolded and absolutely clueless of what was going on. They were to give directions as to avoid the blindfolded from getting into harm’s way (Bobby had put thumb tacks on the ground). In the end, after all was over, we were informed that the tacks had been taken away already. So in the same way, when we know there are troubles and obstacles ahead in life, we need to listen carefully to the voice of One and obey Him. =)

imagine a world with no light...(or blinded with rubbish bag?) you can only depend on Him to guide you...no worries people!

worship team

The praise and worship session led by Abigail followed the game and we were led into a time of worship. After which, our speaker for the night – Calvin Tay delivered a message, sharing with us the meaning of ‘loving God with our mind’. He gave us three points on how we can love God with all our minds:

  1. Think less, pray more
  2. Stop thinking that we know everything
  3. Start thinking with God’s purpose in mind

bro Calvin Tay

I learnt that it’s important to keep our minds pure and to set it on righteousness because our actions portray what is in our minds. And also, with so much to do and so little time, we tend to forget that God is in control and start pulling our hair and losing our cool. It’s important, in fact, not to worry so much and just pray more, talk to God more. That was a very good reminder for me to just be still and know that He is God.

After the message, Nick Chan, who was one of the students who first started CA, shared a little about himself and encouraged all of us to remain strong in our faith and to keep on spreading God’s love through CA. Following that, we celebrated the birthdays of those born in March and with that, CA was adjourned over light-hearted chatter and some refreshments (prepared by Ivy and Carmen =)).

Blessed holidays,

Jan =)

March 7, 2010

Set Your Mind on LOVE

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Service,CA Updates,Please Note — campusalive @ 9:27 pm

Set your mind...

Loving with Your Mind

We often forget the reasons why we are here today—this life, this very moment. We tend to chase after something that is temporary, earthly pleasures and instant happiness. However, there is more beyond all these.

It is vital to love with our mind, to interpret and to know the reason to love and to be loved. He loved us so much that He sent His only Son to save us all.

There is no time to hesitate! Come and celebrate His LOVE, MERCY and GRACE! Join us in Campus Alive this week…! Same time, same place…  This is not just a fellowship; it is a FAMILY in Christ…

Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth.

February 28, 2010

Loving with All Our Soul…just as He has LOVED us

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,CA Updates,Please Note,Testimony — campusalive @ 10:14 am

...exchanging-stories time ^_^...

Yeah…another gathering with our beloved family in Christ!

It was pretty rush-y that evening because ALM juniors had Chemistry test and the Ausmatians finished class at 6 p.m. His heavenly blessing was the reason everything went so smoothly on that night.

As the tradition of Campus Alive, the Core team and everybody that served on that night had a group prayer led by Cedric. The fellowship kick-started by a warm welcome from the emcees—Ming Kai and Grace—and opening prayer. Then it was time for game. The game masters were Daniel and Vincent (super seniors ^_^). We were divided into four groups. The leader from each group was asked to order the members to follow what they did—which was joining anything that they had or can find to make the longest bridge. In the end, everybody was a winner since each one of us was ‘awarded’ with chocolates from Germany!

Game Masters

CA bridges

"time to re-dress!"

After that, our (way) super, super, duper senior—that’s how Steffie described him—, Zhang Zhi shared his testimony on the journey he had to go through while studying in Germany. He had just completed his degree and going to take Master soon (wow!).

(Super, super, duper senior) Zhang Zhi sharing his testimony about the journey climbing up the ladder of success

The sermon from Pastor Mike Ngui was awesome! It was about how to love God with all our soul, how to love others just as God has loved us and on top of all, to love ourselves for who we really are. We do not have to put on a mask, just be yourselves (^_^). Let’s hear what my fellow friends said about what they have learned from the night of Loving with All Our Soul

Carol_JC

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Indeed the last CA was yet another blast for me. Though the attendance was fewer than expected, I was really encouraged to see people devoting that Thursday night for Campus Alive despite their hectic schedule in school. It felt good to see the ALG super super seniors back, as well as some super seniors from IMU. To me, it really is a blessing for us to have these seniors, uncle and aunties, and pastor Mike Ngui to be in CA to minister to us, both directly and indirectly.

Pastor Mike Ngui ^_^

When pastor started off by saying that it is simple to just say ‘I love you with my… everything lah’. I totally agreed with him and thought that it is easy to love a person, or to be loved by someone. As he continues his sermon, one particular phrase that caught my attention the most is ‘Do you really, really love me? Do you really, genuinely, and authentically love me? Or do you love my mask? (with his left hand moved across his face)’.  Immediately the thing that came through my mind is – have we been living a life which we are being our true self? Or have we been putting on a mask, so that we can please others, or so that others can please us more?

