the joys of life
In the afternoon when i got back, i suddenly had the urge to start packing.. so i did! and finally progressed from being 0% packed to 20% packed, all in 30 mins. And i went online to learn cricket, managed to get some pointers. After that mum and I went to Auntie Katherine's place in holland to pick up her old books, and mind you! we came back with 40-50 kg worth of books including commentaries, christian books and bibles. Fantastic resource. I hope to donate it to the church library like maybe for the young adults to refer to and really get into some solid bible study. So much potential, it would have been such a waste if she threw all those books away.
At night was the last council mtg, and it was good, we shared abt how God was moving in each faculty, hall, and standing comm, and its amazing to see how God has been so faithful in providing for His people even in all our weaknesses, and VCF really has a future not because of what we've done, or how good and devoted the year 1s are, but because we have a God who is walking with us every step of the way, and He is more than able.
The best part of the night was yet to come..
Totally unknown to my schedule, by a funny twist of events, J, J, L, H and I went to the EH evangelistic event! It was so cool! It was a nice cosy candlelight gathering with abt 30+ ppl, sitting around in tables and hearing performances of ppl singing and playing music on the piano and guitar, pretty much like a bar atmosphere, in the function room of EH. Each table had fondue (is that how you spell it?)! the thing was that when we got there, there was no other table available but the one right in the centre with the chocolate fountain. We felt rather paiseh for a moment, but since spontaneity and sportsmanship was the order of the night, and certainly the prevailing mood among our band of 5 VCFers, we happily obliged, (I mean its a chocolate fountain after all right?) then just as we sat down and were making our passing jokes abt how our supper plan was turning out much better than we expected.. ( we had planned to go fong seng after dropping by EH for a while ), someone mentioned, "oh no my strawberry got eaten up by the chocolate fountain" (such a benign comment..), and the next moment, the chocolate fountain "exploded", and the chocolate spun out and basically, we all got splashed with Chocolate! I mean that's like how cool larh. J and I were both wearing white somemore, and we got the most of the splashed chocolate. It all added irony to Addie's earlier comment in council mtg that she had such sweet friends, we were really sweet with chocolate all over us. J went on to grace the occasion with his delightful playing and singing. And Lionel the staffworker said something so profound. He asked me "so what can we learn from this event?" and i asked, "which event? the chocolate mishap, or the evangelistic event?", and he said both.. Sounds like a serious spiritual question right? then he went on to say.. "don't leave your lost fruits alone" and that pretty much answered both questions! He went on to elaborate that we're all blessed with spiritual gifts, which we as a community should use to bless the entire body, and if one part suffers, the others suffer with it, to put up a successful event like this needed everyone's gifts, like hospitality, administration, evangelism, helps, just to name a few, and only if all these things came together in a united way, would the event be all the more complete and successful.
It really was an eventful day. To be sprayed by chocolate, every boy's dream :)