Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My Update Letter

Dear friend,

How are you? I trust that this letter finds you in peace, health, joy and happiness.

I think most of you know that I will be finishing my service as the Creative Arts Coordinator in CCBC at the end of March and will focus on my mission endeavours in World Team and beyond afterwards.

During the CCBC Missionary Convention many years ago, God said to me, 'the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field?' (Matthew 9:37-38). During that time, I dedicated my life for God's service. I thank God for the opportunity to be serving in CCBC as the ministry staff for the last 3 years. It was through my serving Him that made me become more aware of my own responsibility in advancing God's Kingdom.

As I approach a new season in my life and ministry when I finish my contract with CCBC, my passion for the future is to focus on the participation in the sending process as one that challenges & encourages people into missionary service, whether it's through praying, supporting or actually going to the mission fields!

A New Season (Personal / Local Mission Outreach)
My desire is to have 'mustard seed faith' and I know that God is always with me, and has my best interests at heart, so I don't have to fear. As well as being a mission mobilizer with World Team, I will also continue to spend time with not-yet-Christian friends as a sent one, amongst my business and artist friends. Some of these friends are sceptical or even frightened of anything related to 'church', but thank God that He has really opened the door for me to build relationship with them and witness to them. Would you please lift me up as I seek to minister to these people in the marketplace, on their turf, beyond the four walls of the church building.

In my everyday life, I believe in the importance of enthusiasm, integrity and having a deep passion for everything I do. Treat people the way you expect to be treated and above all, have gratitude, faith and remember to "walk your talk". This is something I am committed to do, even though I have been feeling a bit anxious in approaching this new season of my life. However my weaknesses and frailties remind me how great our God is! I am convicted that God's grace is sufficient for me! :)

World Team
John Stott writes ...'Mission is integral to authentic Christianity; Christianity without mission is Christianity no longer."

Last week, I attended one of our interns Rachel Kerr's graduation ceremony at Bible College of Victoria, and felt very touched and proud of her. Seeing her heart for mission and the willingness to serve God wherever He calls her made my eyes go teary. Please pray for Rachel as she continues seeking God's will in her life.

Our missionary apprentices Joel & Elly Henson have been accepted as World Team Australia missionaries and will be seconded to Helimission, who work closely with World Team in church planting among tribal groups. We are organising a Focus Mission Night for Joel & Elly soon. Please pray for them as they continue to seek prayer and practical support for their ministry in Papua, Indonesia.

Deb & Luke Muir went to France in February. They have had a great time of exploring future ministry opportunities in Paris. Pray that the Lord will help them to process all that they have learned and experienced, and that they will know and follow His direction for future ministry.

World Team is also going to facilitate the comprehensive mission nurture course "CLIMAT" (Church Linked Mission Awareness Training) in a church in Footscray at the end of March, and in the next few months, we will be facilitating the training in various other churches & small groups as well.

In April, World Team will be participating in and serving through Explore Mission Network and Explore Mission Mentors Conference. The Explore Mission Network is an initiative of AFES Victoria as they seek to mobilize, raise up, equip and send out a new generation for all kinds of mission. I would like to encourage you to attend this year's Conference (13-15 April) in Melbourne. Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information (plus please email me your postal address if you would like me to post out a copy of the conference brochure to you).

I appreciate each of you and your support & prayers as I continue on my journey. I feel so privileged to serve the LORD in these days, and I praise Him for His grace and blessings in my life.

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Radagast said...

May God be with you on this journey.

Amy said...

Kitty, I pray that the Lord will richly bless you in all you do. I have witnessed your heart for God through this blog and I know God will do great things through you. Blessings to you.

audrey` said...

Dearest Kitty

I heard about the Burnley Tunnel accident.
Are you and your loved ones ok?
Take care.

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Radagast, thanks so much for your blessing!

Kitty Cheng said...

Amy, your comment, blessings and encouragement mean a lot to me. I appreciate you!

Kitty Cheng said...

Deareat Audrey,

Yes the Burnley Tunnel accident was so tragic! :(

I and my loved ones are ok. Thanks for your care and concern sis!

audrey` said...

Please don't mention, sis =)