It is time to remove that mask. Jesus said ‘love me with all your soul’. It is time for us to really, genuinely, and authentically love Him and his people, not because it is the right thing to do, not because our masks requires us to do so, nor is it because by doing so, it will complement our masks,  but because it what the ‘true us’ really want to do.

♣brother Howard♣

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“and thou shall love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;”
Deuteronomy 6:5-6

The recent Campus Alive gathering wouldn’t be great without all of our brothers and sisters that came with their faith to be there and lay their hands upon receiving the blessing they deserve. With that, I praised the Lord for this recent Campus alive as it was a remarkable and enjoyful night to have!

The main focus for every single CA meeting is that there will be guests and speakers that been invited and served to God, to come and gave us a brief of Christianity stories, Love, power and faith that we always have towards our Lord Jesus. In this CA meeting, we welcomed one of our seniors from German that had just finished his degree and he came just to share with us his testimony of his life, where he encountered lots of barriers and difficulties that can cause his carrier to be vanquished. His testimony makes me felt energetic once again and at the same time, to keep have faith to ourselves that we can just do it no matter what obstacles we faced, yet of course we need to always have faith towards our Lord Jesus because He can soften our heart when we’re down, and He’s the one who can answer our prayers for everything that involves tough decisions. From that testimony we heard also, we’ve learn to always pray for our studies and keep remain faithful to God wherever we are!

Our Seniors & Super, Super, Duper Seniors! Wonderful People... ^_^

Our speaker on that CA meeting had given a talk to us about faith, love and soul. Here, we learn that to have faith, we need strength, we need confidence especially our soul to worship God and we must know that for every reason, there will be answers and for every love that we had, there will always happiness and sadness among us. Although we have love towards our friends, our husband/wife, our fiancée even to life, there is always one Love that we can’t cherish just by saying it. It is the love towards our God and religion. surely this time around I learned a lot about love, and be faithful to our God with our soul by just hearing what the pastor had given us. Thank You!

The CA meeting ended when we sang a worship song, Amazed. Yes, its true that Lord, I’m amazed by you and every blessing you pour out, I turn back to praise… Blessed be your glorious name! Amen!

Worship Team, Led by Jan

♣ brother MORGAN♣

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There’s nothing as wonderful as meeting our brothers and sisters in Christ! CA is where we get to be revived in the Lord together. This week’s CA has been a blessing for me, as always. The worship and the teaching and not to forget the fellowship we have is just wonderful. It’s just great to see how we have the chance to celebrate God’s love! I believe God has a plan for us together. Let’s continue in loving and serving Him! Hots for Jesus…

Zombie-man & His Assistant (eyes massage, very effective to revive your eyes) O_o

♣sister Abigail♣

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My mouth fell open and consternation filled my soul as Abigail and Ivy told me what an emcee’s job was. “It’s the master of ceremony, “ Abigail said as I stood rooted to the ground, not knowing what to do and say. When both of them came and asked me whether I could be the emcee for the CA this week, somehow because of my poor English I had misunderstood and I thought that they were asking me to be the usher for the night. So without much hesitation, I agreed. I wanted to turn down the offer later as I was never a good speaker. The last time I spoke on stage was in a story-telling competition when I was seven, which I failed miserably. However, I knew that there must be reasons why God had let me accept this task and that He would only give us tasks that we could handle.

Ms & Mr Emcees

To be frank, I had always envied those emcees in CA who could speak fluently and calmly on stage and I prayed to God that some day I would have the courage and be given the chance to be one, but I never thought that my prayers would be answered so quickly. “No, not this week. I have my English presentation and Chemistry test at the same day and I would never be able to pull all these through, “I quipped to myself but I was immediately reminded that with God, all things are possible. Many times in a day I had the thought to chicken out but had decided against it, and I was glad I didn’t.

Rachel sent me the flow of the event and later I met up with Grace (another emcee for the night) to discuss about the details. She was so fun to work with. I prayed hard and several times a day and I doubted God had listened to my prayers as I was still very nervous. That night when I got off the stage, Abigail told me that it was much better than my English presentation that morning, and phew—relief. When the song “Amazed” was performed by the worship team led by Jan, it suddenly dawned on me that God always listened whenever we prayed.

“You dance over me

While I am unaware

You sing all around

But I never hear the sound”

I was really touched by the love of God and I hated myself for even doubting the presence of God with me. He was there with me all along and I myself did not realize it. I thought I couldn’t make it through tonight but He proved me wrong. I had learnt so much from Him on that night. He had His plans for every one of us and sometimes, He might work in ways that we could not fully understand, but He would always be faithful and be there for us to guide us through all the challenges and obstacles in our lives.

The sermon later by Ps. Mike Ngui was wonderful as he said that we should love our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. He really had a sense of humour and everyone burst into bouts of laughter every now and then. A special thank to Ghai Xiong and Jonathan for the great refreshments after the CA.

“The Lord my God commanded me to be strong and courageous. I will not be terrified; not be discouraged, for the Lord my God will be with me wherever I go.”

Joshua 1:9

♣brother MING KAI♣

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The last Campus Alive, themed “Loving God with All Your Soul” was another awesome gathering. I could really see God’s hand in this CA as in every CA. Even more inspiring, was when I saw people who were committed and willing to come on a Thursday night despite how tired they were.

That night, our invited guest, Pastor Mike gave a fantastic sermon on loving God with all our souls. After his message, I began to ponder on many things. I realized that in everything that we have achieved, we can see God’s love for us; and in everything that we possess, we can see God’s blessings for us. Sometimes, however, we do not give enough credit and gratitude to God.

In Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” There are no conditions placed on God’s love for us. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for us) to restore that relationship. Indeed, we can see how great our God is. Thus, it is time to truly love God with all our souls, shine for God and show others how much God has loved us.

As for those who served in the last CA, you guys were brilliant. The emcees, Grace and Ming Khai did a superb job even though they were both nervous wrecks before CA (:P). The games were marvelously carried out by the ALG seniors – thanks to them we all had chocolates! The worship was beautifully led by Jan and the rest of the music team. PA system was splendid. Ushers were fab. Refreshments were great. And also, thank you, Zhang Zhi for your wonderful testimony that encouraged us all to stay faithful to God.

Woship Team!

Most importantly, a big THANK YOU to you, Jesus for touching all our lives! :)

♣sister Rachel♣

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January 18, 2010

Loving in Obedience, Making a difference…

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,CA Updates,Please Note,Testimony — campusalive @ 1:29 am

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this; love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these…

January 14, once again we gathered as one under the blessings of the Lord to welcome the great year of LOVE as the new theme for this year is, ‘Loving in obedience, Making a difference’. There were a lot of new faces among the old ones. The atmosphere was filled with happiness and the warm feeling of being ‘home’. Apart from the friendly laughter and joyful smiles; there were also obstacles, tests and miracles… Let’s hear what they have to say…

'i-need-the-toilet game'! hahaha! just kidding... it was a 'grouping' game conducted by Eileen!

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Hi, my brothers and sisters in Christ!! Peace is with all of you. The CA on 14th of January 2010 was totally great! The worship team was truly awesome and the sermon was very interesting too. Caroline had asked me to write a testimony about CA and here I am to share a miracle which had happened to our refreshments team that night as we felt really blessed and ought to share this story to all of you. =)

As we all know, Elfira and Michele were chosen to prepare refreshments for that night. They bought fruits (two watermelons and two honeydews) and a bottle of syrup for the refreshment. On the way to CA, all of us wondered if the fruits were enough for everybody. Some of them said that they would not be enough as the watermelons and the honeydews were small. As soon as we arrived there, seven of us (four, offered to help) quickly started to cut the fruits. Suddenly, Grace told me that the fruits were not enough for everybody (by that time, we have not yet finish cutting the fruits) and we started to feel worried because everyone had the same thought too.

Then, when  I told them about the story which Christ had multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish to feed five thousands people in Bethsaida (Luke 9:10) and about twelve baskets of leftover, we started to pray so that the same miracle will happened to us too. And so it was!! After we finished cutting all the fruits, we managed to prepare ten plates of them!! The result was really unbelievable as we thought we could manage to prepare about six plates only. We were really amazed by the God’s works and we praised God for helping us that night. The fruits were perfectly enough for everybody and thank God for the miracles. I would like to thank Elfira and Michelle for preparing the refreshments and I appreciated the helps from my friends who were willing to help–Cindy, Grace, Connie and Ellisa–us that night. It was so enjoyable and hope so too to the CA comers. Hope you guys really enjoyed the last CA and decide to come again for the next CA…
P/S: Calling to all Christians to pray for Philip’s recovery. May God hears our prayers and heals Philip.
Thank you and God bless.


Love,
Ivy

the still standing winners...!

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I remember going to the last Campus Alive meeting of 2009. Actually, that was the first time I attended CA. I thought it was going to take a long time before CA starts again for the year 2010. But in a blink of an eye, 14th of January 2010 (the first CA meeting for this year) has already come and passed by!

What an interesting message Pastor David Tham gave us. It was about the greatest commandment. Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind”. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself”.  What I like about CA is that we not only worship God but we fellowship with one another. Those two are equally important to make life meaningful and of course, to obey God’s law.

I would like to encourage each and every one of you to come for CA and use your specific abilities and talents to worship and to serve Him in your own way. =)

Shaun

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Being already a Christian, I realized that, as I grew older (and somehow more matured); I needed to find more ways to hold my conviction for Christ, our Lord. Then, one day, a friend sent me a sms saying, “Hey, join Campus Alive. It’s a good way to discover Jesus.” And so, the continuation in my spiritual began….. As the new year kicks in, I hope the theme of LOVE will share with others what God has given unto us….

Rouffino

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Hi, my name is Rohan and I’m currently studying in INTEC, doing my American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) . I am of Gujerati descent. Although my dad is of Christian faith, I have never been properly exposed to the religion. All that changed when I joined CA. I wasn’t sure what to expect on my 1st day, but the warmth and kindness of the servants of God made it easy for me to fit in. Although I have not formally accepted Jesus as my savior, I still make it a point to attend CA regularly. CA has truly been an eye-opening, thought-provoking and mind-boggling experience for me. I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to participate in the CA, I hope that more people will realize the power of worship and attend CA meetings more regularly.

Rohan

Pastor David; the Greatest Commandment

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It had been a long week of preparation just for that one night, for the very first Campus Alive gathering for the year 2010. Planning and preparation is no joke. And I was thinking to myself, “I’m going to do this for one year. Lord, give me strength.”

Finally on the night of 14th of January 2010, we stepped into the New Year together as a family: The family of Campus Alive. As transport started, more and more people began gathering at the rendezvous point. It was certainly a wonderful sight, but at the same time, a scenario which tingles the panic nerves of some. But then again, we did not need to fear, for God was and is in charge. In fact, transport turned out to be really smooth and punctual. =)

CA started. We had awesome emcees and kicked off the night with simple yet fun games from Eileen. All this time, the LCD projector was simply not working. Our LCD dude, Bryan, had been trying to fix it since he came, and somehow he just could not get it to do what it does: project. As we decided to proceed with worship, God showed once again that He was still in charge. The moment the worship stepped on stage, the LCD screen blinked to life. How about that for a New Year blessing?

Following worship, Pastor David gave us an overview of the theme for the year based on Mark 12:30. We do not merely love God by saying so. Rather, we do it with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength. And that is basically our whole being. And with that, we love our neighbors because God has commanded us to do so.

It’s amazing how God has shown us that the year 2010 is going to be a year of Love. It’s amazing how He shows His love to us in so many ways, most of all, through Jesus Christ His Son. And guess what? God has given CA a vision for the year 2010: Loving in obedience, making a difference. =)

A great start for a great year. Thank you, Jesus!

Still amazed by His love,

Jan =)

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January 16, 2010

The Ministries ’10

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports,CA Service,CA Updates,Please Note — campusalive @ 11:15 pm

Introducing the NEW Committee Members ofCampus Alive Ministries for 2010!!!

2010 Committee Members (18+2)

Year after year. Batch after batch. They come and go. Along the route, they leave their footprints and bring along the greatest memories while serving Him—which enlightens their way to the unpredictable future.

From a simple bud, a beautiful sakura blossoms. When the time calls, it will fall and another flower will blossom. And the cycle is repeated continuously. Just as the CA committee—in order to accomplish the vision and mission to serve the Greatest Creator, God the Father.

These are the Campus Alive Ministries and the respective committee members for 2010:-

ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRY

Secretary

Steven

Treasurer

Yen Mei

TRANSPORT MINISTRY

Howard and Hannah

PRAYER MINISTRY

Morgan and Dina

MULTIMEDIA MINISTRY

David and Bryan

PUBLICITY MINISTRY

Steven, Caroline and Sarah

CELL GROUP MINISTRY

Philip and Grace

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Royston and Rachel

REFRESHMENTS MINISTRY

Ivy

MISSIONS MINISTRY

Siau Ting

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Abigail

HOUSEKEEPING MINISTRY

Wei Tern

THEME: Loving in obedience, Making a difference…

CA’s calling: To raise up a generation of faith and love who will reach out through missions, in the hope of a revival which will impact the nation and beyond, (regardless of race).

The Campus Alive ministries aim to continually work towards the vision of revival among the students. We serve a big God, who demands our very best. Make decisions by the prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit,and remember to involve as many people as possible.

September 23, 2009

Healing Hands

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports — campusalive @ 9:09 pm

Hey once again! I’d like to thank the juniors once again for burning with the passion to serve Him! You guys are so alive! :D I know that this post is super long as well, but let’s nudge Cedric to post up the awesome pictures soon yes? XD Thank you once again for the wonderful feedback, sharing and love.

You juniors are made of awesome.

It was yet another wonderful, fantastic Thursday night indeed for Campus Alive! Due to the sudden heavy downpour, transports arrived a little later than usual and the programme only started half an hour later.

The welcoming team for the night did a marvellous job as everyone was showered with friendly smiles and warm handshakes as they entered. Albeit the raining of cats and dogs out there, the “ushers” (Sze Jia, Eileen, and Graham) was encouraging and we even had wonderful newcomers in our midst. Welcome! Welcome! We love to have you with us! Li Sia and Bryan, the MCs, got everyone warmed up with a cute ice-breaker. Three 20cent coins were “sent out” among us. As everyone go about greeting one another and shaking hands, we are required to exchanged identities and informations like name, programme, and the colour of our toothbrushes. Meanwhile, those with the coins will have to transfer it through handshakes to the next person he/she meets. Soon, the hall came alive with a huge lump of bustling INTEC students shaking hands while shouting their names, programmes, and toothbrush colors in the clamor. That was one powerful ice-breaker!

The ball was kept rolling as the game master, Carolynne, took over. She began by teaching us a cheeky dance-The Banana Split Dance. After getting familiar with the “moves” and actions of the dance, the real fun began. Each of us was given a number. The game was really simple, it was a variation of the classic Simon Says. Caroline will call out a single digit, and if our given number contains the single digit she called out, we will have to squat down quickly. However, this only applies to statements beginning with “Simon Says”. We had immense fun and were even bent over in laughter as some of us were “punished” to do the Banana Split dance, doing the “moves” and shaking their hips in the middle.

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Next up was praise and worship session led by juniors Jan and Abigail, backed-up by Yen Mei, along with Philip as the drummer, Vincent as the guitarist, and Hannah as the keyboardist. A joyful atmosphere set in as we sang the first two praise songs “Always and Forever” and “You Are Good”, many were jumping to the beat, praising God. Praises smoothly segued into calm worship with the songs “Hosanna”, followed by “Shout To The Lord”. We were later led into a moment of free worship to enjoy the tangible presence of God in our midst.

Soon afterwards, we were introduced to the speaker for that night, Bro. David from ACTS church! After the “Yo!”s and “What’s up”s, he got us all warmed up before starting to share. The topic was on healing, both the physical and the inner healing. Bro. David shared about the importance of having faith in the living God who wants and CAN heal us, and challenged us to address the problem of our lack of faith and trust in God’s power. He encouraged us by giving examples of healing by faith found in the Bible-the healing of the woman with the issue of blood and the healing of the Roman centurion’s servant. Besides, the inner healing was also one of the main highlights. Bro. David shared his personal experience of a broken relationship which subsequently led him into a state of bitterness, unforgiveness, and hatred.

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However, as his life began to seem bleak and hopeless, God intervened. Hence, he was able to let go of the past, forgive the person who hurt him so deeply and most importantly, he learnt to forgive himself. His testimony was indeed a great encouragement to us. Then, he asked us to write down on a piece of paper the names of people whom we have not forgiven, and also any secret sins that we were hiding. Next, we sang the bridge of the song “Hosanna” as our prayer to God to heal and cleanse our hearts. Many among us were set free and moved by God. Then Bro. David told us to tear the paper into pieces, and symbolically, we threw our unforgiveness, hatred, bitterness and past sins into the dustbin.

The time was then given back to the MCs, and Samantha came forward wih great news! The latest Campus Alive tees were out! And for sale for RM25 per shirt, available in two different colours-funky black and cool white. The tees were totally hot cakes because just right after CA ended, a crowd immediately swarmed to the sales counter and seniors in charge suddenly found themselves in a chaos. Supper or refreshment was great that night, (Thanks J-Cyn and her team!) we had beans soup and French toasts! Yummy!

Praise God for a wonderful Campus Alive! Thank God also for all who made themselves available to serve Him! To God be all the Glory!

Hannah.

When Abigail told me that we were going to have another CA that week, I was surprised since we had CA the week before. But honestly, I was happy because I like CA so much. For me, it is the only time for all of us to gather together as one family and forget about all the problems and the hectic life full of datelines, revisions, homework, presentations etc…

Miryam called me late on Wednesday night. She told me to take over her place to become the game master for CA because she could not make it. I was doing my bio report, which was due on Thursday—served me right for doing things at eleventh hour—and I told myself that, game can wait. Hahaha… Abigail offered to help and suggested some brilliant ideas. While busy typing out my bio report, I could not helped brainstorming about the game.

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The next day, after done with the ALMEC Photography Challenge—I was in the organizer committee—and handed in my bio report, I was so relieved. For the whole week I was so busy, tired and not in a good mood -_-“ … that afternoon, I spent my time thinking about the best game for the night. I was a bit nervous too, since it was my first time handling the game or anything in CA. I surfed the net for games and some games did catch my attention but I was still not satisfied.

While in the van, on the way to Kota Kemuning, I was still thinking about the most suitable game. Somehow, on the way there, I finally made up my mind. I could feel that God guided and asked me to do it. He knew my ability and He knew I could make it. I did pray in my heart, asking for guidance and support since I was so blanked.

Luckily—mixed up with a bit nervousness—I finally made it. Thanks to Abigail and Jan for helping me out to demonstrate the dance and the game and also Jian Li, the keyboard-guy! I could not make it without you guys.

For me, the sermon that night from Brother David was so awesome. I learned a lot. I like the way he shared his experiences and his open-minded-ness… HEALING. That was exactly what I needed after the continuous weeks full of ups and downs, tests, heartbreaks, emotional imbalance etc… The week before, we had a lost in our family. Everything seemed to be happening at the same time. The sermon about healing really taught me about how God can cure us—physically, emotionally and in fact in everything—and I really felt that from the sermon, God showed us how much He loves us. After what had happened for the past few weeks, I was so down until I questioned Him… I asked Him, why now, why this, why that… now I realized that, He did that because He has plans for all of us and they are not for us to know—but for us to wait and see.

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So guys, it is not our right to blame Him for anything that happen in our lives but instead, we should think back, thank Him and feel His love for every breath we take, for every person we that He blessed to love us in every second we have in this world.

The week before, I was caught by the message on the graphic I found in the net and was driven to use it as the wallpaper for my hand phone and my laptop. The message written was “If I can touch His shirt, I will be healed. Matt 9:21” Can you see the message? I bet I was not the only one that begged for healing. God sent Brother David to deliver the holy power of healing to all of us that present that night. Blessed are those that listened to His words. Amen.

Love, Carolynne

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So CA was on again on the 17 September 2009. As usual we had our dinner first den everyone gathered in church and after very warm welcomes by the ushers, CA meeting officially started…our MCs of the day were Bryan and Li Sia.they got the crowd of about 70 people warmed up by a short icebreaker.

After that Carolynne led us to a game called ‘Simon’s Number’…it was quite hilarious watching those who got punished doing the ‘banana dance’…after some announcements, we proceeded to praise and worship…for this week, the whole team consists of juniors that was led by Jan Tie and Abigail…we had a great time of worship and I can really sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit there moving…even while a group of us were praying before CA meeting started..I believe the Holy Spirit was there preparing the hearts of the people.moving on, the speaker for this week was Brother David from ACTS church.

He preached on ‘HEALING’, both physical healing and inner (emotional) healing. I was really amazed by his openness and honesty. Sharing some of his deepest secret sins to us.how many of us are brave enough to face the fact that we sinned and tell the whole world about it? Taking the risks that some will never look at him the same again. But I believe that he told his stories for a reason. The fact that he so bravely and openly talk about his past sins is because he knows that God has forgiven his sins and he has forgiven himself and the person that hurt him so badly.

He had a breakthrough! He was set free! And he wants us to know that it is possible to be healed both inwardly and outwardly by the grace and power of God! I believe he is a living testimony that Jesus indeed love us and He has forgiven us all our sins so that we may live victorious lives.not being defeated by hurts and secret sins we secretly hide deep inside our hearts..

He also spoke about faith.faith is all it takes to be healed! It’s as simple as that, to believe that we WILL be healed! Even while he was speaking about healing and that God WANTS to heal us because he loves us and sharing with us a testimony about this boy in China who had that child like faith in him that eventually cause God to raise his parents from the dead!! When I heard it I had no words but just amazed by what God can do through us if only we had faith in Him!

I was really moved. I can feel the Spirit working in our midst and touching each and everyone of our hearts.Brother David then encouraged us to do something really practical.he ask us to write down our pass hurts, secret sins, the name of the person that we hate, people that we can’t forgive and also physical illnesses such as serious ones like cancer or even minor ones like a common skin allergy, eczema or anything at all that we want God to heal us from on a piece of paper without anyone looking to the left or right..

Then he prayed for us and he then asked us to tear the piece of paper that carried all our sins and shame, our pains and unforgiveness.he told us to tear and tear and tear as much as we want.and then to step out to throw the torn paper into the rubbish bin..It was really meaningful.it symbolizes that we do not want those things that are not of God anymore.we want to surrender it to God once and for all..To be free from this bondage forever! Some were even moved to tears. Me included.

I was so glad that God gave me and I believe everyone else this opportunity to release everything to Him. A chance to be healed. A chance to be free..I believe many responded to the message and were touched by the Spirit..I felt relieved and much peace in my heart knowing that Jesus loves me and he has forgiven all my sins and he has taken away all my hurts..

Thank you Jesus!! =D

Although there was no salvation on the night but I believe that the seed has been planted and that alone is already more than enough..We should not lose heart for there are some who will plant, some who will water and others who will harvest in due season..Maybe our job that night was just to plant..After the meaningful sermon..

Our CA leaders advertised our new CA t-shirt that is being sold for RM25.. After that we had some refreshments and fellowship…and soon we said our ‘byes and good nights’ and headed back to our respective hostels..Really praise God for what He has done that night!! Lets continue praying and having faith and expecting greater things from God this year..Thank you Jesus! AMEN! =D;

Yen Mei.

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At first, what i think about joining campus alive is a waste of time as i’m here in INTEC only to study hard. But as soon as the programme started, i joined campus alive and suddenly i realised i gained pros than cons and my complexion about campus alive earlier is totally wrong! In campus alive, i learned myself being closer and closer to my creator and my father God. I learned a lot of things in here such as singing, dancing, having fun and somehow i learned myself to release stress in school by joining it too!

Campus Alive is surely something you don’t want to miss. From Campus Alive i made a lot of friends and sharing their thoughts and ideas as well as their backgrounds made me feel excited and interesting to learn about their origins and status in different states. I felt myself serving for God is something that really comforts me as i had joined the worshipping team as an electric guitarist and driver to fetch the students. These life-time experiences is one of a way to show our royalty and appreciation towards God and i felt happy in that way. I got the opportunity to have seen those great speakers in every gatherings and listen to their testimonial, speech and some involved politics under Christ. It is a honour to listen to their every advice and lessons. I felt really grateful for that.

Surely we dont want to miss Campus Alive, I Love it!

By Morgan.

September 9, 2009

His Kingdom Come.

Filed under: CA Pictures,CA Reports — campusalive @ 9:09 am

Campus Alive on September 11th was indeed a ‘different’, firstly being held on a Friday evening (good timing, as the Ausmat seniors were taking a break halfway through their trials). Second was the fact that we had Hannah Yeoh as our speaker. For many students, it was indeed a valuable opportunity to meet and learn from this state representative. Transport was hard-pressed that night, with over 80 people attending.

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After yet another awesome dinner (an economic stimulus for the hawker stalls downstairs indeed!), we were greeted in the Atmosphere by MCs, Steven and Rachel.

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Then, it was fun time! Games was lead by the always enthusiastic Deb, who brought down the house with the “Do You Love Your Neighbour” game. Laughter was evident, especially when the last person running was caught, or when everyone fell into the ‘RUN’ category!

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Worship was lead by co-leaders Sam and Nic, together with an all junior musician team (Jien Lee, Philip, Morgan and Howard) and backup singer Abi! Praise God for such talent in the junior batch. Being a musician myself, I commend the team for their unity and solid sound. They really ROCKED it for Jesus as songs like “All the Way” and “Beautiful Saviour” were sung and played, and God’s presence filled the place!

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During the worship, Elsha felt compelled to share, and she went up after the offering to share of her life before coming to West Malaysia and how God had been faithful and good. Indeed, He chooses to speak and encourage others through ways, and in this case worship was one of the ways.

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Then came the much awaited moment, the sharing! This was indeed, the juice of the night. Hannah came up, dressed in a ‘baju kurung’, a reflection (in my opinion) of her views about cultural acceptance. The first thing Hannah shared of was her college life story. She encouraged us to come back to serve in our country, and not leave just because it seemed “greener” on the other side. God had called her back to Malaysia, even against her plans; when she was refused a PR in Australia, even with a job! She shared of how she made it to the March 8 elections, and how it was all really God’s hand moving. For me, this was an amazing testimony of how God calls people to situations that they don’t expect to be in. All He needs is willing hearts and hands.

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After that, Hannah showed us what she was doing in her constituency, the struggles and victories faced; that it was God who had seen her through a very tough past year, providing her strength. One significant question she asked was, “Do you know when the trash truck comes to handle your rubbish?” The only reply was a few chuckles, a sign that a lot of us in fact never really cared about the little things in our community. Later, Hannah challenged us to reach out to our society and change the little things that would help in their lives.

There were much more said that night, but to sum it all up, I and a lot of us saw that God is moving in Malaysia, that He works in ways unseen, that miracles are possible. We learnt that life was much more than just our own lives, that there are people out there who suffer, that justice and righteousness need to be brought into this land once again where it has been lost.

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The sharing ended with a heart-warming rendition of our national anthem, with a slight change in perspective. If God were to speak these words, would we see our nation differently?


NegaraKu, tanah tumpahnya darahKu,
Rakyat hidup, bersatu dan maju,
Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan,
Raja kita selamat bertakhta

The words took a while to echo into my heart, “Jesus DIED for Malaysia and its people.”
What’s stopping us from loving our neighbours? What’s stopping us from making a difference?

That night, the refreshments were prepared by Chee Ann from the Korean program. As we enjoyed the food, many of us pondered our purpose and lives, with a renewed hope and perspective. It wasn’t just a good CA, it was one that challenged us deeply to continue living for God.

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By Larry.

More feedback. :)

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I love CA so much. I felt comfortable everytime i went there, especially the last week one.
There, I would forget all my troubles,I don’t know, may be God was guiding me.
I love the worship time most.

It was great when you saw people on stage trying their best to perform the best worship for God.
It was great when you saw people around you enjoying in the melodies although some of them are non-christians.

It was greater when you saw a non-christian trying to learn a church song and sing with us.
So, the thing that we all cannot deny is, Father Lord is always with us, Holy Spirit is always with us, Jesus Christ is always with us.

I was so touched, so excited at that time.
I was filled with joy, and I wanna share the joy with everyone.
I seldom pray when I worship. Normally I would only pray after worship, but…
I really longed to have a conversation with God at that time, so I prayed,
to thank Him, to ask for His grace so that we all can be encountered by Him.

Before I listened to the talk during last CA,
I hated politics very much. I think that it is dirty and what…selfish…
so I was never interested in politic talk, or a talk by a politician.
However, i don’t know why, I was so concentrate when she gave her talk, didnt feel boring at all.
yup, our countries development depends on us generation.
our countries will disrupt if we generation don’t put an effort.

and the words most influencing me is
“you are not a chinese, you are not a malay, you are not an Indian, you are not a Iban, you are not a whatever, you are a malaysian.”

Yes, All of us are Malaysians, all of us belong to Malaysia. Malaysia belongs to all of us.
so, we must unite. Sure, we must unite!!! for one Malaysia.

let’s make a better change for Malaysia.

Before that, let’s shout “I love Malaysia” for 3 times like what Tunku Abdul Rahman shouted “Merdeka” out for 3 times!!! LOL

By darling Lemon.

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And last, but not least, dearest Sarah.

Hi,
This is Sarah here =)

These two CAs (the Edward Ling and the Hannah Yeoh one) have been awesomely empowering. First of all, my heartfelt gratitude again to everybody who made the last CA a success (the cool drivers, amazing cooks, lovely worship team, terrific games master, wonderful projectionist, etc. ). After the praise and worship session, a super senior gave her touching testimony, about how she came to accept and fully understand the very reason God sent her to INTEC. I’d just like to thank all these super seniors, who actually made the effort to share their testimonies with us. These testimonies, I believe, have assured us that God reigns supreme, above all, and that in every happening, lies God’s purpose in our lives.

And now to the Hannah Yeoh part of CA =). On the whole, the message of the sharing was straight to the point and clear. I especially love the part when the national anthem was explained in English terms, in which it contains the words ‘King’, ‘Blood’, ‘Reign’, and ‘Land’ (my apologies if I got the translation wrong!). She also reminded us that we were born in Malaysia for a reason, and that we should not make rash decisions to leave the country before asking God.

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I was encouraged by her story, about how she got involved in politics, when all odds seemed to be against her. Her sharing, I believe, have given us a fresh new perspective of politics in Malaysia, looking through the flaws of the system, as portrayed by the media, and has empowered us, youth, to be aware of the political situation in our country and to make a difference in the lives of Malaysians.

Thank God for the entire CA! Loved it =)

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The awesome Jan says:

Twas’ a happy day.

Why? It was Friday. And Hannah Yeoh was here! Which meant CA was here. Or is it the other way around? Anyways, I learnt a lot and was really inspired by Hannah Yeoh. Her talk really opened up my eyes to the fact that we have a mission field right here, right where we are living now. I admire how brave she was to give up everything she had worked hard for, to give up her dreams and answer God’s calling for her to become a politician.

When Hannah first started her talk, she seemed tired and lethargic. Yet, her message was delivered so well despite her fatigue. She spoke very fluently, and even though she wasn’t a dynamic speaker, she connected with her listeners, pausing at moments to drive her point across and making us listen as attentively as we could.

It’s amazing how God works through people and how He speaks to us through His faithful servants. I believed many were inspired by her that night. Because God was, without a doubt, present that night.

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